Residents at Springhill Care Home recently enjoyed taking part in an activity related to the local heritage project named ‘Finding Ethel.’
The session proved very popular and saw residents and staff looking through a first edition of a book written by local author Ethel Carnie Holdsworth.
We refer to Ethel as ‘Our Ethel’ due to the local connection – she was born in Oswaldtwistle in 1886 and lived in East Lancashire for most of her life.
It was very interesting to read through an extract from one of her books and some of her poetry, and we spent time considering what life would have been like for her.
We even tried to get to grips with some old time Lancashire dialect, for example ‘Furze Bush’ which we believe must refer to a gorse bush which we still see in abundance across our countryside.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and we’re looking forward to the next time we ‘find Ethel,’ due to take place on Friday, May 17 from 2pm.
These sessions are open to family and friends – anyone wishing to attend should speak to a member of the lifestyle team.