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Welcome to our Twenty-fourth news page here at Schools of Nursing.
The second edition this year.
Nurse Histories - Moving on...
Our next history - Anthony (Tony) Sisson is now on the work bench - special....
Continues apace, not many lost badges reported; several requests for help with training transcripts (we can't); and of course requests for us to help find people. For lost badges - our advice is always sent upon request. For training transcripts the only place we can advise is the NMC. For people - there is the website forum - free and public. it is always worth a try!
Two pieces of news in our mail got my own attention immediately. The first is a forthcoming auction, and a very special one it should be. We are aware that Nightingale School of Nursing badges are rare, and that many find their way home to St Thomas's. But sometimes, on rare and usually expensive occasions, a Nightingale badge of special note and desirability to collectors. And one very special item is about to appear on ebay! Our correspondent, Gina O, is based in the USA. She has decided not to collect nursing pins any longer and is about to put, we believe at the beginning of June, this Nightingale badge on ebay. Gina says that the badge is:-
'An authentic ROYAL NURSE'S NIGHTINGALE BADGE 1935
This badge had belonged to Barbara Tyler, by Florence Nightingale School, St. Thomas' Hospital London.
Reverse has engraving that reads 'Duplicate' and 'Loyalty'
Information given to me with this badge when purchased, had said that Miss Tyler had a most distinguished career, and was 35 years at St. Thomas', where she achieved rank of Assistant Matron-in-Charge at St. Thomas' Hydestile (Godalming, Surrey), when the hospital was moved out of London during the Blitz of 1941. She was one of the team of three nurses who nursed KING GEORGE VI, father of present QUEEN), at Buckingham Palace prior to his death in 1952.The badge is in great condition with enamel intact. This badge is contained in it's original velvet lined presentation case'. Want a quick look? Ok....
But interested parties can get a much
closer look right Here (Left Click).
The Second piece of news to get
our attention was news of the publication of a new Book - Nursing and
Women’s Labour in the Nineteenth Century - The Quest for Independence. By
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415539746/ You can get the
book direct from Routledge for
£20 for a while if you quote
'AC2012' when ordering. Offer ends 31/12/2012.
Member Photograph Galleries.
There is a terrific amount of cataloguing
to do because all the labels and
descriptions have to be added so that search engines, and thereby searchers
can find them on the internet. It seems an impossible task, but my, haven't we just come a very long way?
I think that we are going to need help....
Collecting... Badges Galore!!...
But this time quite a large collection which I didn't buy. I didn't even attempt to as there were just too many badges and several questions which I couldn't handle in the time available. 18 badges in all from the same seller in the same sale. All from 'madeinireland' and all apparently from the collection of a nurse Mary Kelly.
There were some nice collector items,
including a much sought Crichton Royal Dumfries and a Scottish GNC Enrolled
Nurse badge. To say nothing of the GNC (England & Wales) SRN and a somewhat
chipped (but part of a pair) Ancoats Hospital (Manchester) badges. There was
also an Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate badge - the one which has a
threepenny bit-like shape and a nice earlier hallmarked and numbered
RCN badge. A Scottish Catholic Nurses Guild badge and a lowly older COHSE
union badge completed the package. The seller and his spouse kindly supplied
a full set of images and hope to follow up with a history of Nurse Kelly
after moving from Ireland to the UK.
When collecting anything it is
nice to have the complete item - including the excellent condition original
Hamilton and Inches original box - cardboard maybe, precious beyond doubt -
Another Photograph from the past - this one
Well, that is yet another very pleasant note upon which to end the
24th Schools of Nursing Site News, so for now I will say goodbye and
wish you all well.
We express our grateful appreciation to those people
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