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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 22:23 BST (UK) »
A touch of color too.
I just like to do photo restores.

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:43 BST (UK) »
It looks good with a hint of colour doesn't it  :D
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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 14 June 18 05:03 BST (UK) »
Maybe it is a weapon for use against unruly patients- you could do some damage swinging that on its chain!!

I wonder if it is wooden maybe.

 Or maybe a sign of office.  Maybe a senior sister with the drug cupboard keys hidden behind the cross.    ;)

Been looking through lots of old Nurse uniform photos and I wonder if it dates from around the Boer war.  Some very similar uniforms about that time - including the sleeves.

Scroll down on this link to the one I've enlarged.


http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m70/

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 14 June 18 09:34 BST (UK) »
Prompted by Wiggy's post see attached and the link:

https://historycomestolife.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/six-ozzie-nurses-in-south-africa/

Doesn't ID the cross exactly but seems to confirm the time line.


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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 14 June 18 09:35 BST (UK) »
The only thing that I have come up with are these

http://guides.naa.gov.au/boer-war/gallery/image003.aspx

http://www.healthmuseumsa.org.au/histories/nursing-uniforms-of-royal-adelaide-hospital-1890-to-1990/    (Scroll down, 3rd photograph.)

Both are Australian. The Royal British Nurses’ Association is mentioned. I wonder if the cross is an early version of their cross.

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 14 June 18 09:42 BST (UK) »
Well a couple of those Aussie nurses have crosses hanging by their sides too . . . Different crosses, but . .,. . . . maybe.  :-\

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 14 June 18 09:58 BST (UK) »
Maybe it is a weapon for use against unruly patients- you could do some damage swinging that on its chain!!

I wonder if it is wooden maybe.

 Or maybe a sign of office.  Maybe a senior sister with the drug cupboard keys hidden behind the cross.    ;)

Been looking through lots of old Nurse uniform photos and I wonder if it dates from around the Boer war.  Some very similar uniforms about that time - including the sleeves.

Scroll down on this link to the one I've enlarged.


http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m70/

Wiggy     ;) ;)    ;D ;D ;D


I think you are on the right track there Wiggy because the Boer War was what I thought too due to the date of the photo. Thanks for taking the time to look.  :D

Also thanks to Malky and Max for your helpful responses, it's very much appreciated.

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 14 June 18 13:24 BST (UK) »
A last thought perhaps (as we haven't identified the cross yet!).  What caught my eye in the first link I posted was It has been traditional for many years for hospital training schools to issue hospital badges to qualified nurses. Many of these badges have their origins in military, chivalric and religious orders. The Victorians had a great love of medals and decorations. It was in the 1860s that some hospitals introduced prizes in the form of medals & badges to encourage higher standards.


There is a contact email webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk<webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk>;

May be worth an email?

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Re: Looking for ID of Cross Please
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 14 June 18 15:44 BST (UK) »
The only thing I can add is that the cross pictured is NOT a Maltese Cross - as used by The Order of St John, and St John organisations across the globe.

As I said, a cross pattée (patty) or perhaps a cross formée?
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