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Worcestershire World War One Hundred

A Happy Convalescence

Type:   Event / Exhibition (temporary)

Location:   Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England, DY11 7XZ.

Date:   12 March 2016 - 31 March 2018

Discover the stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the frontlines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital in a new exhibition, A Happy Convalescence.

Piece together the journeys of the ill and injured from the battlefield to ‘Blighty’ and back again through patient’s drawings, poems and comments. Meet the determined Worcestershire women who nursed them back to health including the story of the Gibbons sisters, Margaret and Frances who organised, ran and nursed Hartlebury VAD Hospital from 1915 until the end of the war.

The exhibition features real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. Visitors are also able to experience an interactive VAD bed complete with the kinds of items you would find in a patient’s bedside table.

Suitable for Any age

Admission Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

Registration N/A

Concessions Concessions available


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