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Silver Sunday Celebration at the Horniman

Michael, from Community Connections shares his thoughts about Silver Sunday - an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. 

'We are a group (through Age Concern UK) who met regularly at the Horniman. We take on projects concerning the local area.

Our latest project is called Roots and Branches. It explores the areas in South London where some of our group members live. This covers the area in and around Lewisham, Penge, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Norwood, Anerley, etc. We currently have a small exhibition in the Education Centre at the Horniman.

We decided to celebrate Silver Sunday by opening our research to everybody visiting the Museum. You could listen to our stories by computer or add written memories to our Memory Wall, making up a collage of pictures and writings. We also had a large blown up area map on the wall where people could identify where they live and could attach a thought or picture of their memory to it.

With games and a craft table, the afternoon was a great success for all age groups.

Hope to see you all next year.'

  • Arts and Crafts on local memory, Children and Adults make arts and crafts about local memory.
    Children and Adults make arts and crafts about local memory.