DUNHAM Massey Hall near Altrincham is about to offer visitors an insight into how today’s wounded soldiers are treated on the battlefield.
Hundreds of injured ‘Tommies’ were cared for at the house in the First World War and this weekend visitors to the Uncovered literary festival can take a look inside a 21st century military hospital tent.
Katie Taylor, Dunham’s house and collections manager sai.“We wanted to show how wounded soldiers in today’s conflicts, such as that in Afghanistan, are treated compared to their counterparts in the trenches a century ago.”
The medical display is being provided by the Blaythorne Group.
Rupert Granville, Blaythorne’s Business Enterprise manger said:: “Blaythorne Group are delighted to be able to help provide a modern counterpoint to the National Trust’s ncredible collection of medical equipment and care for front line soldiers. Visitors to will be able to talk to our personnel who have all served in the military in a wide range of contemporary conflicts.”
The medical theme continues at Uncovered with Brian Morgan, a retired consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He will be giving a talk on how the First World War resulted in the birth of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
High profile speakers at Uncovered, organised to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, also include the former BBC war reporter Kate Adie.
* Uncovered takes place at Dunham Massey Hall from June 7-9 and anyone interested in finding out more about the programme or booking tickets should visit nationaltrust.org.uk/dunhamuncovered.