This talk will offer some selected links between aspects of medicine and war, with particular focus on the ways in which society has come to remember those we have lost.
Extensive use will be made of illustrations, mainly photographs, and reference will be made to some forgotten heroes who perhaps deserve greater prominence.
In this year of the Armistice Centennial, the story will highlight events in our own community, and the efforts of the Society.
Many will remember Dr Stuart as one of our GPs. He has long had an interest in this aspect of medicine.
THERE WILL ALSO BE A SMALL EXHIBITION OF THE DRAFT PLANS FOR THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE WAR MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD
To mark this historic occasion, Knowle Society has handed over its exhibition space in Knowle Library to a display of masonic ephemera and historical landmarks, especially some relating to Freemasonry and Knowle.
As is the tradition in Knowle, the Ceremony of placing wreaths at the Cenotaph took place on the Sunday before Remembrance Day. Many Village organisations were represented, Knowle Society by the Chairman, Bill Bohanna who placed a wreath on our behalf.
This might be the last year the temporary Cenotaph is used. There are plans to refurbish and improve the original War Memorial that stands in the Churchyard.
Our exhibition on the above ancient (circa 1560), beautifully restored building is now showing in the Local History Centre (upstairs in Knowle library), and is free to view at any time during library opening hours.
As seen through the foliage on Hampton Road whilst on one of Knowle Society’s organised walks.
We are launching a series of Exhibitions called “Knowle’s Historic Houses” and the first of these will be a focus on Grimshaw Hall. It will open in July and be on display until the end of September in the Local History Centre on the first floor of the Library.
This will be a must for anyone interested in the history of this fascinating and historic building through four and a half centuries up to the present day.