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Welcome to our Forty-first
news page here at Schools of Nursing. Our forth and final edition for 2016.
Only a couple of months away from our ninth Birthday. That it is
still here is a real tribute to our members (now over 580) who have kept it
alive. My heartfelt thanks....|
The Nursing badges public gallery - "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"... our current update is right here.
So what's new? Firstly. We are the reverse images of each badge. Unique images from each badge displayed - not generic images from stock photographs. This is extremely important to making each badge photograph a standardized reliable and not least valid record of a particular badge. You need only point your cursor at a particular badge to see if a reverse has been added.
We now have 3 galleries which are open to the public without login:-
1. Eric's Gallery - The original and much neglected gallery still awaiting update. CLICK LINK...
2. Peter's 'backman' gallery - 50 fifty (50) pages of 24 badges per page and 1250 pages - (2400 photographs). CLICK LINK...
3. Mike's 'myk1066' - at the first (published) page of 20 badges - with
another 91 pages in progress.
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 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!
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...
messages - Training Transcripts - Qualified Nurses.
*But please note: We simply cannot respond to transcript requests individually'.
We are now at 5368. 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...
Collecting... Some mine.. Some yours!
The condition was
indeed poor. Face side enamel damaged in at least seven places. Sterling
silver badly worn and scuffed in several areas and looked undoubtedly
'grubby'. The reverse indeed had a broken pin which also had a badly
executed (perhaps silver solder) repair; a replacement catch - badly
soldered non-original vintage; and a safety loop attached (solder) slap
in the centre of the Fattorini trade mark... The solder repairs
partially obscure some of the reverse side inscriptions. There must be
some doubt about the latter - the correct interpretation being SRN not
SFN. and the stated date interpretation seems incorrect.
And permission to
use the photo! What better?...
Imagine, that whilst dreaming, you were given a whole
lot - 1001plus - badges that you could not definitely identify as
nursing/hospital badges. After reaching badge 0999 - with only two badges
left you gave up and passed the lot to the church jumble sale. Both were
bought by a collector of nursing badges - worth four figure sums - for
two shillings and six pence! - 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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