Added a couple of illustrations from past digs to the site :)
MISSING! Can you help track down this plaque commemorating the #centenary of the #GreatWar? #yourcountryneedsyou #redcross
During our research, we recently discovered that Old Place, Sleaford was loaned by the Marquis of Bristol for use as a military hospital during World War One.
Amazingly, through the power of social media, we discovered through members of the 'Sleaford Past' Facebook group that a brass plaque was sold on eBay last year, once mounted at Old Place, acknowledging the buildings use as a hospital.
The solid brass plaque measures 14.5 inches x 7 inches and reads:
"The South Lincolnshire branch of the British Red Cross Society gratefully acknowledges the loan of this building as an auxiliary military hospital from 19th November 1914 to 31st December 1918. 50 Beds, 1010 patients treated. Staffed by VADs Lincoln 38 and 15"
If you have seen the plaque or know of its location, we'd love to hear from you! It would be wonderful to return it to it's rightful place!