Whilst still doing general training at Shotley Bridge Hospital, Nurse Caswell and her twin sister Maureen went to London to visit a friend who was marrying a teddy boy called Pete (pictured). The date of the photo is 10th August 1958.
In the photograph, Nurse Caswell is wearing her Shotley Bridge blazer and scarf.
Taken outside St Nicholas’s Hospital about 1958 (sometimes known as Newcastle upon Tyne City Asylum). It was in Jesmond and was a very big Mental institution. Nurse Elizabeth visited as part of nurse Pre-Training School (age 18/19).
Pre-student nursing 16.5 started a taster in nursing at Shotley Bridge. Paid 10s/week. Wore a white dress, white apron, and a white cap navy cape with red lining, white hat, black stockings and black shoes. You were just skivvies really, made bed, cleaned lockers and screened, washed patients. An introduction to nursing, did night duty. Started training properly in the April when she turned 18. Uniform was blue with a white apron.
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