Mary Seacole describes the building of her hospital, called the 'British Hotel' and the events of the Crimean War. One day in 1856 the journalist William Howard Russell from 'The Times' arrives at the British Hotel wanting to write an article about Mary.
Rather grudgingly Mary agrees and Russell spends time with her finding out about her activities.
Russell discovers how well-loved Mary is by the soldiers (they call her 'Mother Seacole') and how she puts aside fears for her own safety in order to treat wounded soldiers on the battlefield...including the enemy troops.
When the Russians surrender Sebastopol, Mary marches into the city with the British troops and is cheered by soldiers lining the road into the city. Her fame is at its height.
A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. 2013-2014 now added.
Spring 2014 podcasts available from 14/01/2014. Never miss a programme!
Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.
Our new abridgement of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story 'Private Peaceful' begins 17/01/2014.
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Notes to support the programmes are simple to print or download as pdf.
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