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Visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea – 25th July 2019

One of the groups with Pensioner William Allen On 25th July thirty-two Guild members including The Master, Freemen, and guests were very glad we ventured to Chelsea despite it being the hottest day ever recorded and chaos on the railways for a fascinating visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We met up over lunch in…

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Freedom Ceremony – 16th July 2019

On Tuesday 16th July, five members of the Guild and I made our declarations and were admitted to the Freedom of the Guild of Nurses in the presence of the Master, Honorary Clerk, Wardens, members of the Court of Assistants and friends and family. In all, there were nearly 30 attendees who enjoyed the evening…

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The Guild’s Second Trip to London Air Ambulance 10th July 2019

Nine nurses, past and present, congregated at Whitechapel tube station and enjoyed a short walk to the City Spice restaurant in Brick Lane for a delicious curry lunch prior to our visit to the Royal London Hospital and the London Air Ambulance which is based there. Over lunch we discovered so many coincidences – some…

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Livery School Careers Showcase June 2019

The Guild of Nurses participated for the first time in the Livery School Career Festival on 18th and 19th June. We joined more than 40 stands from Livery Companies On 18th June 600 Primary School Pupils attended and on 19th June more than 1,200 students attended. Having been encouraged to provide “action” to attract school…

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The Journey from Guild to Livery: Next steps

Education and Professional Development Forum: 27TH June 2019   In the beautiful surroundings of Cutler’s Hall our Honorary Clerk provided a fascinating insight into the development of Guilds within the City of London. This was an important evening event as the Guild progresses towards petitioning for Company status. The audience engaged in lively discussion and…

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Festival of the Clergy Support Trust Tuesday 21st May 2019

On Tuesday, May 21st, a sunny afternoon, 12 members from The Guild of Nurses gathered at the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. We were there to attend the 365th Festival of the Clergy Support Trust (formerly Sons and Friends of the Clergy). At the start of the service it was with much delight and pride…

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Florence Nightingale Service Westminster Abbey 15 May 2019

The Florence Nightingale service commemorating Florence Nightingale’s birthday on 12 May takes place as close to her birthday as possible.  This is the most important event in the nursing calendar annually. International Nurses Day is celebrated at this time. This year also saw a commemoration to the centenary of the funeral of Edith Cavell.  Edith…

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Tour of the Palace of Westminster 13 May 2019

18 members and their guests attended the visit to the seat of Government – The Palace of Westminster.  We met for coffee and as it was my first event with the Guild the warm welcome and conversations with fellow members reinforced the reasons I joined. We were taken round by our guide Nick who was…

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Visit to East Wellow 12 May 2019

The Florence Nightingale Annual Commemorative Service Sunday 12th May 2019 at 10.30 am at St Margaret’s Church, East Wellow, Hampshire. This year, for the first time, the Guild was very honoured to receive an invitation to attend this wonderful service. Elizabeth Turnbull, (Master) and Elizabeth Bardolph, (Renter Warden) were pleased to be able to accept.…

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Anniversary Banquet Friday 10th May 2019

Our third anniversary banquet took place on Friday May 10th.  This year we were very privileged to be able to hold it on board HQS Wellington moored on the Thames.  Built in 1934, she served with distinction as a convoy ship in the North Atlantic during the second World War and is now the home…

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