Thomas Shepherd's drawing showing James Gibbs' architecture in about 1830
when the square was already 100 years old. London Plane trees provided
shade and there was a fountain in the centre when we were there.
I'm about to leave home to begin training.
Forty-six of us commenced our training in beautiful Piggott's Manor,
Lechmore Heath, Hertfordshire in August 1965. I am sixth from the left
in the front row.
Members of a previous set stroll in the grounds.
Me in my new uniform - just look at those shoes!
But as usual my cap is a disaster!
Members of our set during a study block. We wore our uniforms although
we were confined to the classroom and did not go near a patient for a month!
Members of a different set learning to lay up a trolley.
Gloucester House, built in 1961, was the residence for qualified nurses.
We each had our own room but shared other facilities. It also contained
a swimming pool and a hall.
Those of our set who were able to attend the awards ceremony.
Surprisingly, this is one event where my memory has failed my completely.
I have absolutely no recollection of it at all! I am in the middle row,
second from the left. We don't look quite as regimented as in the
PTS photo, and most of us have a lot more than one and a half
inches of hair showing!
My certificate. Perhaps I will get it framed after all.
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