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Telegram mobilising VAD 1914 Featured Print

Telegram mobilising VAD 1914

This telegram, sent to Birchington late in the day on 14 October 1914, was the call to mobilise the local Voluntary Aid Detachments to set up their hospitals. In just a few hours detachments had to call in the promises of loans for furniture, bedding and equipment and set up their hospitals. There was considerable confusion. The train carrying the patients, eventually arrived several hours late, having travelled around much of Kent. Instead of 100 patients, 145 were disembarked from the train. All were Belgian soldiers. Eventually all were found a bed, although some were temproary - mattresses laid on the floor in the dining room of Quex House for example. This experience was repeated all over Kent and beyond as several thousand Belgian soldiers were evacuated from Ostend by the British Government. For Quex Park it was the start of four and a half years as a VAD Hospital. 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: 1914

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

China - Junks on the Pei-Ho Featured Print

China - Junks on the Pei-Ho

Lantern slide of Junks on the Pei-Ho. 19th century junks (Qing Dynasty) Junk Keying travelled from China to the United States and England between 1846 to 1848. Junks in Tsingtau harbour (1898) Large, ocean-going junks played a key role in Asian trade until the 19th century. One of these junks, Keying, sailed from China around the Cape of Good Hope to the United States and England between 1846 and 1848. Many junks were fitted out with carronades and other weapons for naval or piratical uses. These vessels were typically called war junks or armed junks by Western navies which began entering the region more frequently in the 18th century. The British, Americans and French fought several naval battles with war junks in the 19th century, during the First Opium War, Second Opium War and in between.. Part of Box 159 Pekin, slide no.8 Date: circa 1890s

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

Prince Alfred skating with his bride Featured Print

Prince Alfred skating with his bride

Romantic front cover engraving from The Graphic showing Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, skating with his bride, the Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. The Prince travelled to St. Petersburg for the wedding which was held at the Winter Palace on January 23rd 1874. This picture is accompaned by a poem; Smoothly as the ice track bears them, Smooth may glide their future life, While two empires love declares them, Happy Prince and Happy Wife! Although the wedding was celebrated and reported in great detail by the ILN papers, in reality, Queen Victoria had reservations about a union with the Russian royal family and the Duchess, who was used to the splendour of the Russian court, was considered haughty by London society. Date: 24th January 1874

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mar