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nursesue

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just catching up
« 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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Re: just catching up
« Reply #1 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.

« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 08:23:23 PM by wilfb »

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Re: just catching up
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 09:21:21 AM »
I agree we probably need to update our links ,book reviews,etc. I am still in North Wales ,not a million miles away from Barry so had a most enjoyable day yesterday browsing just a fraction of his very impressive collections,so thanks for that.
Back home next week so will try and organise myself once I get back into the routine(of retirement!)