M+H Advisor met up with the Almonry Museum’s learning co-ordinator Adele Webb to video the progress being made on a set of photo albums she has produced using ‘hidden’ photos from the museum’s collection
The Almonry in Evesham, which is housed in the 14th century former home of the Almoner to a Benedictine Abbey in the town, wanted to use its photography collection to contribute to Evesham becoming a dementia friendly town.
At the Museums + Heritage Show in May, The Almonry won the annual £1,000 Show Prize to support the project, which meant the albums were of better quality and old photos were professionally enhanced.
The photographs show Evesham people and places dating back more than a hundred years ago and up to the turn of the 21st century. The first three albums were shown at an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café last month with great interest shown by members. A total of 30 albums will be produced, with seven now completed, for further use with the Alzheimer’s Society and other organisations including the Stroke Association.