Over the weekend England honoured and remembered all those whom have sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom with remembrance Sunday. This is the Sunday nearest to the 11th November which marks the end of the first world war.
Me and Jamie couldn’t think of a better way for us to remember the fallen then a trip to see what it would have been like being in a first world war hospital.
The very beautiful Dunham Massey has spent the last two years recreating Stamford military hospital. From April 1917 to January 1919, Dunham Massey was the Stamford Military Hospital. It had been offered to the Red Cross by its owner, Penelope, Lady Stamford. Its role was to provide sanctuary to soldiers whose injuries, whilst not life threatening, were of sufficient gravity to require medical care.
Original pictures from the hospital during the war, as you walked around actors would pop up in character playing out a scene. We enjoyed the experience so much we went through a second time. ( unfortunately this has now ended )