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Nursing Badges Identity...

Outstanding Nightingale items - Scrapbook - Miss B Tyler.

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Early Nightingale School of Nursing Badge   Please Note: Whilst every care is taken in checking promoted links, we cannot accept responsibility for your use of third party web links.
Ms Barbara Tyler Assistant Matron St Thomas Hospital Hydestle London Outstanding Nightingale School of Nursing Items II.
The Scrapbook of Miss B Tyler


Page 4 of the photograph scrapbook which once belonged to Ms Barbara Tyler.  Gina O - (an American correspondent) - kindly contributed photographs of the original scrapbook. The book subsequently passed to Keith Haikes an American male nurse who has maintained contact with SoN. Keith also purchased Barbara Tyler's badges and other memorabilia from Gina O.  On with the photographs...

The left-hand is of Fred Neilson - but the scrapbook gives no clue as to who he was. Dr? Chairman of the Hospital Board? He certainly has with him a model of the Nightingale hospital. And who is that Staff Nurse? Again, the plate with cake indicate some sort of celebration - a Gold Medalist perhaps. Another mystery?

No - not much mystery here - it is December 25th and although the model of the hospital remains, there is no sign of the cake in the previous photographs! And perhaps a closer look at that Staff Nurse (or perhaps student) might just ring a few bells, even after all this time.....


And not a lot of mystery here either, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are unmistakable, along with their entourage and, is that Matron I see?  But is the rubble wartime bomb damage or  rubble frombuilding work outside the entrance? At a guess I would say rubble from bomb damage - especially given the scars on the front of the entrance. The King and Queen were renowned for visiting the sites of air raids as a means of offering their support during WWII. A damaged St Thomas's would have undoubtedly gained their attention....

We may well be able to find out and document considerably more about the hospitals involved and some of the more senior nurses. Whatever every page more of Barbara Tyler's photograph scrapbook published is adding another grain of knowledge, another piece of nursing history, available to all who may have an interest. More pages next time...

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Irish Nursing Badges.
Eric Wilkinson.


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(Stirling Scotland)
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