In this area of the site, you will uncover a treasure trove of local memories, entertaining stories, personal histories of Sidmothians, poignant photographs and snippets of local history never been shared before.

Our ‘Moments in Time’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All Our Stories’ grant programme, has enabled us to capture and record this unique collection of memories from members of Sid Valley Memory Café, their families and friends.

For people living with dementia, reminiscing about memories from childhood and early adulthood is a way to talk more easily about things they do remember. These older memories will often be retained after the point when the capacity to ‘make’ new memories is lost.

To help you capitalise on the therapeutic benefits of reminiscence, we have put together some tips to help you get the most from it, and some activities to help stimulate memories and enjoy nostalgic feelings.

Read and reminisce!