Archives for February 2012

Winsford Cottage Hospital – My Little Grey Home In The West

Many have commented on this little watercolour that has hung in the main corridor of the Winsford Cottage Hospital for as long as any can remember. It was painted in December 1915 by John Gilmour, a convalescent soldier. The paintings title “My Little Grey Home in the West” shows a fondness he must have had … click to read more

Art Nouveau – The Reseau Art Nouveau Network

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is a European coordination network, which brings together today many European cities around their magnificent Art nouveau heritage, in order to pursue an ambitious programme of study, protection and enhancer of Art nouveau. Enterprising and committed, the Network defends a scientific approach and aims in the same time to inform … click to read more

The Cottage Hospital Movement

Cottage Hospitals developed in the second half of the 19th century. They were made possible and successful by international developments in hospital treatment: the use of anaesthetics in surgery from 1845; higher standards of nursing care under the guidance of Florence Nightingale, particularly after the opening of the Nightingale Training School for nurses at St … click to read more

The C F A Voysey Society

The CFA Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the work of the architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in both the Arts and Crafts movement and its immediate successors. It is the Society’s objective to encourage research into all aspects of Voysey’s life and work and to … click to read more

The Winsford Trust – Article For The William Morris Society 2012

Tucked away in Halwill Junction, Devon, just a few steps from the tourist route to Bude and the North Cornwall coast is a unique product of the Arts and Crafts movement. The building was a gift to the parishes of North Devon from Maria Webb-Medley, a generous patron of the arts. C.F.A. Voysey is principally … click to read more

‘Cheesy’ Quiz Night

It’s quiz time again! On February 25th from 7.00pm (eyes down at 7.30pm) we will be holding one of our fundraising quiz evenings at the Winsford Centre. Tickets are £6.00 per person and will include a ‘cheese’ platter for sharing and a ‘cheesy’ round of questions! Tables of 6 please and a licensed bar is … click to read more

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