Stepping back in time

Residents from Martin Avenue in Newton-Le-Willows share their old memories with pupils from St Cuthberts High School.
Residents from Martin Avenue in Newton-Le-Willows share their old memories with pupils from St Cuthberts High School.
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A GROUP of pensioners took a trip down memory lane to regale a class of school pupils with tales about what life was like in the 1960s.

Tenants from six Helena Homes sheltered housing schemes delved back in time recently with pupils from St Cuthbert’s High School in Sutton as part of a Talking Books event.

Through old photos, mementoes and anecdotes, the youngsters learnt all about old currency, popular hobbies, holiday destinations and the fashion trends of the time.

Nikki Wilkinson, of Helena, said: “The residents and children thoroughly enjoyed their time together looking back at what life was like 50 years ago.

“It was a great chance for the older people to reminisce about the old days and for the young people to see how different things were back then, from haircuts to hobbies.

“We are hoping to build on the success of this event, by supporting more activities which bring together people of all ages across our communities.”

RIGHT: Residents from Martin Avenue in Newton-Le-Willows share their old memories with pupils from St Cuthberts High School.