Hi, I have been very much enjoying this BBc programme, rather nostalgic for me as I did some of my District nursing in Poplar..albeit about 25 years after this programme was set..however last nights (and 1 episode in the last series) "upset me " whilst described as a fictional story by the BBC the depiction of the uniform wasnt correct:
Hat- we never had that sort of lace...Sisters worn lovely lace hats, ,,no buckles..nor matron...we didnt wear buckles at the London...petersham usually only for itu/xray etc over white scrubs type dresses.
Brown shoes, ..i think that the black ones went out with the redesigned dresses of sir norman hartnell
Straps on aprons...not for staff nurses...only students ( and those went late 80's when uniform redsegined again by sir Norman!
Collar studd....not properly dressed without it!......very sloppy! Students wore pale purple/white strip
and as for that strange green uniform...not at the London (whitechapel)...it is thought that this was worn at Mile End hospital possibly until it merged with Whitechaepl site in the mid 70's.....
sadly the wrong uniform detracted...... and the building (now awaiting redevoplement so standing empty ) looks nothing like the one used.....sorry!..... I was so proud of my lovely uiform....if i can remember how to attach i may justmanage a photo/two of how it should have looked...(although I eventually rebelled like many and wore my hat the closed not open and correct way!)