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Hellingly /Royal Free Hospitals,GNC,RCN GroupA group of 4 badges awarded to the same nurse.
The first is from the Hellingly Hospital(formerly the East Sussex County Asylum),for RMN training.It features the six martlets from the Sussex crest.Condition is good, pin and clasp are intact.Makers mark for Toye & Co London.Engraved for Joan Coombes 1961-62 Hallmarked for London 1969.Height 31mm
The Second is a silver and enamel badge is for the Royal Free Hospital Nurses League.This pattern was in use from 1960 to 1964 and features the lion centre.In very good condition with only minimal surface scratches.Pin, clasp and safety roller catch intact, safety chain in place.Silver hallmarks for WJD(William James Dingley) Birmingham 1963 Height 33mm
The third item is a silver and enamel for the Royal College of Nursing & National Council of Nurses of the United Kingdom.It features the coat of arms of the college, this pattern being in use between 1963 and 1975.Membership number 110340 to the rear.Silver hallmarks for JRG&S( J R Gaunt & Sons) Birmingham 1964.
The last item is a chrome and enamel badge of the General Nursing Council for England & Wales.Condition is good.This is engraved for J Coombes RMN 32009 28.11.61 SRN340798 .31.7.64
The four items constitute a nice set all awarded to Joan Coombes for her Mental nurse and later General nurse training, along with her RCN members badge and GNC badge with dual registration
Code: 52085Price: 180.00 GBP
The Westminster Hospital,Nurses League badge,Silver Plated Buckle and GNC badge setA nice trio of items to the same nurse from her training at the Westminster Hospital.The first item is the silver and enamel badge from the Nurses League featuring the portcullis design.In good condition with pin and clasp good.It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1962.
The second badge is the chrome and enamel General Nursing Council for England & Wales badge for E.E.Roberts SRN 340425 30.7.64.The register shows this as being Elizabeth Elmer Robbins who is shown as having trained at the Westminster Hospital.
The third item is a two piece Silver plated Belt buckle from the Westminster Hospital, once again showing the crowned portcullis design.Good overall condition but with some areas of wear .Width 77mm Height 67mm.
Code: 52070Price: 250.00 GBP
RDEH/Exminster Hospital/Queen's Nurse/GNC setA quartet of badges awarded to the same Male nurse during his training and career.
They consist of;
1.Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital brass and enamel pendant badge.Good condition with safety chain, pin intact.Named to A.M.J.Wills 1950-53 Height 39mm
2.Exminster Hospital silver and enamel pin back badge.Excellent condition, pin and clasp good.Named to Mr A.M.J.Wills June 1956.Silver hallmarks for D&F(Deakin & Francis)Birmingham 1956 Height 40mm.A beautiful item that I haven't seen before!
3.General Nursing Council for England & Wales,chrome & enamel pin back badge.Good condition, pin and clasp good.Named to rear A.M.J.Wills SRN 208772 1.12.53 height 28mm
4.Queens Institute of District Nursing brass pendant badge and chord.The cypher VRI( Victoria Regina Imperatrix)in a voided centre.This pattern was in use prior to 1972.Good condition with optional pin back or suspension fitting.This one has its original silk blue and white neck chord(rather dirty).Numbered to the rear 29883.
These all belonged to Arthur Michael Joseph Wills who is recorded in the 1954 register as having trained at Hawkmoor Chest Hospital,Bovey Tracey and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital qualifying in 1953.He also shows on the mental nurse register RMN 26095,registered on 13.8.1956,trained at Exminster Hospital.He would have been able to return his badge to the GNC to have this qualification added but obviously decided not to?
He was born on 29.9.1921 and died in 2000 aged 79
Morgannwg Mental Hospital,Bridgend silver Nurses badge/RMPA/ GNC Trio and certificate A trio of Badges awarded to the same nurse for her Mental Nurse training at what would have been the Glamorgan County Mental Hospital in Wales.She trained in the 1940s and gained her certificate from the Medico Psychological Association,which is enclosed.
The first badge is the silver and enamel Badge of the Royal Medico Psychological Association.Engraved to the rear for M.E.Robinson 45380.Hallmarked for WD&S,Birmingham 1943.This is accompanied by the matching certificate which although rather dirty and worn,with some tears,is still a scarce survivor.
The second badge is a silver gilt and enamel badge from the Morgannwg Hospital which is what the asylum became in 1948 and this badge would have been issued to her retrospectively.It is engraved to the rear M.E.Lewis May 1944 ( this is Marian Edwina Lewis nee Robinson) and bears hallmarks for Thomas Fattorini,1963.Good condition but with one small crack to the enamel.Height 26mm
The third badge is a chrome and enamel badge for the General Nursing Council For England & Wales for Registered Mental Nurse Training.It is engraved to the rear M.E.Lewis RMN 45697 17.3.70 with pin clasp being a loose temporary replacement.Once again it appears that she decided to register with the GNC some 26 years after completing her original training!
Also included is a picture of this lady in uniform as a ward sister at the Parc Hospital Bridgend.
A nice trio of badges and memorabilia to a Welsh Mental nurse.
Code: 51941Price: 120.00 GBP
Harrogate & District General Hospital/RCN members badge/ ICN trioA trio of badges from the same nurse's career.The first is a silver and enamel badge from the Harrogate & District Hospital.Bearing the arms of Harrogate above the motto Semper Paratus-Always Ready.This is in good condition with only very minor surface scratches,Pin and clasp are intact .Engraved for Margaret MacFarlane 15.12.32 to 7.1.36.Hallmarked for G&S Co Ltd (Goldsmiths & Silversiths Company Limited)Birmingham 1934.Height 31mm
The second badge is a silver and enamel members badge for the Royal College of Nursing,of the pattern issued during the wartime years 1939-46.In white metal (marked Sterling )with the intertwined letters RCN topped by the King's Crown.It retains it's pin and clasp and is marked for the maker J R Gaunt London.It bears the membership number 33542 Height 33mm
The last badge is a commemorative piece for the 1937 London Conference of the International Council of Nurses.The chrome badge features the initials ICN above a scroll bearing 1937 and a stylised nurses lamp.height 27mm
Code: 51939Price: 95.00 GBP
Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing,United Birmingham Hospitals,GNC pairA trio of badges awarded to the same nurse Janette Elizabeth Stibbs who undertook her training in Birmingham.The first is from the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital and is a two piece composite badge.Recognised as an Ophthalmic Nurse training School in 1952,the badge consists of a bronze geneva cross upon which is a device taken from the arms of the city featuring the mural crown representing the walled city and the arm and hammer representing industry.This is all within a scroll bearing the Hospital title.The rear is marked J E Stibbs Nov 1955.Good condition with pin intact.
The second is a Bronze and enamel Nurses badge from the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing in Birmingham.It shows the crest of the hospital between two stalks of Foxglove plants( noted for their medicinal use).This version postdates the similar badge for QE SoN Birmingham.This is marked to the rear Jeanette E.Stibbs. Condition good but slight bend to top corner.Pin and clasp intact but rather stiff.
The third item is a chrome and enamel badge from the General Nursing Council for England & Wales.This is engraved for J E Stibbs,SRN 290922 28.11.60.Her listing in the Register shows her as having joint training at the two hospitals.The condition is good but the pin is a crude replacement.
Also included is her membership badge for the Royal college of Nursing.
She appears to have later become a Queen's District Nurse and I am also listing separately her DN badge and an enamelled Queen's Nurse Car Badge.
Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End,silver Nurses medal and GNC PairA nice pair of silver badges awarded to the same nurse.The first is a silver and enamel Nurses medal from the Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End.Previously the West Ham Hospital it was renamed Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End in 1917.
It consists of a two piece construction, enamelled disc with a red cross in a voided centre.On this is a silver laurel wreath in relief.There is minimal enamel damage around the edge as pictured.This is suspended from an original silk ribbon with a safety pin type fixing suspension bar .The reverse is engraved E.L.Huggins and it bears hallmarks for W? Birmingham 1916.Height ,medal and suspension ring 36mm,medal with ribbon 70mm
The second is an early Silver badge for the General Nursing Council for England & Wales.The hygiene badge is in excellent condition.It is marked to the rear E.L.Huggins SRN 7180 22.9.22 It bears hallmarks for Thomas Fattorini Birmingham 1923.This is Eleanor Letitia Huggins who is shown in the GNC register as having trained at the then West Ham and East London Hospital from 1907 to 1910.She is also listed as having been an early member of the College of Nursing No.2989 in 1917 but unfortunately I am missing her matching CN Badge.She also appears to have had at least one sister who also trained at the Hospital in 1913.
Code: 51697Price: 95.00 GBP
Guy's Hospital Nurses League,GNC Pair nurses BadgesA pair of Badges awarded to the same nurse for training in the 1950s.The first is the General Nursing Council for England & Wales chrome badge .This is engraved for J M Nicholls SRN 213443 5.4.54.This is June Mary Nicholls who is shown on the register as having trained at the Wingfield Morris Orthopaedic Hospital Oxford and Guy's Hospital London,probably having changed training schools part way through her training?
The second badge is the Nurses League badge for Guy's Hospital It bears an enamelled shield with the hospital crest which overlays a cross around which is a scroll.This bears the motto Dare Quam Accipere-It is better to give than receive and GHNL for Guys Hospital Nurses League.This is engraved to the rear June Nicholls.Safety chains have been added to both
French World War One trio of medals to a British NurseA grouping of three French medals to an English Nurse who volunteered for service with the French Red Cross.
The first is from the Society de Secours aux Blesses Militaires,of a plated metal.The rear is named to J W Bamforth. Plating is wearing in places but generally good.
The second is a French issue Victory medal and finally the third is the 1914-18 French Commemorative medal for War service.All three medals have replacement ribbons.
J W Bamforth is listed in the book" For Dauntless France" as a having been one of the volunteers who went to serve for Red Cross Work with the French but I have not yet been able to undertake further research to find out where she/he served?
Canterbury District Hospital SoN,GNC,RCN Group of Nurses BadgesA group of Nurses badges issued to the same nurse.They consist of A GNC for England & Wales badge for Enrolled Nurse Training,this being named for J.Aslett SEN 142254 10.12.71.In very good condition Height 27mm.The second is a GNC for England & Wales in chrome and enamel.This is unnamed (as was the custom by the late 1970s) but numbered SRN 533888. The third is is a silver and enamel badge from the Canterbury District Hospital School of Nursing.This is named for J.Aslett with the date 1978 and Silver.There is slight enamel discolouration to the edge by the word District,otherwise in very good condition with pin,clasp and safety roller catch all good,safety chain in situ.Height 33mm
The fourth is the dress badge for the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom,Height 40mm very good condition.
Lastly is the small members "Hands"badge of the Royal Colleg of Nursing.
It appears that J Aslett first trained as a State Enrolled Nurse from 1969-71 and then later did a conversion course for State Registration at Canterbury,in 1978.The first three badges reflecting this.She also seems to have been a member of the Royal College of Nursing and the others are for this membership.
An interesting group typical of it's time
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