A Memorable Day at Mansfield Museum

The launch of the Memory Loan Box Service

By Pauline Marples

A special event to celebrate the redevelopment and launch Mansfield Museum's Memory Loan Service which was held on Friday 25th February, was in itself a very memorable occasion. Staff and residents of three of the areas Care Homes, Avalon and Parkside of Forest Town and Stoneyford at Sutton in Ashfield joined Cllr Kate Allsop, museum staff and friends for the celebrations. The Memory Boxes are the culmination of a years long work by Helen Chatterton and contributions from members of the community. They are now available for loan to groups and Care Homes.

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'A Memorable Day at Mansfield Museum' page
Photo:Seaside and Days Out

Seaside and Days Out

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Photo:Events and Celebrations

Events and Celebrations

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Photo:Mans Stuff

Mans Stuff

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Photo:ITV filming at the event

ITV filming at the event

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Photo:Looking and watching

Looking and watching

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Photo:Helen, the co-ordinator of the Memory Box project

Helen, the co-ordinator of the Memory Box project

Photo:Home life

Home life

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Photo:'And we used to do.....' A lady with a captive audience

'And we used to do.....' A lady with a captive audience

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Photo:Do you remember these?

Do you remember these?

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Photo:Dressing up in a cravat!

Dressing up in a cravat!

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Photo:Old photographs really stir memories

Old photographs really stir memories

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Photo:Something is really creating interest here.

Something is really creating interest here.

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Photo:Tins are always fascinating

Tins are always fascinating

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Photo:Wedding photos - these really brought back memories

Wedding photos - these really brought back memories

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Photo:A 'Royal Tin' giving us something to think about

A 'Royal Tin' giving us something to think about

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Photo:Now is this a potty, a jerry, a poe, a guzunder or !!!! ?

Now is this a potty, a jerry, a poe, a guzunder or !!!! ?

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Photo:The big blue 'mug' certainly got passed round

The big blue 'mug' certainly got passed round

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Photo:Talking made everyone hungry for this lovely buffet provided by Classic Caterers

Talking made everyone hungry for this lovely buffet provided by Classic Caterers

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Photo:Time for a sing song with Martyn and the lady with a lovely voice

Time for a sing song with Martyn and the lady with a lovely voice

Photo:There were plenty of well known tunes to join in with

There were plenty of well known tunes to join in with

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Photo:A captive audience

A captive audience

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Photo:A round of applause

A round of applause

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