Monday, 26 January 2015

Stamford Military Hospital

As part of the National Trust's World War I commemorations, Dunham Massey Hall has been transformed into its former use during the war as Stamford Military Hospital. 

As we are NT members we've visited a few times and daughter and I went again on Saturday for a walk around the gardens and park.  Here are the two garden sculptures dedicated to the soldiers that passed through Dunham:

Each block represents one of the 282 soldiers that came to Dunham and features each soldier's admission number.

Each leaf represents one of the regiments whose soldiers came to Dunham, and a poem written by a soldier of that regiment whilst convalescing there.

The hall is currently closed but will open again on Valentine's Day.  If you're in the area it's worth a visit, and not just for adults.  I've been surprised at how interested daughter has been in the whole exhibition, the questions she has asked and how much she has learned about that time and the soldiers and nurses involved.  It won't be there forever, they'll be turning it back to Dunham Massey Hall, so don't miss it!

1 comment:

GRANNY G said...

That's interesting. Wish I lived nearer.

Thanks for sharing. xx