The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Class of 1979.....

This week is the 30 year anniversary of the November 1979 intake of student nurses at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas's hospital in London. The above photo was actually taken a year or so into our training, but it is the only one I have that shows most of the group.
Here are some of us who got together 2 weeks ago to compare wrinkles & grey hair. Ruth hosted a great day & served a delicious lunch. Some of us had not seen each other for 10 or sometimes 15 years, so there was a lot to catch up on. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone & reminiscing over funny stories that we had from our nurse training days....

This hilarious photo was taken I think in 1981, it was during our time at the "Geriatric hospital" in Clapham. We hosted a party for the residents, shown here doing the "Conga" by the look of things!

5 comments:

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Liz

How lovely! Is that you at the end of the second row?

Sue xx

BusyLizzie said...

yep, you have it Sue! well done! and the girlie next to me is in the 2009 photo.. far left....Lizzie x

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Great shot. I always think nurses deserve as much pay as we an give them! xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Liz,
A great nostalgic post! ;-))
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Purrfect Haven said...

Hahaha (amused over the super shots).... lovely and such a memoir.. so enjoyed sharing in it with you. H, D&B