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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 6 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...

A Victory night (V-E Day - 8th May 1945) was a time of much rejoicing in Europe, no less in London, with the allied victory at the end of WWII.  This photograph was taken from St Thomas's Hospital towards Parliament buildings - showing fire-tender boats on the river Thames spaying an illuminated water salute! It must have been a very special time perhaps a time also of great relief.....
V-E day night 1945  Parliament from St Thomas's Hospital St Thomas's Hospital London Sister Nurse youg male patients

The right-hand photograph above - two nurses, one definitely a St Thomas' Sister, the second perhaps a Student or Staff Nurse, and two young patients - abounds in the Union Jack's of victory. Just who were they? It is quite possible that some or all are still alive today....

St Thomas' Hospital, Hydestile, Godalming Lilian Ward staff and Children

The right-hand photo' seems to be a general picture of a drive and building at St Thomas's Hydestile - I wonder what the building was?...  The left-hand picture - perhaps Miss Lovely is the Sister holding the baby on Lilian Ward? What happened to her? And the three other nurses in the picture? And the children? Lilian Ward was at St Thomas's London.....

Hydestile Hospital Chapel, Godalming Nissen Huts Hydestile Hospital, Godalming

Above left - the Chapel at Hydestile seems to have been in a Nissen Hut - perhaps a bomb shelter - and may well have been inter-denominational. But we don't seem to have anything about the Chaplains... Although, (Rt) there did not seem to be a shortage of Nissen Huts....

Appointment cuttings - Miss B. Tyler - Assistant Matron-in-Charge Hydestile

We do know from the photographs that Miss Smyth was Matron of Hydestile. We can assume, probably safely, that the Miss Bennet who left to get married was an Assistant Matron, and of course we know that Miss B. Tyler took over as Assistant Matron-in-Charge at the beginning of February,1963. We also Know that Miss Tyler had previously been Sister on the City of London Ward. But was that at Hydestile or was it at the main St Thomas' Hospital site?

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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Schools of Nursing.

Hospital Photograph Collections.

Nursing and Hospital badges.

Irish Nursing Badges.
Eric Wilkinson.


Nursing Organizations

Statutory Bodies.
Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Professional/Trade Unions.
Royal College of Nursing.

Badge Makers.
Thomas Fattorini.
Marple & Bradley
Brooke (Edinburg)
K&S (Edinburgh)
J.Gaunt (London)
(Stirling Scotland)
Bladon (London)
Toye&Co (London)

Collector links.

Nursing Badges.

Auction sites.
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