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Stained Glass Magnet-Exclusive
This painted and leaded glass ‘lancet’ window panel was discovered in store in Guy’s Hospital in 2017. The glass panel may have come from Riddel House- a nurse’s home established for St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School. This glass portrait of Florence may have been the only surviving treasure from the home. The panel dates from the early 20th Century and is on display in the museum.
This oblong magnet features the window against a black background and makes a great souvenir from the museum.
All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton
Edited by Ruth Cown and foreword by Michael Morpurgo.
Edith Appleton, known as Edie, was working as a professional nurse when war broke out in 1914. She immediately joined the military nursing services and spent the next four years treating dying and injured allied soldiers in France and Belgium, as they fought an entirely new type of war: one of horrendous living conditions, gas attacks and shell-shocked survivors.
A Nurse at the Front contains the fascinating diaries Edie kept of her experiences. Surrounded by death, she never lost her appreciation of life. Against the background of Ypres and the Somme, Edie writes unflinchingly, with clarity and even wit. We see the Great War through a new set of eyes in an acutely observed, courageous account of life on the front line of treacherous warfare.
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