We asked our lovely residents to tell us about their memories of childhood and below are poems that reflect their thoughts and are written using their own words. I do hope you enjoy these reflections.
Memories from Flo, Maureen, Jack, Ethel, Pat and Phyllis – Residents at Castle Hill House.
When I was young
Long days in the sun
Fun by the sea
My family and me
Then came the war
Everyone was poor
Long days we queued
Finally we won
But sad times for some.
Once more happy feet
Played in the street.
Memories I hold
Now I am old
Still time to have fun
And walk in the sun
Memories from Ted – A Resident at The Cedars
A Time to Rest
No time for school, no time for play
War has come and men must march away
It’s time to prepare the fields
After a heavy Harvest
Ready for the spring sowing
Scattering good seeds on the land
It was a grand time!
We appreciated life
Feeding the cattle, collecting the eggs, preparing for market
Then time for a well-deserved rest or a game of footie.
It was a grand time
Too soon, we boys became men
We appreciated everything then
And we all had a grand time!
Shared memories from Derek, Lesley, Molly, Ted & Joyce – Residents at The Cedars
Autumn is our favourite time of year
Beautiful colours of autumn leaves
Falling gently from the trees
Autumn time starts
Once summer holidays have passed
Playing football and kicking leaves
Flicking polished conkers in the playground
Waiting for a champion to be crowned
Sheep Fairs and Farmers Markets
All the fun of the fair
Carousel rides and Dodgems
Roll up for the boxing,
Munching on toffee apples
Surrounded by shouting and musky smells
Autumn is here
Near to the closing of the year
Excitement as Christmas is drawing near
Oh yes, it’s our favourite time of year
These memories were brought together by The Activities Teams at Cedars Castle Hill.