The Cardiff Story launches new ‘reminiscence sessions’

November 5, 2012 No Comments »

The Cardiff Story Museum is launching a new monthly session encouraging people to talk about their memories of Cardiff.

The reminiscence event will be held on the first Wednesday of every month, with each session exploring a different topic in Cardiff’s history.

The first session will be held on Wednesday November 7, and will be based around the topic of public health care in Cardiff before and after the NHS was founded.

The Cardiff Story’s front of house volunteer Magi Roberts will lead the session.

Magi, who is also a Cardiff city tour guide, said: “Growing up in Cathays, I have memories of life before the NHS and my parents taking us to May Street Institute to see the doctor. This was pre 1948 so my parents had to pay something like a shilling per week for the privilege of seeing the doctor. The NHS has changed our health care provision dramatically, if my mother had been bearing children before the NHS she would have had six children instead of two.”

The free session on Wednesday is open to all members of the public between 11am and 1pm. You can contribute your own memories at the event, or just listen to others reminisce.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits will also be provided.

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