Exhibition Week Events

February 26th, 2016 by Admin Leave a reply »

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)



  1. Tim Goosey says:

    Fantastic exhibition! Well done to all the volunteers and organisers in putting together such a wonderful collection of artifacts that demonstrate the different roles the hospital has undertaken over the last 100 plus years. The themed rooms were particularly good and the WW1 section, including Nurse Lynne wearing her authentic WW1 uniform. I must admit I hadn’t realised that she had been practicing that long!

    The staff photos section was quite moving given there were quite a lot of people who are sadly no longer with us.

    Hopefully a good home can be found for all the treasures you have collected.

  2. Admin says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments Tim
    We hope a good home can we found too.


  3. Evelyn S. Evans (nee) Heaton says:

    The 11 March 2016 was a really Special Day for me. To reunite with old (very old) colleagues from 1948 was only part of the Occasion as members of the Historical Society were more than kind to this old body, and the tea and cakes an added bonus.
    As for the exhibition: Old memories revived – so many thoughts evoked. I’m glad I wore my Whitchurch badge as it seems as though only a comparative few were issued, I treasure it much more than my State badge.
    I wish that I had tuned into this site before, because as Gwawr knows, I still have many papers and documents from my nurse training days. Maybe my family will donate them to St. Fagan’s Museum after I’m dead!
    I wonder if any (or all) of the photographs taken in the dining room might be published here? I’ll keep looking, anyway.
    Regards, Eve.

  4. Admin says:

    Dear Eve

    Thank you so much for your comments, glad you enjoyed the 11th of March. It was lovely to see you again.
    Sorry to take so long to reply I was trying to find out about the photos before posting!
    We are trying to find a more permanent home for the exhibition and all the artifacts and documents that we have so will keep you posted on any news.
    The photos taken by Craig from Media Resources will be on the website very soon, keep checking.
    Thanks again

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