A happy coincidence

I was walking through Covent Garden in London the other day, when I looked up and saw this plaque.

IMG_0930Endell Street was the first hospital to be created, run and staffed entirely by women doctors and nurses and opened 100 years ago this year.

In a strange coincidence my Australian grandfather, who was wounded on the western front in 1917, was treated at Endell Street.

So, in a way, I have the wonderful women (many of whom were suffragists) who worked at Endell Street to thank for my existence.

About Miles King

UK conservation professional, writing about nature, politics, life. All views are my own and not my employers. I don't write on behalf of anybody else.
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1 Response to A happy coincidence

  1. David Dunlop says:

    British nurse Eva Dobell (1867 – 1963) served in many hospitals during the Great War; though I don’t know if Endell St in London was one. She helped and encouraged young poets, and campaigned in print for the protection of both wildlife and the English countryside.

    See: http://allpoetry.com/Eva-Dobell

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