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Welcome to our forty-sixth news page here at Schools of Nursing. This is
our third issue this year - 2018.
Much preparatory work always takes place in the background - researching
possible content; collating (and sometimes writing) articles; grammar and
spell checking; plus preparing photographs, obtaining permissions where
appropriate and a whole myriad of activities before we even get around to
things like layout!|
But then again, much of our site news writes itself! A great deal is collected from a small coterie of enthusiastic members who are continually adding to our knowledge base - to say nothing of direct assistance whenever requested. There are also many selfless benefactors who are almost always ready to donate upon simple askance, especially photographs, to whom we are heavily indebted. A list is maintained in the bottom left column below. Hopefully we never forget to say thank you.....
Reminder. Our original researcher Sue B is back - One from Sue (Ann Braddick) and two from myself (Nurse belts & buckles & Badge Manufacturers)!
1. Miss Ann Braddick - Military Nurse/Hospital Matron - QA/Bristol Southmead Hospital/Matron St John's Hospital, Towbridge, Wilts. (preview)
4. Badge manufacturers and their Maker Marks. (No Preview as yet).
5. Nurse Belts and Buckles. Link.
The Nursing badges public gallery
3. Mike's 'myk1066' - at the first (published) page of 20 badges - with
another 91 pages in progress.
In short, everyone who has agreed to our publishing a public gallery will have one - using their own photographs wherever possible. We must surely have a copy of almost every UK nursing/hospital badge ever produced.
Click a badge photograph to see the single page! The links can take you back and forward - a page at a time (24 badges per page) - for all 1310 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!
Email messages - Training Transcripts
- Qualified Nurses.
Member Photograph Galleries.|
Still accumulating, albeit now more slowly. The 'National' galleries now contain 6006 nursing/hospital badge photographs encompassing all areas of the UK; 585 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 162 photographs (nurse uniforms), both civilian and military. We have achieved 6006 already! By the end of 2018? Perhaps 6050? It is possible, we continue to make solid progress and will perhaps achieve the largest collection in the UK, if we are not already there. New additions continue, albeit slowly...
We are now at 6006 - 6050 now seems a definite possibility. We are well on the way and just maybe, we will see another magic number 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...
But the photographs are not our be
all/end all. Our online articles (42) are gaining too, to say nothing of our
nursing histories and news pages. There is a great deal of research
involved. Someone's time. Someone's money. All given selflessly without
thought of gain. What we have here are the seeds of success.
'Torch of Knowledge Bronze SEN Nurse's Hospital Buckle & Belt.
A scarce vintage bronzed nurse's buckle, both sides depicting a winged torch of knowledge resting in a narrow laurel wreath set upon an ornate trefoil, complete with black petersham belt and manufacturers instructions on how to clean. Very good condition, complete with both belt loops, belt in good condition with service wear'.
instructions on 'How to clean' are simple warm soapy water. No metal
polish.... The title 'SEN Nurse's.. gives a little more
information than is usual - it was owned by an SEN - but the belt colour
would also have helped. But of course, unlike many badges there is
no nurse name or hospital identity. If I were to buy - I would consider
this first one seriously.
Children's Hospital London Nurse's Buckle.
Writing this column is for me an exciting privilege. It also has a drawback - it can cause extreme feelings of 'Want One' - any one of the above would fit the bill nicely! But maybe the gods of luck may notice....
that whilst dreaming, that the
complete history of every set of nursing belt & buckle ever worn by any
nurse was revealed. But that the list had over 60,000 names and
panicking, you could not remember one!
Forgive yourself? You never would... But you will find three
Another photograph from the past - this one is
*Training Hospitals/Details *Not currently Available.
*Sincere thanks to SoN
moderator 'backman' for the supply of this
photograph. I wonder if any of the nurses can still be identified? It is a
considerable time ago.. Another 28 long-ago nurses! Perhaps a descendant or friend will appear
a name - but it
does seem a very, very remote chance this time....
We express our grateful appreciation to those people who have contributed the original photographs
used to produce the News Pages.
1. News heading photo (all dates) - John Reeves
2. Bristol Southmead Gold (April) - John Reeves
3. St Bartholomew's Gold (April) - Ruth Watkin-Jones
4. Haygarth Silver (April) - 'ukhistory' (ebay)
5. Newcastle LS (April) - Peter Backman (Nursing badges)
6. RRC Medal (April) photo's- 'Caulgisbo' (ebay)
8. 'catandfrog' (July) - (ebay).
9. bokojnr (Dec) - (ebay).
10. blue.bottle (Dec) - (ebay).
11. 'backman' - (ebay).*
12. Hotminicooper (Jun) - (ebay).
13. Right-one50 (Oct - (ebay).
14. jcollinsmedals (Dec - (ebay).
15. Brittania Medals (Dec 2009).
16. elaine3080 (Feb 2010) - (ebay).
17. Fran Biley (Feb 2010) - schoolsofnursing.
18. St Andrews Children's Hospice - Grimsby.
19.themedalcentre - (ebay).
20. Christmas 1923 - Eric Wilkinson, schoolsofnursing.
21. past-modern - (ebay).
22. susie1156 - (ebay).
23. redsunshine525 - (ebay).
24. nbarton8 - (ebay).
25. magpieantics - (ebay)
26. rayofhope0 - (ebay).
27. Anotherluckyb - (ebay).
28. Helen M Coan.
29. yazandlaz - (ebay).
30. delroyb - (ebay).
31. Burmeseblue - (ebay).
32. amersham417 - (ebay).
33.Bethesda - (ebay).
34. nikkibarnard - (ebay).
35. madeinireland - ebay.
36. jamesmcg - (ebay).
37. pugwash - schoolsofnursing.
38. Sarah Rogers - schoolsofnursing.
40. Bill, schoolsofnursing.
41. alastaircox - (ebay).
42. Margaret Maxwell - (ebay).
43. soisjack - (ebay).
44. blubberlover - (ebay).
45. the collectique - (ebay).
47. Dart Silver Lid - ebay
48. 'gawincole' - ebay
49. Dr Patricia Mumford
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