Do you remember parma violets, pear drops, liquorice torpedos or even flumps? Well, these are just some of the wonderful range of retro items that Andrew and his wonderful Reminiscence Sweet Shop came to show us in the New Year.
Our residents had a “sweet” time enjoying the traditional sweets that Andrew brought with him and it sparked conversations and childhood memories as we all chatted about which were our favourite sweets when we were children. My favourite were pontefract cakes what were your favourites?
Andrew bought an old fashioned till with him so our residents could pay for their sweets in old pennies and half pennies and he then took a basket of all his sweets and visited all our other residents who were unable to attend the shop. Andrew even sang some 1940’s songs. His visit created a positive “buzz” around our Home that day.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed the sweet shop visit and to hear the many discussions/conversations that residents were having about their childhood memories was just "truly scrumptious!"