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Chief Superintendent Winifred Barker in her office Featured Print

Chief Superintendent Winifred Barker in her office

Winifred Theodora Barker (c1909-1995), third commander of the Met Police A4 (Women's) Branch, rising to the rank of Chief Superintendent in 1960. Seen here sitting at her desk, chatting with a woman in civilian clothes. In addition to a map of London, there is one of Cyprus, where Barker served with the British Police Unit. Date: circa 1950s

© Metropolitan Police Authority/Mary Evans

Quex Park VAD patients & staff in hall of house Featured Print

Quex Park VAD patients & staff in hall of house

VAD hospital patients and staff in the hall of Quex House in March 1915. The hall was used as a recreation space for the patients. 'A' Ward of the hospital was beyond the door on the left, in the Drawing Room. A notice on the door says 'NO ONE TO ENTER WARD WITHOUT.....' (rest obscured). The patients include British soldiers (wearing the patients' uniform of 'hospital blues' - blue serge jacket & trousers, white shirt and red tie) and Belgian patients. The latter wore their uniform or civilian clothing. The Belgians include Oscar Van Audenhove, a soldier from Ghent who painted the background to one of the Museum dioramas while at Quex (he is sitting behind the table). The nurse second from the left is Mary E Holmes, who worked as the Matron of the Hospital in 1915. The nurse three from the right is Fanny Watson, a local woman who worked as a VAD nurse at Quex throughout the War. This room remains largely unchanged at Quex House today. The furniture in the photograph is still in the room, as is the mirror on the wall. 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: 1915

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

Nurses, Yarrow Military Hospitsal Featured Print

Nurses, Yarrow Military Hospitsal

Group of fifteen female nursing staff, taken at the Yarrow Military Hospital, Broadstairs in December 1914. The women are, with one possible exception, the one standing 4th left, civilian nurses who were members of the staff of the Yarrow Home for Convalescent Children. Sir Alfred Yarrow (1842-1932), shipbuilder and philanthropist, opened the home in c. 1895. In late 1914 the Committee of Management offered the Home to the military authorities as a military hospital, entirely staffed and paid for. This arrangement continued until c. August 1916 when the hospital was taken over by the Canadian military medical authorities. The building is now part of East Kent College, Broadstairs, Kent UK. Date: 1914

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