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Welcome to our fifty-sixth news page here at Schools of Nursing.
This is our first issue this year
We wish everyone a happy new year. Perhaps, with the current rollout of the vaccination programs the end is in sight and April may well bring, not just light at the end of the tunnel but some bright sunshine for us all....
For now, much of the News everywhere is still dominated by the Coronavirus outbreak and actions taken by governments to try to overcome it. The current (January 2021) lockdown is now extended until the middle of February. We can only hope that our governments are selecting the correct course of action and follow the rules of the current lockdown/s. There is still no certainty about an end being in sight the current (new) variant apparently being far more infectious than previously. Our history will, no doubt, reflect the outcomes.
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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 very more slowly. The 'National' galleries now contain 5910 nursing/hospital badge photographs encompassing all areas of the UK; 594 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 181 photographs (nurse uniforms), both civilian and military. We have achieved 6681 already! By the end of 2021? 7000 is a target. 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 6681 - 7000 now seems a possibility. We are on the way and just maybe, we will see another magic number this year, 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.
Collecting... It must be the
III - I don't collect anything less....
**It is worth another
mention that all Belt/buckle images, larger and with more detail, can be found at the
'collections60' link above. Well worth a visit - or perhaps two!
And this - a private company issued (below Prudential Assurance Company) buckle, absolute magic! This one really is mine, not just a photograph, at least for now...
Sally Bosley describes
this buckle /badge as "A
scarce original vintage period large silver plated nurses buckle, bearing
the crest of the 'Prudential Assurance Company' with motto 'Fortis qui
prudens' (He is strong that is prudent) within oak leaves and acorns
decoration. Very good clean condition, complete with all fittings and large
navy blue petersham belt and stiffener".
And Finally -
another super badge from ODPbarry - nice - worth collecting top right
column (Lt) badge - there is also a Brighton Training School ODA
(Operating Department Assistant) (Rt) badge next to it.
Another photograph from the past
Uncertain Date Origin
*Training Hospitals/Details *No Link
*Sincere thanks to SoN
member 'backman' for the supply of this
photograph. I wonder if this photograph can still be identified? It is
really so long ago.. Perhaps a descendant or friend of will appear with
a name - but it
does seem only a very remote possibility.
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
57. The Welcome Institutue
58. Val Smyth.
59. Rebbeca D.
60. Sue Sullivan (SoN)
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