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Welcome to our
Thirtieth news page here at Schools of Nursing.
Our fourth edition this year.
It would be nice to increase the frequency, but without more help it is
just not possible. But, looking on the bright side, we do try very hard to
deliver an interesting and worthy page.
Nurse Histories - Ongoing...
Our next history - Anthony (Tony) Sisson - special and still progressing. Hopefully it will be complete by December.
And yet two more new articles from Sarah Rogers. Both histories of QAIMNS nursing sisters and their badges - the first, Nursing Sister Lilian Ainsworth 1872 -1951; and the second Sister Florence Catherine Puddicombe 1867-1943.
Both are very nicely illustrated and well worth a read. As mentioned in the last news Sarah has commenced an external course at the University of Dundee. We hope that she will still be able to make her now regular and much valued contributions to SoN.
Ms Barbara Tyler -
St Thomas Hospital - Scrapbook Part 4.
The scrapbook photographs are presented
exactly as we received them - the icons above are linked to our own pages
in a pseudo-reproduction -
leaving a little room for us to perhaps eventually fill in the detail
that the nurse creating the original, Ms Tyler, did not need since the
scrapbook - and the memories it contains, was for her own use. As with
any scrapbook, some of the photographs may well be meaningful only to Ms
Tyler, but some are of recognizable, sometimes public figures. All are
part of Barbara Tyler's story and are of historic importance as the
scrapbook of a past Assistant Matron at St Thomas's Hospital. Especially
this one! A glimpse of history. A treasure... PART 4 is
Member Photograph Galleries.
We are already at 3827 - 4000 might just
be possible by the end of 2013. We are well on the way and just maybe, we
will see another magic number by the end of the year, thanks to our many contributors.
We can now claim to have a mini photographic museum here at schoolsofnursing. Sincere, heartfelt, thanks...
Collecting... Miscellaneous - A nurse history and an unidentified Scottish
Not being prone (often!) to impulse buying and being a great enthusiast of collecting nursing histories based on both badges and photographs, I could not believe my luck in being able to collect a complete badge set, plus a couple of photographs of the nurse in question, plus a definite lead to her personal history, albeit largely military, in one fell swoop! Nursing sister A.M. Blake SRN...
In the sellers own words:-
She certainly is! It is - and they are....!
Ms Blake's military records, rescued
for us from service records held at The National Archives at Kew by Sarah
Rogers, have already yielded over 50 pages of letters and records. The
history of Ms Ada Maria Blake is now safely secured, we hope, for posterity.
Collecting nursing badges - which is where this history started for us, is a
superbly worthwhile activity. It is a real pity that the costs today will
result in serious losses....
I was lucky - and here it is... But having achieved my goal I am left with another question - just what is the badge. It is a very fine example, complete with bar and hallmarks and obviously named 'NURSES CoOPERATION' across the top bar and 'EDINŖ & EAST OF SCOTLAND' around the central oval with the central Scots X bounded by four decorative arms containing the Scottish thistle. Very, very nice!
Hallmarked for 'Duncan' - Edinburgh - 1904/1905 - solid silver. Unfortunately I failed to weigh the badge
The Hallmarks (J.D) were those of James Duncan - an
manufacturer - dated 1904. Once again
Phil, at 'silvermakersmarks' was able to confirm the hallmarks and date the
badge for us. Unfortunately, like the badge itself nothing more came to
light. The seller, Margaret Maxwell (dolly-deals - ebay) was able to add
that she obtained the badge in Perth (Scotland) but had no further
information about the badge. Perhaps we will discover more when this news
page goes on-line and more people have a chance to see the badge.
that you were in a fairground lucky dip. That you had stuck in your hand and
managed to grasp two badges - but were only allowed to take out one - no
felt like a nightingale - the other a GNC badge. You took the
Nightingale. But was that other badge inscription a
number 1 you had detected with your fingernail? It was? Forgive yourself - you never would!
Now, just where does that fair stop next...?
TFNS Nurses Pictured at the 4th Northern General hospital,
Our sincere thanks. *Neal Cooke 'redimp37' - SoN (who can
also be contacted at:- firstname.lastname@example.org) for
We express our grateful appreciation to those people
who have contributed the original photographs
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