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Heritage Exhibition

Discover about healthcare from times gone by at this free heritage exhibition taking place at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September, 10am to 4pm.

The topics covered will include local hospitals, clinics, maternity units, and doctors’ surgeries. The exhibition will also feature items relating to nursing homes, dentistry, and the impact of the two world wars.

Visitors will also have a chance to examine the nursing manuals that were in use 80 years ago, and to see photographs of ambulances from past decades. Finally, the display will also include various quack remedies, including Overbeck’s Rejuvenator.

This exhibition is being staged as part of Heritage Open Days. The display will chart the development of healthcare provision in the area, and visitors will have a chance to read about events that were sometimes tragic, surprising and even farcical: the youngest VC winner of the Great War who died in Grimsby General Hospital, the infirmary where a rat was found on a patient’s bed, and the chemist who developed an electrical device that promised to reverse the aging process.

Adrian Wilkinson, Archivist, Lincs Inspire

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