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Title: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 16, 2008, 08:53:46 PM
Hello to all.

Our main site news page for October 2008 is now on-line. You can reach it simply by clicking the site 'Newspages/SiteNews' link at the top of the page - or right here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

There is, we hope, something of interest to all - our website progress and happenings, news of our progress with an uploadable photo gallery (now at the testing stage) for registered members of this forum (all of whom will have space automatically allocated), plus news of our the progress with our first nurse history project - Mary Ellen Watkin - Bart's Hospital.  Something for all we hope. For your enjoyment. Enjoy!

We will inform all members when their gallery space is open and supply the link and password details.

WB.
Title: Re: SoN News - Competition...
Post by: wilfb on December 26, 2009, 10:39:04 AM
Hi.

A note for visitors today (boxing Day) - We are working hard to get the latest news and Christmas competition line today.

There are some super competition prizes. Early visitors may well want to return later.... Details will be here on the notice board.

Very Best Wishes,
WB.

**Addendum: The news is now online with the competition details:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Members will need to log-in in order to view the link attached to the 'Photograph from the past' item. Non-members will need to join in order view that link. Apologies for brief notes - being Christmas time is a little limited. Enjoy the news - do enter the competition....
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on February 24, 2010, 05:48:23 PM
Hi.

Our main news page for February 2010 - our first this year - is now on-line at the finding address:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Something, we hope for everyone. Have a look - it's well worth it!

Will.

Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on April 29, 2010, 08:34:43 PM
Hi.

The April 2010 News page has just gone on-line here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Once again something for everyone - It really is well worth a look.

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on July 02, 2010, 03:31:46 PM
Hi.

Well, here we are again - two days late! But I hope that all will be forgiven when you read:-

The June 2010 News page, now on-line here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Once again something for everyone - news; collecting; photographs - It really is well worth a look. And please, if you spot any mistakes, take a minute to let me know so that we can get them corrected. If anyone wishes to enthuse - take as long as you need, we all like to feel good!

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page - September 2010
Post by: wilfb on September 29, 2010, 09:08:09 PM
Hi.

Well, here we are again - with just one day left before the September news would have been late! But I hope that the wait will have been worth it when you read:-

The September 2010 News page, now on-line here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Once again something for everyone - news; collecting; photographs - It really is well worth a look. And please, if you spot any mistakes, take a minute to let me know so that we can get them corrected. If anyone wishes to enthuse - take as long as you need, we all like to feel good!

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: jock57 on October 03, 2010, 07:29:54 PM
hello will,
still enjoying the website and enjoying your news page, keep up the good work.
I am sure it is appreciated by many.
Regards Jock
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 03, 2010, 08:17:29 PM
Hi.

Many thanks jock. I do so enjoy the adoration!!

But seriously it is nice to know that the page is enjoyed - and don't mind at all that there are no coach party's pointing at my home as they tour past. Watch for that finding nurse history though. It has been, and still is, a challenging one. Very rewarding though. I am always anxious that our efforts are appreciated and always await comment with trepedition..... Still a short wait away whilst we finalise but it shouldn't be too long now.

Best Regards,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on January 31, 2014, 09:21:37 PM
Hi.

Well!! Missed the deadline this time (by 13 days) & the pins and needles in my fingers at the time of the last news have now become total numbness.... But - The Latest news (April) is now online here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

But this time it has been a bonanza (read 'back-breaking!) The news page itself; Page 6 of Barbara Tyler's St Thomas Hospital Scrapbook; and no less than three new articles from our own Sarah Rogers! All the latter are worth a read, but the short history of Lucy Cox - including around 65 original photographs (I am going to say it!) is a picture. We have also added links to Peters new site.

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me about them - nicely.....

Very best for now, please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on January 31, 2014, 10:29:28 PM
Thank you for all your hard work Will. The pins and needles of course prove that overuse of a particular area (eg hands for typing) precludes the use of any other area thus confirming that men cannot multitask!!!!
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on February 01, 2014, 11:49:13 AM
Well done Will, a great piece of work- I know it takes many hours to upload it all, thanks, sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: barrysutton on February 03, 2014, 03:40:38 PM
Another masterpiece as usual.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on April 13, 2014, 04:06:45 PM
Hi.

Well!! Missed the deadline this time (by 13 days) & the pins and needles in my fingers at the time of the last news have now become total numbness.... But - The Latest news (April) is now online here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

But this time it has been a bonanza (read 'back-breaking!) The news page itself; Page 6 of Barbara Tyler's St Thomas Hospital Scrapbook; and no less than three new articles from our own Sarah Rogers! All the latter are worth a read, but the short history of Lucy Cox - including around 65 original photographs (I am going to say it!) is a picture. We have also added links to Peters new site.

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me about them - nicely.....

Very best for now, please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on June 30, 2014, 08:44:26 PM
Hi.

Well!! Not a single missed deadline - in fact we are day early - absolutely a first!  Perhaps fired-up by our imminent holidays?....

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

And another bonanza (read 'still back-breaking!) The news page itself; Page 7 of Barbara Tyler's St Thomas Hospital Scrapbook; and no less than three new articles from our own Sarah Rogers! All the latter are worth a read - Muriel Mary Williams - Birmingham Children's Hospital; St Bartholomew's Hospital; Queen Elizabeth United Hospital Birmingham; Mary Richard -  Mildmay Mission Hospital, Shoreditch; and  'A tale of three Nightingales' - (Catherine Ethel McMinn Graham; Mary Mildred Pickering; and Victoria Watson -Taylor).

There are but three slight errors - but I am hoping that no one will spot them before I eliminate them tomorrow. I will issue the member emails then..

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me if you find any - nicely please..... Applause is acceptable (if the product is worthy)!!

Very best for now, please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on June 30, 2014, 09:39:32 PM
HI Will, many thanks for another good newsletter and all the uploading. Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on June 30, 2014, 11:25:02 PM
Excellent as usual and early, many congratulations Will and thanks! Really interesting articles Sarah, hard work appreciated and hope Uni going well.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on July 01, 2014, 04:54:49 PM
Thanks, its distance learning which is greatso I can balance my eneergy etc.. last term was Palaeography-rreading old writing, this terms is house history- I hope to do military history at some point..Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: nursesue on July 01, 2014, 10:58:11 PM
enjoyable as aways
Title: Re: SoN October News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 31, 2014, 08:59:37 PM
Hi.

Two hours or so to the October 2014 News deadline - age seems to slow me down!?....

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Another bonanza (read 'still back-breaking!) The news page itself; Page 8 of Barbara Tyler's St Thomas Hospital Scrapbook; two new articles from our own Sarah Rogers; All the latter are worth a read - Eleanor Mason, nee Jasper, 1875-1938 - a superb badge set and history; Helen Waddell 1878-1949 - again with some nice badges and history; plus some early news about our finding first public photo gallery (photographs will not be up-loadable); Collectors corner - Red Cross medals from Athens; more superb Royal Worcester figurines; and a couple of nice military nursing group photographs...

All errors are my own. I hope that I find them before you do - but please do shout if you see any.   I will issue the general member emails tomorrow..

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Applause is acceptable (if the product is worthy)!!

Very best for now, please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on October 31, 2014, 10:21:41 PM
Thanks to Will,Sarah and all contributors,I will have another more leisurely read tomorrow
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on November 01, 2014, 08:41:13 AM
Wel done Will- a good read, thanks,  Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on November 01, 2014, 02:20:03 PM
Many thanks Will! As the well known technophobe of SofN I don't know how to put a little figure for clapping applause but please accept it.
I will be reading it again tomorrow when hopefully I will have recovered from "grandmother lag" - looking after my 7and 5 year grandchildren for a week is so tiring much as I love them!!
Took them shopping for some clothes, 7 year old needed vests and assured me she would be allowed crop top variety then threw wobbly when refused, I said to her "You can stand in your head and whistle God save the Queen but you're still not getting them " which has become the mantra for the 5 year old who is telling everyone one what I said with lots of giggles.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on November 01, 2014, 03:11:08 PM
Dear Magpie,

Your reply was worth a lot of serious clapping (we don't have suitable icons built in). We too have growing grandchildren (3 boys) and I have one daughter who is now adult.  But when she was younger she seriously offended me one evening. I asked her (without comment) to pass me a hard backed story book. Then struck her over the head with it!!! She never offended again, but would never pass me a hard-cover book!! I can remember sometimes giving my own mother a hard time when I was a child too.... But thanks again for relating that - it's a cold gloomy day and I enjoyed the laugh!

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on February 01, 2015, 03:50:44 PM
Hi.

Well!! Missed the deadline again this time (by 1 day) & the pins and needles in my fingers at the time of the last news have once again become total numbness.... But - The Latest news - January 2015 - is now online here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

But this time it has been a bonanza (but with unavoidable delays - apologies!) But here it is, the news page itself and no less than three new articles from our own Sarah Rogers/Will B/Tony Smith! All are worth a read.

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me about them - nicely.....

Very best for now, please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on February 01, 2015, 04:58:19 PM
Thank you so much Will, a really lovely read on such a finding cold day with a biting wind. (Envious of you in Crete!)
The three articles are such interesting reading - really interesting history from Sarah, finding postbox details from you and some real nostalgia reading Tony's career in nursing.
Seeing your Plymouth Village Nurse badge made my remember my role as a District Nurse in 1970, I was given one country patch and also an Army patch taking in Tidworth and Perham Down ( for anyone knowing the area). I was only working part time and supposed to do mornings only with 2 patches. I went to one old lady and introduced myself and she replied " Oh, you'm the new Parish Nurse then are you?" She told me that the old Parishes used to pay for a nurse and provide a house. Another 2 patients both had parrots finding loose which terrified me as I had been badly pecked by a parrot when I was little. It was usual for all of the stroke patients to be cared for in their old double beds always the furthest side away from you, no hoists at that time. I got called to the HQ to see the boss to explain why I kept crossing from Hampshire into Wiltshire so many times per day because apparently there was some charge for this cross county, she decided she would accompany me to show me how to be more efficient in travelling - after having been whizzed all over the place to do the diabetic injections and to meet up with colleagues to help with heavy patients plus coming out of an isolated cottage and having to get the peacocks off my car roof she decided that she would let me continue as before!!Happy days that didn't last so long as I became pregnant and at 7 months couldn't clamber over the beds!my daughter was only 3 months old when I started and I sometimes took her with me ( illegally of course) if my friend who looked after her couldn't for some reason. The baby was the best tonic for a lot of lonely people who were delighted to have a cuddle.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on February 01, 2015, 05:29:17 PM
Thanks Will- a good read, Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: eric on February 01, 2015, 05:31:32 PM
Well done to all 3 contributions. They make very interesting reading and the photos of Tony's career compliment the history extremely well. As for postbox, my postman certainly never has delivered such treasures in so short a period. Indeed if I get 7 or 8 a year (Irish) then I'd consider I was doing well. Recently was talking to someone who had few badges and while I haven't been able to obtain them, she did send me some photos (which I've put to gallery and which go into my "wanted" list of badges.
Thank you Wilf for your sterling work and to everyone for contributions on site (I've been a silent member of late).

Eric

Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on April 30, 2015, 09:41:47 PM
Hi.

The April News page went on-line a few minutes ago:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

There is a lot in here - including 3 new articles by Sarah Rogers.  And - at last - the first glimpse at our badge catalogue. This latter is the precursor to our open-access galleries. Plus mention of our finding book... A couple of nice photographs from the past; 'collectors corner' on wanted badges et al.

It's all in there and I hope that it will all meet with your approval and glowing accolades!!

Will.
Ps. I will send out the general newsletter tomorrow.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on April 30, 2015, 10:27:01 PM
Thanks as usual Will,looking forward to more interesting reading and to learn more about the subject we all love. Rosemary
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on May 01, 2015, 09:53:12 AM
an excellent high standard as ever,congratulations to all concerned and thank you.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: nursesue on May 02, 2015, 10:35:35 AM
wonderful as always and yes we all have those must haves - at least your article shed light light on the Fife badge ( that I had a bid on) that was deleted from ebay without explanation I am glad it went to a fellow collector and now begins my hunt to find another one So many wanted badges and so little pennies.....
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: caro7b on May 06, 2015, 04:49:09 PM
And I wanted the B/ham and Midland eye infirmary. Hee hee. I thought the article was marvellous, really interesting. Should I post my badges even tho everyone else seems to have posted them already? Is it useful to have duplicates? ???
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on May 06, 2015, 08:57:38 PM
Hi.

Yes please - post your badges. All are appreciated and only exact duplicates are not needed. Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on June 30, 2015, 08:11:19 PM
Hi. Greetings.

Please note that the June 2015 News Page went on-line a couple of hours ago:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Once more there is a lot in here - including another 2 new articles by Sarah Rogers:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections51.htm

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections52.htm

News of progress (a lot) re:our badge catalogue. This latter is the precursor to our open-access galleries and our finding book... More photographs from the past; and a bumper 'collectors corner' on new acquisitions - each, hopefully a little more collected nursing history. Plus serious thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way to the page - especially for the moral support which is so important. Many thanks.

It's all in there (plus more!) and I hope that it will all meet with your approval and glowing accolades!!

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on July 02, 2015, 07:02:17 PM
HI Will, as ever well done, thanks for all the hard work, much appreciated. Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on July 02, 2015, 07:14:35 PM
The Tredegar House photo is  I think the London Hospital nurse training school PTS in the Bow Rd; the uniform was changed in the 1950's after Norman Hartnell redesigned it. It is hard to tell how long their skirts are, I have seen photos of nurses in it from the 1930;s to 1940's. I doubt this one was in the war years as the LH PTS was sent out to ? Trueloves in Essex for the duration of the war. The size of the puffs give the LH dress away; post about 1954 they were made smaller, and wore brown shoes and creamish tights... not black. I do not know when students stopped wearing white sleeves on their fore arms.... Sisters still wore them in my day! (1980's) So to answer the question that badge I do not think is related to those nurses if they are LH nurses....is a Welsh badge? Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on July 02, 2015, 08:31:49 PM
Ooops!

Have I laid a booby? (I did wonder) - perhaps Peter can assist before my world goes dark.......

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on September 30, 2015, 08:55:31 PM
Hello to all,

And Sincere apologies.  The SoN News was due today. I regret that life has conspired against my efforts on this occasion...

The News will now be published not later than 72hours from today - Saturday October 3rd.  It is almost complete but I don't want to put a half-cooked edition on-line.

Apologies.
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 03, 2015, 06:13:01 PM
Hi. Greetings.

Please note that the September 2015 News Page went on-line a short time ago:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Once more there is a lot in here - plus a total of 51 Articles although no new additions this time.

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections001.htm

News of progress (a lot) re:our badge catalogue. This latter is the precursor to our open-access galleries and our finding book... More photographs from the past; and a bumper 'collectors corner' on new acquisitions - the latest, Sister (later Matron) Sarah Alice Claridge (Boer War and WWI) plus some finding Ephemera and an article to follow is a little magic!; Another Nottingham Badge and, not least, the badge of the Retreat at York. Building our published history of the nursing profession.

Plus serious thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way to the page - especially for the moral support which is so important. Many thanks.

It's all in there (plus more!) and I hope that it will all meet with your approval and glowing accolades!!

Will.
Ps. The page delay - 72 hours was unavoidable. Sorry.  Our new MS Windows 10 still has bugs - if you find any please tell me.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on October 03, 2015, 07:04:43 PM
Great news letter, thanks Will for all the hard work- those mouse tricks are great! Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: caro7b on October 22, 2015, 06:10:38 AM
Thank you for great new pages and finding stuff Will - hard work for You. Sorry to be such a laggard in reading them

caroline
Title: Re: SoN News Page January 2016
Post by: wilfb on February 02, 2016, 02:05:00 PM
Hi. Greetings.

Please note that the January 2016 News Page went on-line a short time ago:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Once more there is a lot in here - plus a total of 55 Articles and three new additions this time.

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections53
http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections54
http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections55

The archive is here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections001.htm

News of progress (a lot) re: Our badge catalogue. This latter is the precursor to our open-access galleries and book start... There has been much progress - there are now 50 pages of 24 badges on-line - 2400 badge photographs right now. And a lot more to come. More photographs from the past - and an admission of guilt - I lost the contributors details and despite much searching I have not found her.; and a bumper 'collectors corner' on new acquisitions - Nottingham and Manchester Royal.  The badge of Sister (later Matron) Sarah Alice Claridge (Boer War and WWI) plus some superb ephemera featured in the last News (OCT 15) resulted in the location of a great niece.  I am returning all to her custody. A splendid opportunity!  Building our published history of the nursing profession.

Plus serious thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way to the page - especially for the moral support which is so very important. Serious thanks.

It's all in there (plus more!) and I hope that it will all meet with your approval and glowing accolades!!

Will.
Ps. The page delay - 24 hours was unavoidable and was due to replacement internet line work by our ISP. Sorry.  And my influenza!
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on February 02, 2016, 03:27:44 PM
Some interesting reading ,as usual,well done everyone.

As a postscript I have had a distant thought in relation to the matchstick & thread mentioned.Anyone of a sensitive nature should step away now but it is a common form of treatment for dealing with Guinea Worm;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracunculiasis
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: nursesue on February 03, 2016, 03:08:05 PM
wonderful as always thanks x
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on February 03, 2016, 06:51:25 PM
HI, thanks for all the work Will.
is it just me? I can see the articles in the collecting galleries.. but not the current newspage- I can see no.4, 2015 ? The link takes me to that one!
Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on February 03, 2016, 09:49:01 PM
Hi Superstar!

Maybe - try this:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

If that does not work try refre asing your browser caches.  If that doesn't work then maybe a fault. In that case go to:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/Newspage039.htm

And let me know.  Have the flu' very badly....

Take care, will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on February 04, 2016, 09:17:55 PM
Hi Will
Thank you for all of your hard work, particularly as you were obviously brewing up the flu. Hope you are finding a bit better now. Very interesting issue thank you.
Rosemary
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on February 05, 2016, 08:13:04 AM
Hi Will, that is great found it all, many thanks. Another great edition- get well soon.
 Now  I have my dissertation to proof read- and get down by 600 words or so.. no plus or minus ten% this time...Sarah
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on May 22, 2016, 08:29:03 PM
Hello All...

And here it is then - the long overdue SoN News page!

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

I am about to be away for six weeks on holiday so you will have ample time to digest the contents.  Please enjoy the page - especially our 'New Look' website.  Many more drop-down menus now, but everything is there I think!

Very Best,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on May 22, 2016, 08:54:42 PM
Haven't read it all yet but thank you for your hard work. Have a lovely holiday, are you going to visit lots of places? Enjoy anyway.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on May 23, 2016, 06:01:50 AM
Oops,It seems that the links to articles included are last months(although still worth reading again)? In your haste for continental travel and decent fish and chips you may have erred,Forgiven though.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on May 23, 2016, 02:02:19 PM
Hi....

Yes, I 'erred Peter - deliberately I am ashamed to say.... We did not have any new articles for example - largely owing to my own lack of time on this occasion to write-up our progress and an article on maker names.  But it will all follow, promise.  But - I also owe an apology to you as I wanted to send the badges owing from last years small competition on my dashing around Europe. Can I do that (send the badges to you for claiming) please? I will refund any postage arising form distribution. No one won the small competition so I declared everyone a winner!!

Hope the News was otherwise interesting.

Very Best,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on September 01, 2016, 06:34:54 PM
Hello All!

The SoN News page for August 2016 went on line as planned yesterday evening. Apologies for the short delay in notification.

Once again there is, hopefully something for everyone. The Progress report on our online galleries plus new links; a special 'Collectors Corner' report on PCANSR badges and the Garrett set; Tea at Claridges in Mayfair, London, and a very special badge donation; reports on gallery photograph numbers (increasing steadily); another photograph from the past; and member photographs (2) on Welsh badges.  Plus lots to read... Enjoy!  Let me know if you spot any errors. No new articles this time but two in the offing....

Very Best,
Will.   
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on December 31, 2016, 04:14:36 PM
Hi.

Well!! Not a single missed deadline - but this really is cliff-hanging! The Site news is now online at:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Since it is almost New Years eve - I will say no more until 2017!!

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me if you find any - nicely please..... Applause is acceptable (if the product is worthy)!!

Very best for now, Happy New Year. Please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on December 31, 2016, 05:06:31 PM
Thank you as always Will,

I can already help you add a little more information on your GNC thanks to Ancestry .com
Dorothy Borrowdale  RFN 1012  Registered November 16th 1923  Cert  MAB ( Metropolitan Asylum Board) 1919-1922 Brook Fever Hospital Woolwich

                              SRN 41187  Registered November 20 1925  North Middlesex Hospital 1922-1925 By Examination
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on December 31, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
Hi Peter, Hello to Steph',

Very many thanks for that...

And for the New Year, we wish you all the very, very best.

W & P
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Magpie on December 31, 2016, 09:35:16 PM
Thank you for all your hard work again Will!
With all good wishes for a happy and healthy 2017.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on January 01, 2017, 08:29:31 PM
Hi R.

I don't really work all that hard - but please don't tell anyone - I need the sympathy!!

Very Best for 2017, take care...

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on June 28, 2017, 04:23:39 PM
Hi.

Perhaps 48 hours early  - or 4 months late!!

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

But we really have been incredibly busy - and have managed to reply to our emails; register 28 new members; and even add a few new badges to the gallery. We have also had to move several thousand emails. Adrian, our technical Administrator did most of that work plus saved us much time by adding a security program which is now saving much time. Onward...

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't *please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me if you find any - nicely please..... Applause - yes please..!. Me? I just hope you find the effort worthy!


Very best for now, Enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on June 29, 2017, 08:58:48 PM
Hi.

I recently posted the news that the SoN news page went on-line yesterday, *but I am by ne means certain that my server transmitted the news to all intended - the 600 ++ members that is.

Did anyone get the email I wonder?

Replies appreciated.
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: barrysutton on June 30, 2017, 11:36:19 PM
I did and as usual it was excellent.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on July 01, 2017, 06:09:41 AM
Yes indeed,always worth the wait.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on July 01, 2017, 09:06:33 PM
Many thanks all.

My machine was just so unbelievably fast that I didn't believe the mails could have gone - even though it reported complete. Must have been a fluke! Good to know though...

Thanks again,

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: nursesue on July 09, 2017, 11:16:07 AM
wonderful as always
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on January 30, 2018, 09:15:17 PM
Hi.

Well!! Done it again! Not a single missed deadline - in fact we are two days early - absolutely a first!  But then I am attempting to ignore the fact that I may be months late!  Everything and it's donkey seemed to prevent my getting the due pages completed last year - but my apologies were well received - thank you.

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

And another good read I hope - The news page itself; and three new articles - although one  (Ann Braddick) is a preview (with more photographs to follow)...

All the links are there and hopefully working correctly - if they don't please refresh your bowser before giving up - it often works!!

Any errors are all mine, but please do tell me if you find any - nicely please..... Applause is acceptable (if the product is worthy)!!

Very best for now, please enjoy,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on January 31, 2018, 09:57:08 PM
Thanks Will,as ever an interesting read.Well done to all contributors. Inspired me to look again at Miss Joyner.My best guess so far is that this may be Agnes M L Joyner who was superintendent of the Nottingham County Nursing Federation late in her career.I will dig a bit more when I get a chance.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: myk1066 on January 31, 2018, 10:29:00 PM
A good read as always, well done.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on May 31, 2018, 08:11:44 PM
Hi.

Published on schedule! Lots of news, more articles imminent in 'collections' - Three new articles plus two in preparation; Public Gallery Progress - no change this time; Collectors Corner - nurse buckles & belts; A  couple of very nice Glasgow badges; Photograph from the past - details sought; +more. +++

A good read we hope along with serious thanks to all who have contributed.  We have had a couple of technical problems - recent computer and software upgrades have thrown a few spanners, but we hope that we have managed to keep these out of the works!  We do try....

Enjoy.
Very Best, Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on May 31, 2018, 08:49:29 PM
A link to the page if this is right?

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on May 31, 2018, 09:05:45 PM
Hi.

Yes the link is fine - many thanks. Have sent private note.

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on June 02, 2018, 06:17:38 PM
Very enjoyable as always so congratulations to all contributors.I was particularly interested in the article by Sue Barker on Amy Anne Braddick and the image of her in uniform whites in 1942. It bears a very close resemblance to a painting I have in my pending pile(In need of restoration and research).Simply titled Matron it shows a QAIMNS Reserve nurse in tropical uniform.
What do people think,Could it be the same person?  https://www.flickr.com/photos/backmanmal/30277834944/#comment72157667643864987
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on June 02, 2018, 07:40:56 PM
Hi Peter,

Could be - the painting is a little coarser than what I believe is a camera portrait, but it is apossibility. And yo never know, someone may pop up with the answer.... Lets see what b others think.

That particular article by the way, has a way to go before completion - there is a lot of material/photographs to deal with but it should be done by the next news - couple of months away...

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 01, 2018, 01:01:32 PM
Hello to all.

Our main site news page for October 2018 is now on-line. You can reach it simply by clicking the site 'Newspages/SiteNews' link at the top of the page - or right here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

The new article on nurse belts and buckles is now on-line - really a joint compilation for which we sincerely thank all contributors for their permissions.  This is probably the largest collection of nurse belts and buckles currently available on-line in the UK. Link below.
   
http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections60.htm

There is, we hope, something of interest to all - our website progress and happenings, something for all we hope for all. Enjoy!

WB.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on October 01, 2018, 08:12:43 PM
 A quick read through looks like another sterling effort.I am away(again) for a few days but it appears that one of the earliest dedicated hospital buckle may be that of Bart's. I have a glass plate negative of a group of army nurses during the boer war with one wearing a Bart's buckle and will try and copy for you on my return.I believe there may be a few more,as I have seen one with A H which I believe may possibly be for ancoats hospital, and a few others.Another up to now neglected subject in Nursing History!
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 01, 2018, 08:16:16 PM
Hi.

Another little bit of magic Peter. Many Thanks.

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: barrysutton on October 01, 2018, 09:34:47 PM
Wonderful as usual, especially the article on belt buckles, I have further info I can let you have on this subject.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: barrysutton on October 02, 2018, 12:53:14 AM
Further info regarding Belt & Belt Buckles, if you require scans of any please advise, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps, National Examining Board for Dental Nurses, Q.A.R.N.N.S. Nursing sisters W.W.1 suede belt, Q.A.R.N.N.S. Off's gilt Qc Buckle, Q.A.R.N.N.S. chrome O/r's. The Queen's Institute of District Nursing exists in both Wm & blackened Wm. There is also a R.A.M.C. chromed stable belt + buckle, the R.A.F. male nurses wore the R.A.F. stable belt and buckle.
The 1937 buckle is from the U.S.A., also there are belt buckles for the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and The Royal Canadian Army Dental Corps.
There are belt buckles for The St. Andrews Ambulance Corps, The B.R.C.S., St. John's Priory for Wales, Order Of Malta Ambulance Corps, St. J.A.B. Cadets, St. J.A.B., German Red Cross, German Army Medical Corps, all these organisations have had nurses in them.
All the best,
ODPBarry
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 02, 2018, 10:07:24 AM
Hi Barry.

Yes please - anything you have.  As you know all is valued and will hopefully be used constructively. When I started the article I had no idea we would find so many. Perhaps a part 2 is needed - or an extension of the original?

Your original help Is much appreciated.

Very Best,
Will
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on December 06, 2018, 07:14:45 PM
I have found another SoN issued buckle which I had heard of but never seen.Only a picture I'm afraid as the owner, quite rightly intends to hang on to it! It dates form the amalgamation of the the University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital schools of Nursing into the Bloomsbury College of Nurse Education in the late 1980s and combines the emblems from the two separate buckles.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on December 07, 2018, 03:11:25 PM
Hi Peter,

Any chance of a copy & permission to add to our SoN page?

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on January 30, 2019, 07:54:14 PM
Hello to all.

Our main site news page for January 2019 is now on-line. You can reach it simply by clicking the site 'Newspages/SiteNews' link at the top of the page - or right here:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Hopefully, there something of interest to all - our website progress and news of our progress with an uploadable photo gallery (unchanged for this news) for registered members of this forum (all of whom will have space automatically allocated), plus news of the designer of the 'unknown' designer of the Sussex Downs School of Nursing badge and a gifted badge from Birkenhead School of Nursing.  Illness and bad weather has caused problems this time but there is something for your enjoyment - we hope - Enjoy!

WB.
Title: Re: SoN News Page May 2019
Post by: wilfb on May 26, 2019, 04:32:02 PM
Hello and Greetings.

The Site News...

Once more 'Collectors Corner' rules the day - with a free Birkenhead SoN pin badge!; Myke1066 long awaited update to his gallery... ; A 'Photograph from the past' - Royal Victoria Hosp' Belfast PTS 1951- we need names if possible; Two very nice Solihull badges from 'nursesue'; A good read overall... Enjoy!

Best Regards,

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: myk1066 on May 26, 2019, 05:12:03 PM
Can I just say what a brilliant job re my gallery, I’m suitably impressed.  Can I ask do you adjust the light as I know the depth of the blue felt varies according to the light in my house when I take the photos?
Again a job well done.
Thanks
Mike.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on May 26, 2019, 05:22:01 PM
HI Mike.

Many thanks for that, sincerely.

But - would if I could but I can't!!  I would need a real sample of the background before I could get that right... And then, the light in my house would vary... I can say that there is much more that could be done with the badge photographs all round, but unfortunately I just don't have the time right now.

Maybe when we reach the 'Book' stage...

Thanks again for your observation.

Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: myk1066 on May 26, 2019, 06:36:27 PM
Again I’m impressed, it does look good.
Thanks
Mike
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on August 31, 2019, 09:59:31 AM
Hi.
And welcome to the 49th issue of SoN news _ August 2019.

www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

As usual much work has gone on in the background to bring readers what is perhaps an exceptional issue.
 
Our articles have been extended/updated.  Our galleries developed further. ‘Collectors Corner’ is worth a special look with our newly acquired Bart’s belt  buckle, to say Nothing of the Royal Victoria hospital (Belfast) additions by member  ‘eric’ and associated gallery photographs, plus two superb Scottish badges from n ‘nursesue’.  Special mention of our Ann Braddick's nursing history - a good read with a link in the news - or here if you've missed it:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections59.htm

And also the already started Barry Suttons gallery for next time....

Editing this page has been difficult .  I seem to have had the easy part.  Our  thanks to all contributors - and especially to our Tech’ Admin ‘adrianb’ without whom none would have been possible.

Enjoy the read,
Will.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: Sarah Rogers on September 12, 2019, 06:50:57 PM
I've just enjoyed looking at the buckles article, food for thought. Some of the non organisation specific Victorian and Edwardian buckles may not have been worn by nurses- my great grandmother gave me a special one when I qualified, which I wore in intensive care- but she was not a nurse- we have pictures of her wearing it in her school photos.
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: backman on September 16, 2019, 10:21:12 AM
I agree Sarah, I believe most of the Victorian and Edwardian buckles seen and sold as "Nursing buckles" are likely to be fashion items of the time,a few of which may perhaps have found their way into uniforms of the period.The evidence of such buckles being worn as part of a uniform, on photographic Cabinet cards and Carte de Visit of the 1880s-1910 is very limited. In fact that do not seem to appear widely until the late 1950s onwards, perhaps reaching their peak in the 1970 and 80s? Many of the earlier fashion buckles were recycled as Nursing pieces and the practice of gifting them seems to have found a whole new market for earlier buckles.The fact that new buckles were manufactured to meet demand shows in the appearance of hallmark dates from the 1970s onwards and advertisements in the nursing journals of the day. I have found few hallmarked buckles at all dating between 1914 and 1960 which may indicate a lack of such demand? Clearly a lot more information required but perhaps yet another nursing myth to be debunked?
Oh and as for the buckles consisting of full plated links I have never seen any such buckle being worn in  confirmed nurse photograph, being impractical to the nth degree. What I do seen what I believe to be Mental Nurse pictures are which leather belt to support the weight of the large numbers of keys for locked wards. Will try and add supporting pictures when I can
Title: Re: SoN News Page
Post by: wilfb on October 23, 2019, 08:32:05 PM
Hi.
And welcome to the 50th issue of SoN news - October 2019.

www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/SiteNews.htm

Our last issue (August) was perhaps an exceptional issue.  This issue 50th may surpass the 49th!
 
Our articles (particularly 60 ( http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections60.htm ) -nursing buckles) been updated. 

‘Collectors Corner’ is worth another special look - our newly acquired St Thomas' belt buckle photographs - perhaps a first!

To say Nothing of the continued Royal Victoria hospital (Belfast) additions by member  ‘eric’ and associated gallery photographs, plus two more superb Scottish badges from ‘nursesue’.  Special mention of our Ann Braddick's nursing history - a good read with a link in the news - or here if you've missed it:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Collections1/Collections59.htm

And also the already started Barry Suttons gallery for albeit delayed for next time....

Editing this page has been difficult again because of technical issues.  I again seem to have had the easy part.  Our  thanks to all contributors - and again especially to our Tech’ Admin ‘adrianb’ without whom none would have been possible. We hope that all will be resolved by our next issue - which again you may look forward to as something very special - promise! It will be our 51st...

Enjoy the read,
Will.