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Nursing Badges Identity...

Outstanding Nightingale items - Scrapbook - Miss B Tyler.

Will B
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 8 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...

Barbara Tyler was apparently, and not surprisingly, a devotee of Florence Nightingale. Whatever, Barbara Tyler wanted the photographs in her scrap book...

It is not surprising that such devotion should arise from her position at the Nightingale Hospital....
The left-hand photograph below - St Thomas's Hospital, William Shepherd Memorial Dining Hall . Rt - St Thomas's Hospital - Study Room. There was no indication for whose use these rooms were intended 0 but it seems fair to assume that nurses used them.


The Left-hand photo' below shows St Thoms's Hospital - Ridell House sitting Room.... And below Rt - a 1958 aerial view of the hospital itself.... Whilst some of the photographs may seem a little lacking in themselves, I for one had never (and probably will never) seen inside these rooms until now. And of course they must have evoked many personal memories for Miss Tyler herself....


Above Rt - and the magnificent aerial view of St Thomas's, the hospital must have held and evoked so many memories for her.... And the photograph below - 'Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother hands Miss Audrey Wilson her silver medal, watched By Matron Miss Theodora Turner'. November 24, 1964...


What memories these pages must have evoked, what memories recreated!  But then perhaps we need to remember how hard Miss Tyler must have worked  to have been in a position to have them..... More photographs next time, but we are now close to the end of the scrapbook - the next page may well be the last.....

*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.


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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Nursing Collectables

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