2020- 2022: Follow in our Footsteps/ A Stroll down Memory Lane
During the pandemic we have been providing Reminiscence for Wellbeing sessions for York Normandy Veterans through the Follow in our Footsteps/ A Stroll down Memory Lane Project.
As part of this project we have worked with The Yorkshire Air Museum, InkBlot Films and actor George Stagnell to allow the participants to record some of their memories from World War Two during a visit to the museum. These recordings now form The Veterans’ Trail at the museum.
PEEK INSIDE THE VETERANS’ MEMORY TRUNK BELOW
TO UNCOVER THEIR HIDDEN HISTORIES
Click on the veterans’ keepsake objects found inside to unearth four videos.
The four videos inside the trunk are just a small selection of reminiscence recordings from this project.
Why not visit The Veterans Trail at The Yorkshire Air Museum to see more instalments of:
The Soldier’s Tale
The Infantryman’s Tale
The Flight Engineer’s Tale
The POW’s Tale
Listen to The Yorkshire Air Museum discussing The Veterans’ Trail with BBC Radio York
Read article on the launch of the trail by York Press
Reminiscence for Wellbeing
The reminiscence sessions that we run aim to support the mental wellbeing of World War Two Veterans & their wives & widows during the pandemic, providing regular contact with participants at this difficult time. The socially distanced sessions, some of which have involved a local stroll or visit to a park or open space, including Duncombe Park, Eden Camp & Yorkshire Air Museum, provide important opportunities for connecting, interacting & sharing life stories.