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