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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 7 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...

Domestic Christmas Dinner 1964 - and is the lady in white, including the cap, Ada? Without being intentionally facetious, if that is 'Ada', isn't that a superb name for a ward domestic? Who could perhaps have been, but for the lottery of life, been the matron..... Whatever, Barbara Tyler wanted the photograph in her scrap book...

And certainly there is no mistaking a Matron when one see's one. Miss Smyth perhaps? Or is this Miss Tyler herself?

The left-hand photograph below - I had never seen a ward quite like this one! Hydestle in style!....


The right-hand photo' above shows Sarah Doughty - 'Sister Annie" in 1964 - that amazing cap and is that uniform standard issue? Certainly the collar, apron and wonderful 'Nightingale make for a superb portrait. I wonder if we have more about the almost polka-dot uniform dress?  It would be good to know,,,,


Above left - on the very next page of the scrapbook - the ending of an era is announced on 18th May 1966in a letter from 41 Lothbury EC2 - Tel Monarch 6060.  The name of the author of letter, the ending of which is not shown on the page, says, in Para 2, " I feel that I would like to send a line immediately to say how grateful I know the Hospital to be for the outstanding service'..... An Enigma... The address was once the London HQ of the National Westminster Bank. Standing immediately behind The Bank of England It was certainly palatial certainly. But who wrote the letter?  More research could well reveal. But the next photograph in the scrapbook (Above Rt) confirmed the end of an era - Barbara Tyler's retirement....

End of an era? Miss Barbara Tyler certainly took her extremely well earned retirement, but she quite obviously did not give up her contact with the hospitals she had served  with distinction, as can be seen in yet more pages of her scrapbook.  The book itself, some memorabilia - including her badges, still survive, albeit currently in America... More pages next time!

**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.


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Nursing & Midwifery Council.

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Royal College of Nursing.

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(Stirling Scotland)
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