Bourne Hall Museum
bringing history alive
Crimean War And Florence Nightingale
Sat 18th April
1:00 to 2:30pm
Discover how one remarkable woman changed the face of nursing forever.
Today, nurses are recognised as important, super-skilled professionals. At beginning of the 19th century, nurses usually had no training at all, and they weren’t even paid. In 1854, the Crimean War broke out and British troops went off to fight in the Crimea.
News soon reached home of soldiers dying from battle wounds, cold, hungry and feverish, without medical care and with no nurses to treat them. Help was needed fast, Florence led a team of nurses to the Crimea.
When they arrived, the nurses found the Army hospital in a terrible state, overcrowded and filthy, with blocked drains, broken toilets and rats running everywhere. Wounded soldiers were sleeping on dirty floors, without blankets to keep warm, clean water to drink or fresh food to eat.
Not surprisingly, disease spread quickly and most of the soldiers died from infection.
Learn how Florence changed everything and saved lives.
Cost: £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult)
Contact: David Brooks 020 8394 1734
Bourne Hall Museum Club
To book spaces, for more information or to be added to our e-mailing list please contact David Brooks on email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8394 1734 or visit www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history and like to have fun while learning about it. We travel back through time to discover the past and its people encompassing all periods of history from the deepest Stone Age to the home front in Epsom during World War 2. The Club meets on the second or third Saturday of each month at Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF between 1 and 2.30pm