Around 20 guests and residents of the Sunrise of Mobberley residential home for seniors spent an afternoon at a talk about objects from the past, followed by an appraisal session hosted by Nick Hall.
As a regular feature on Bargain Hunt, Hall delivered a presentation on his favourite topic – antiques. The discussions about the family treasures brought along by the audience encouraged some of the residents – including those suffering from dementia – to share memories.
According to the director of community relations at Sunrise of Mobberley, Sarah Singleton, the residents and guests enjoyed the day’s events – especially the appraisal, where some of the family heirlooms conjured up old memories for a number of the residents. Singleton said:
“A particular highlight for me was seeing some of our residents who live with dementia share the memories inspired by their family heirlooms.”
Nick, who works in Knutsford, spoke of the items that are in high demand right now and the cycle of antiques falling in and out of favour, explaining that hand-crafted pottery is one currently popular category. Although he didn’t reveal any priceless treasures, he was able to provide some background information on the items brought along to the appraisal session.
Antiques often conjure up memories for people, especially if they are an item from a person’s childhood, such as their favourite antique bookcase. Preston is a popular area for those searching for familiar items, and antiques experts based here have various pieces on display for clients to browse.
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