The Great War commemorative exhibitions

Chester Record

Chester History and Heritage Centre Chester History and Heritage Centre. Source: Tracey Lok

THIS year marks the 100th year commemoration since the start of the Great War and four exhibitions are being held concurrently at the Chester History and Heritage Centre until December 19, 2014.

“Bombs to Bandages” is a very poignant collection of photographs showing the lives of patients and nurses of the Voluntary Aid Detachment at Hoole Bank.

Hoole bank was the home of Mr G.W. Hayes who in 1914, offered it to be used as a hospital for wounded soldiers and sailors and sadly lost his own son Harry to the war in 1917.

“The Nurses Story” is an exhibition about Amelia Miles who won the medal of the Association Des Dames Françaises for her nursing and died in Chester in 1972.

“For Those in Peril” chronicles the life of 16 year old John Cornwall who died on the HMS Chester…

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