The Healing Home

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The Healing Home

Echoes of the First World War.

Between 1915 - 1917, Temple Newsam House was used as a hospital for soldiers convalescing from their war injuries.

This exhibition is the result of new research which has uncovered family histories which have, in turn, inspired the creation of an audio soundscape to give a flavour of what it was like to recuperate in one of England’s finest country houses.

It listens to the echoes of the lives of those who stayed there, looking at the lives of two soldiers in detail. Belgian, Cyrille Desager, and his family. George Ryder, who served in the West Yorkshire Regiment and whose wounds affected the rest of his life.

By: Rob Martin

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