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Choose from 87 pictures in our Ran 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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Studio photo of three patients

Photograph by a Margate stuido photographer of three Belgian patients. They are wearing their uniform overcaots and two are wearing caps. Numbers have been written above them on the photograph. From left to right these are 2, 1, 3. On the reverse the following is written 'Jean Simon, 1; Cappellen Prosper, 2; Hoebanex Joseph, 3. Birchington 2 novembre 1914. En souvenir de notre agre顢le s骯ur pass頡u Quex-Park'. These three men were patients of the Westgate VAD, who ran the hospital at Quex Park from 15 November 1914 until they moved their work to Westgate on 4 November 1914. These three men signed the Powell-Cotton Museum visitors' book. Cappelen signed on 21 October 1914, Simon and Hoebanex signed on 22 October. 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 (apart from the first 3-4 weeks when the Westgate detachment worked there). 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: 1914

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

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Imperial Patients, Quex Park VAD Hospital

Imperial Patients of Quex Park VAD Hospital in the garden of Quex House. Twenty patients are in the foreground of the photograph, a further three can be seen in the background near the verandah which ran along the back of the Museum buildings. All the men are wearing 'hospital blues' the uniform of Imperial patients in military hospitals. Most are wearing their regimental caps. The man seated on the ground second from the right appears to wearing some sort of mask, perhaps a lion mask, with a hair or fur edging. 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: C.1915

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

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Where to eat dinner with chopsticks a la chinoise

Scene from 1920 of a Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown in Limehouse. The first Chinese to settle in Britain arrived in the late 18th century. They were exclusively male, and employees of the East India Company, settling in the dock areas of Liverpool and Limehouse in London. Although the success of the British in the Opium Wars (1840 - 1842) led to an increased degree of contact between Britain and China, the Chinese population in Britain remained very, very small. At the turn of the 20th Century there were just 545 Chinese in Britain, almost all male. They ran small shops and cafes, catering for the extremely transient Chinese population of seamen. This particular restaurant has a penny-in-the-slot machine on one wall. Chinatown moved from Limehouse to Soho in the 1950's.
1920

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans