BBC Radio 4 Open Country
The Haslar Heritage Group and Shore Leave at Haslar featured in a recorded programme in the BBC Radio 4 series ‘Open Country’
Some of the historic London hospitals have earlier foundations, but Haslar’s story of British military and clinical history is unique. The 8,000 – 12,000 bodies which lie buried in the Paddock and grounds bear testimony to Britain’s global reach since the 1750’s.
Haslar as a hospital and the clinicians and staff made considerable contribution to medical advances over the centuries covering medicine, science and geographic exploration with many famous men from Haslar being active in all aspects of research.
The Haslar Heritage Group was founded in 2001 to promote the hospital’s 250th anniversary in 2003 the highlight of which was the recording of the BBC’s ‘Antiques Road show’. The group is now very active in promoting Haslar’s rich history, through publications, talks and lectures. The group also co-operates with the production of historical documentaries and in answering the many global enquiries regarding Haslar’s history.
The groups aim in working with the new owner of Haslar is the formation of a ‘Visitor’s centre’ in order to present Haslar’s history and that of the Royal Naval Medical and Dental Branches, including the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service and the Voluntary Aid Detachment.
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The Future of Haslar
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