To help remember the good old days, a project has set up in Tunstall market, free to all participants where people can reminisce about years gone by.
The project is interactive so that visitors can take part, there are many traditional Pub games like table skittles, shove ha’penny and hoopla, visitors will be able to view trailers from old films or try and identify the products advertised in the vintage commercials, on display are pictures of products, places and people from the past and there is also the opportunity to listen to music that stirs the memories of years gone by.
The aim of the project is to provide a facility within the community where the more mature person can meet others, socialise and participate in communal activities that stimulate the mind and help to provide friendship. Throughout the planning, the main focus was to provide a place to help combat loneliness for people and to help individuals living with dementia.
The project is open on Market days Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9.30a.m. to 4.30p.m.
Memory Lane was set up by the Tunstall Market Forum on behalf of the Tunstall Market stall holders and was funded by the Tunstall Market Forum and Stoke-on-Trent Community Investment Fund.
Also in Tunstall Market for Remembrance Day there will be an exhibition callled There but not there
From 3rd to 30th November Tunstall Market will be honouring all those who fought to protect us and our way of life, this will be a tribute will be a static display of 6 silhouettes and a poppy field effect inspired by the weeping window at the Tower of London and a collection of historical wartime photographs.
DVDs of wartime will be shown along with memorabilia and a special tribute to the Tunstall men who lost their lives and who are remembered in Tunstall Memorial Garden.
On Saturday 10th November from 11.00a.m. to approximately 1.30 p.m. the Salvation Army Band will be playing and Melanie will be singing wartime songs. Uniforms of the Salvation Army from 1918 will be displayed plus a distribution of tea and doughnuts in the afternoon will take place which is how the returning soldiers were welcomed back at the docks.
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