A Grantham care home took a trip down memory lane with books full of vintage pictures.
One recognised a familiar face and saw an image of his father getting some shopping from the local butchers. Red Court Care Community on St Edmunds Court, gazed upon vintage pictures in various books so that residents and staff can talk about their experiences of Grantham.
As part of an annual celebration day, Red Court Care Community enjoy learning about their local area as many of their residents and staff have fond memories of Grantham and the surrounding area. Photography can be incredibly powerful and seeing an image can immediately propel us back in time.
The staff and residents spent the morning flicking through the picture books and discussing all things Grantham. Keith Slater noticed on one of the pages, an image of his father, Fred Slater, estimated to be just 17 at the time the photo was taken. He is seen collecting some sausages from the local butchers.
Lin Amos, general manager at Red Court Care Community said: “It was fantastic celebrating Grantham and looking at all of the picture books. Our town has a rich history and the residents absolutely loved talking about all the things they remembered. Many of our residents are local to Grantham and have lived in the local area their whole lives.
“Photos are a great way of jogging your memory and it was lovely hearing Keith talk about his father Fred.”
The incredible bond between father and son was amazing to see and Red Court will continue to celebrate Grantham going forward.
Red Court Care Community is located on 12 St Edmunds Court in Grantham and provides care for up to 49 residents. To find out more about Red Court Care Community, contact Lin Amos on 01476 576 811 or visit www.redhomes.com/our-homes/red-court-care-community/.