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Welcome to our Thirty-Sixth
news page here at Schools of Nursing. Our second edition for
New Nursing badges public gallery opening at schoolsofnursing.co.uk - Current update.
"When our website was first envisaged (we actually opened November 2007) one of our esteemed members, ('eric') suggested that our photograph galleries, then private, could be made public"...
Well, we now have fifty (50) pages of 24 badges per page - (1200 photographs) - some with reverse sides to complete the picture - almost ready to release on a hopefully expectant world! Hopefully the first page will be attached to this release. But please be aware there are some details not yet completed - some may never be completed because of loss of manufacturer information - or schools of nursing records when amalgamation with the Universities took pace in the late '80s. But what we have is invaluable. The first such work since Jennifer McLauglin - perhaps extended as she might have done.
This is the start - the catalogue - of our new galleries. Open to anyone who has an interest - and hopefully the start of an increasing number of interested people. More pages will follow quickly - first catalogue completion is envisaged by the end of June this year. All members who have given permission will also have their own catalogue, a rather large job.
By the end of the project we will have a new book on nursing badges. We are already working hard on the content and format. There are omissions. There will be errors. By the end, with your help, we will have a new definitive and up-to date 'Nursing Badges II' (perhaps the title?). For now, have a first look. Please remember copyright. LINK HERE
And another three new articles from Sarah Rogers, Will Burgess and Antony (Tony) Smith. The first another outstanding Nurse Badge set and Personal History - Amy Rosalie Scott, 1896-1967. The second a light-hearted look into a personal member post box; and the third an autobiography (our first) of recent history.
Ms Barbara Tyler -
St Thomas Hospital - Scrapbook Part 8.
We are already at 4788 - 5000 now 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.
And it is not just a matter of quantity but rather a combination of
quantity and quality. The quality of additions made to the site - both
in the way of photographs and contributions to our forum has created an
irreplaceable contribution to nursing history. We can now claim to have a mini photographic museum here at schoolsofnursing. Sincere, heartfelt, thanks...
Collecting on! Well, maybe not....
This particular buckle
was, I understand, bought by a husband for his nurse wife. I add that
simply because a Masonic buckle could have been just that - a Masonic
buckle. This one was
definitely for a nurse.
I already have other badges
from 'Ashton' of course, but these two have eluded me so far. Claims to
fame. Miss Charlotte S Yapp, Matron there founder member No 6 of the
first General Nursing Council for England and Wales. Well before my time
- but perhaps something in the water rubs off! For my first
teaching post I was interviewed by Zena Oxlade - who later became Chairman of the
General Nursing Council.
But, being the Steward of
several SRN versions of The London Hospital badge, I suppose that seeking an SEN version
could be viewed as gluttony. But not so - I regard all the items in 'my' collection as being
'mine' only for my own period in history. Hopefully passing to the
stewardship of another, perhaps more worthy soul at the end of my day.
(Hopefully in the very distant future)!
I don't know the dates either of these badges were issued to Mary - it is also possible that the GNC badge (Rt) was not the silver version shown.... And yes, I do have other, perhaps lesser wants, so perhaps an article is in the offing.....
Imagine, that whilst dreaming, you rubbed the magic
lamp - and Florence Nightingale appeared and gave you three wishes! And
you were too dumbstruck
to answer. Better write them down and leave the list beside your bed - NOW!!.....
Another photograph from the past - this one thought
*Training Hospitals/Details *Not Available.
*Sincere thanks to SoN
member and Moderator 'backman' for the photographs used...
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