RESIDENTS at a St John’s care home have been reminiscing about their childhood with the help of some retro sweet treats.

The team and residents at Juniper House on Oak View Way have readily welcomed a vintage sweet cart decked in floral bunting, designed to trigger residents’ memories with tastes from the past.

Donning a white shirt, pinstripes and a traditional boater hat, activities leader Phil Harper encouraged residents to pick their favourite old-time sweets including rhubarb and custards, sherbet lemons and herbal sweets.

Resident Hilda Hines, who is 106, said: “The cart looks so nice, it’ll be good to have the old sweets again.”

Fellow resident, 103-year-old Nora Harris added: “It’s very nice. I have to be good, you know, but now I can have a little treat now and then.”

Sanctuary Care manager Cindy Hawkin, said: “The sweet cart is such a wonderful addition to our home – we are thrilled it’s complete, ready to serve up some sweet treats for our residents.

“The cart will further our residents’ freedom of choice and hopefully trigger some very happy memories.”