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Posted by: Caroline Hall, on 23/03/2015

Bexhill residents share their memories for World Alzheimer's Day

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, the residents at Ardath have been reminiscing about the 1950’s and 60’s.

They discussed how England was still recovering from the war and that there was still rationing, and how the role of women completely changed.

The session provided an opportunity for residents to remember what they were doing through these two decades.

Georgie had three children and worked as a model. Over these two decades, she lived in both Malta and Paris.

Doreen was busy bringing up her young family, and Thelma worked as a nursery nurse, and adopted a little boy.

During this time, Elsa was living in Italy, met her future husband who was from England, and moved back to be with him. She met Christine Keeler, the former model and showgirls.

Favourite hobbies included dancing –the favourite dances being a foxtrot and a waltz - and knitting. All of the women learnt to drive, and some remembered their first cars – a Mini and an Austin. One resident rode a Vespa.

What interesting and varied lives our residents have led! We look forward to many more future sessions to explore lots more memories and life stories.

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