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A trip down memory lane

Ivybank House Care Home in Bath learn all about Bath's history

Residents at Ivybank House Care Home recently enjoyed learning all about Bath’s local history.

Our Magic Moments Club team organised a whole range of pictures and information about how Bath used to be and how it’s different compared to now. Many of our residents are originally from Bath and have lived here all their lives so it was fun for them to see how much they could remember of how Bath used to be and nice for them to reminisce over memories made in Bath when they were growing up.

We had great fun looking at the trams that used to be in Bath, both horse drawn and electric. Resident, Albert remembered all about the trams and was excited to see pictures of them. One of our residents, Eric, reminded us all about the floods that covered bath in the 1970s and told us about he remembered seeing swans swimming through the centre of town!

We looked at so many events that have happened in bath; the heatwave in 1976 where locals swam in the river, the rebuilding of The Cleveland (Georgian) Baths, the demolition of Southgate Bridge in the 1960s and the building of the Churchill Bridge.

We reminisced on how the shopping areas used to be and comparing it to how it is now. Green park station was a very popular topic between our residents, many of them can remember the steam trains and the different train companies that would run along that line.

Resident, Eric, said “That was really interesting and enjoyable!”.

Another resident, Eileen, added “It was so, interesting and brought back many memories, so thank you!”.     

Ivybank House Care Home is located in Bath, Somerset and provides residential care and respite care.

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