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Red Cross Re-enactment, Helston Railway Station, 1912

NumberHESFM:2012.11901.6
PlaceHelston Railway Station Cornwall United Kingdom
Date24.9.1912
KeywordsTrades and Professions Medical People Helston
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Photographic postcard showing Red Cross nurses re-enacting a disaster at Helston Railway Station on 24 September 1912. The photograph shows the nurses taking the stretcher into a building. There is a nurse in the doorway, Miss Ida Haynes, with a cup in her hand, a man leaning against the door, Keith, is holding a walking stick, and another nurse, Winnie, with her back to the door inside of the building. The back of the postcard says "Sept 24/12. This shows the entrance to the hospital. One of the beds I had to attend to is just opposite the doorway. I am standing inside with my back towards the camera. Didn't know the photo was being taken. Miss Ida Haynes and Keith each side of the doorway. The stretcher bearers are carrying one of the wounded in. Love from Winnie". Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.