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Welcome to our fifty-nineth news page here at Schools of Nursing.
This is our fourth issue this year
*Publishing errors. We do have one or two. Please - if you do see errors, just say so, I
will be offended and remove them asap!!
(*Temporarily - You may need to use your browser 'back' button to get back
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 6323 nursing/hospital badge photographs encompassing all areas of the UK; 594 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 183 photographs (nurse uniforms), both civilian and military. We have achieved 6323 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 6323 - 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 impossible V
- I don't collect anything less....
Caroline M. Fletcher Feb 1917 - April 1919. The badges were awarded one year later - in May 1921. The perforations are usual in the first Pattern badges. "the extremely well engineered pin and extremely sharp pin of over 47mm. Whilst the pin had secure fastenings it did protrude around 3mm. Long enough, perhaps, to be seen as potentially dangerous" (1). The Marking for 'Nurses Home' is not usual and needs explanation. I wonder if it is possible that Caroline M. Fletcher was a London Hospital Home Sister at some point.....
The addition of later fittings of the pin and catch appears professional - it is a detraction but not enough to deter ownership of such a beautiful badge. But it's size (35mm wide) and weight (32 Grams) was the subject of much controversy at the time (1) and it was later replaced with a smaller version. Presentation of the larger version ceased around 1933. Numbers of the larger badge (the subject herein) is reported to have been low..... II will try to discover the number.
A Final Curiosity
Imagine, in a recurring dream - that the featured badge was the only one in existence. (It is!) But that you failed to bid on the day! (I didn't) Forgive yourself? You never would!.. But then, that isn't very likely, is it? Best carry on collecting...You might be lucky next time! WB.
Another photograph from the past
*We will attempt to automate this book to allow reading by next time.
Matron of the LH was possibly Arabella Donne.
The London Hospital Link
Well, that is yet another very pleasant note upon which to end the 57th Schools of Nursing Site News..... But just before I go have a look at this superb badge from the now closed Harold Wood Hospital:-
Another 'Gifted' photograph - already added to our SON gallery
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)
63. Siobahn Parry
64. Copyright kent190544
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