Biography: The Bradford Khaki Handicrafts Club was founded by Louisa Pesel and others to provide therapy for soldiers suffering from shell shock. Members of the club would meet shell-shocked soldiers from the trains arriving in Bradford and take them to the Abram Peel hospital in Bradford which was a designated centre for the treatment of shell shocked soldiers. Their work included making an alter cloth for the hospital, which opened in 1915 as a special neurological hospital.
(Reference: The Saltaire Sentinel No. 112 April 2012)