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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).
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.....

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....


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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Notice Board / Re: WW1 Home Hospitals
« Last post by wilfb on August 20, 2017, 10:35:55 AM »

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?


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? ;
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.
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