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Nursing class, Leeds

This looks to be a picture of my Mother's nursing class at the Leeds General Infirmary. I'm guessing that it will be a photo from when they completed the course and became SRNs. Which will have been in 1942.

 

8th August 2007: Now here's the thing. This picture is the most popular photo I have on Flickr (alongside a picture of a ladybird on a leave). Since I uploaded it on 4th May (96 days ago) it has had 61 views. That's approximately 2 views every 3 days.

 

But it isn't in any groups and it only has 4 tags. Even if it comes up in a search you don't have to view it. So where's the interest? Is it the nurses' uniforms? The building? Or the rugs at the front? Or just that this is a picture of 19 lovely 1940s ladies?

 

I would be interested to know.

 

2nd September 2007: 100 views today! So that's 39 extra views in 26 days, 3 views every 2 days. Now we are really motoring. That's really left the ladybird far behind on 65 views.

 

One more thing I have noticed about these nurses. Some have dark coloured belts (they are elasticated black with a big buckle with a crest on it, I still have my Mother's belt), but most have light coloured belts. Or possibly no belt at all and we can just see the waistband of the apron. I notice my Mother wasn't wearing her black belt.

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Taken on May 4, 2007