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Welcome to our fifty-eth news page here at Schools of Nursing. This is
our fourth issue this year - 2019.
work also 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.
Photographs added from Windows programs are often the wrong format and need conversion. But, We do
our best and acknowledge our occasional shortcomings!|
And we do have one or two, although we try hard to pretend otherwise.... Please - if you see errors, just say so, no offence will be taken!!
The article links in this column - Two from Will B - 'Badge Manufacturers' and 'Nurse belts & buckles & Badges' one from Sue in progress (Ann Braddick) are below.
1. Badge manufacturers and their Maker Marks. (No Change) Link.
2. Miss Ann Braddick - Military Nurse/Hospital Matron - QA/Bristol Southmead
St John's Hospital,
Towbridge, Wilts. Link
The Nursing badges public gallery
(*Temporarily - You may need to use your browser 'back' button to get back here).
Our original aim is unchanged. 'Individual hospital/school locations have been (and are still being) added; badge shapes; materials used; badge weights; type of fixings; central design (picture) ; inscriptions on the rear (nurse names/dates/maker marks/hallmarks where applicable); designer/s; manufacturers; number made; and dates first awarded are all salient points in our quest being addressed'. Reverse sides being added to each badge wherever we have the photographs.
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 5861 nursing/hospital badge photographs encompassing all areas of the UK; 593 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 170 photographs (nurse uniforms), both civilian and military. We have achieved 5861 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 5861 - 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.
Collecting... Buckles and Buckles -
and more buckles...
Extremely rare? I have personally never seen
one before. Never imagined one existed. Wish list? Yes please, as soon as
possible! Though with my luck this may be the only one I ever see, let
alone own for a while....
Back to the buckle - have a closer look at the reverse...
that a collection of Nightingale
buckles for an entire nursing set became available on ebay. And you just
knew, like others, that they just couldn't be genuine so you didn't
bother bidding until after the ridiculously cheap sale ended. When
they were discovered genuine. Forgive
yourself? You never would... But then, that isn't very likely,
Another photograph from the past
Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast
*Training Hospitals/Details *Link
*Sincere thanks to SoN
member 'eric' 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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