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Sack Bumping Race, Birchington Sports Day

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Sack Bumping Race, Birchington Sports Day

VAD Hospital patients taking part in the Sack Bumping Race at the Sports Day organised by the Quex Park VAD Hospital and its Annexe at St Michaels in Birchington. The event was held at the Woodford House School field to raise money for the Birchington War Depot which provided articles to the local hospitals. 8.14s. was raised. Sack Bumping was event No. 2 on the programme. 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

Media ID 14305228

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

Annexe Articles Bumping Closed Commandant Cotton Depot Detachment Founder Hannah Held Hospitals Major Michaels Money Opened Organised Patients Percy Powell Programme Provided Raise Raised Sack Taking Woodford


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