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Memory boxes for new archives

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: July 15, 2014

Cara Evans, Cllr Margaret Aston and Marva Nisbett outside the centre

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A GROUP of older people from the New Testament Welfare Association in Dudley have put together memory boxes, with items of personal importance and sentimental value of their life story.

Coming from the Caribbean to live in the UK in the late 1950s and early 1960s, they have made up a collection of personal records of old photos, scanned documents, family photographs and their memories of life in the West Indies and in England.

Councillor Margaret Aston, Mayor of Dudley, said:

"I am delighted members of the New Testament Welfare Association have donated their memory boxes to the archives service. Their life experiences will add to the rich history of the borough's diverse population.

"The memory boxes are a fantastic resource. Creating memory boxes offers people the opportunity to increase health and wellbeing by keeping their minds active, and it ensures that the group's memories and experiences are not lost."

The New Testament Welfare Association provides a day centre for older people aged 55 and above.

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