Talk about World War One military hospitals in Lancashire

28 May 2015
Lancashire County Council's libraries are telling the story of the role of auxiliary military hospitals across Lancashire during World War One. 
Staff from the county council's community heritage team will hold a couple of interesting talks in June about the hospitals' vital role in helping to cope with the numbers of casualties coming back from war. 
Fiona McIntyre, community heritage manager, said: "Sadly, the flow of casualties coming home for treatment soon overwhelmed existing medical facilities. To cope with the need, buildings were taken over and used as military hospitals instead. 
"Our illustrated talk will highlight the generosity of Lancashire people and the various contributions they made, ranging from sewing and knitting some of the supplies the hospitals needed to donating and equipping entire buildings. 
"The contribution that these hospitals made to the war effort was incredible." 
The talks are free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited. 
The talks will take place as follows: 
Friday 5 June, 7pm, Rawtenstall Library 
Friday 19 June, 2pm, Padiham Library 
Call 0300 123 6703 to book a place or call in at a library. 
For more information, go to and search under 'libraries'. 
For further information please contact: Julie Dobson on 01772 536616
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