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Cock Fighting at Birchington Sports Day

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Cock Fighting at Birchington Sports Day

Two VAD Hospital patients taking part in an event called Cock Fighting at the Sports Day organised by the Quex Park VAD Hospital and its Annexe at St Michaels in Birchington. The event was held at the Woodford House School field to raise money for the Birchington War Depot which provided articles to the local hospitals. 8.14s. was raised. Cock Fighting was event No. 6 on the programme. A large crowd of local people is watching. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Major Powell-Cotton was the VAD Transport Officer for the Isle of Thanet area, responsible for organising the transport of patients from the stations to the local hospitals. Date: 1918

Media ID 14305230

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Annexe Articles Called Closed Cock Commandant Cotton Depot Detachment Hannah Held Hospitals Major Michaels Money Opened Organised Patients Percy Powell Programme Provided Raise Raised Taking Watching Woodford


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