Wisbech town council, a local farm and a new business owner teamed up to take care home residents and staff on a trip down memory lane with their taste buds.
Sweet shop boss Nathaniel Woodward and his partner Leah Huggins are set to open their second Woodward’s Confection store in Wisbech and promised every resident a bag of old-fashioned favourites.
Nathaniel and Leah have also provided sweets for the care home staff share boxes and are also responsible for wrapping the individual gift bags. There will be soft sweets for residents unable to tackle the boiled ones.
The bags, which contained things like aniseed balls, lemon sherbet and army and navy boiled sweets, have been sponsored by local farm Faste Lente Llamas.
Tina Gambell, owner of Faste Lente Llamas and also town council assistant, said: “The aim is to evoke memories that people can share among their family and other residents, which will hopefully spark a feeling of unity.”
Wisbech Mayor Councillor Aigars Balsevics and the deputy mayor Councillor Andrew Lynn have been busy delivering the retro sweets.