Monday 5th October saw a lively morning at Mill Green Museum, when over 30 members of staff, patients and volunteers were invited to a special viewing of the exhibition 'The QEII Hospital... taking a look back'.
The event was arranged by the organisers of the recent heritage project for which a small group of people from the local community, the NHS, Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust, and Hertfordshire University, amongst others, came together to capture memories and memorabilia of the old QEII and record its legacy.
Most of those who attended Monday's 'contributors event' had donated their memories to the project and/or loaned objects and photographs, which were featured in the exhibition, and in the new book ‘The QEII- A Hospital’s Story’ by Angela Eserin. They were able to view the exhibition, including a slideshow of photographs donated or loaned to the project and listen to clips from the recorded memories.
As well as offering time to reminisce and share memories, the event also saw the unveiling of a spectacular cake in the shape of the QEII hospital (see below) which was enjoyed by all.
The exhibition runs at Mill Green Mill and Museum until Sunday 15 November 2015. The Mill and Museum is open Tuesday - Thursday 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 2 - 5pm. Admission is £3.50 per adult, children go free. ‘The QEII - A Hospital’s Story’ by Angela Eserin is available to purchase at Mill Green Museum and Mill alongside the exhibition, for £5, as well as being available from Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust.