BARTS stories

Stories in a nurse’s uniform

Why nurses practised folding their caps on a biscuit tin, and how turning your cloak inside out could transform the mood on the wards at Christmas.

SBHX8/567 "Winifred Hector teaching student nurses in uniform, c.1960. Hector seated at right with gastric specimen on table. Eight second year student nurses [indicated by their belts] standing, from the Oct 1958 set." 1960 Nursing Mirror
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The archive images used in the film are shown below.

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/77

Group of nurses in Martha Theatre

1905-1908

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHB/MO/33/4

Details of uniform to be provided, with retailer’s form and samples of fabric for probationer’s uniform.

1928

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX4/559

Good luck token for nurses’ final exams. Consists of messages, lucky charms and bits of blue belt, all pinned or stitched to a piece of Bart’s nurses’ dress material. Believed to have belonged to Nurse Dainty, later Mrs Christie, a sister tutor.

c1930

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/357

Fourth year nurse in uniform.

1929

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/1483

Photographic portrait of Nurse Mazie Calcutt, January 1939 She is wearing uniform, and her St Bartholomew’s Hospital badge is clearly visible.

1939

Photographer Peter Clark Ltd
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/779

Student nurses at coffee bar, Gloucester House nurses’ home.

1961

Photographer: Barratt’s Photo Press Ltd
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/1063

Nurses admiring the Hogarth paintings on the Grand Staircase.

c.1960

Nursing Mirror
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/575

Group of nurses carol singing on Great Staircase

1930s

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/567

Winifred Hector teaching student nurses in uniform, c.1960. Hector seated at right with gastric specimen on table. Eight second year student nurses [indicated by their belts] standing, from the Oct 1958 set.

1960

Nursing Mirror
© Matthew Andrews

Foloshade, Senior Sister in one of the wellbeing hub rooms in the North Wing

2021

Photographer: Matthew Andrews

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