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Welcome to our
Thirty-second news page here at Schools of Nursing.
Our second edition for 2014.
New Nursing badge sales site...
One of the seriously good pieces of news is the announcement by our moderator Peter M, 'backman', that he has gone on-line with a new nursing collectables sales site. Having cleared the matter fully in respect of our 'no direct advertising' rule, I have no hesitation in providing a link to the new site - petersnursingcollectables. We will be adding links to our side-bars shortly. Direct sales are still not acceptable.
And now three more new articles from Sarah Rogers. Both histories of QAIMNS nursing sisters and their badges - the first, Florence Mary Yemm - The London Hospital; the second Metropolitan Asylums Board Medals and London County Council Hospital Badges: and the third, almost a nurse-history, Sister Lucy Cox a civilian nurse and war-time Sister in the QAIMNS (R).
As always very nicely illustrated (especially Lucy Cox - collections37) and well worth a read. Sarah is now progressing through an external course at the University of Dundee. The big question is - at the end of her current course, will she do a Masters? Whatever, more articles will undoubtedly follow, adding yet more to our knowledge of nursing history....
Ms Barbara Tyler -
St Thomas Hospital - Scrapbook Part 5.
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 6 is
Member Photograph Galleries.
We are already at 4205 - 4500 seems a
definite possibility. We are well on the way and just maybe, we
will see another magic number very shortly, thanks to our many contributors.
We can now claim to have a mini photographic museum here at schoolsofnursing. Sincere, heartfelt, thanks...
Collecting... And a little serious magic!...
Sorely needed after a recent failure to bid at all on what was to be (hopefully) the star attraction in this collector page. Believe me or believe me not my telephone line (and internet) was chopped on the day of the sale. It returned almost exactly an hour after the sale finished! Least said the better... So it was back into the hunt for buried in the eons of time treasure - well, to be honest I already had one superb piece, but the second startled even me.... First things first.....
I do collect QARANC (and the earlier QAIMNS and RAMC) badges. Indeed, all military nursing and medical items, but I had never seen one quite like this example before. It appears to be silver, although there are no hallmarks or maker marks, so I may be wrong about that. Whatever, it is a superbly crafted item with a loop for a safety chain with a superbly engineered and lockable pin. I am not sure about the construction. The body seems cast, with the fittings - pin and safety loop - added later. Nice. A sweetheart brooch perhaps? I wanted, of course, to find out more about it...
And perhaps a little serious magic
- for wear on a nurses cape...
If this badge was once owned by such a
distinguished lady then I owe her my very belated and sincere thanks. She would be
one reason that for the last twenty years or so much of my life has
been spent at our second home here on Crete! To explain. I became besotted right
at the beginning of my nurse teaching career when I first read chapter II -
(2). It is the real beginning of the book (the first chapter being an
overall introduction) and is headed, quite simply,
'Sincere thanks to member
'barrysutton'... **Regrettably we could
not locate the appropriate badges to display above....
We express our grateful appreciation to those people
who have contributed the original photographs
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