Lancashire County Council’s libraries are telling the story of the role of auxiliary military hospitals across Lancashire during World War One.
An interesting talk will be held soon about the vital role of Lancashire hospitals in helping to cope with the numbers of casualties coming back from war.
County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Many people’s imaginations have been captured by this and some are remembering members of their family that were involved in this global conflict.
“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 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 talk is free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited.
It will take place from 10.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday 7 November at Colne Library.
Call 0300 123 6703 to book a place or call in at the library.
Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. It’s free and there are no age restrictions.
For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries.