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Bits from Bygone Bute: Mount Stuart’s WW1 military hospital

The conservatory at Mount Stuart house in use as an operating theatre during the First World War.

The conservatory at Mount Stuart house in use as an operating theatre during the First World War.

 

Continuing our look back at the effect on Bute of the Great War, our trip back in time this week returns to the grand Victorian Gothic house at Mount Stuart, which was used as a military hospital during the conflict.

As shown here, operations were also carried out in the conservatory of the house, which was volunteered by Augusta, Lady Bute, wife of the fourth Marquess of Bute, to the Admiralty on the outbreak of the war.

Many thanks to Mount Stuart for the use of this photo, and if you’ve got an image - war-related or otherwise - which you’d like to share with our readers, please get in touch by emailing news@buteman.com.

Hard copies of photos can be sent, with a SAE for returns, to The Buteman, 5 Victoria Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0AJ.

 

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