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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 2nd May, 2015)

World War 1 commemoration event (1 of 3)

World War 1 commemoration event (1 of 3)
Hospital ward at Haigh Hall which was used as a hospital for British and Belgium troops during that conflict.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: Ken R on 2nd May 2015 at 00:56

What a difference from "the way we were, to the way we are" It was really primitive in those days. Nice arraingement, and a great looking photo.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 2nd May 2015 at 00:59

The exhibition was outstanding success , the work the volunteers had put into the project needed to be see to believed . Things such as this don't just happen, there's months of planing and hard work and dedication. We owe all involved a big thank you !

Comment by: Mick on 2nd May 2015 at 08:48

Thomas(Tom)Walsh If they ever do another I hope they will get some more authentic looking dummys to dress up because these look like they have come out of C&As window.

Comment by: Giovanni on 2nd May 2015 at 09:04

You can tell the patient's a Wiganer....still wearing his cap even in bed!! lol

Comment by: kath on 2nd May 2015 at 09:41

I'd loved to have seen this and I was shocked to read that some items were stolen!

Comment by: Giovanni on 2nd May 2015 at 09:51

Not his cap, obviously, kath!

Comment by: Giovanni on 2nd May 2015 at 10:03

They haven't Mick, C&A's have been closed donkey's years! lol
But I get your point. The manikins need to be more life-like and dramatic.

Comment by: Giovanni on 2nd May 2015 at 10:44

At a time of war, the nurse still managed to do her eyelashes and make-up!! lol
And how was the injured soldier meant to read the newspaper with no hands!!

Comment by: John Morris on 2nd May 2015 at 12:22

It is sad that there are so many negative comments about the manikins after all the hours of unpaid work and effort that was put in by the team that did the display. Perhaps Mick and Giovanni would like to join the "Friends" group and give us the benefit of their undoubted expertise.

Comment by: jean F WALES on 2nd May 2015 at 15:51


Comment by: Mick on 2nd May 2015 at 15:58

John Morris Im to busy doing (unpaid work) making videos of what modern Wigan and district looks like today for the future generations of Wiganers to look at, to get involve with the friends of Haigh Hall, sorry.

Comment by: David on 2nd May 2015 at 16:00

Good shot John. The exhibition was very good. Clearly a lot of research and work went into the displays, I wish I'd had time to read them all whilst on my visit. Thank you and please keep up the good work.

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd May 2015 at 16:11

Well said Tom and John, the Friends of Haigh Hall are doing a grand job up there doing work that otherwise just wouldn't get done by the WLCT.

The mannequins are serving their purpose of enactment and display of the uniforms, any voluntary organisation wouldn't go wasting money on realistic mannequins which can cost a couple of hundred quid each.

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd May 2015 at 16:40

Good for you John Morris, put their money where there mouth is.

Comment by: Broady, on 2nd May 2015 at 17:04

They are mannequins. Manikins are a small cigar. 👍👍👍

Comment by: Alex on 2nd May 2015 at 18:34

That Giovanni bloke always have to make silly comments, thing is, he's not funny. There's nothing funny about WW1, many soldiers lost arms and legs in this conflict, as well as lives.

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd May 2015 at 01:13

Agree with Alex 100%.

Comment by: Giovanni on 3rd May 2015 at 09:30

As a retiree Johnny Morris, I'm too busy enjoying myself as a friend of more than enough people to be another one!! Thanks for the invite.
Who rattled your cage?

Any comments made are light-hearted. I for one appreciate the bravery of the British soldiers having a grandfather and great uncle who fought at the Somme and Gallipoli

Comment by: Barry cusick on 28th May 2015 at 17:13

Well then Mick ,maybe we could use you as one of the Dummies next time ,why be so negative all the time

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