Monthly Archives: August 2015

CELEBRATING HOSPICE CARERS – Presentation of Peace Hospice Care Oral History Project by John Arcus for Carers Week

Men's WardCELEBRATING CARERS – Presentation of Peace Hospice Care Oral History Project by John Arcus for Hospice Carers Week. 2.30-4.00pm, Wednesday 7 October, 2015, Starlight Meeting Room, The Peace Hospice, Watford.

Our project is recording the experiences and memories of staff, volunteers, supporters and patients of Peace Memorial Hospital and Peace Hospice Care. You are welcome to come and share in our history –  and to celebrate some of the lives and memories spanning 90 years caring for people in South West Hertfordshire. Presentation includes historic images and audio recordings. Open to the public – free entry. Limited spaces – please book. RSVP to John: jarcus@peacehospicecare.org.uk 01923330330 07718570110 www.peacehospicecare.org.uk Parking information

Oral History Project Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

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CELEBRATING PEACE – Heritage Open Day at The Peace Hospice, Watford.

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CELEBRATING PEACE – Heritage Open Day Event with a presentation by John Arcus and tour of the building. 1.30-4.00pm, Thursday 10 September, 2015, Starlight Meeting Room, The Peace Hospice, Watford, WD17 3PH.

Presentation on the history of Peace Memorial Hospital and Peace Hospice – serving the community for 90 years. Includes images and oral histories; with opportunities to share your memories and a tour of the building.. Peace Memorial hospital was built by public subscription to mark the First World War and opened by HRH Princess Mary in 1925. It became a Peace Hospice in the early 1990s after a South West Herts Hospice appeal and enthusiastic backing from the Watford Observer. Open to the public – free entry. Limited spaces – please book. RSVP to John: jarcus@peacehospicecare.org.uk 01923330330 07718570110 www.peacehospicecare.org.uk Parking information

Oral History Project Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

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Birthday Celebration – Sharing Memories

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Nurses who trained at Peace Memorial Hospital during WW2 recall some of their colleagues.

Sharing Memories of PEACE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 24 July 2015 Starlight Meeting Room. Ten people attended Sharing Memories and we celebrated Dorothy’s birthday for the 25th. She was born on the same day as the foundation stone was officially laid in 1923 and went on to train and work here. Rose made a wonderful birthday cake. David Wellings who has done a lot of research into Peace Memorial Hospital History and was involved in the Hospice Appeal also attended.

Heritage Presentation at the Starlight Centre, Peace Hospice Care, by Gemma Meek from Watford Museum

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Gemma Meek with a slide of Benskin’s Watford Brewery

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The Friendship Group meet fortnightly at The Starlight Centre, Peace Hospice Care.

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Janet Miller and Ian Jarvis rediscovering a 1950s publication.

Gemma Meek, Educator from Watford Museum gave an enetertaining presentation today to the Friendship Group at the Starlight Centre, Peace Hospice Care, on the early history of Watford. It brought back many memories for people who grew-up here and gave the rest of us a good understanding of the growth of Watford from a small village on the stage coach route to London, to a bustling market town. She also showed us a collection museum items that reminded us of the 1950s.