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Choose from 27 pictures in our Proceeds 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.

Birchington Sports Day, Egg & Spoon Race Featured Print

Birchington Sports Day, Egg & Spoon Race

In conjunction with Birchington War Weapons Week in late May 1918, the Quex Park VAD Hospital and its Annexe at St Michael's in Birchington organised a Sports event. It was held on the field of Woodford House School in Birchington. Twelve races were held, proceeds went to the Birchington War Depot which provided articles for the local hospitals. 8. 14s. was raised. This photograph is of Event No. 4 Egg and Spoon Race (Boys & Girls under 14). Several children are shown taking part, watched by a large crowd of other children and adults. 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

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

The Sale of a Deserters Belongings on board a British Warsh Featured Print

The Sale of a Deserters Belongings on board a British Warsh

Illustration showing the sale of the belongings of a deserter, on board a British battleship. This rare event was held whenever a seaman deserted and left belongings on board a ship. The Ship's Corporal, or Master-at-Arms, (with his back to us) is acting as auctioneer, with another officer taking a record. The proceeds from this kind of sale were forfeited to the Crown

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans