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The archives and local studies centre for the historic county of Shropshire.
We have 5 ½ miles of shelving holding local material from 12th century charters right up to yesterday’s Shropshire Star.
"Such Good Fellows" - The Role of Baschurch in World War 1
- 26 January — 31 March 2015 *on now
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital ("the Orthopaedic") which had been founded in 1900 was originally located at Baschurch in Shropshire and this was one of the places that injured soldiers were brought to for treatment during World War 1. Our display features two injured soldiers. One, Jim Sherwood, survived the war and went on to work at the hospital for 40 years. The other, Edwin Morris, also survived the war despite shrapnel injuries and being gassed and married Letitia Edwards who was working at Baschurch during the war.
The display also features a Thomas splint with supporting information. Sir Robert Jones, one of the hospital founders, popularised the use of the Thomas splint which reduced the mortality rate from fractures of the femur (thigh bone).
There are also other pictures from the time including a drawing made by one of the patients.
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The Main Entrance
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital