During the First World War, the hall at Dunham Massey was used as a miltary hospital. Almost 300 patients were treated there - not officers but ordinary "Tommies". To commemorate the centenary of the war, the hospital has been recreated, with accurate details from photographs and records kept at the time. A ward, operating theatre and nurses station can be visited, along with exhibitions and information about the patients, their injuries and treatments. There are also some actors, playing roles from the time - they don't interact with the public but enact their various scenes as if no-one else was there, making it all the more poignant. Photography is allowed, as long as you don't use flash but light levels can be difficult in places. I thought the sepia treatment suited the subject.
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