Elmbridge Museum visited the Alz Café on Thursday 13 September to run a reminiscence session all about the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Alz Café is a meeting place for those affected by conditions causing memory loss and confusion, their carers, families and friends.
We used photographs, newspaper articles and objects from the museum’s collection to stimulate memories of the Coronation celebrations in 1953 and life in the 1950s. It was a fantastic evening, full of great conversation about street parties and gathering around the television to watch the ceremony.
After the success of this event Elmbridge Museum are planning on developing more reminiscence sessions. If you are interested in running a reminiscence session or taking part in a workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .