Author Topic: N Huthwaite SRN  (Read 203 times)

nursesue

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N Huthwaite SRN
« 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

wilfb

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Re: N Huthwaite SRN
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 11:03:29 AM »
Hi.

Nice. Thanks for that Sue.

Will.