A CARE home in the New Forest has joined a nationwide campaign to save traditional recipes from being forgotten.

A poll of 2,000 adults carried out by Care UK found almost two-thirds of the nation no longer use family recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

However, 43% of people surveyed are keen to save them.

Keen to keep their recipes bubbling away in New Forest for many years to come, residents from Sway Place joined forces with team members' children to show just how tasty their food favourites from the past are.

They baked a traditional fruit cake that is popular in Yorkshire, which is also known as ‘cut and come again cake’.

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Betty, 93 and from Yorkshire, said: “It was wonderful to relive those happy memories again and being able to recreate and share the recipe with the children was lovely.”

Jane Baxter, general manager at Sway Place, said: “We’ve certainly been whipping up some treats here at Sway Place as we headed to the kitchen to revisit residents’ food favourites from decades gone by.

“Regardless of age, food plays an important part in all of our lives, and there’s something special about the way the senses have the ability to evoke happy memories and emotions – which is why keeping old family recipes bubbling away and sharing them with younger generations is so important."