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Coventry Based Care Home Organises “Trip Down Memory Lane” by Hosting Classic Car Event

A Coventry based care home organised a classic car event for residents with a selection of motors taking them back to their younger days.

MHA Charnwood House got in touch with The Heart Of England Classic Car Club who were more than happy to visit the home.

The home provides residential dementia care for 65 residents and has plenty of car enthusiasts living there, especially due to Coventry being a hub for car manufacturing in the past.

The club came with four cars, a Ford Cortina, Ford Counsel, a Humber Scepter and a Rover.

Residents were then taken out to the cars on a 1 to 1 basis and spent time chatting with the owners and taking in the craftsmanship.

Victoria Brown, activity coordinator said:
“ I spotted The Heart Of England Classic Car Club not too far from where I live and spoke to them about visiting the home.

“They were very happy to come along and it was a lovely day.

“We have a lot of residents who were fascinated when they saw the cars, and it was a real trip down memory lane for them.

“The cars matched the era from when they would have seen or owned cars similar to what we had on the day and it was nice to see them take such interest.

“I have seen pictures of residents during their younger days with cars and some of the residents worked in the car manufacturing industry.

“The ford Cortina was made in Dagenham and one of the residents worked in the factory, so the visit did spark plenty of personal memories.

“The owners also had a great time, sharing car stories and one of them gave a resident a car catalogue.

“The residents had a great time and we are hoping to do something like this again very soon.”