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September 2023

Old coins spark sweet memories for Alston House residents

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For some, the Royal Mint Experience was a chance to revisit their childhood and share experiences of how they used to spend their shillings.

Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coach Lidia Nikolova Gjorgjieva explained that the home took part in a Royal Mint Experience activity and ended up spending the whole afternoon engrossed in the course.

She said: “We spent the afternoon reminiscing about the old days, counting shillings, threepence, sixpence, florins and remembering what could have been bought with the amount we had in the little leather purse.

“Some of the coins we held in our hands dated all the way back to the year 1939 and had the portrait of King George VI on them. 

“We also saw very interesting videos and heard stories about the medals and the ingots and the process of producing coins.

“We were all fascinated.”

Residents even had a chuckle about some shared experiences - Maz, aged 84 and Phyl, aged 92, calculated the number of sweets they used to buy with the coins in their hands!

Resident Stella, aged 92, said: “This was like traveling back in time. I never thought that I would see coins like these again.”

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