We’ve enjoyed our very own mini Barton Carnival here at Beech House Care Home as part of our ‘Pop-Up Local History’ activities.
As the annual Barton Carnival has unfortunately been cancelled again due to Covid, team members thought that residents would enjoy reliving some of the happy memories of their times spent at the carnival in the past.
The garden was filled with games including ‘Hook a Duck’, ‘Tin Can Alley’ and ‘Throw Wet Sponges at The Manager’, much to the delight of everyone and we enjoyed a BBQ and tropical cocktails.
In the week leading up to the carnival, we reminisced about our younger days and our connections to the local area while looking through newspapers and photographs showing Barton Carnival in the 60’s. Resident, Hugh, said: “I used to love going to the carnival, the best part was getting to eat candy floss!” and resident Alice remembered taking her children to see all the floats, “It was a real highlight of the year in Barton.”
Home Manager, Jemma, said: “Reminiscing about fond memories is important for our wellbeing as we get older and is great exercise for our minds. We had a wonderful day at our carnival and it was great to hear our residents sharing their stories about life in Barton.”
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