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The picture you see on the header was taken after a long hot day at Wrest Park – the English Heritage site in Bedfordshire. We were a little weary because of the huge flow of members of the public over an excellent Bank Holiday weekend – we were kept really busy talking to a wonderful variety of people. If you do make it to our events please do come and chat and don’t be put off by the photo and slight sombre faces!!!!
We love the opportunity to demonstrate wound dressing, splints, injections – although the injections are demonstrated on pig-skin rather than people (Health and Safety gone mad I know!). So if you fancy a closer look at an amputation saw please do come along and talk to us!
Some of the photos are taken by me but the high quality ones, including the header, are taken by Great War Society member and author Rob Langham. Rob has two books out (so far) on the North Eastern Railway in the Great War and the Handley Page bomber (Bloody Paralysers) (http://www.google.co.uk/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Rob+Langham%22).