Kings College Hospital Student Nurses Outdoor Cap
A woollen nurses outdoor cap from the Kings College Hospital London.This was I understand worn by student nurses when travelling between their Nurses Home and the Hospital and was still in use in the 1980s according to one of my colleagues.
The cap is shaped rather like a bonnet with an embroidered badge to the front under which is a small bow.The badge consists of a shield ,bearing the initials KCH and the hospital motto Sancte Et Sapient-With Holiness and Wisdom.This is topped by a crown.
Condition is good with some areas of wear but no holes that I can see.Inside are a label-100% Wool Made in Britain and a name tag for Lois Dingley. Size appears to be approximately 55cm,size 6 3/4.
Another scarce item of Nursing history.