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Welcome to our fifty-third news page here at Schools of Nursing. This is our
third issue this year
for 2020. Much of the News everywhere is still dominated by the Coronavirus outbreak
and actions taken by governments to try to overcome it. The current
lockdown is now being relaxed in most of England. We can only hope that our governments
are selecting the
correct course of action and follow the rules of the current lockdown.
There is still no certainty about an end being in sight. Our history will,
no doubt, reflect the outcomes.|
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!!
Schools of Nursing NEWS PAGE 51 - 'A News Page Outline'
- is a brazen attempt to show the origins of schoolsofnursing.co.uk
- hopefully it will be of interest -
3. Miss Ann Braddick - Military Nurse/Hospital Matron - QA/Bristol Southmead
St John's Hospital,
Towbridge, Wilts. Link
The Nursing badges public gallery -
New Addition - Barry Sutton's Gallery start.
(*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 5909 nursing/hospital badge photographs encompassing all areas of the UK; 594 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 179 photographs (nurse uniforms), both civilian and military. We have achieved 6681 already! By the end of 2020? 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 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... Admissions, Admissions!!
And the confession!!
So, where does a collector without a recent additions go from here? No point trying the library - we already have more than any you might find there!
No, the right place is that old standby - Badges of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales - yes, GNC badges! Bet you thought that there were no more to talk about after our early articles....
But oh' - how wrong you would be if you though that. The register opened on 30th September 1921. The first state registration badge was issued to Ethel Gordon Bedford-Fenwick (nee Manson) who was registered as SRN (State Registered Nurse) on 30th September 1921. The registration number was '1'. The final resting place of this badge is unknown.*
There must have been
at least 700,000 produced including all variations, duplicates et al.
There are innumerable differences between
what seems to be a basic item
but in reality there were only two versions silver, chromium plated,
and un-plated (SEN) badges. But there were even exceptions to this -
including an un-plated SRN version...
that there seemed nothing more to
collect now. So you continued growing giant pumpkins (!) - in
your rented first
floor flat! Forgive
yourself? You never would!.. But then, that isn't very likely,
Best carry on collecting!
Another photograph from the past
*Training Hospitals/Details *Link
*Sincere thanks to SoN
member 'backman' for the supply of this
photograph. I wonder if this photograph can still be identified? It is
really so long ago.. Perhaps a descendant or friend of will appear with
a name - but it
does seem only a very remote possibility.
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)
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