Hospital Blues: Nursing in Sherborne Area during the First World War

May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Village Hall
Stock Hill Lane
Glanvilles Wootton
Graham or Luke
01963 210632 or 07760 261056
Hospital Blues: Nursing in Sherborne Area during the First World War @ Village Hall

Saturday 12th May 2018 – 7.30pm at Glanvilles Wootton Village Hall, Stock Hill Lane, Glanvilles Wootton, Sherborne, DT9 5QF 
Tickets: £8 to include two-course supper (booking details below)

Local historian, Luke Mouland, explores how Sherborne and the surrounding villages (including Chetnole, Holnest, Leweston and Yetminster) played a pivotal role in nursing wounded soldiers during the First World War; a contribution which was sustained largely through the efforts of female voluntary labour. The town was not only the first in Dorset to register a Voluntary Aid Detachment but also pioneered the use of open-air treatment for victims suffering from gas poisoning and septic wounds. Sherborne’s important contribution in this regard will be brought to life through the artefacts, photographs and personal stories cared for in the collections at Sherborne Museum.

Talk begins at 7.30pm, doors open from 7pm. Please reserve your seat(s) in advance by calling Graham on 01963 210632 or Luke on 07760 261056. Alternatively, you can email us at




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