Have you ever wondered what they did in the dark ages when you suffered with migraines? The answer might make you very happy you live in 2018. Trepanning was commonly practiced throughout the ancient world, into the middle ages and right through to the 18th century. It’s even occasionally done today but is thankfully no longer common practice, and not recommended by the NHS. It is to show our great appreciation for the NHS that Hedon Museum has put together this interesting exhibition on the history of medicine, covering ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, the enlightenment and all the way through to modern times.
The NHS was created on 5th July 1948 and has now been with us for 70 years! This great British institution, and the diligent professionals working within it, have saved millions of lives and allowed us to seek medical help without worrying about the price tag. Britain has shown its gratitude with TV documentaries, tea parties, light shows and special exhibitions so, of course, Hedon Museum has joined the celebrations.
Exhibiting alongside is the Hull & District Research Society, who have spent years putting together a historical plan of the 5 major roads into Hull – Hessle Road, Anlaby Road, Beverley Road, Holderness Road and Hedon Road.
The display includes both old and modern photos, including images of bombed out buildings and shops which no longer exist, with accompanying information. How many of you are too young to remember Woolworths? What began as a simple idea, quickly turned into a huge undertaking with a great result!
Exhibition runs Wednesday 1st August – Saturday 1st September. Opening times are every Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 4pm. FREE ADMISSION. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Souvenirs and books for sale.