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Choose from 98 pictures in our Convalescent collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex - Caple ne Ferne

London Transport Central Road Services (CRS) Employees Friendly Society Convalescent Home - "Caple-ne-Ferne" viewed from the Pevensey Road. Caple ne Ferne is a Grade II listed building situated at 2 Albany Road in St Leonards-on-Sea. It was built in 1879 for Major Robert Tubbs (a retired army officer) and his French born wife Fanny. The large detached house with servant quarters was built by local architects Jeffery & Skiller in an eclectic style that is also reminiscent of the architecture of northern France. The name Caple ne Ferne was thought to have come from old Norman French meaning 'Chapel in the Woods'. Date: 1923

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Lowestoft bombardment - damaged buildings, 1916

Damaged buildings in the bombardment of Lowestoft, including a shop and a convalescent home. A German naval squadron attacked the east coast of England early on Tuesday, 25th April 1916. The War Office report the next day stated that a convalescent home, a swimming bath, the pier and 40 dwelling hosues were extensively damaged; some 200 dwelling houses were slightly damaged. Two men, one woman and one child were killed. Date: 1916

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Thanet VAD Motor Transport Group

Thanet VAD Motor Transport Group and stretcher bearers outside The Yarrow Home for Convalescent Children (date - journal). Sir Alfred Yarrow opened this home in 1894. 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. Major Powell-Cotton was the Area VAD Transport Officer in Thanet, responsible for the transport of patients from their arrival on ambulance trains at local stations to the nine VAD hospitals in the area. Between 1914 and 1916 he was assisted in this by the Yarrow Stretcher Bearers. This commemorative photograph was taken at the time the Yarrow authorities stopped running the hospital in August 1916. The photograph was taken in front of the main building. Today (2014) this building is part of East Kent College, Broadstairs. The men in the photograph are wearing 'YH' armbands. Major Powell-Cotton's ambulance 'Q2' is on the left. He converted his Renault car into this ambulane in September 1914. He is sitting on the left hand side of the front seat. Date: 1916

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