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Visiting museum takes Upminster care home residents on trip back in time

PUBLISHED: 16:21 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:17 04 July 2016

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia at The Oaks Nursing Home in Upminster, with exhibits such as a wind-up gramophone, and a gas mask from the Second World war.
Edna Dove, age92

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia at The Oaks Nursing Home in Upminster, with exhibits such as a wind-up gramophone, and a gas mask from the Second World war. Edna Dove, age92

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Elderly residents of a care home were taken on a fun trip back in time when Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia visited with items from yesteryear.

With artefacts including a gas mask and gramophone playing the hits of Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters and comedy duo Flanagan and Allen, the audience at The Oaks Residential Care Home, Hall Lane, Upminster, also enjoyed a sing-a-long.

Curator, Andrew Skingley, said: “The gramophone was the star item.

“I knew that they would like it but I didn’t realise how much. Everyone was singing along.”

The museum’s volunteers are hoping to repeat the success of the barn’s first roadshow at other venues across the borough.

To book a visit, call the museum on 01708228738 and leave a message.

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