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Monday, November 12, 2018

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QUORN MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE WITH SOME VERY SPECIAL EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year on Remembrance Sunday the village of Quorn marks pays tribute to all those in the armed forces who did not come home. This year, 100 years since the Armistice was declared, several Quorn groups have joined together under the guidance of the Quorn Local History Group to create a weekend full of activities that will tell the stories of local people who lived through the Great War.

THE FIELD HOSPITAL

 

Honouring Dorothea Crewdson, Annie Dodson, Natalie Wright, Ethelreda Burrows.

On 12th June in 1915 Dorothea Crewdson from Nottingham travelled to take up her duties as a VAD at No 16 Stationary Hospital at Le Treport in France. She served for four years.  It was Dorothea’s diaries (published by W&N) that led local amateur theatre company the New Quorndon Shakespeare Company to research other local nurses and VAD’s who supported those who fought in the Great War.

As part of the village wide commemoration events in Quorn over the Remembrance weekend, the NQSC will be recreating a field hospital in France and paying tribute to local girls who signed up to nurse as well as the doctors, orderlies and the soldiers themselves. Annie Dodson, Natalie Wright and Ethelreda Burrows were all girls local to Quorn and Mountsorrel who served in France as VAD’s and the NQSC aims to give visitors a taste of the hard work and conditions that these sheltered young women experienced in the field hospitals.

The hospital will be open in Quorn Village Hall from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10 November and entrance is free. During the war Quorn Village Hall offered entertainment for soldiers’ home on leave and for those recuperating from injury so it is fitting that it should host this event. Visitors to the Field Hospital will be welcomed and invited to sit down and watch as the nurses and doctors go about their work, breaking off sometimes to tell you a little about themselves or to invite you to join them in a cheering song. There will be some well stewed tea and Huntley and Palmers biscuit on offer and you may even get to witness the visit of Queen Mary. A vintage shuttle bus will be operated by the Great Central Railway and one of the stops will be right outside the Village Hall.

The photo is of NQSC members in the uniforms of Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), Red Cross Nurse and First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY).