In terms of volume of work June was to date one the busiest months so far. We had a large number of presentations to attend in all corners of Scotland. Furnishing exhibitions with details and accounts of the work of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during WW1 was also in demand. Troyes in France was a huge success and I’m glad the hours of gleaning documents paid off. We also assisted a number of small community groups from all over the UK. We supplied them with details of personnel and provided a background to the where, when and the conditions they were facing at that time. There has also been huge interest from Australia. Again ideas and information have being going back and forth. And its rewarding to see a number of projects so far away coming together. We still trying to add 20 or so biography’s per month to the A-Z of Personnel page. Of all the areas of research this part takes the most time.
July and August again will be hectic. We are providing a raft of information for an exhibition and conference taking part in Serbia later this year. Am delighted to have been asked to attend and for my part will show two short films, one on the role of the SWH in Serbia from 1914-1919 and one on the Serbia retreat through the eyes of the SWH members. A particularly important thread as, in November, it will be 100 years since that epic journey took place. Velibor Vidic and Iva Savic are ensuring that this is going to be a success.
Again in July there are plenty of presentations taking place and i will add these to the site nearer the time. For whatever the reason there is an increase in relatives of former SWH members contacting us for information. Keep them coming as it’s always a pleasure to hear from you and help with any queries.