A jam packed day for Mellish House

The residents from Mellish House in Sudbury enjoyed an afternoon out at the Tiptree Jam Factory.

A small bus journey took our residents to the Tiptree Jam factory museum where they learnt about the history of jam making and the town of Tiptree.

The factory holds a number of carefully stored away pictures, documents and redundant machines, where Mr. John’s wife Daphne recorded each artifact and document, producing notices to explain and help visitors understand the history of the jam-making business and indeed that of the village, the first museum was developed in 1985!.

The museum is in a renovated farm building at Tiptree, where visitors can see how village life used to be and how the art of preserve-making has advanced over the years at Tiptree. A member of staff talked to the residents about the items on display and they also enjoyed a video display that explained how the fruit is grown and illustrated how traditional preserve making continues to this day in Tiptree.

After finding out lots of interesting facts the residents relaxed with tea and scones with of course … Tiptree jam! As we visited in the summer we were lucky enough to get seats outside on the terrace where we all watch the comings and goings of the factory and the visitor centre.

 

Mellish House provides specialist dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 48 elderly people in Sudbury.

If you would like to find out more about life at Mellish House  and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5523 or mellish@CaringHomes.org

Mellish House

Home Manager

Maekhala Allan

Address

20 Kings Hill,
Great Cornard,
Sudbury,
Suffolk,
CO10 0EH

Contact
0808 223 5523
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