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Notice Board / Re: Belt Buckles
« Last post by barrysutton on August 30, 2017, 12:23:59 AM »
Further additions, Scottish Ambulance Service & S.J.A.B. (Aus).
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General Discussion / Re: just catching up
« Last post by wilfb on August 28, 2017, 09:11:20 PM »
Hi Sue, and all of course!

We are just back (yesterday) on Crete after a 5 week sojourn in the UK!  Happy to see you gain your  'wanted's - I again did not buy a single one of mine, due to spending a good deal of time (and not a little money!) on ebay obtaining household items for Crete....

But..... I did buy one item from the British Legion for my military collector bother-in-law.  One of those small 1916 - 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme lapel pins cast from the British brass shell fuse casingings with a delicate red poppy center - the enamel mixed, I am assured with a little mud from the actual battlefields. The cost in lives does not bear thinking about for too long.....

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/stories/remembrance/going-for-gold-the-somme-poppy/

The story of the poppy is told in the link above.

By way of thanks my bother-in-law gave us a book:-

'Nurses of Passchendaele: caring for the wounded of The Ypres Campaigns 1914-1918' By Christine E Hallett - Professor of Nursing History at The University of Manchester - around 12.99 from Pen & Sword books. Published 2017.

I don't want to says to much more here as I intend a book reviewed herein soon.

Beautiful pin, beautiful book. Pity the souls who had to die....

Will.

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Notice Board / Re: London Hospital Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on August 27, 2017, 08:01:11 PM »
A tidy 160 that LH SEN went for!  Who wants to buy mine lol.
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General Discussion / just catching up
« Last post by nursesue on August 27, 2017, 03:42:27 PM »
so have we all returned from our summer hols? Spent an amazing week on the Llangollen/Montgomery canal with the most amazing weather - which makes a change from our Scottish dreich weather. Missed out on the lovely Worcester badge - poor wifi signal. Have finally gotten round to posting some more photos today See lots of nice new badges on ebay but what's with the expensive selling blue & green army badges??
I am currently researching the origin and history of my recently acquired brass version of the ERI pelican badge. I finally got the Woodlands Orthopaedic hospital badge It's been on my wanted list for sometime so was please to have won it at a very good price Was amazed at the size of it - also the Kidderminster was relisted due to non payment by previous winner so got that at 2nd time of asking! So all in all a rather nice August - but its back to work with new childhood immunisation schedule and organising flu clinics so guess that means winter must be just round the corner
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Notice Board / Re: London Hospital Badge
« Last post by myk1066 on August 24, 2017, 11:07:34 PM »
There is a London Hospital Enrolled Nurse badge going for a tidy sum at the moment with 2 days to go.  I suspect it is one of the many that were sold a year or 2 ago.
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Notice Board / Re: LCC Badges
« Last post by backman on August 23, 2017, 07:05:42 AM »
I haven't found any indication of a specific difference ,so wonder if it may have been an optional choice for the recipients to pick which type they had? Purely guess work though.
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Notice Board / Re: LCC Badges
« Last post by myk1066 on August 21, 2017, 08:53:02 PM »
Does anyone know the significance of why some of these badges have white enamelling to the centre & some are plain silver?
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Notice Board / Re: WW1 Home Hospitals
« Last post by wilfb on August 20, 2017, 10:35:55 AM »
Hi.

Yes, it is a very nice and well detailed site.  An excellent addition to our own nursing history.  Nice lead picture, but the finding list (45 hospitals I think) had me fooled for a few seconds in that clicking the links therein did not seem to go anywhere.  The list of hospitals is of course static, and scrolling down after selecting a link certainly did the trick. A lost of photographs and fine detail is every case.

I would have loved to have seen a new photograph with each hospital followed, but thos are technical presentation quibbles - they are not intended to detract for what is another fine addition to our history in the UK.  A fine site...

Perhaps it is time to look again at our own presentation and add a page of links?

Will.




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Notice Board / WW1 Home Hospitals
« Last post by backman on August 19, 2017, 02:04:39 PM »
Nice site,shame there aren't similar resources for the rest of the UK? ;https://greatwarhomehospitals.wordpress.com/home/sudbury-belle-vue-red-cross-hospital/
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Notice Board / Re: Still Seeking
« Last post by backman on August 18, 2017, 06:27:04 AM »
And more; Bath & Swindon College of Health,Gwent school of Nursing-Llanfrechfa Grange pendant badge.
Thanks
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