Kelham Island Museum – 12th February 2019

We had a lovely trip out to Kelham Island Museum, as part of their Dementia friendly program. We started in the Mill owners pub. We were warmly welcomed with hot drinks and cakes. We enjoyed looking at old artefacts, pictures and memorabilia.  After we had finished our drinks and chatting with the staff and volunteers, we had a trip around the museum in small groups. We saw everything from coal mining, steelworks, cutlery making, old historic household items to transport through the ages. We saw how employment had developed and opportunities for both men and women had evolved, especially through the war time period. Marion Peck’s daughter Jill reported that she made lots of connections with other families, and they had great stories to tell and share. Both Jill and Terry reported that it had been a fantastic trip and informative, friendly and very worthwhile.