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nursesue

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scarves , car badges and paperweights
« on: April 21, 2018, 09:46:16 PM »
reading Wilf's item on his wife's lost GOSH scarf got me thinking I recently acquired a beautiful Edinburgh Royal infirmary scarf and is my 2nd Edinburgh SoN scarf. So how many hospitals issued scarves? I know that there is an RCN one

Also I recently came across a beautiful car badge https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-ENAMELLED-CAR-BADGE-THE-NATIONAL-HOSPITALS-FOR-NERVOUS-DISEASES/372280583654?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
and I have a Glasgow Royal one, I know the RCN have one as does Manchester ( some one here got this recently) - so how many are there out there?

Paperweights I do believe that I missed out on a Scottish one a few years ago and I do own an old GNC one - again are there any others

and finally ( thanks to Sarah) this is worth a watch http://www.channel5.com/show/portillos-hidden-history-of-britain/

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Re: scarves , car badges and paperweights
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
I have a number of Car badges, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Altringham General Hospital (St. Ann's), Leighton Hospital (Crewe), R.C.N., Q.A.R.A.N.C. x 2 patterns, R.A.M.C. x 3 patterns, B.M.A. x 2 patterns, Hong Kong Chinese Doctors Association, a Tuberculous Hospital one from India, District Nurses, R.N.L.I., others known to exist A.M.A. (Auxiliary Medical Association, Hong Kong), Guys Hospital, Emergency Medical Technician (U.S.A.).
Also there is a paperweight for the opening of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Bodelwyddan 1980.
With regards scarfs, Queen Victoria presented some to returning nurses from the Crimea War., (unfortunately I don't possess one).
I also have a brass ashtray for Tranmere Hospital (Birkenhead), a candle holder and snuffer given to the Dental Surgeon from Thelwell V.A.D. Hospital (Warrington), a pin dish for Hornsea V.A.D. Hospital and a receiving card holder for Florence Nighingale.

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Re: scarves , car badges and paperweights
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 08:54:38 AM »
I am away again till mid week,so will try and dig out a few bits on my return.I know that quite a few different hospital scarves exist as well as a few variants of RCN ones.The RCN also produced blazer badges,cardigans and such.Car badges,again a few which I know Barry has mentioned.Paperweights,lots including RCN,Charing X,etc.I have an old one for the Temperance Male Nurses cooperative.they do make for an interesting field of collecting and not always too expensive.

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Re: scarves , car badges and paperweights
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 08:55:14 AM »
Two more paperweights being Dudley Road, Birmingham 100th Centenary and S.A.S.F.A. (Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors Families Association).