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Nurses' Home?
« on: Saturday 28 April 12 14:54 BST (UK) »
I've found a great-aunt of mine living at 80-82 Upper Gloucester Place in the London Electoral Roll for 1930. As she was a nurse, and there are many other spinster ladies at the same address, I imagine this was a nurses' home: can anyone tell me which hospital it might have belonged to, please?

Thanks,    Jane


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Re: Nurses' Home?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 April 12 15:32 BST (UK) »
Hi

I'd think that it might either be the Middlesex Hospital or St Mary's Paddington. However, as it was central London,  it could be one of the smaller hospitals in the area.

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 April 12 17:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks, gnu. I'll see if any staff records are available for either of those two.

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 April 12 18:00 BST (UK) »
I should also have asked about Great Quebec Street and Upper Montagu Street. The same lady seems to have been boarding with a family rather than in a nurses' home in these two streets (both in the 1930s). Would the same two hospitals be likely?

Sorry to bother you again,

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 April 12 18:08 BST (UK) »
Hi

if you check the maps, (Google or Streetmap or alts), you'll see that they're all in the same area. The nearest large hospital is St Marys but, as I said, she could have been in another smaller hospital.

If she became State Registered, there might be a central listing that would give details of which hospital she trained/worked at.


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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 April 12 18:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks again, gnu. I always seem to get lost when my ancestors stray into London, I'm better with the villages of Gloucestershire! I have information on her training pre-WW1, as a nurse in the war, and when she retired, but the 1920s and 30s are a puzzle which I'm trying to sort out.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 April 12 19:47 BST (UK) »
I spent the 1960s in London and lived in that area for a while ;D

Would it be worth searching for an obituary for her?  Where/when did she die?


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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 April 12 20:03 BST (UK) »
I don't think there's anything from when she died. She returned to her Gloucestershire roots after the war (WW2, that is), and I have her death certificate and will. She was very close to my father, and he probably could have told me about her life, but of course I never thought to ask until it was too late.

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Re: Nurses' Home?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 29 April 12 09:57 BST (UK) »
Hi

The Royal College of Nursing guide to tracing nurses' records.

http://www.rcn.org.uk/development/rcn_archives/research_advice_-_tracing_nurses


Searching the online Nursing Journals might give a clue

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/


The National Archives guide to nurses' records

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/patients-doctors-and-nurses.htm


The National Archives database to hospital records and where they are held, when you are sure which hospital it is you are interested in.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/


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