Hospital Number Six
Thursday 7th until Saturday 9th September (Library and Archive)
In 1917 the then Bishop of Exeter offered part of the Bishop’s Palace, possibly including rooms now occupied by the Library and Archives, to the Red Cross for use as a hospital for sick and wounded soldiers.
As part of the 2017 Heritage Lottery Fund project to commemorate the role of Exeter’s First World War Hospitals the Library and Archives are hosting an exhibition and information about the role of the Palace as Hospital No 6, a specialist unit offering electro-therapeutic and massage treatment with the aim of helping soldiers recover the use of their limbs.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10.30 until 15.30 on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017