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Welcome to our fifty-eighth news page here at Schools of Nursing.
This is our third issue this year
Much of the News everywhere is still dominated by the Coronavirus outbreak and actions taken by governments to try to overcome it.
But the good news is the UK appears to be winning the battle and the numbers of people hospitalized with Covid 19 is continually dropping.
*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!!
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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!
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- Qualified Nurses.
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Still accumulating, albeit very more slowly. The 'National' galleries now contain 603,000 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 603,000 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
V - I don't collect anything less....
But then any addition to our history is more than
welcome - many are 'Genuine, solid silver nurse belt buckles with clasps!.... I find it almost unbelievable that they
continue to resurface, but resurface they do!! Perhaps we will find one for
every hospital we have listed - perhaps many less than the 700+ schools of
nursing we know of,
but there must be a good few out there. Anyone with a donation of even a
photograph will be welcomed like a long lost brother! Or sister!
in a recurring dream -
a buckle from every single
hospital/school of nursing arrived in a crate which was so heavy that no
one could lift it. So you
spent a week hiring a large crane - by which time the box had vanished!
yourself? You never would!.. But then, that isn't very likely,
Best carry on collecting - and chain down any crates arriving next time!
Another photograph from the past
1914-15 (Retention of Scottish Theme)
*Training Hospitals/Details *No Link
*Sincere thanks to Dixie Mills for the supply of this photograph.
Dixie says - "I have attached the photo. I think it was taken
sometime around 1914-15 given one or two years.
I have attached a photo of my grandmother in her nursing or midwifery uniform from the mid 1910’s. I have been unable to identify the school she graduated from. Does anyone there have any idea where I should start looking"?
Thank you,Dixie Mills, MD (retired surgeon) **this has become my pandemic research project,
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
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