Thursday 30 October 2014

Dunham Massey

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the start of the Great War the NT returned the hall into the auxiliary hospital that treated 282 'other ranks'. Visitors can see the hospital’s main ward known as Bagdad in the saloon, together with the recreation room, the nurses’ station and the operating theatre under the main stairs as this was near to a toilet.

As the house is closing on the
11th of November we found time in our busy schedules to go up there last Tuesday. It was packed, half term chaos, but well worth the effort. Photography is allowed without flash, not a problem with the X100.

It was much smaller than I'd imagined but the photographs, medical equipment and the soldiers' comments did bring home the awful suffering that the front line troops went through.

Tony Middleton

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