Share your memories of Frenchay Hospital

Monday, 27 July 2009

Frenchay Hospital is holding an open day on July 30, to celebrate Frenchay Hospital and the community.
It is an opportunity for members of the public to share memories and memorabilia, between 10am and 4pm at the Frenchay Academic Centre, rooms four and five.
The memories, photographs and artefacts will be used as inspiration for the heritage corridor project, a major permanent exhibition which will see the front ramp corridor transformed. Lead artist Clair Underhill and colleagues will be taking pictures of artefacts, scanning photographs and listening to your stories which may be included in the artwork.
Clair Underhill said: "If you have memories of Frenchay hospital as a patient, visitor or a member of the community please come and tell us what it was like, we want to get the richest stories and images that represent Frenchay and its history.
"We are particularly interested in photos from all different eras of the hospital, including those right up to the current day. We'd love to see your old badges, medals, coins and stamps and any other interesting articles and objects that represent your memories of Frenchay.
"Myself and my colleagues will be chatting to you about your memories, scanning in old photos and photographing the objects.
"We will also be leaving postcards around the site for staff, patients and visitors to put down their thoughts and stories about Frenchay.

"We look forward to seeing you for some tea and cake, to find us enter Frenchay via the main hospital entrance, take the second left and the academic centre is on your left hand side, the event will be clearly signposted around the site."
The Heritage Corridor project is an initiative of the hospital's Fresh Arts programme, which aims to enhance the quality of the hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors and establish the hospital at the heart of its local community.
For further information about any of the Fresh Arts projects, contact Ruth Sidgwick on 07554 334 828 or via ruth.sidgwick@nbt.nhs.uk