Staff and residents from Hickathrift House care home in Wisbech had a wonderful time attending many of the events organised by the King’s Lynn Festival, and even created some of their own.

The King’s Lynn Festival returned this year with a whole range of classical music stars, TV personalities, folk, jazz, talks, walks and exhibitions, and many of these events were attended and recreated by Hickathrift House care home.

Hickathrift House’s program included watching the various classical music videos on the King’s Lynn Festival website, a trip to the ‘Blast to Blitz’ exhibition, a virtual tour of King’s Lynn and a shopping trip in the Vancouver Quarter.

Wisbech Standard: The talk at the museum The talk at the museum (Image: Hickathrift House)

Wisbech Standard: Care home residents with the museum replicasCare home residents with the museum replicas (Image: Hickathrift House)

The star event was a visit by staff from the Stories of Lynn Museum.

During the event, residents learned about the history of the mayors and mayoresses of King’s Lynn and the origins of the King’s Lynn Mart.

The team from the Stories of Lynn museum created an engaging sensory presentation including costumes to dress up in, images for reminiscence, candy floss and evocative aromas of famous sweets from the Mart such as bubblegum and fizzy cola bottles.

Many residents actively participated in the event, telling stories and reminiscing about their past experiences during the discussion.

Wisbech Standard: Trying on the mayoral costumeTrying on the mayoral costume (Image: Hickathrift House)

Wisbech Standard: Enjoying some cotton candyEnjoying some cotton candy (Image: Hickathrift House)