Programme of reminiscence sessions to be launched in Letchworth

A programme of sessions designed to evoke memories and stimulate conversation with older residents in Letchworth is to be launched in Letchworth in the spring by the town’s Garden City Collection.

The ‘Sharing Memories’ sessions, will be running at care homes, day centres and community groups across Letchworth, with a view to encourage positive experiences among the residents and inspire a strong sense of personal worth and identity while reflecting on these positive moments in life.

Aimee Flack, Collections Officer at the Garden City Collection said: “We’re really excited to be able to run these sessions in the community and to encourage people to share their experiences of living in Letchworth.”

The team are currently engaging volunteers who will help run the sessions, and have been supported by University of Hertfordshire History Hub in organising a training day on reminiscence, as well as the British Schools Museum in Hitchin, who have provided advice on the running of the sessions.

Aimee added: “We will be running this project in a number of different locations across Letchworth and hopefully up and running by the spring.”

To find out more about the project, contact Aimee at the Garden City Collection on or call 01462 476075.