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Choose from 98 pictures in our Ghent 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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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

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Belgian soldiers' larks at Quex Park

Seven men are larking about with a large bath chair or basket. One man is underneath it, two others are sitting on top or behind it, others are standing around. They are all very amused. The photograph is taken in the grounds at Quex Park; there is some melting snow on the grass. The man beneath the basket is Sgt Emile Verheyen from Ghent, a patient between 14 November 1914 and 29 March 1915. He was married to a Belgian girl in Ramsgate in 1916. The man on top of the basket is Artieme Mettrie from Antwerp, a patient between 14 November 1914 and 13 May 1915. He had had a finger amuputated but leter returned to active service in Belgium. 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. Date: 1915

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

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Farewell of Louis XVIII in the Tuileries Palace

Farewell of Louis XVIII in the Tuileries Palace on the night of March 20, 1815. Work of 1817. Central detail. The king was exiled to Ghent during the 'Hundred Days period' since the return of Napoleon as Emperor until his second restoration on 8 July. Romanticism. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. ΌE-DE-FRANCE. YVELINES. Versailles. National Museum of Versailles.

© BeBa/Iberfoto/Mary Evans