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Welcome to our forty-seventh news page here at Schools of Nursing. This is
our first issue this year - 2019.
This issue has been particularly difficult for us - illness of the editor
combined with several technical problems have delayed us considerably. We
trust that, being nurse, everyone will understand. 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. We do
our best and acknowledge our occasional shortcomings!|
But then again, much of our site news writes itself! Well usually... This time - in spite of everything - fate dealt a very hard hand. Quite apart from all else we lost two very good colleagues - both quite unexpectedly - which threw the proverbial (and very large heavy) spanner into the works. But Hopefully - into the New year - things will start on a new foot. And hopefully we will never forget to say thank you to all who have contributed..... Happy New Year!
Reminder. Our original researcher Sue B is back. The article links in this column - One from Sue (Ann Braddick) and two from myself (Nurse belts & buckles & Badge Manufacturers) are unchanged.
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; 590 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 167 photographs (nurse uniforms), both civilian and military. We have achieved 6117 already! By the end of 2019? 6050 still 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 6117 - 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.
A large and impressive bronze medal for Proficiency in Mental Nursing, from the Retreat Hospital in York. This was founded by William Tuke, in 1796 as a private Asylum for Quakers and went on to pioneer many innovative treatments for mental illness.
Measuring 47mm by 33mm,the medal face bears an image of William Duke, Founded the Retreat York 1792.The reverse shows leaves and branches and Presented for Proficiency Mental Nursing. Below this it bears the latin motto Cum Bona Voluntate Servientes which translates as 'With Good Will, Doing Service'. The medal is named around the rim to Emma A Bradley - 22nd July 1922 - The Retreat York. It would originally have been worn mounted on a plain beige silk ribbon but this is now absent.
The final picture (curtesy of the Welcome Institute) shows such a medal being worn!
Onward...And then came the message:-
I note from your website that you say the designer of the Sussex Downs School Of Nursing Badge is unknown. I was that person - doing the first drawings back when I was working in the School of Nursing as a Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher in the 1970's.
I trained at the hospital when it was Eastbourne Hospitals School of Nursing from 1967 - 1970 and have a badge from those days. After developing the original drawings for the design the Sussex Downs badge I was given a badge as a gift in memory of that but when I migrated to Adelaide Australia in 1989 sadly I lost the badge. I would love to purchase one if you know where I get come from please.
Well, One conundrum
solved. We now know who designed that badge - Ureka! But one left
- can we replace it? I feel sure that Val will be successful - I
for one am off to search my collection files and if there is one there
it is yours Val, with grateful thanks... If I don't have one I am sure
that someone else somewhere will have one - and if not we will jolly
well find one for you! You have my word...
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
really not so long ago.. Another 23 not so long-ago nurses! Perhaps one of
them will appear or a descendant or friend with
a name - but it
does seem remote possibility - but a chance 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
57. The Welcome Institutue
58. Val Smyth.
59. Rebbeca D.
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