The Peace Hospice Portacabin 1993 - 1996

By 1993, the Hospice appeal had raised enough money to start a temporary Day Care Centre in a portacabin alongside the Peace Memorial Hospital.  It was opened by entertainer and Hospice Campaigner, Roy Castle.
The Watford Observer, July 1993, reported the progress of the Appeal which had raised over ‘half a million pounds’ in two years.  The Hospital building re-opened as the Peace Hospice on 25 September 1996 and the portacabin found a new life at a Montessori Nursery School in Watford.

This post is part of information gathered during Peace Hospice Care’s oral histories project 2014-16. The project captured 25 years of Peace Hospice Care and explored the legacy of the Peace Memorial Hospital. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Foundation.

Find out more about Peace Hospice Care by visiting or the online project archive  Oral histories from the project will be deposited with Hertfordshire Archive and Local Studies by end 2016.

This page was added on 09/11/2016.

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