Film showing: THE SPIRIT OF ’45, directed by Ken Loach
Wednesday 27 June, 7.30pm, YMCA, Reforne, Easton, Portland
All welcome – admission free. Plus discussion led by Portland health campaigner Giovanna Lewis
The National Health Service is 70 years old next month. It came into being when, after the Second World War, Britain was bankrupt – but still found the resources to create a welfare state providing high quality, free healthcare for all. This superb documentary film explores the lives and hopes of those who fought for our public services.
With Weymouth & Portland struggling to maintain our local services – and Portland Community Hospital under threat of closure – we remember why the NHS belongs to us all and why it’s worth keeping. In the 1940s, in the wake of war, politicians could find the money to fund a universal service. Why not now?
Organised by Weymouth & Portland Action on Wages – WeyPAW