Creative Reminiscence Collection

The collection has been specifically designed as a resource to support care homes, lunch clubs and day centres. The 1940s and 1950s objects have been put into different themed boxes.

The ten themes are:​
​​Women's Beauty
​Men's Grooming
​Childhood Pastimes
​Make Do and Mend
Cooking and Rationing
​Courting and Marriage

The collection was officially opened by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, on Monday 23rd January 2017. ​Carrie Twist, who put the collection together, would like to thank everyone who has contributed objects, time and money into making this unique collection. If you feel inspired and would like to donate objects or raise money to enhance the collection please get in touch with Carrie directly.

​The Creative Reminiscence Collection lending library is located at The Montgomery. It can be accessed Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm. To reserve a box from the collection call 0114 272 0455 or email