• War Poets Walk – Sunday 8th September 2019

    Discover the history and the poetry of the shell shocked soldiers who stayed at Craiglockhart Hospital, on what would have been Siegfried Sassoon’s 133rd birthday! 

    This year we will be looking in particular at The Hydra, the magazine written by patients of the hospital. The talk will be given by Catherine Walker MBE, the War Poets Curator at Napier University.

    The walk will meet at the entrance at Napier University. Parking will be available at the university. The walk will finish at the green sculpture at the corner of Craiglockhart Road North and Colinton Road, a ten minute walk from the start point.

    The walk will involve some uphill and downhill walking and walking up and down steps. Please wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather.

    Free, donations welcome.

    Staff at Craiglockhart War Hospital, (circa 1917). © The Poets Collection, Napier University

    Cover photo – Staff at Craiglockhart War Hospital, (circa 1917). © The Poets Collection, Napier University.
    Photograph of Staff taken around the same time as photograph 0019503. (circa 1917) by J.C. Bambuck Hanover Street Edinburgh.
    Attempts have been made to contact the photographer but to no avail.
    The original prints are held as part of the war poets collection
    This Photograph was gifted by Joyce Macpherson, daughter of Nurse Grace Barnet whose photograph was also gifted at the same time. As a matter of courtesy Mrs Macpherson is generally contacted when the photographs are being used . Her contact details will be posted below.
    These details were posted 13th April 2005 information supplied by Catherine Walker Campus Library Manager, Craighouse Library