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VAD patients at the Birchington Sports Day

VAD patients at the Birchington Sports Day

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VAD patients at the Birchington Sports Day

VAD Hospital patients at the Sports Day held at Woodford House School field in Birchington during War Weapons Week. The Quex Park VAD Hospital and its Annexe at St Michaels in Birchington organised the event to raise money for the Birchington War Depot which provided articles for the local hospitals. Twelve events were held, including one for children and another for Staff only. 8. 14s. was raised.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

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

Annexe Articles Closed Commandant Cotton Depot Detachment Founder Hannah Held Hospitals Including Major Michaels Money Opened Organised Patients Percy Powell Provided Raise Raised Staff Twelve Week Woodford

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