Our WI is part of the South Rife group. On Monday 19th March at 2.00 pm at Bersted Park Community Centre there will be a very interesting talk on Edith Cavell.
Edith was a World War I British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers in Brussels from all sides without distinction. She and Belgian and French colleagues helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. She was arrested, tried with 33 others by a German military court, found guilty of ‘assisting men to the enemy’, and shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915. Although remembered primarily for the way in which she met her death, she should also be remembered for her extraordinary contribution to the principles of modern nursing.
Tickets are still available for this event at £2.50 and there will be refreshments and a raffle – get your tickets at our meeting next week.