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Girls and staff making sprints and clothes for wounded men.

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The Red Cross Hospital at Grangethorpe which was built for wounded soldiers in 1917. The photographs date from the 1920s and 1930s when it became a centre for the rehabilitation of disabled soldiers. In 1921 it was visited by the Prince of Wales.

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Manchester High School girls making bandages for wounded soldiers and clothes during World War I for people in need. They were distributed by local nurses and this was part of the war work which the school did during WWI. The last one shows them making jam – this was made in huge quantities and sent to Red Cross hospitals for wounded soldiers.

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Girls also took part in agricultural work. In the photograph they were working at a potato farm.

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