I have a passion for nursing history, particularly relating to The First World War.
I have a military nursing background and a fascination about the origins of reconstructive surgery. I also have a keen interest in hospital architecture and design.
I had the privilege of working at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, which became the first Plastics Unit in the British empire. This was a wonderful place, with its Nightingale wards, long central corridor and the ghost of the Grey lady who fleeted along the upper corridor to Ward 9. This hospital is steeped in history and is where my interest began.
Sadly, the Cambridge is now derelict. However, I am very pleased to say this listed building has been preserved and is currently under going re development under the Aldershot Urban Regeneration Project.
Over the years, I have acquired a number of photographs and documents relating to the many war hospitals, the wounded and their carers. It is a privilege to have these photographs and be able to study the faces of the courageous wounded and their dedicated nurses.
This site is work in progress and my aim is to to encourage visitors to the site to offer any information they may have about the photos. It would be wonderful to be able to put a name to a face or identify a location.