Delicious quiz and scrapbook reminiscing at Loose Valley Care Home

We know our Loose Valley Care Home residents enjoy reminiscing and so we recently made up some scrapbooks – one featuring different chocolate bars and the other focusing on the Sharps toffee factory.

Chocolate Quiz

Our residents had fun guessing what chocolate bars were called and who made them – guessing each chocolate bar unwrapped from their wrappers. Once they had answered, the wrapper was revealed which was great fun.

We think everyone was hoping for the real thing, but had just had lunch! So when our tea trolley came around at 3pm, chocolate bars were given out including Milky Way, Mars and chocolate wafers which sparked conversations about our favourite and least favourite chocolate. Turkish Delight and coconut chocolate including Bounty Bar seemed to be the least popular!

Sharps Toffee Factory

We also created a scrapbook all about the life of Edward Sharp and his wife – how he started in a grocery shop and his wife made confectionary. It proved popular so he bought a premises and started to produce toffees. It was interesting to tell the story of how Clare Park got its name after Edward’s wife Clara back in 1929.

Our Recreation and Well-Being Team member Paula’s Dad Barry Barton was a member of Sharps Kreemy Skiffle Group in 1957 who used to play in clubs and pubs. She enjoyed including photographs for everyone to enjoy, plus notes that she read out for everyone. Her dad worked for Sharps for one day and her mum Eileen worked there for many years. Our resident Janet also used to work for Sharps back in the 1980s, so it was wonderful to reminisce!