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Welcome to our Thirty-ninth
news page here at Schools of Nursing. Our second edition for 2016.
It is hard to realize that we are now in our eighth year - and had it not
been for all the original support SoN might never have happened. That it is
still here is a real tribute to our members (now over 500) who have kept it
alive. My heartfelt thanks....|
New Nursing badges public gallery opening at schoolsofnursing.co.uk - Current update pending.
"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"...
To Recap: We now have 50 fifty (50) pages of 24 badges per page and 1200 pages - (2400 photographs) - since the last news page - with much detail being added to the actual labels. Last time I said 'Individual hospital/school locations have been (and are still being) added; badge shapes; materials used; badge weights; type of fixings; central design (picture) ; inscriptions on the rear (nurse names/dates/maker marks/hallmarks where applicable); designer/s; manufacturers; number made; and dates first awarded are all salient points in our quest being addressed'.
So where are we now? Well, we are right here:-
CLICK THE LINK... (**To Get Back Here Click the 'BACK' Link at the Bottom of Page1)
Then click a badge photograph to see the single page! The links can take
you back and forward - a page at a time (24badges per page) - for all 1296 pages if you like. Or go to the
'Gallery Start" page at the bottom of any individual
badge to get back to the numbered 24 badge page. Sound complicated but you
will quickly get the hang of it - promise!
The links are all above - enjoy!
messages - Training Transcripts - Qualified Nurses.
We are now at 4517 - 5500 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...
Some collecting....Some giving back!
And then came the devastating sense of loss when I learned that the family of Miss Claridge had contacted the previous vendor (our own 'backman') seeking to buy the items.... For which they had been searching....
For me there was no
choice, the Sarah Alice Claridge collection simply had to be returned to
where it belonged - within her family, not in my collection. But all was
not lost - I had possessed something very precious to me as a collector,
and we had gained an illustrated Nurse History (Sarah
Alice Claridge) by Sarah Rogers. The collection will be delivered to Sarah for
presentation to Patricia Mumford (Great Niece of Sarah Claridge) on my
behalf by Sarah's husband Harry Shortly - at a Claridge's tea. And Yes,
we will get the full story into print later. And I will get to meet
Patricia Mumford personally in Nottingham later! A huge plus...
Want one? Yes please! And now I will have one...
Imagine, that whilst dreaming, you witnessed a debate
between Florence Nightingale and Mrs Ethel Bedford-Fenwick about the need
for a GNC - and, and.... And well, that's when you awoke sweating, not
knowing who won! Forgive yourself? You never would.....
Another photograph from the past - this one is of
*Training Hospitals/Details *Not currently Available.
*Sincere thanks to SoN
member 'backman' for the supply of this
photograph. I wonder if any of the nurses can still be identified? It is
not too long ago.. Perhaps a descendant or friend will appear
with names - or even one of the nurses in the photograph!
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