Heritage Coffee Afternoon Explores History of Samaritan Hospital for Women

On the 20th of August the community hall at Samaritan House hosted the Women’s History Archive of the Samaritan Hospital project for an afternoon of sharing stories over coffee and cake. 

The event featured screenwriter Paul Cooke, who introduced the project and his play A Dose of the Blushes

Paul Cooke reads from his play A Dose of the Blushes.

Participants had an opportunity to share stories with each other, as well as listen to some of the many women’s experiences which have been collected as part of the archive. 

Sharing stories over cake.

The play A Dose of the Blushes, featuring the real stories of women who stayed at the Samaritan Hospital for Women, will be touring a number of different venues in September 2018 and Spring 2019. For updates you can follow their Facebook page here.  

Two new residents of Govanhill (one very new) hear more about the history of the hospital. 

The WHASH project has received some attention in the press and continues to look for women’s stories. If you have a story to share or are interested in finding out more about this project, contact dzabiega@govanhillha.org.