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General Discussion / Re: Carry on Matron
« Last post by backman on Today at 05:53:53 PM »
I know the Wendy Craig badge from the Royal because I sold the props department a spare a few years back. Bury school of Nursing maroon border(I think it post dates the timeline for the series but who cares?)
I've struggled to find clear images of the Carry on badges worn by HJ although I think she did have a Middlesex hospital in one of the latter films.
I always wanted one of the St Angela's Hospital badges which were invented and produced for the TV series Angels but they always sold for very high prices when they did crop up.
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General Discussion / N Huthwaite SRN
« Last post by nursesue on March 26, 2017, 11:21:21 AM »
Its not often you get a set of badges that come from a family member attached with a brief summary of the nurse but I did quite recently. So, with the family members permission I can share this with fellow collectors and historians.
It begins with an article from the Sheffield Telegraph 14/8/65 recording the retirement of Mrs Nellie Huthwaite after 29 years of being a Health Visitor in the 1930s in Rotherham then with Sheffield Corporation. She recalls finding bow -legged child walking home and discovering a family in true poverty A father out of work and a mother "distracted" by worry and the H/V aim to provide vitamins to cure rickets. The times were poor and full of depressed scenes replaced over time by affluence and ignorance of public needs became a matter of public education. She was presented with a silver dressing set ( which may also be sold)
Such different times real poverty and rickets
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General Discussion / Re: Carry on Matron
« Last post by nursesue on March 26, 2017, 11:04:33 AM »
m fave game is identifying the badges I see on TV There are rich pickings on the Royal - Wendy Craig/matron's badge is still eluding me. I did identify the District Nurses badge on the soap "take the high road" ( a now defunct Scottish soap being re-shown on Edinburgh STV ) as from Glasgow Royal So must watch carry on matron and see if I can see it
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General Discussion / Carry on Matron
« Last post by myk1066 on March 24, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
I was watching said film last weekend and saw some of the actresses, including Hattie Jaques, were wearing hospital badges.  The badge was round, appeared to have a blue border and possibly had a building to its centre.  Anyone have any idea what the badge is?  I suspect it is one, a maternity hospital, that recently featured here in SoN but I don't seem to be able to find it.  Ideas please.
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General Discussion / Re: Tracing Nurses and Midwives, Ancestry.com
« Last post by Sarah Rogers on March 09, 2017, 07:12:11 PM »
Ancestry usually does  a free fortnights taster session, so plenty of time to search all those badges.. Local libraries often have a cut down deal.

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General Discussion / Re: Tracing Nurses and Midwives, Ancestry.com
« Last post by backman on March 08, 2017, 06:28:41 AM »
We have an Elsie Melita Falkingham(nee Brown) SRN 566 ,Registered October 28 1921,address Hollow Meadows Institution,Malin Bridge Sheffield.Cert 1913-1916 Parish of Portsmouth Parish Infirmary.
Also RFN 18,October 28 1921,Cert 1911-1913,Borough of Portsmouth,Milton Hospital

Interestingly it also lists a Walter Falkingham who was RMN 10,Registered Feb 3 1922,Head Male Nurse Milton Infirmary Portsmouth,Cert MPA Winwick Asylum Warrington

So you can see that this is exactly the sort of Journey these records can take you on.It seems that the case for male and female nurses to meet and  marry was just as likely then as now ( I met both my wives at work!!!) Now wouldn't these be an interesting set of badges to research!
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General Discussion / Re: Tracing Nurses and Midwives, Ancestry.com
« Last post by myk1066 on March 08, 2017, 03:59:56 AM »
The badge is in the gallery but it's a bit fuzzy.  From what I can make out it looks like E ?H?N?M Falkingham, I can make out RFN ?12  & think it has SRN ?100 on the reverse too.  Hope this helps.
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General Discussion / Re: Tracing Nurses and Midwives, Ancestry.com
« Last post by backman on March 07, 2017, 03:55:11 PM »
Yes pretty inclusive of all the Nursing & Midwifery Registers including some from Burdetts and RBNA. The family History is good unless all your ancestors are from Poland and Russia.Do want to give me the name from your 1921 badge and I can let you know what is listed?
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General Discussion / Re: Tracing Nurses and Midwives, Ancestry.com
« Last post by myk1066 on March 07, 2017, 10:13:32 AM »
I'd thought about registering for an account & I know my sister would be interested in researching our family.  Re the nursing registers, do they start right at the very beginning, I have a GNC badge dated 1921.
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General Discussion / Tracing Nurses and Midwives, Ancestry.com
« Last post by backman on March 07, 2017, 07:43:09 AM »
As is has gone quite on here for a while I thought I had better try and stimulate some conversation! One of my Christmas/birthday presents last year was a subscription to the Ancestry.com website. Since they added the Details of many of the different Nursing Registers and Records on line I have been able to track down some of the details of the recipients of many of the badges in my collection.It can be of great help in matching the pairs in GNC and Hospital badges and so far has helped me to confirm one of my "is it Nursing or is it not? " badges(It is). If you have a bit of spare money and lots of spare time I would heartedly recommend yet another way of pursuing the finding history of those nurses who preceded us.
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