Last Saturday the Worcester Vintage Cycling Club was invited to take part in the 10th birthday celebrations of The George Marshall Medical Museum. The museum is located in the grounds of Worcester Royal Hospital. The theme for the event was 'Call The Midwife' inspired by this photo of Nurse Lucy Ford, a real midwife who worked from Worcester's old Infirmary, also now partly a museum.
|Image copyright Charles Hastings Education Centre & George Marshall Medical Museum|
Here's me and Teresa dressed as Midwives/nurses for the day! Somewhat weirdly I already had the original nurses cap, red waspie belt and a nurses' style upside down brooch watch. Just some random things I'd squirrelled away for such an occasion!
I found a grey mac on eBay which is a nod to the TV series, as well as a traditional style uniform and an original 1950s apron. I also borrowed Clare from Second Hand Rose's Gladstone bag.
We took turns wearing an original woollen nurse's cape which belonged to the museum. It instantly made you feel the part! We had a ride around the hospital grounds and along a little route to the nearby Countryside Centre and drew a fair bit of attention from puzzled onlookers!
My turn in the cape - I'm going to have to get one, I didn't want to take it off!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, especially the dressing up! Thanks to the museum for having us and to everyone who came down to join in. If you're local to Worcester or passing through, do check out the weird and wonderful exhibits at The George Marshall Museum and the Infirmary Museum if you get chance!