Millbrook House residents take a trip down memory lane thanks to personalised story boxes from Sanctuary’s Care Network

Resident at Millbrook House, Mable Edwards.

Resident at Millbrook House, Mable Edwards. - Credit: Archant

Residents of an extra care scheme in Soham have been sharing their life memories as part of a community history project.

Four residents at Sanctuary’s Millbrook House, on Lode Close, have been sharing stories of their lives as part of the Care Network’s Memories in the Community project.

The Heritage Lottery funded project, which aims to capture memories and personal histories of older people across Cambridgeshire, recorded conversations with the Millbrook House residents, as well as more than 60 others from around the county.

These conversations helped the Care Network to prepare personalised boxes for residents, each filled with items and memorabilia unique to their own life story,

The conversations were also available to listen to at a special tea party at the scheme on Monday September 5.


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Visitors were able to listen in via special sound booths that were temporarily installed alongside display boards showing the stories of those who took part in the project.

Julie Hayes, extra care scheme manager said: “Our residents have had a wonderful time contributing to this project and greatly enjoyed sharing their stories with Care Network.

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“Projects like this are a fantastic way of keeping history alive for future generations and helping others understand the people who have shaped their community.”

Sanctuary Group owns more than 100,000 units of accommodation and employs around 11,000 people in the UK.

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