Bringing the past to life through conversation

Tea and Memories sessions are an opportunity for older people to come together to watch archive footage and reminisce over bygone eras.

Come and enjoy a cuppa and watch archive footage from the 1940s to the 1980s… holidays, transport, work, the home, sport, hobbies, politics and much more. It’s a great opportunity to swap stories, reminisce, spark conversations and connect with other like-minded people.

We have Tea and Memories sessions in Bristol and Formby, see below for dates and locations.

About Tea and Memories sessions

Tea and Memories sessions are run by Abbeyfield staff and volunteers and are designed to bring together members of the community with Abbeyfield residents and are delivered as reminiscence sessions where you can watch films from the collection - either in one go, or pause the film to discuss - all with tea, cake and refreshments provided to make the sessions even sweeter.

See some of our previous Tea and Memories events below

Abbeyfield have been taking Tea & Memories sessions out into the North-West community. Older people from the local community, some accompanied by their family, turned out to reminisce over a cup of tea.

One attendee was 95-year-old Andy, who came with his daughter, Nicki. Nicki said, ”Dad hugely enjoyed the Tea & Memories session. It was great to see him talking to other people and using his memory to chat about the brilliant film clips. He loved the songs and, despite arriving at the event in a wheelchair, he even got up to dance!

Read about the event in Formby

Tea and Memories Sessions in Bristol

Join us on the second Thursday of each month.

Thursday 11th August, 10.30am

Thursday 8th September, 10.30am

Thursday 13th October, 10.30am

Thursday 10th November, 10.30am

Join us at:

Abbeyfield Tea and Memories
Café at Hanham Baptist Social Area
157a High Street
BS15 3QZ

For more information about Tea and Memories, please call Peter Cooke on 0117 9041703 or Anne-Louise Critchlow on 07580 868631.

Tea and Memories Sessions in Formby, Liverpool

Join us on the last Friday of each month 2-4pm.

Friday 29th July

Friday 26th August

Friday 30th September

Friday 28th October

Summer Party

Join us for our Summer Party on
Friday 29th July 2pm - 3.30pm at:
Formby Luncheon Club,
Rosemary Lane,
L37 3HA. 

Join us for an afternoon full of good friends and music. Free admission.

Book your place by calling Joanne Painter on 07831 990 653 or emailing

Join us at:
Formby Luncheon Club,
68 Rosemary Ln,
L37 3HA

For more information about Tea and Memories, please call Joanne Painter on 07831 990 653 or email