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Welcome to our fifty-fourth news page here at Schools of Nursing. This is our
fourth 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 but mixed messages lead to
much uncertainty. We can only hope that our governments
are selecting the
correct course of action and follow the rules of the current lockdown/s.
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 -
Barry Sutton's Gallery start.
5. **Nursesue's gallery is started and the first page will be online very soon.
(*Temporarily - You may need to use your browser 'back' button to get back
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 very more slowly. The 'National' galleries now contain 5910 nursing/hospital badge photographs encompassing all areas of the UK; 594 photographs (buildings/people/ephemera); and 180 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.
All images, lager and with more detail can be found at the collections60 link above. Well worth a visit - or two!
And this (below) really is one of my very own - 1897 - very rare if not unique, a St Bartholomew's' composite.. Very nice!
NB. There must be some very fine and beautiful buckles out there - perhaps more will surface - there were at least 700 schools/hospitals.
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
Uncertain Date Origin
*Training Hospitals/Details *No 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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