Exhibition Programme of Events

April 6th, 2016 by Admin No comments »

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Monday 11th April – Whitchurch Hospital 1908 – 2016:
A General History
(A talk by Dr. Ian Beech, Academic Manager for Mental Health, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd).

At: 12:30 to 13.30pm. (Limited spaces. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment)
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Wednesday 13th April – Whitchurch Hospital 1915 – 1919:
The Hospital During WWI
(a talk by Dr. Ian Beech, Academic Manager for Mental Health , Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd).

At:  12:30 to 13:30 pm. (Limited spaces. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment)

Both talks above will take place in the Lecture Theatre, opposite Ward East 2, Whitchurch Hospital
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Thursday 14th April 6-8pm (only)  and
Friday 15th April 10-1pm (only) On Ward East 1, Whitchurch Hospital
WWI Tablecloth Display –

An opportunity to view another important artefact of the hospital’s long history.

The embroidered tablecloth, bought in Jacob’s Market, Cardiff, in 1981, and dated ‘1917’, was made by WWI military casualties recuperating at the hospital. It includes the names of numerous staff and soldiers there at the time. It is now preserved at St. Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life, who has kindly agreed to display the tablecloth).

End of an Era Exhibition Returns

March 19th, 2016 by Admin No comments »

Our exhibition was so well attended with excellent reviews and many disappointed that they could not visit we are opening again next month.

Please continue to support us and bring along your photos, memories and any artifacts related to the hospital.

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Exhibition Week Events

February 26th, 2016 by Admin 4 comments »

Programme of Events during the Exhibition week

Monday 7th March – Whitchurch Hospital 1908 – 2016:
A General History
(A talk by Dr. Ian Beech, Academic Manager for Mental Health, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd).

At: 12:30 to 13.30pm. (Limited spaces. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment)

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Tuesday 8th March – Whitchurch Hospital 1915 – 1919:
The Hospital During WWI
(a talk by Dr. Ian Beech, Academic Manager for Mental Health , Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd).

At:  12:30 to 13:30 pm. (Limited spaces. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment)

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Both talks above will take place in the Lecture Theatre, opposite Ward East 2, Whitchurch Hospital

Monday 7th and Friday 11th March,
WWI Tablecloth Display
An opportunity to view another important artefact of the hospital’s long history.

The embroidered tablecloth, bought in Jacob’s Market, Cardiff, in 1981, and dated ‘1917’, was made by WWI military casualties recuperating at the hospital. It includes the names of numerous staff and soldiers there at the time. It is now preserved at St. Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life, who has kindly agreed to display the tablecloth).
(10:00 am to 1:00pm)

The End of an Era Exhibition

February 22nd, 2016 by Admin No comments »

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Request for Photos, Documents and Artefacts

January 13th, 2016 by Admin No comments »
Appeal for Photos and Artefacts

Appeal for Photos and Artefacts

Rare artefacts unearthed by Swansea and Bridgend hospitals

October 3rd, 2015 by Admin 2 comments »

An interesting article from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34089790

Rare finds – including works of art and a trolley used to transfer wounded soldiers in World War One – have been unearthed in Swansea and Bridgend hospitals.

The artefacts came to light after Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board embarked on a project to catalogue items held in storage.

Some have been stored away for more than a century.

Photo: Test tubes full of seeds from Glanrhyd Hospital

Test tubes full of seeds from Glanrhyd Hospital

Once a digital catalogue is completed, the board wants to put them on display.

It hopes to secure a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the exhibition, which will tell the story of health care in Wales.

As project lead Martin Thomas explained, the idea came about through a chance conversation.

“My day job, so to speak, is manual handling advisor for the board and I was approached about what to do with an old wicker trolley which was getting in the way,” he said.

“When I started to investigate it, I realised that it had been used to transport wounded WW1 soldiers from Clydach train station up to the war memorial hospital.

“It soon became clear that we have hundreds of items like this.”

I wonder what will be unearthed during the search of Whitchurch Hospital?

Ely Hospital Memory Event

September 26th, 2015 by Admin No comments »

This event is hosted by Hidden Now Heard / Clywed y Cyn-Cuddiedig on the 23rd of October at 11:00 until 14:00 at the Cardiff Story Museum (The Old Library, The Hayes)

Have a look at their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/474304409412579/

The Hidden Now Heard project invites former staff and residents from Ely or Hensol Castle Hospitals to Cardiff Story Museum to bring objects, pictures and stories from their time at Ely Hospital.

As well as hearing from you the team will explain the Hidden Now Heard project and explain the oral history interview process as we would like to conduct oral histories with former residents or their relatives and former staff from the hospital.

The oral histories, objects and images may appear at an exhibition about Ely and Hensol Hospitals on the Hayes in March 2016.

We will have some images from Ely on display along with researches who have been looking for documents and material from Glamorgan Archives and the National Archives in London.

Thanks to Paul Hunt for this post

Staff Party – 11th March 2016

July 8th, 2015 by Admin 2 comments »

Whitchurch party poster

Whitchurch Hospital Historical Society is on Twitter

June 19th, 2015 by Admin No comments »

As of earlier this week we now have a Twitter account:

@WhitchurchHosp

Please follow and tweet

Thank you

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Events to Mark the Closure of Whitchurch Hospital

June 11th, 2015 by Admin 2 comments »

Apologies for the lack of posts on the website for the last number of months.

 

As some of you may be aware, Whitchurch Hospital is due to close at the end of April 2016

There are a number of events planned to mark the closure of the Hospital:

 7th – 11th of March 2016 planned as a week of events similar to the week we had to mark the Centenary of the Hospital in 2008

As part of this week we would hope to have an exhibition in the main hall and a party for staff members both past and present.

On Friday the 11th of March a staff ticketed event is being planned, more information to follow.

Please keep an eye out for further details which will be posted as they are made available

If you have any ideas, suggestions or artifacts/photos for the exhibition please get in touch through this website

Thank you