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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #36 on: Friday 15 June 18 16:55 BST (UK) »
I don't know Carol. I can only assume that the sizes got smaller as time went on. My mother trained something like 1936 to 1939. I have the exact dates somewhere.

I don't think they were issued post-war ie NHS. Pre NHS hospitals and doctors were private. One little anecdote. The trainee nurses lived in nurses homes. The food was not considered good and the nurses at Windsor went to see the matron. Matron was scandalised at the nurses complaining and said the food was good. One nurse, by name Vinnecombe, a fully paid up member of Mosley's black shirts said 'Matron, good fish doesn't stink!'

Another thing, these pre-war nurses had a loyalty to one another life long. They always referred to each other by their surnames. They wrote to each other and when my mother died I found hundreds of letters the last of which were from husbands saying that their wives had died.   

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #37 on: Friday 15 June 18 18:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks for sharing that with us Regorian and it was very interesting to read, but, it's worth noting that the photo was taken in the early-mid 1890s  :)
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