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KING’S MILL HOSPITAL – 1940s STYLE CELEBRATIONS

King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, was originally the first United States Army Hospital established in England during WWII.

We have designed 6 murals and 10 giant banners, to hang above the murals, to be displayed along the entire length of the new King’s Treatment Centre. We based the design for each of the 10 wall hanging banners on a movie poster from the corresponding period. The King’s Treatment Centre street, with its 9m high walls and huge opaque domed roof structure, will link the whole of the new hospital.

The official opening day with a special 1940s themed dedication ceremony was held at King’s Mill Hospital, on Friday 4 July 2008, the American Day of Independence. This coincided with celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service in Britain.

A former US soldier and a Mansfield GI bride were invited from America to be guests of honour at the launch. The local BBC featured the hospital and its American guests every evening in the week leading up to and including the event. There was extensive coverage in the local press and also in local newspapers in America. Ex-servicemen were also interviewed at the BBC in Washington.

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