Residents at Hallgarth recently stepped back in time to the 1950s with an afternoon at Orchard Cottage in Beamish Museum.
They chatted over a snack of freshly made bread toasted on the fire then ate it with butter and home made jam, washed down with a pot of best brew.
Looking through a travel case of old objects they worked out - or in some cases remembered - what they were for, prompting conversations about how much things have changed.
Pam found a 'votes for women' sash and wore it with pride, explaining what an important part of history it was, and how women wouldn't be where they are today if it wasn't for those brave women.
Then it was time for a hat parade - Blanch thought it would be rather racy to wear a leopard print hat with black veil but wanted to try it on anyway as she would never have dared to in her younger days!
The afternoon finished with a singalong to old favourites around the piano in the parlour.
A lovely afternoon was had by all, a real step back in time!
Date published: 6 November 2018
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