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Boston's Central Park summer beach played host to those with dementia and their carers on Tuesday (August 28) when reminiscence brought fun times flooding back.

Adam Wareham, the 78 DJ was hard at work playing favourite tunes from yesteryear through his two wind-up gramophones and the small but select group, relaxing in deck chairs, joined in singalongs, games, fun in the sand and some even got up for a dance or two. A break in proceedings allowed for ice creams to be enjoyed.

The event was the last in a series of fun beach events which have catered for all ages and abilities, but the sand will stay in place until the end of the school summer holidays.

The beach and the events, which have included donkey rides, bouncy castles, crafts, games and stalls, have been funded by Boston Big Local and managed by Boston Borough Council.

Fran Taylor, Boston Borough Council's play and physical activity officer, said: "The beach and all its associated fun family events has again proved a popular attraction. This year we extended the time it was in Central Park and organised some closed sessions for specific groups such as those with dementia and those living with additional support needs.

"There was only one day when the weather was disappointing, but the rest of the time it has been brilliant. And the good news is that, thanks to Boston Big Local, the beach will be back again next summer."

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What a hoot... laughing along to The Laughing Policeman are, from left, Debra Rogan, of Hunters Creek, a Tanglewood care home on London Road, Frank Thompson and Fran Taylor. Spinning the 78s is Adam Wareham.

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Adam Wareham, the 78 DJ, winds up the gramophone to entertain guests at the Central Park beach while Nipper looks on.