There were many hospitals and convalescent homes in and around Folkestone during the war. I have recently been sent the following item:
“I saw Mrs. Creagh off by the morning boat. I had an opportunity of introducing her to Captain Walker, Naval Reserve, Embarkation Officer, and he was glad to get her signature in his book, which is a most wonderful record since August 1914 of any person of any importance who has embarked or disembarked. There are signatures of Kings, Queens, General, etc., and it is a most valuable record, which is going to be given to the Nation. I visited the Marine Hotel, and went round with Miss Easby, and arranged that a notice board should be put at the entrance, notifying what the building was. I also arranged with her that all members of the Nursing Services warned for demobilisation should spend one week’s notice at the Marine prior to embarking.”
Another nursing connection has recently appeared on the Great War Forum. Click here to read it and to see the charming painting of a nurse. I wonder who she was?
We begin with a Litter Pick down the Road of Remembrance on Saturday 11 February 2012 between 10.30 and 13.00. PLEASE come and lend a hand.
Tools, bags and Hi Viz jackets will be supplied. Meet outside the Leas Lift from 10.00. Email us if you want more info, or if you plan to attend. Other important events will be opening of our new museum in time for Easter and the first of the Visitors Books going online in April. Also make a note in your diary for 4th and 5th August, when there will be guided walks, talks and our annual march along The Leas and down the Road of Remembrance.