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The NHS is Born!
15 November, 2018 - 24 November, 2018Free
This year the pioneering National Health Service turned 70 years old. This exhibition features items from the South Wales Coalfield Collection at the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives to provide a glimpse into life in coalfield society before and after the founding of the NHS. It will look at community and occupation health and miners’ medical schemes, regarded as the model for the NHS. The exhibition will include examples of pamphlets published in 1948 to explain the NHS to a public still adjusting to post-war life, alongside items from the collection of Dr Julian Tudor Hart, whose work in Glyncorrwg (a former coal mining village in the Afan Valley) influenced the clinical approach of the NHS.
This event is open from Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and 8:00pm. On Friday and Saturday it is open between 9:00am and 5:00pm.