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Built with Love...

The Peace Hospice is a cornerstone of Watford's heritage. Built by public subscription in 1925 as a memorial hospital to those killed in the First World War, many thousands of local people have cared, and been cared for, in the building for the last 89 years. 

During recent years, Peace Hospice Care's work with Reminiscence Therapy has uncovered life stories and memories of both the Peace Hospice and Watford going back generations. 

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary year, we wanted to honour both these memories and the generous charitable donations from individuals and organisations on which we rely to deliver our services. In 2015, working with a team volunteers and staff, Peace Hospice Care has collected oral histories, images, transcriptions and memorial items relating to the history of the hospice, the individuals and community we serve. We hope that through the online archive and heritage exhibition more people will learn about the hospice and Watford's heritage. In addition, more local people living with life limiting illness and their families will access the Hospice and benefit from therapy and support to enhance the quality of life. 

This archive will develop and grow as new information is uncovered.

Our History

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View a timeline of key stages in our history

Highlights from our Archive

Explore selected highlights from our Archive

Built with Love: 25th Anniversary Heritage Exhibition

Find out more about our forthcoming heritage exhibition.