To mark the centenary of the First World War the ‘Caring for the Casualties of the First World War in Bromley’ project explores how the people of Bromley cared for both combatant and non-combatant casualties of the War.
Using a range of historical sources the project will enable people to research, record and interpret:
• Bromley’s network of Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals, their staff and patients;
• the burial places of significant combatants who died at as a result of their wounds and non-combatants who worked at the hospitals
• the role of parks and allotments in helping people to cope with the deprivations caused by the War
• the Borough’s statutory and charitable institutions that cared for civilians who suffered hardship
Community groups and volunteering
Working with community groups, local and national museums, archives, and history societies, the project will offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities, commemorative events, family learning activities, education sessions and exhibitions in venues across Bromley. This project enables residents of the Borough to mark and commemorate the Bromley’s important role in caring for the casualties of the First World War.