This uniform belonged to Nurse Annie Young, who worked in North Berwick during the 1930s and 1940s. The collar, cuffs and belt would have provided extra protection for the uniform and were removable for easy cleaning.
This nurses dress is made from blue cotton material. The removable collar and belt are made from celluloid, whilst the white cuffs are made from cotton material.
This nurse's uniform would have been completed with a white cotton headscarf and a long white apron. Nurses uniforms have changed greatly over the course of the 20th century. Many nurses now choose to wear a practical combination of trousers and tunic top instead of a dress.
Accession Number - 1994.323.1