This project provided an opportunity for patients on Meadow Ward at Williton Community Hospital to share and record memories. Patients, staff and volunteers worked together to capture some amazing, real life, stories. Patients said that it was important that their stories were heard and shared. The Activity Co-ordinator, Kim Neall, said that a key aspect of the project was that stories were captured “in time” and to ensure “future generations had the opportunity to glimpse into the past”.

The project sessions provided a framework in which patients were able to socialise and express themselves and, just for a moment, not have their ill health at the forefront of their mind.

Many thanks to the staff at Williton Community Hospital, in particular the Activities Co-ordinator, volunteers, Ward Secretary and Ward Sister for helping to facilitate the recording sessions and administer important consent documents, making this project possible. Thanks go to the patients who enthusiastically, and sometimes emotionally, told their stories.

A project delivered by Ignite Somerset. Ignite Somerset is managed by Somerset Film and funded by Arts Council England.