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SD In which we finally get to meet

14 July 2022

We finally get to meet

Our final session—and the children get to visit the residents at Britten Court, share some of the work they’ve created over the last ten weeks, and enjoy possibly the biggest cupcake they’ve ever seen.

It started outside in the garden, with Martin telling jokes (Taylor getting the answers) and Stan doing a wonderful impersonation of his pet dove that used to follow him when he went to the shops. Then we moved inside for a chat, a cuppa and a tower of cupcakes.

Images 66 to 76 by Warren Page at

The Art of Communication

From press cuttings to paper flowers; the art of communication made real by pupils at Roman Hill Primary School and residents at Britten Court Residential Care Home in Lowestoft.

Special Delivery brings together primary school children and residents in care homes and independent living units to explore and share the art of communication, inspired by documents held by Suffolk Archives and county museums.

A programme of creative sessions led by professional artists encourages participants to consider different generational and cultural approaches to communication, from formal letter writing to the artful use of emojis.

Our thanks to the school and care staff, artists and designers, Suffolk Archives staff and volunteers for their support, enthusiasm—and splendid ideas.

And, of course, an enormous ‘thank you’ to the children and residents who took part; you all made Special Delivery very special indeed.