The Story of Queen's Hospital: 7 October 2017

An evening of story, music, drama and poetry commemorating its opening in 1917.


2017 marks the centenary of the opening of The Queen’s Hospital for facially injured soldiers of WW1. It went on to become world-renowned as the centre of the new art of plastic surgery under the innovative and pioneering work of Sir Harold Gillies, a New Zealand-born surgeon.


At 7.15pm on 7 October 2017 at St John's Church, Sidcup a special event tells the illustrated story of the hospital together with music, drama and poetry and with contributions from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, local musicians and singers, Royal British Legion and members of Lamorbey and Sidcup Local History Society.


Tickets cost £3 (including refreshments) and can be obtained from representatives of the Lamorbey and Sidcup Local History Society who will be at Sidcup Library at the following times only: Friday 30th June 10.30am-12pm, Saturday 1st July 10.30am-12pm, Friday 7th July 10.30am-12pm and Saturday 8th July 10.30am-12pm. Please take the opportunity to see the society’s display in the library which is up from 26 June to 14 July.


Tickets can also be obtained from Urban Food, Sidcup High Street during their normal opening times from 30 June onwards.


All meetings are held in St Lawrence's Community Hall, Hamilton Road, Sidcup, starting at 7.15pm.

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