Chelsea Pensioners

Not knitting but thought that all of you might appreciate the following news story:

Background: The most famous of the military retirement homes in the UK is the Chelsea Hospital. Built under the direction of Charles II with a design by Sir Christopher Wren, it opened in 1692. The name “hospital” is a bit of a misnomer, it is rather a live in club with activities and a uniform.

On 10 July 2009, the first two women, ages 85 and 82, were admitted to the facility. One served in the second WW as Field Artilery in the defence of London, the other as a nurse from 1948 onwards.

Links are here and here.

It only took 317 years. Gives me some hope that it will not take quite as long in the US…..

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