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Delta nurse on front line during 1918 pandemic (SPH)

Winnie Fisher helped in the fight in Delta against the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. (Photo credit: Delta-Optimist)

It was a tough time for a young nurse trying to take care of Delta residents stricken with the Spanish Flu a century ago.

Research by the Delta Heritage Society found letters by Winifred Fisher, who worked with a local doctor at McNeely Hall in Ladner.

In 1918, the hall acted as a temporary hospital to deal with the pandemic which saw many locals become ill and forced the closure of all public gatherings.

The Delta Heritage Society is interested in hearing family stories handed down from your parents, grandparents or great grandparents about the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic and how you feel it compares to today’s COVID19 pandemic.

I was accepted at St Paul’s Hospital and my training started.

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