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The Liverpool Royal Infirmary Nurses League has closed down so this website is now inactive. You won’t be able to leave new messages but will be able to see previous ones and look at all the rest of the historical content on the website. For reunion details in October 2019 please read the Chairmans letter in News. Thank you. 



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  1. Nuse cousin Heather

    I have a photo of my late sister taken in the garden of our Huyton wartime home -Newlands Huyton Het rd a-about 1956 – in uniform ,when she was at Broadgreen –
    And other photos of her with friends -shw was of a a very outgoing personality –
    Also we had a younger cousin, a nurse, Heather [nee Newton ]Wylie of Rock Ferry originally-
    he married and moved to Whithaven Cumbria about the 1970s
    I think she trained there.

    phil newton March 10, 2021 at 9:25 pm #
  2. photos

    Hello, I did my training in Walton-1960-1963

    I would really appreciate any photos from that time

    I would have graduated August 1963

    Thank you

    catherine powell nee Treanor July 13, 2020 at 8:14 pm #
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  4. International Year of The Nurse

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    You are probably aware that 2020 is the international year of the nurse and member of the Queen’s Nursing Institute [QNI] and the Association of District Nurse Educators [ADNE] are planning a celebration conference within Liverpool on the 19th/20th June 2020.
    Now I myself run a public health tour of health throughout Liverpool taking in many sites, but if there is a potential of any input from The Nurses League, this would be greatly appreciated.
    I look forward to any information you have,


    Mr Conleth Kelly,

    Senior Lecturer, BN (Hons), RGN, D/N, NP, QN.
    Pathway Lead – District Nursing
    Programme Lead – BSc/GDip/PGD/MSc Specialist Practice Community Programmes – District Nursing/Mental Health/Learning Disability/Community Children Nursing/General Practice Nursing.
    Department of Public Health and Wellbeing
    Faculty of Health and Social Care,
    University of Chester,
    Marriss House
    Room HMA 217
    Hamilton Street,
    CH41 5AL

    Mr Conleth Kelly December 18, 2019 at 7:32 am #
  5. Interview with Antrec for Ward Host and not heard.

    I had an interview on Friday at the Royal Hospital on Friday 6th December as a Ward Host with Antrec Ltd. We were told we would here either way, if successful or not, and I haven’t heard anything. Can anyone enlighten me on this message. Thank You.
    Tracey O’Regan.

    Tracey O'Regan December 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm #
  6. The League has closed down so this site is now inactive. You won’t be able to leave new messages but will be able to see previous ones and look at all the historical content on the website. For reunion details in October 2019 please read the Chairmans letter in News. Thank you.

    susie July 18, 2019 at 8:06 am #
  7. Jan 1972 PTS

    Would love to hear from anyone in nurse PTS 2nd Jan 1972
    Royal Liverpool Infirmary
    Northern and Southern hospitals

    Shelley Price June 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm #
  8. 1975 PTS

    Wanting to get in touch with anyone who trained at the Royal and Heswall pts 1975. Susan Trotter nee Shaw.

    Susan Trotter April 15, 2019 at 5:41 pm #
  9. St Pauls 1980-1982

    Would love to hear from anyone who trained as ophthalmic trainee 1980-1982 at St Pauls Eye Hospital Liverpool. Lost touch with so many special people who shaped my life! and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
    Colin Jones

    Colin Jones April 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm #
  10. To re communicate

    To get in touch with nurse midwife Susan Talbot last in touch in 1976.

    Clive bellingham March 7, 2019 at 12:33 pm #
  11. Old friends,who trained in the 1970,s

    Hi, just wondering if anyone was connected with Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey, New ferry, in the 1970’s sadly the Hospital no longer exists.It would be great to speak to anyone who trained as an S R N at that time

    Mary Colbourne nee Woodward February 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm #
  12. January 1972 PTS intake United Liverpool Hospitals

    I’m trying to get in touch with anyone who was in the 1972 January PTS intake United Liverpool Hospitals.

    Kris Pugh February 22, 2019 at 9:14 am #
  13. Walton Hospital nurse training badge and cap badge with liver birds on the cap

    My mum Mildred Rose Allin
    was a cadet nurse in Walton Hospital, then trained to be an SRN,qualifying in 1956.
    Mum lost her hospital badge, could someone please send me a picture of Walton Hospital training badge please.
    Also I have a picture of mum taken on a night shift,
    mum was at a desk writing reports.
    Mum wore a white cap, could someone please send me a picture of the little badge on her cap, I was told by a close friend of mums that it was a liver bird,what was the colour of the liver bird badge?
    Could someone please help me?
    My mum died recently and I’m trying to fill in gaps!
    I will of course reimburse any money that my request may cost
    Kind regards

    Joan Grace Enstone February 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm #
  14. Getting in touch

    My name is Josephine Wilson (formerly Josephine (Jo) Fenwick)
    I trained in Liverpool at Royal Southern and Myrtle Street Children’s Hospitals between Jan 1974 and July 1977 and would love to reconnect with anyone who may remember me. Many of our set worked at ‘The Royal’
    Is there any organisation like this which covers these now demolished hospitals?
    Although I now live in New Zealand I would love to attend a reunion at some point.
    Thank you so much for your help.
    Kind regards,

    Josephine Wilson February 18, 2019 at 1:22 am #
  15. Obituary: Pam Thurnhill (née Bingham) PTS Aug.1959

    On 7th January 2019 Pamela (Pam) Thurnhill died aged 77 years. Her funeral took place at St. Peter’s Parish Church, Heversham, Cumbria. Pam is survived by her children, Anna and Karl, and grandchildren, Sebastian and Antoine.
    After qualifying at the Royal, Pam worked as a nurse in Kendal Hospital before becoming a practice nurse for 30 years in Didsbury, South Manchester.
    For 60 years she remained great friends with nurses from her student days: Pat Holmes (née Rourke), Myra Herbert, Jean Hafez (née Thomas), Blod Davis and Sylvia Norcott (née Morris). She enjoyed attending many nurses’ reunions in Liverpool.

    Anna Deray (daughter) January 31, 2019 at 10:03 am #
  16. So sorry to hear of your mothers death.Thank you for letting us know and I’m sure there will be members who trained and worked with her and have happy memories of Pam.

    susie February 6, 2019 at 1:03 pm #
  17. Death

    I’m sad to tell you of the recent death of Mike Hodgson. Mike was a senior charge nurse on nights at the new Royal in the 1980/90s. His funeral is at Thornton Crematorium,Lydiate Lane, Liverpool 23 1TP, on the 28th January 2019 at 2.40 pm

    Mary Newton January 24, 2019 at 8:56 pm #
  18. 40 years celebration

    Looking for friends who started their SRN training in January 1979 and lived at Woolton Manor. It’s 40 years since we started our training and looking to get together later this year.

    Kate Kennady (nee Davies) January 8, 2019 at 10:26 pm #
  19. Photos

    Sorry Susie I didn’t take any photos as too much to do! Love the ones on the website. Thanks for putting them on. Mary

    Mary newton November 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm #
  20. Hi Everyone. I have had ZERO photos from the members who were at the reunion. Its so disappointing as I saw many of you with phones and iPads . Please send me some to put on the website. Just email them under the contact us tab.Thanks ,Susie

    susie November 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm #
  21. 1979 intake0

    January 1979 intake. Royal Liverpool Hospital. Started dual qualification. Julie Cave was my room mate in Myrtle St. Cecily Rooney was my friend,
    We went to Malta with my mam n dad 4 my 21st. 40 years in Jan later . I retire this year. Living in the West Coast of Ireland.

    Marie Lobdra November 15, 2018 at 10:32 pm #
  22. History

    My grant antie Miss Phyllis Morris trained to be a nurse in Liverpool around 1932. I am seeking any acknowledgment of her registration and photo’s.

    Myself, who’s had the honour of being a nurse for over 20 years , would love an insight into her career.

    Suzy Goss November 15, 2018 at 11:59 am #
  23. The Final Reunion

    I so enjoyed our last ‘official ‘Reunion and congratulations to Carolyn and the Committee for organising a memorable farewell.
    It was a perfect way to acknowledge 85 years of the Nurses’ League.

    Ann Spencer (nee Duncan)

    Ann Spencer November 7, 2018 at 11:27 am #
  24. Thank you Anne. We are very pleased to have had so many nice messages and cards. It seems to have been a successful event for a wonderful league. Susie

    susie November 8, 2018 at 3:31 pm #
  25. End of an era

    So sad that I have only just found the nurses league and am witness to its demise. Would have loved to have caught up with some of the girls in my set but it wasn’t meant to be. I called into the hospital last year but obviously couldn’t go round it . I just saw the G P surgery. So pleased most of the hospital is still standing and being looked after. It’s been great looking at people’s photos. I remember those corridors, the round wards , the Florence Nightingale wards. Anyone remember the operating theatre with a viewing room? I also remembered where my room was on the top floor of the nursing home and how difficult t was for me to get used to the sound of all the traffic outside as I tried to sleep . All fond memories of my student days .
    Best wished to everyone Heather Koch née Darby

    Heather koch November 1, 2018 at 10:49 am #
  26. Maureen Watson

    Looking for either Maureen Watson or her daughter (born 1962) Theresa MacDonald Watson.
    Maureen nursed at Loppington in the early 1960’s, then perhaps Chester, then Ottawa, Canada.
    She was lost track of when she moved back to the UK about 1969.
    Maureen was a friend of Patricia Gerrard, who trained at Clatterbridge and also nursed at Loppington.
    I am looking for the Watsons on behalf of David Gerrard (born 1963), son of Patricia.

    Christine Johns October 28, 2018 at 4:38 pm #
  27. Reunion

    Using Tony’s phone mine gone on the blink. Wonderful reunion certainly going out on a high. Congratulations to everyone

    Mary Tait October 25, 2018 at 6:35 pm #
  28. Searching for friend.

    Searching for Breda O’Neil class April 1957. Formally of County Wexford, sister of Martha and Oliver. Late of Gateacre Grange Nursing home, where we had a lot of fun.

    Marian Craven nee Carson October 25, 2018 at 10:34 am #
  29. Final reunion

    Thank you all so much for all the hard work you put into making the Grand Finale so memorable. It was a very special day and superbly organised thanks to the sterling effort of the whole committee.

    Philippa Burford October 23, 2018 at 8:50 am #
  30. Thank you so much Pip. It’s very rewarding to know you enjoyed it. See you next year!

    susie October 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm #
  31. Sept 1969 PTS

    In response to Beth Gornall (nee Harman) and Pat Gornall (nee Milbourn) of 16 July.
    I have just seen your message – can’t believe I missed it when it was first posted! There are a few of us in touch with each other – Carmel Pope, Jan Brown, Jane Hemphill and I have met up at reunions over the years. Carmel is in contact with Ann Hewitt and Jane has recently met Pat Armstrong. Even though the league is closing it would be good for us to find a way of celebrating our 50th anniversary.
    Pat Gornall, if you read this please contact me via the – about us – contact us – button on the website and I’ll ask that your message gets forwarded to me. Many thanks & Best wishes to you both, Mary Railton-Crowder.

    Mary Railton-Crowder October 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm #
  32. Final Reunion bookings.

    Only 48 hours to our final Annual Reunion, and the committee and I look forward to welcoming all those who have been booked in for the afternoon. Please remember that you must have had confirmation of your booking from Sue Butterworth by either email or by post after sending an SAE to her.
    To avoid any embarrassment on the day, please do not come along hoping to join in. There is a waiting list of members, and as we get cancellations this week, Sue is contacting the next person on the list in strict order, to ask if they can take up the place.
    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Carolyn Rankine October 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm #
  33. The Final Reunion

    I would like to wish Carolyn and the Committee members every good wish for the Farewell Reunion on Saturday.

    It will no doubt be a sad day for us all, but it promises be a memorable occasion too.

    Good luck
    Ann Spencer (nee Duncan) CT 1959

    Ann Spencer October 16, 2018 at 8:16 pm #
  34. 2018 final reunion

    Dear friends
    May I wish you all especially my friends from January 1963 PTS a very memorable final reunion this coming Saturday.My lack of mobility makes travelling difficult and so I am unable to attend.
    Best wishes Eirlys Talbot (nee Roberts)

    Eirlys Talbot October 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm #
  35. Obituaries

    Lovely to receive the last news letter from the League, but so sad to read of the death of one of my dear friends,Wendy Landry so sorry I did not know when, otherwise I would have written a small tribute to her, for she did serve as the assistant Treasure with me on the committee, and helped to get all the membership records computerised, also going back through the Finacial Records(together with Jo Humphries) to claim back monies to enable the Bursery to be created in 2000 with the University no small task I assure you.
    She was one of the original Life Member and a very regular attender at our Re-Unions. I shall miss her.

    In Friendship Jean Woods

    Jean Woods August 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm #
  36. Margaret Whitney has just sent a message.
    On receiving her newsletter today, she was delighted to see on page 2 (1945 reunion) a photo of her mother Joan Roston (nee Makin) in a black hat sitting at the top of the table on the left and to the left of Becky Haynes.

    Pat August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm #
  37. Newsletter

    Just read the newsletter – what a lovely final tribute to the League. Many congratulations to Mary for editing it and thanks to all the committee for their input. A lovely surprise to receive the book mark. Looking forward to the reunion.

    Pat Shillington August 9, 2018 at 5:29 pm #
  38. Permissions please?


    My name is Laura Dawson and I am a research administrator for NIHR CRN North West Coast. We are part of the NHS responsible for clinical trials. I recently attended an event for the NHS 70 yrs birthday and spoke to someone there (possibly Margaret Draycott). We are currently compiling images for our Impact Report and would like to know if we have permission to use images from your repository in our Report. The lady I spoke to said it wouldn’t be a problem but I wanted to check again just in case there are any copyright restrictions we need to be aware of.

    Thank you for your time

    Best wishes


    Laura Dawson August 6, 2018 at 10:38 am #
  39. End of an era

    Dear Susie, sorry for my late, very late reply . I was hoping to join you all for the last time in October. We won’t be coming to visit UK after all this year.
    I am sure you will have a wonderful time together. It has been a real shame that I have been unable to contact any of my PTS set( Jan 1971 ). However I only came across the League by accident a year ago. What a lot of time wasted . It’s a great shame the site is closing down, truly the end of an era .
    Heather Koch

    Heather Koch July 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm #
  40. 50 year reunion 2019

    Hello Sept 1969 PTS!
    Beth Gornall (nee Harman) and I, Pat Gornall (nee Milbourn) were wondering if there will be a 50 year reunion for our PTS? Having never visited this site before, I’m posting randomly! Here’s hoping…

    Pat (Milbourn) Gornall July 16, 2018 at 8:00 am #
  41. Hi Pat. I’m afraid the league is being wound up in October. There is still enthusiasm amongst members to reunite on the third Saturday in October 2019 for afternoon tea. As it stands this will be arranged by the Foresight Centre so you will have to book directly with them. We will give full details in January on the website before we shut that down for messages. If you decided to have an independent reunion you can book that through the Foresight Centre privately at any time of the year. During the weekday they can organise a free tour of the old building, Saturdays you have to pay for someone to come in especially.There are no original wards left un refurbished as they are all offices or teaching suites but you can see the chapel.I hope this helps and that you enjoy a get together

    susie July 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm #
  42. 1975 PTS

    I would like to catch up with anyone from the 1975 PTS with a view to holding a get together. My contact details are: or 07788634818

    Ann Murray July 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm #
  43. 1975 PTS

    Would like to make contact with PTS Jan1975

    Susan Trotter July 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm #
  44. 1975

    Looking for intake 1975 nurses in Royal Infirmary Liverpool, also from Southern and Northern hospital.

    Elizabeth Smith June 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm #
  45. Elspeth Yule

    Thank you Carolyn for the update of Sister Yule. What a lovely kind lady. Remember her well as the night Superintendent. Was a pleasure to have known her as a Student Nurse as she always took you under her Wing. She was as all of your compliments describe.

    Valerie Mills May 24, 2018 at 6:31 pm #
  46. Re Union 2018

    I am requesting the Dates for the 2018 Reunion. Unfortunately have not attended any in the past as the dates have not corresponded with my Plans here. I understand that to attend I would have to belong to the Nurses League which I am not at present. Anyway I appreciate your time and look forward to a reply. I live in Canada.

    Thank you,

    Valerie Mills. LRI 1961 – 1965.

    Valerie Mills May 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm #
  47. Details of funeral arrangements for Miss Yule

    The official announcement of the death of Elspeth Yule is in the Daily Telegraph and can be accessed on line.
    The Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 12 noon at the United Reform Church, Eshe Road Crosby on 30th May, followed by committal at Thornton Crematorium at 1.20pm.
    Please note the change of time to that given in the original message.

    Carolyn Rankine May 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm #
  48. Sad news

    Sadly, I have heard today of the death of Miss Elspeth Yule.
    I’m sure you will all remember as I do, what a wonderful Night Superintendent she was at LRI, so calm and supportive to both patients and staff, we always felt we were in safe hands when she was on duty.
    She spent the latter years of her life in the Tithebarn Nursing Home in Crosby enjoying days out with other residents, and managing to keep in touch with several of her old friends.
    Her funeral is on 30th May at 12.30 at the United Reform Church in Moor Lane Crosby.

    Carolyn Rankine May 14, 2018 at 7:24 pm #
  49. Reunion

    Just to say thanks to Sue Butterworth for all her hard work in organising the reunion. Sue we really appreciate all your hard work.

    Mary Newton May 10, 2018 at 12:48 am #
  50. Reunion

    Many members have been in touch to ask if they have a place for the final reunion, the list was full by the 25th March, any slips received after that are on the waiting list, I’ve had over 200 replies & we are limited to 150 guests.If you haven’t received a reply assume you have not got a place, but some emails have been returned, so if you think you may have a place, please get in touch asap.Also, non-members have sent photo copies of the slips, priority is given to members, there are NO places for non-members, sorry to disappoint you all.

    sue butterworth May 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm #
  51. 2018 reunion

    CanSue Butterworth let me know if my application for the reunion this year has been successful as I understand from one of my PTS friends that some of the emails have been bounced back
    Many thanks
    Liz Evans nee Curbishley

    Liz Evans nee Curbishley May 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm #
  52. Dot Williams

    Following the announcement of the death of Dot Williams, here are the details of her funeral arrangements.
    There will be a service at Christ Church, Barmouth on Tuesday 1st May at 11am, followed by a private family internment in Llanber Cemetery.

    Full details may be seen in the obituaries column of the Daily Post dated 24th April.

    Carolyn Rankine April 26, 2018 at 11:07 am #
  53. Update on 2018 Reunion
    We have been inundated with requests to attend the reunion. The Committee wishes to stress that it will be possible to continue our reunions at the Foresight Centre in the future as they are happy to take bookings for an afternoon tea. This would also apply if individual groups wanted to meet up at any other times of the year. We already have a waiting list of members whose applications were unsuccessful so it is highly unlikely that any non members will be able to be accommodated. This is strictly governed by the number of people allowed in the space by the Centre.
    We emphasise that it is only the formal organisational structure which includes the Committee, financial and membership arrangements which will cease.

    If you are unable to attend PLEASE let us know as soon as you can so that someone on the waiting list can take your place.Sue Butterworth is doing a sterling job under difficult circumstances so please be patient.

    Applications for the 45 places on the three Saturday morning tours will be in the newsletter and we would urge members who have done previous tours to be generous and let others take the places. There are no original wards to be seen anymore as all are converted into office or teaching spaces. Anyone who wishes to take a tour anytime of the year during the weekday can arrange that directly with the Foresight Centre free of charge. We only have to charge because someone comes in especially on a Saturday. I hope this clarifies the arrangements so far.

    susie April 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm #
  54. Sad news

    It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Mrs Dorothy Williams nee Jones ct 1957.
    Dot was a staunch supporter of the Nurses’ League, serving on the committee as Journal Editior for several years, and also organising the annual Welsh reunion at Port Meirion until 2015. That year she suffered a stroke which meant that she lost her speech, and subsequently Dot and her husband moved into a nursing home.
    She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who knew her in Wales and through the League.

    Carolyn Rankine April 21, 2018 at 5:09 pm #
  55. League Closure

    Could you note that membership to the League was suspended October 2017.

    Mary April 13, 2018 at 10:54 am #
  56. 1948?

    My Dad Henryd Davies went here and has fond memories of some amazing nurses , he was admitted with a club foot and had deformities to both hands , he is trying to find out more info on where he can see photos eg a museum or something similar , many thanks . Debbie his daughter x

    Debbie April 8, 2018 at 9:10 pm #
  57. Hi Debbie. The Museum of Liverpool Life has some info on the LRI but I think the Liverpool Records office: Telephone 0151 233 3069
    3rd Floor Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW would have a lot of information. hope this helps you. regards Susie

    susie April 9, 2018 at 11:31 am #
  58. Reunion

    We are now well over numbers, anyone not had a reply from me will be on the waiting list.

    Sue Butterworth March 31, 2018 at 2:04 pm #
  59. LRI Reunion

    The list for the reunion is now full, those who haven’t had a reply by email, may need to ring me. Spaces have been reserved for overseas members.
    Sue Butterworth

    sue butterworth March 27, 2018 at 9:47 am #
  60. reunion

    I am trying to send confirmation of places to the last reunion, sadly quite few emails have been undelivered, if you need a confirmation can you ring me.
    Sue Butterworth

    Sue Butterworth March 23, 2018 at 4:01 pm #
  61. Getting Through

    Just read “ Getting Through “ by Eileen Brown. Even when I started training in 1965 there were lots of similarities. I enjoyed reading it so much.

    Mary Newton March 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm #
  62. Newsletter

    If you wish to include anything in this year’s newsletter please email or contact me. My contact details are in the last newsletter. Please may I have by the end of March. Thanks

    Mary Newton February 12, 2018 at 10:58 am #
  63. Ms. Enid Brownlow

    Is there an Enid Brownlow, (Brownlow, must have been her maiden name) who served in a hospital in Calcutta in the 1940’s?

    Please message me at

    Her patient those days, who is himself 87 was remembering her.


    Rohit Sabharwal January 31, 2018 at 5:27 pm #
  64. do you remember Nurse Lamb

    Can any one remember a Nurse Lamb ( female) on the childrens ward about 1966

    David January 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #
  65. Topical Press Agency Medical Collection

    Hello. My name is Gary Winter and I am Exhibitions and Images Officer at Historic England.

    The Historic England Archive has recently discovered a collection of over 4,000 photographs taken by the Topical Press Association. Dating from 1938 to 1943, the photographs document medicine and health care in England shortly before and during the Second World War, and immediately prior to the foundation of the National Health Service. The photographs document medical procedures, equipment, wartime hospital wards, evacuated children, patients and staff.

    Photographs of Liverpool Royal Infirmary feature in the collection.

    The Historic England Archive is currently undertaking a project to preserve, catalogue and digitise the collection. The resulting catalogue and digital images will be made available to users online through the Historic England Archive website. The completion of this project will coincide with this year’s 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS.

    Historic England would like to track down people who may have stories to tell about working in health before the founding of the NHS or during its formative years, with the aim of recording interviews about their experiences. Ideally, we would like to make contact with people who may have worked at the hospitals that feature in our Topical Press Agency Medical Collection.

    If you would be interested in assisting with our project, please email

    Thank you very much indeed.

    Yours sincerely,


    Gary Winter January 16, 2018 at 8:37 am #
  66. Hi Gary. Thank you for your email on what sounds like an absolutely fabulous project. Our Nurses League was started in 1933 and some of our older members have vivid memories of working in the NHS early days. I will circulate the information as best I can and hope you get a response.Perhaps it would be good to contact the Liverpool Medical Institute as many of their members also will have worked at the Royal.
    I really look forward to publication of your project and wish you every good luck.Susie Overill

    susie January 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm #
  67. Date of final reunion

    Hi Sue, what is the date of final reunion ? I am coming back next year from Australia, dates not fixed yet.
    Thanks Heather Koch

    Heather Koch December 25, 2017 at 12:23 am #
  68. Hi Heather. the reunion is on Saturday 20th October 2018. There may be a problem booking if you are not already a member as we are expecting attendance to be high. As we are planning a lunch as a grand finale there will be fewer places available and non members will have to be on a reserve list. please let me know your situation and I can pass on details to Sue Butterworth who is taking reservations. Thanks Susie

    susie January 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm #
  69. Happy Christmas

    May I thank you Caroline and the Committee for the lovely bouquet of flowers which arrived this morning. They really have brightened my balcony area instead of the decorations I would normally have there.

    I would like to send you and everyone good wishes for a Happy Christmas, listening to the Carols brings back so many Happy Memories of the marathon singing round all the wards on Christmas Eve.
    Every good wish for 2018

    In Friendship. Jean Woods

    Jean Woods December 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm #
  70. Thank you so much Jean. Have a lovely Christmas. Kindest regards from us all.

    susie December 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm #
  71. Thanks & Best Wishes

    Thanks for all your christmas cards and best wishes. See you all soon

    Vivien December 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm #
  72. Thanks Vivien

    susie December 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm #
  73. Overseas Members

    A message for our overseas members, you will be given a place for the final reunion in 2018, so book your early flights.
    Happy Christmas & New Year.
    Sue Butterworth

    Sue Butterworth December 18, 2017 at 10:06 am #
  74. G'day Susan Carruthers

    Hi Susan, only two weeks to go til our trip to uk. I hope you see my message as it would be great to catch up. I think we get to merseyside 4/12 , staying at Leasowe Castle, a local haunt on the coast where I grew up and now a hotel. We are there for three days. We will be in East Anglia from the 9th , staying at Kessingland . We leave for London on the 2nd January. We stay in the smoke for a couple of days or so before flying back to Oz.
    Hope you are well, not working too hard.
    Heather xx

    Heather Koch November 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm #
  75. 1958 PTS Liverpool

    I would love to get in touch with anybody in the PTS in Liverpool from 1958

    Alastair Watson November 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm #
  76. Reunion

    What a memorable 84th Annual Reunion . Very many thanks to all the committee for such a great afternoon. You never fail to make these meetings interesting and very informative.
    Very well done to Lisa Grant who gave a superb talk.I look forward to our trip round the new Royal next year.
    Congratulations to one and all.

    Pip Burford October 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm #
  77. Thanks so much Pip. I did respond but for some reason it didn’t show. Glad you enjoyed Saturday.

    susie October 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm #
  78. Apology

    Dear Susie

    I have booked a place for the reunion on Saturday but unfortunately I won’t be able to attend as I am not very well at the moment.

    I hope everyone has a very pleasant and enjoyable afternoon.

    Best Wishes
    Christine Hughes nee Bosley January 1963 PTS

    Christine Hughes nee Bosley October 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm #
  79. so sorry to hear you aren’t well. We did have a good reunion and look forward to seeing you next year. Take care.

    susie October 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm #
  80. Reunion

    Dear Ladies I have booked a place at the reunion on Saturday
    Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend as my husband is rather unwell
    I wish you all a very pleasant and happy afternoon
    Best wishes Liz Evans nee Curbishley jan66 PTS

    Liz Evans October 19, 2017 at 9:35 pm #
  81. So sorry to hear that Liz. Make sure you make it next year for the final reunion best wishes to you both.

    susie October 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm #
  82. September 1968 50 yr reunion

    There is to be a 50th year reunion of the September 1968 PTS on Wednesday 24th October 2018.
    If any September 1968 PTS member has not already been contacted and would like to be included, please contact me via the message board.
    Joyce Bentley

    Joyce Bentley October 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm #
  83. Have a wonderful reunion Joyce.

    susie October 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm #
  84. funeral

    The funeral for Di Daly nee Richards CT August 1960, will take place tomorrow, Thursday 12th October at Springwood Crematorium.

    Jo Humphries October 11, 2017 at 8:13 am #
  85. Obituary

    I’m sure that many members will be sad to here of the death of Diane Daly ( Di ) nee Richards CT August 1960.
    Di died peacefully at home with her family on Weds 4th October after a short illness, which she battled with so bravely.
    She was a neighbour and loyal friend of mine and kept in touch with several of her former LRI friends.
    No funeral details known yet.

    Jo Humphries October 6, 2017 at 8:01 am #
  86. Susan Carruthers catch up

    Hi Susan, so sorry it’s been so long, but as you say time flies. The husband has been off work with a back injury for four months n my life turned around a bit !
    As for our holiday and meeting up. I have given you our dates, but you would always be welcome to see n stay with us in Kessingland. We hire a caravan and there is always plenty of room. It’s on the coast. You would be most welcome. We are on fb as hevnkev, my email
    Landline 0061 7 54979219. Don’t know what mobile number is as yet for when we are in uk.
    We will also be staying at Leasowe castle for a couple of days, hoping to pop over to the pool.
    I am no longer nursing, retired 7 years ago but that was because I emigrated. . Two weeks before my flight I got a letter from NSW nursing board stating that they couldn’t go further with my application until they received results from my ELTS! ! What! I looked ELTS up , have you heard of it ? It meant a course , then an exam. To prove that I communicated effectively with graduates , their words. I did book myself in, bought the books. Then thought, you know I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. Wasn’t about nursing , just English .
    They have now stopped it, it is a money spinner. I could understand if I wasn’t English speaking.
    But good for you. You found your niche. I have a hearing prob these days so I don’t want to be a liability . Plus you appear stupid.
    So we leave 30 November, not long now. We are in London for 3 days. Then up to Liverpool for another 3 days. I do hope we can catch up one way or another. We can come to Reading from Norwich. Not a long trip. By train prob instead of driving. Aw looking forward to this……Heather xxxxx

    Heather Koch October 5, 2017 at 9:54 am #
  87. reunion

    Hi, looking through the messages it appears there may be a reunion coming up shortly? can you advise me about this, if it is possible to attend? there a several other colleagues who would be intersted!!

    Madeleine Widdowson nee Wright january 1974 PTS

    madeleine widdowson September 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm #
  88. Liverpool Royal Infirmary reunion interest

    Hi, looking for old colleagues from the 1973 to 1974 PTS intake – would love to organise reunion if they can get in touch – unfortuantely I cant remember names.

    If there is anyone who is interested in a reunion for 2018 – let me know and I will organise!

    Madeleine Widdowson nee Wright September 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm #
  89. closure of the League.

    Having read the comments made by Jean Woods regarding the future closing of the LRI nurses League, I would like endorse her concerns, and several league members who I keep in touch with have also made similar comments. I’m sure the Committee have it all in hand and no doubt we will hear their plans at the AGM in October.

    Josephine Humphries September 28, 2017 at 2:05 pm #
  90. Members death

    Miss Doreen Joyce has died. Her funeral will be at St Margaret Mary Church, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, at 10am on Friday 29th September. Tom Williams will celebrate.

    Mary Newton September 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm #
  91. Closure of the Nurses League

    Hello Caroline, am writing to submit some questions regarding the winding down of the League in 2018.
    Will the Web Site also close down or can it be operated through a third party e.g. The Forsight Centre ?

    What will happen to the Archives will they also be able to be accessed through the Archives of the Royal Infirmary ?
    Hope for some clarification in October
    Jean Woods

    Jean Woods September 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm #
  92. Thanks Jean. We will hopefully be able to address all the issues you mention in October. As always thank you for you contribution.

    susie September 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm #
  93. News of members

    If any members know of other members who have moved please let me know their new addresses. You can contact me privately as my details are in the 2017 newsletter. Thanks

    Mary Newton August 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm #
  94. News

    Does anyone have any contact with Miss Doreen Joyce? If so please could you let me know. Many thanks Mary

    Mary Newton August 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm #
  95. New Newsletter

    New Newsletter just received in Canada –
    looks great! Thanks to the Executive for all your hard work. I too ‘scrubbed’ for Mr. Brewer back in the day!

    Val MacMillan August 2, 2017 at 3:26 pm #
  96. G'Day Heather

    Hi Heather,

    Lovely to have heard back from you….how time goes by!
    Won’t be long before you’ll be dusting your suitcases!!
    Betime you read my message I’ll have celebrated my 50th!
    Not age….but years since I entered into the service of nursing 08/1967!!
    Still full time working in theatres.
    My friend Christine made your evening coat…I was her assistant…
    I have photos of us together all those many decades ago…
    If you have an alternative means of me contacting you please let me know and I can send you some.
    I have some leave in December, If you let me know the dates you arrive and depart Uk then as you say we could sort out meeting up.
    I’ve been looking at midway points / London etc.
    Are you still nursing ?…. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.Susanx

    Susan Carruthers July 30, 2017 at 8:06 am #
  97. Reunion 2017

    Hi Kath
    The 2017 reunion is on 21st October

    Pat Shillington July 30, 2017 at 7:10 am #
  98. AGM date

    When is the 2017 AGM

    Kath Conolly, nee Powell July 30, 2017 at 4:10 am #
  99. Jan 1975 PTS

    Jan 1975 PTS
    Would love to catch up with anyone from this intake and share memories of the good old days! I did the first half of my training at the Royal Infirmary before moving to the Southern to complete. Please contact me at:

    Ann Murray July 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm #
  100. 2017 newsletter

    Newsletter must have taken a lot of hard work.Very much appreciated.

    Mary Tait July 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm #
  101. thanks Mary

    susie July 28, 2017 at 4:33 pm #
  102. Memories

    Are you supposed to have trained at the Royal Hospital to become a member of the league
    I trained at Broadgreen Hospital in 1974 as a pupil nurse, I started my training in the November and I loved every minute of it. I remember colleagues such as Jan Malley, Jane Winterbottom, Marie Daley, to name but a few. I often think about my training and the girls in the class.

    Sue Perry July 26, 2017 at 7:59 pm #
  103. Hi Sue, thanks for your message. You did have to train at the Royal Infirmary for at least part of your training to be in the League but we are closing down the membership in 2018 so it will come to an end then. I would recommend posting on a group in Facebook though. Its a closed membership but is easy to join. Its called The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Nostalgia Group and many people post messages and reminiscences. Good luck

    susie July 28, 2017 at 4:33 pm #
  104. News letter thanks

    Very many thanks to all the committee members for the brilliant news letter received today.
    All the hard work of each member is very much appreciated each year.

    Pip Burford July 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm #
  105. Thanks Pip

    susie July 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm #
  106. Reunion 2018

    Hello All Jan.1958 PTS Nurses, next year is a another big Anniversary for us! Anyone

    interested in having a gathering again before the last AGM in October 2018.

    Contact your friends and then ring me at 0151-336-6027

    Sue Walker July 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm #
  107. G'day Susan

    Hi Susan Carruthers ,
    Am not so tech savvy, but great to see your post. I forgot to look earlier. We arrive merseyside 4th December. Leave 7th for York for two days. We then make our way to East Anglia where I lived for 30 years beforehand emmigrating. So most of my family and friends are there now. .I wanted to have an English Xmas .
    You have led an interesting working life, Now I look back, I am not surprised.
    No wonder you have loved it. My experience in theatres as a student nurse left me terrified of theatre work….all those egos ! However I was poached from the wards by a canny Recovery Sister, she was a Mancunian so we hit it off very well. And Recovery is still one of my favourite workplaces.
    We will be staying in Kessingland for most of our uk stay, on the coast. It’s not far from my parents and it’s easier to be independent than staying with folk. Maybe we could work out a meeting somehow……

    Heather Koch July 8, 2017 at 9:11 am #
  108. Mary Charles - Student Nurse Liverpool 1961-1963

    I am trying to find someone who worked or trained with a relative of mine called Mary Charles. Mary was a student nurse in Liverpool around 1961-1963. Mary was aged 19/20 in 1962.
    Please get in touch if you remember Mary or may have worked/trained with her.
    Many thanks.

    Heidi June 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm #
  109. I have looked through the current membership Heidi but there is no one of that name-or maiden name- currently in our League. I hope you find some information.If she completed her training there may be a record of her registration which would tell you which hospital she trained at.Try I don’t know how long they keep records for.Good luck.

    susie July 6, 2017 at 10:52 am #
  110. Reply to Heather

    Dear Heather,
    Lovely to have heard back from you and to hear your news.
    How time goes by….only seems like yesterday!!
    Reading your news brought back many fond memories…..
    After qualifying and some experience I moved to Oxford….worked in ITU…did a Diploma in Anaesthetics….Theatre Course…
    I joined the PMRAFNS and held a commission…which took me to Germany…Cyprus and UK.
    My nursing career has been Theatre Nursing….I returned from Germany to Reading 23yrs ago.
    I married but now single…. I have 2 boys…34 & 30….and a cat called Pretty!!
    My Liverpool family come down to see.
    When are you planning to visit Liverpool?
    Who knows we could meet up?

    Susan Carruthers June 7, 2017 at 11:03 am #
  111. So nice to read your messages. This is what we hoped the website would help to do.hope you meet up one day.Susie

    susie June 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm #
  112. Reply to Sue Carruthers

    Jan 71 PTS To Sue Carruthers
    Haha I thought it was you ! I remembered you and your friend joining us. You had both been at St Pauls I believe. And you made me a beautiful green evening coat, down to the floor to go to a hospital ball. I went on to marry that chap n I became Heather Jonsberg . We lived in Aigburth for a few years. I left my nursing and had two children . But I worked as an auxiliary in a catholic hospital nearby, can’t remember it’s name. My goodness, that was an experience, run by nuns.
    We moved to East Anglia. I then began my nurse training again! Quite different this time. So most of my nursing has been in East Anglia. Preferred surgery, always did. Did Midwifery too in Norwich. Best was Recovery nurse in Gt Yarmouth. Quite the challenge at times.
    My daughters moved to Australia. My then X husband was in Brisbane. So at 57 I took the plunge and left Blightie. Been very hard to leave everything behind. However the Ozzy hubby of 5 years insists we return each year. My parents are still going strong.
    We are booked in at Leasowe Castle for a couple of nights, it’s just up the road from where I lived as a child. Going back to Liverpool too. I loved those days. From hiding from sister in the sluice , walking those fabulous hospital corridors, watching the surgeons from that viewing room , I can’t remember how we got there but we snuck in and looked down on them.
    I can remember faces but not names. We had an American girl with us , from Alabama I think.
    Lovely that you saw my post. I had read yours earlier and wondered if it was you. Glad that you had a great career from it . Wish we had stayed in Liverpool .
    Heather Koch (Darby)

    Heather Koch June 6, 2017 at 11:28 am #
  113. Jan PTS 1971

    Dear Heather,
    I read your message board post with great interest.
    My maiden name was O’Leary. I had been a Cadet Nurse for 18months and then completed my 18 months Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma at St Paul’s Eye Hospital.
    Christine Cooper had also done her OND and was my friend.
    We would have been part of your PTS’s from 1971.
    I qualified SRN having obtained my OND my SRN was 2yrs 5mths.
    I too had a room on the top floor of the nursing home… not forgetting the pidgeons who entered left open windows!!
    I too remember Felicity…Greenham…
    I last met up with her in Manchester 18yrs ago!!
    I am still nursing full time… Have enjoyed a varied career…loved every moment of it and still as passionate about it as I was when I entered into the service nursing in 1967….
    2017 marks 50 yrs!!!

    Susan Carruthers June 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm #
  114. Reply to Albert Hall

    Hello Albert
    You are correct about the site of the third Infirmary – on Pembroke Place. The building is still there and in use by the University as you will have seen on our website. Have a look at the history section on our website for details about the three infirmaries.
    There was also a Brownlow Hill Workhouse Infirmary 1772 to late 1920’s – demolished in 1931 and the site is now occupied by the Metrapolitan Cathedral.
    Yes there was a maternity ward at the Pembroke Place site which opened 1926 and remained open until 1954 so maybe you were born there.

    Pat Shillington June 4, 2017 at 9:18 am #
  115. Hospital closure

    Has anybody information about the Liverpool Royal Infirmary? I believed that it was on the right hand side of Pembroke place just past the School of Tropical Medicine, but a number if items on line suggest that Brownlow Hill was the site. My mother always said that I was born there, and I was certainly an out.patient after hurting my right arm when I was a child. Any information welcome, but especially the approximate date of closure of the maternity services.

    Albert Hall June 4, 2017 at 6:39 am #
  116. Reply to Jo

    Thank you Jo for letting us know about Mrs Hankin. Best wishes, mary League secretary.

    Mary Newton May 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm #
  117. obituary

    today Pat Holmes nee Rourke and myself, Josephine Humphries nee Whipple ct April 1960, attended the funeral of Brenda Hankin 31:05:1931 — 12:05:2017.
    Brenda was working in Woolton when we were both training, as a tutor, after leaving the LRI, she went on to work on the District for 30 yrs.
    Pat spotted the obituary in the echo on 19:05:2017 so we decided to attend a Brenda’s funeral, we both remembered her with gratitude an affection.
    Her funeral was held at St. stephen’s church, Gateacre where she had been a loyal member of the congregation for many years and was remembered with affection by her friends there.
    Brenda was secretary of the League in the time of people such as Sister Haynes and Joan Tolmon. I took over as league secretary when Brenda resigned shortly after her husbands death.
    I’m sorry I do not know her maiden name, I hope this message reaches the present LRI league committee members.

    Jo Humphries May 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm #
  118. Jan 71 PTS

    What a fabulous find for me, I didn’t realise your nurses league existed! Where have I been ? I was in the Jan 71 PTS. Reading all the posts evoked so many memories , most forgotten . I now live in Australia, but last year visited Liverpool for the first time in many years. I believed that the Royal had been pulled down but to my delight and amazement found out it was still standing by a chance conversation with a gentleman , both of us waiting for a ferry cross the Mersey. As soon as It docked I found a taxi to take me there. I can’t tell you how pleased I was. I was with my Australian husband who had come with me to do a nostalgic tour of my upbringing on the Wirral …..and spent the day in Liverpool. We got as far as the GP surgery at the front. I remember with great fondness the round wards, night duty, being in charge and being terrified, Sister Fox on nights. Am sure that was her name. Lots of memories have been prompted , my first ward, giving my first injection, my room on the top floor of the nursing home. Had to get used to sleeping with the sound of traffic most of the night. We are returning to Uk this December and will be revisiting Liverpool. I recall few names, am hopeless, but two in my set were Gill, she married Mike Bigg, a medical student and Felicity who married her boyfriend David Bain. My name was then Heather Darby.

    Heather Koch May 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm #
  119. Thank you Heather. I hope you manage to connect up with old friends. There is another group on Facebook called Royal Liverpool &Broadgreen , Nostalgia group. It may be worth trying there too to find people . Good luck.

    susie May 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm #
  120. Death of a member

    We have received notification of the death of one of our lifetime members Miss Marjorie Salmon MBE.
    She died after a long illness on 23rd February 2017, in Doncaster.
    Marjorie began her training at LRI in 1950 where she was an active member of the Nurses’ Christian Fellowship. She later became the General Coordinator of the Fellowship until its dissolution in 1997 and was awarded the MBE in 1993 for services to nursing.

    Carolyn Rankine May 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm #
  121. Obituary of Clifford Brewer

    Obituary The Times 9 May 2017

    Clifford Brewer died on 30 April 2017 ages 104, TD, FRCS, PR, FICS. Senior surgeon to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary, and surgeon to the Liverpool Homoeopathic Hospital and the St Helens Hospital. Loving husband of Marjorie. Service of cremation at Portchester Crematorium on Tuesday 16 May at 3pm. Refreshments at Cams Hall Golf Club.PO16 8UP. Any enquiries to Nigel Chamberlain and Partners, Bishop Waltham.

    Some of the (now) oldies will remember him from the past.

    Moira Featherstone May 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm #
  122. Thank you for posting Moira

    susie May 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm #
  123. Clifford Brewer

    There are several references to Clifford Brewer on line including a You tube recording called The 100-year- old angler. He was a fly fisher and won several awards. Worth looking at.
    There is also an article about the guests at his 100th birthday party and reference to a book he wrote called The Death of Kings – A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England.
    Also articles about his career and war service serving at one point with John Charnley.
    Like Susie – I also scrubbed up for him in the 60’s.

    Pat Shillington May 7, 2017 at 8:50 am #
  124. Obituary

    Death announcement in today’s Telegraph.
    Clifford Brewer, Senior Surgeon at Liverpool Royal Infirmary, aged 104.
    Will be remembered by many of our League members.

    Liz Foulds May 6, 2017 at 9:32 am #
  125. Thank you Liz for posting this. I was Mr Brewers scrub nurse in the late 60’s. Many memories of him. RIP

    susie May 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm #
  126. Newsletter

    Last call for any items for 2017 newsletter. Please send by email with any photos by attachment to me. I need to have by the 6 th May.

    Mary Newton May 1, 2017 at 11:18 am #
  127. Who is "Muggins"?

    In the mid- to late-1950s my late wife, Mary Shirley Hughes (see post below) was friendly with another LRI nursing student whom she always referred to as “Muggins”. Do you know the identity of “Muggins”? If so, please communicate with me or, alternatively, ask her to communicate with me. My email address is
    Thank you.
    Edward Hutson

    Edward Hutson April 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm #
  128. Good luck Edward, I’m sorry I don’t know the answer but hope you get a response.

    susie April 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm #
  129. Jan 1968 reunion

    I started my training in January 1968. 2018 will be the fiftieth anniversary of that particular pts.
    There were sixteen in the group. I am in contact with some. I would like to arrange a get together for January 2018. Could I ask if any of those girls are in touch with the league and ask if they are to get in touch with me.

    Vivienne Fisher April 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm #
  130. I have sent you a private email Vivienne

    susie April 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm #
  131. Pioneering Nurses

    I am researching my Great Grandmothers family, and find that two “long lost cousins”, Fanny Maud and Clara Jane Cattell where nurses 1883-86 at the Brownlow Hill Infirmary. The girls’ were actually from Sheldon in Birmingham.

    If anyone has any information on the Sisters or any of the people they may have worked with or nursed, I would be interested in seeing it.

    Jane Wright April 1, 2017 at 9:44 am #
  132. Hi jane. I tried to respond to your post but it has bounced back from your email address.our nurses league started in 1933 so any information we have starts from then .We don’t hold any other data regarding training records and I think your best bet is to try the Liverpool Records Office. Good luck.

    susie April 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm #
  133. St Paul`s Reunion

    Please can I via your site try to locate the girls who were in my set September 1977 at St Paul`s Eye Hospital as hoping to arrange a 40th reunion. Many thanks, Heather Roberts (Jones)

    Heather Roberts March 25, 2017 at 11:05 am #
  134. Do you know if any moved to the Royal when St Paul’s transferred to the Royal?

    susie April 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm #
  135. Sad news

    Sadly we have received news from Betty Hoare of the death of Rosemary Sweetnam ne Portersfield who commenced training with Betty in 1943. She lived in Northern Ireland and was coping with Parkinson’s disease. She was a lifetime member of the Nurses’ League and her daughter says she ‘treasured her Royal memories’.
    Condolences from the League have been sent to her family.

    Carolyn Rankine March 17, 2017 at 11:39 am #
  136. Golden reunion

    United Liverpool Hospitals School of Nursing
    September ’69 PTS

    In 2019 it will be 50 years since we started nursing.
    I’m in touch with Mary Railton, Carmel Pope, Janet Brown, Annette Wadsworth and Elspeth Johnson.

    I have no idea what we can do but if anyone else is out there and interested in doing something please get in touch –

    Jane Kemp (formerly Hemphill)

    Jane Kemp March 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm #
  137. contact retired nurse

    This is a real ‘shot in the dark’.

    I’m trying to contact a retired colleague’s bridesmaid for a special birthday celebration. Her name was Maureen Dodd when she was bridesmaid to Emma Cobham in 1968.

    Maureen trained at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast, went to Basingstoke at some point and was believed to be working for the Royal College of Nursing before she retired.

    Emma transferred from Belfast to the LRI during her training and qualified as an SRN at the Royal. She became a lecturer at JMU and is now retired.

    We (family & friends) don’t want to spoil the surprise by asking Emma about Maureen so if anyone can help at all it would be fantastic.

    Jane Kemp March 16, 2017 at 7:44 pm #
  138. Elizabeth Ellen (nurse/matron)

    I’m interested in finding my Great Aunt. She was born Elizabeth Ellen Carr in Southport and married Thomas Johnson in 1922 then Richard Burgess in 1930. My mum said that she possibly worked at The Royal ,but I have no idea when or where or which name she was using

    susan Stacey March 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm #
  139. Hi Susan
    our nurses league started in 1933 so any information we have starts from then .We don’t hold any other data regarding training records and I think your best bet is to try the Liverpool Records Office. Good luck.

    susie April 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm #
  140. Mary Shirley Hughes

    My late wife (nee Mary Shirley Hughes, 1 February 1936) of Mold, Flintshire, and I met in 1956, at a social function (I think it was a tea-dance) organized by the LRI nurses. As I was a junior medical student at the time I was pleasantly surprised that Shirley agreed to see me again! Shirley did six months of midwifery training at Guy’s Hospital, London, and returned to Liverpool where she joined the nursing staff at St Paul’s Eye Hospital and obtained an Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma. We married in 1961, in Mold, and shortly thereafter Shirley was appointed Ward Sister on the geriatric service at Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey, the same hospital in which I did my houseman’s year.
    I would appreciate receiving details of Shirley’s time at LRI and, in addition, would be happy to correspond with any one who might have known her in Mold, Liverpool or Wallasey.
    I also have a couple of photographs of Shirley during her days at LRI that I’d be happy to share.
    If you knew Shirley, please contact me: my email address is
    Sadly, Shirley died, in Barbados, in 1970.
    Thank you for your consideration.
    J. Edward Hutson
    Alberta, Canada

    Edward Hutson February 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm #
  141. Thanks

    Thanks Mary for your photos and report of your PTS reunion

    Mary Newton February 17, 2017 at 11:47 pm #
  142. Newsletter

    Message for Mary Tait
    Mary I have not yet received the news regarding your reunion and tour of LRI . Hope you are ok.

    Mary Newton February 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm #
  143. 2017 Newsletter

    Please send me anything you want included in this year’s newsletter. Any contributions welcome. Thanks

    Mary Newton February 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm #
  144. address

    Please send me the correct mailing address and fax #( tel #also) of where I can request proof of training at Liverpool Royal Infirmary 1966-1969

    I have been practising Canada since 1974-2016
    Retired and now wish to be reinstated!! I need proof of training in UK
    Thanks Patricia Osburn (nee Richmond)
    Reg # 416077

    patricia osburn(nee Richmong January 30, 2017 at 7:51 pm #
  145. A special friend in the david lewis northen hospital

    Sue lymath

    Anne jones January 28, 2017 at 11:55 pm #
  146. reunion

    Hi my name is Sheana Wilshaw ( formerly Evans). I would be interested in a reunion if there is one. When I started training I lived in Shotton North Wales. I’m sure I remember Sue Lovelady. Sarah Hughes was also in our group she was from Bangor North Wales. Sheila Camps( now Dawson) finished her training with us as she had a son. She was from Coed poeth Wrexham. I don’t know if this throws any light on things for anyone. You could try social media to try to trace people or even the TV. North West news for example.

    Sheana Wilshaw January 22, 2017 at 5:29 am #
  147. Nurses league

    Hi Mary I would be very interested in joining LRI nurses league .

    Evelyn young January 19, 2017 at 1:47 am #
  148. Health of Friends

    Hi Heather – please can you get in touch with me asap

    Gill Wetton January 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm #
  149. DLNH/RSH Re-Unions

    To Sue Wantenaar, if your group trained with the United Liverpool Hospital training School any time after September 1969, which was planned that some did half the training at either the RSH or the DLNH then completed their training at LRI ( this was to help integrate everyone when the move came to transference to the new Hospital.
    If you are hoping to arrange a re union with your group it might be a better plan to actually come to the Royal Infirmary Nurses League (held inOctober ) there are some members who trained under the United Liverpool Scheme I can think of Mrs Railton-Crowther who was at the Northern who is a member this may be a way forward for you. For as I have said before Mrs Parks mainly concentrates on those persons who trainined before 1969
    Or email us on the ‘contact us’ if you want to try to contact someone who may be a member.

    Best Wishes

    Jean Woods December 19, 2016 at 1:45 am #
  150. Where are they now.

    Hi I was a Nurse at LRI 1975-1977 and I am looking for Anne Hesketh from Woolton. Chris Waller from Yorkshire. We all lived in the Nurses home on Pembroke Place and I would love to know where they are now.

    Sheenagh Farmer (nee Needs)

    Sheenagh Farmer December 17, 2016 at 3:49 am #
  151. DLNH & RSH

    Hi Jean thank you for the info

    We were looking for a reunion of any Royal,Northern and Southern nurses who moved into the ‘New Royal’ in 1978

    As its due to be demolished we thought it would be an lovely end of an era gathering

    I will certainly contact Margaret for any info/advice



    Sue Wantenaar nee Lovelady December 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm #
  152. DLNH&RSH Re-Unions

    Hi Sue, further to my message last week, Margaret Parks is the contact person, who arranges the Re-Union ( usually at the Adelphi early October before our Re-union)for the DLNH & RSH exNurses who trained at either of these Hospitals before the introduction of the United Hospital training school in September 1969
    Any one interested in going just simply write to us for her contact details.

    Jean Woods December 12, 2016 at 3:01 am #
  153. DLNH&RSH Reunion

    Thanks Sue for trying to contact Liz Prideaux, also I’ll find the address and telephone number of MrsMargaret Parks who organises the DLNH & RSH reunions, usually this is arranged as a lunch at the Adelphi (very informal ) and usually early October before ours.

    I’ll keep you posted

    Jean Woods

    Jean Woods December 10, 2016 at 12:03 am #
  154. Message for Liz Prideaux
    Hi Liz
    I sent you Jean Woods email address on Nov 21st. Re your recent email I have tried to send it twice more on Monday but it has bounced back as undeliverable. Can you email me from a different email address and I will try again. Thanks

    susie December 7, 2016 at 10:22 am #
  155. reunion jan 1966 PTS

    Jan 1966 PTS we had reunion on 1st April to celebrate 50 years. Will send picture and resume in next week or so. Sorry its delayed

    mary tait November 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm #
  156. 2017 newsletter

    Looking for photos/ anything you want to include for 2017 newsletter. Please contact me via the website or my details are in this year’s journal if you have anything.

    Mary November 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm #
  157. Northern nurses

    Pat I think the Northern Nurses also go to the Annual Southern lunch at the Adelphi so if anyone has a contact for them that may help.

    Mary November 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm #
  158. Northern Reunion

    Hi Pat

    Re your enquiry about the David Lewis Northern Hospital reunion Anne Jones nee Roberts and I were hoping to try and set something up but to date we have not been able to get anything sorted..mainly as we have not been able to contact any one from those good old days…..and not sure how to go about it..any ideas gratefully received

    Sue Wantenaar nee Lovelady

    Sue Wantenaar November 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm #
  159. Northern Hospital

    Does anyone have contact details for the Northern Hospital Nurses Reunion?There has been an enquiry through the website.

    Pat Shillington November 20, 2016 at 9:58 pm #
  160. Health Visitor Training

    I would like to send a message to Liz Prideux, we did the Health Visitors Course together in 1976 at the then School of Hygiene as it was called being assigned to the Harrington Rd Clinic (off Smithdown Rd)for our practical training in the Community
    Liz may recall that she lent me £4 to buy an
    old armchair from the Junk shop near by, I am letting her know that I still have the arm chair reupholstered about 3 times since and looking very smart
    Good to hear of your happenings

    Jean Woods

    JeanWoods November 17, 2016 at 11:33 pm #
  161. Hi Jean
    I have sent Liz your email address so that she can get in touch. Thank you for the information about Lesley Robertson. I have been in touch with Aux Bishop Tom Williams and hopefully will be able to help Sara Matthews contact the family.

    susie November 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm #
  162. 1966 PTS

    For those of you who commenced training at the 1966 PTS in Woolton…….and and went on to train at the LRI
    Judy Park (nee Astbury)
    Sue Meyrick (nee Cameron)
    Patricia Osburn (nee Richmond)

    WE three ( all recent widows) had a wonderful 3 days in Liverpool, at the Philharmonic pub, the Hope Street Hotel and many wonderful memories in Liverpool in September 2016.
    The tour and the memories of the old Royal Infirmary , gave us shivers and many a happy memory.

    Patricia Osburn October 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm #
  163. Lesley Robertson

    I have being trying to contact my godmother, Lesley Robertson and having googled her have been very saddened to read on your site that she has passed away. I was born in Kenya where mother nursed with Lesley. We moved to New Zealand and after my mum passed away a few years back, I still kept in contact with Lesley. She was an amazing woman and I would dearly like to make contact with her family in South Africa. I wonder if anyone is able to help me?

    Kind regards
    Sara Matthews

    Sara Matthews October 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm #
  164. Sharing info

    In response to Marie LLoyds request for info I started my training at the DLNH in1976 and moved to the New Royal in 1978 when it opened .Would be happy to share memories
    Feel free to contact me

    Sue Wantenaar nee Lovelady October 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm #
  165. If you took any photos at the 2016 Reunion and would like them to go on the website, please get in touch.

    Pat October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am #
  166. reunion

    Wonderful reunion as always. Thanks to all the committee for their hard work

    mary tait October 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm #
  167. Miss Robertson

    A reminder that the memorial service for Miss Robertson is at 3pm this Friday in the Chapel of the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Carolyn Rankin and I are attending to represent the League. Everyone is welcome.

    Mary Newton October 19, 2016 at 10:54 am #
  168. Reunion

    2016 Reunion
    What a lovely afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my first reunion, but unfortunately none of my P.T.S. (April 1959) are in the League, so none attended. I was disappointed that there wasn’t a tour this year and I wondered if it is possible to go into the building during the week and walk the corridors once more. Many thanks for a lovely time.
    June Hamilton (nee Carroll)

    June Hamilton October 16, 2016 at 10:24 pm #
  169. Thanks June, glad you enjoyed the day. I will try and get you a contact number to see if they will allow a visit. I doubt it as the businesses there have always discouraged it in the past.The chapel is the only public area really. If you go into the GP practice ,through what was the main entrance, you would see the entrance hall but i think the rest is sealed off.

    susie October 17, 2016 at 8:33 am #
  170. 2016 Reunion

    To All Committee Members
    A very sincere thank you to you all for another excellent reunion.
    What a brilliant speaker Dame Lorna was ! The most entertaining afternoon ever !!!
    As always all the committee’ hard work throughout the years is greatly appreciated.

    Philippa Burford October 16, 2016 at 9:03 am #
  171. Thanks Pip, you are always so kind and prompt with your appreciation. it was one of the best wasn’t it.

    susie October 17, 2016 at 8:34 am #
  172. 2016 Reunion

    Lovely reunion today-thank you to all who organised it. Dame Lorna was brilliant & very entertaining.

    Susan Ann Turner October 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm #
  173. Thanks Susan

    susie October 17, 2016 at 8:35 am #
  174. Reunion

    Wonderful reunion today. Lovely to see everyone. Refreshing talk from Dame Lorna – full of fun.
    Many thanks to the committee for organising it.

    Pat Shillington October 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm #
  175. Thanks so much Pat.its lovely to get feedback and so glad you had a good time. Dame Lorna was a great success wasn’t she, amazing personality and a terrific representative for our profession.

    susie October 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm #
  176. If anyone coming to the reunion on Saturday would like to bring your old photos I will photograph them and use them on the website. That way we may get more content and you are not worried about losing them. Susie

    susie October 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm #
  177. Sharing of Info

    My contact details are
    Would love to hear from you and meet up if possible.
    Best wishes

    Mari Lloyd October 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm #
  178. Thanks for your info Mari. Sorry not to have responded earlier I’ve been away.I hope you have a good response,we have our reunion next week and I will put a notice on the board for people to contact you. Susie

    susie October 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm #
  179. Sharing of info

    Marie Lloyd could you give us some contact details for members who wish to contact you as there quite a few who trained at the old LRI and may have worked at the Southern/Northern Hospitals and helped to transfer to the new “Royal “. Many thanks

    Mary Newton October 5, 2016 at 10:38 pm #
  180. Sharing of information before it's gone

    Dear Marie,

    I trained 1971-1973 as a SRN at the old LRI.

    Be interested to hear more about your project.

    I am still working full time in Theatres.

    Susan Carothers (nee O’Leary)

    Susan Carruthers October 5, 2016 at 9:05 am #
  181. Sharing of information before it's gone

    I’m planning to write a piece of verbatim theatre about The Royal Liverpool Hospital before it is demolished. I’m interested in talking to anyone who worked in the Northern Hospital, the Royal Southern or the Royal Infirmary, especially if you moved to the (new) Royal when it opened.
    I’m not sure how you contact me, but I can post my e-mail if anyone is interested.
    Best wishes.

    Mari Lloyd September 28, 2016 at 9:28 am #
  182. Death

    It is with great sadness that the September 1965 announce the death of our lovely friend Sheila Jones nee Owens. Many of you may remember when she was on the League Committee.

    Mary Newton September 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm #
  183. Memorial Service

    Memorial Service

    There will be a memorial service for Lesley Robertson in the current Royal Liverpool Hospital chapel on Friday October 21st at 3pm.
    LRI League members are welcome to attend.

    Carolyn Rankine

    *A photo of Miss Robertson at the opening of the new Royal has been added to the black and white photos in the photo section*

    Carolyn Rankine September 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm #
  184. Message from RCN

    RCN Greater Liverpool & Knowsley Branch are hosting their 1st Annual Public Lecture Celebrating 100 years of the Royal College of Nursing entitled “Nursing Looking Back & Looking Forward” delivered by Dr Claire Chatterton, Chair of RCN History of Nursing Society. Come and hear about the important role Liverpool played and continues to play in the development of Nursing as a profession. Refreshments will be provided. Tuesday 25th October 2016. Arrival from 5.30 with Lecture starting at 6pm in the Stanton Fuller Lecture Theatre, Liverpool John Moores University, 79 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2ER. Car parking is available in the vicinity and the venue is close for those using public transport. To reserve your free place please email

    Mary Newton September 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm #
  185. nurse training in 1950s


    My name is Carol Wilkinson . I am looking for information about my mother Cerries Wilde who I think trained at the Royal Infirmary around 1948 to 1952. I know she said that she had to leave when she got married as only unmarried nurses were allowed in the training school.

    I would love to hear from anyone who remembers her or anyone who can tell me what life was like for trainee nurses in the 1950s.

    My mother died in 1993 and although she did not continue her nursing career she went on to train as a teacher and became head of a nursery school in the Wirral

    Carol Wilkinson September 3, 2016 at 11:30 am #
  186. Thank you for your message Carol. I hope you get a response from any of your mothers colleagues,
    good place to post though in the hope of information

    susie September 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm #
  187. 1956 PTS Reunion

    1956 PTS Reunion
    Judy Meek
    It has been a long time since July 56. Married to Peter Prideaux 1962, Sister on Clarence Ward, emigrated to Melbourne Australia in 1977.Peter was appointed Director of Anaesthesia at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. I worked behind a desk here in Melbourne in the Health Dept/Public Health/Family Planning. I have a photo on my desk of us when we qualified. I read local Liverpool news on a daily basis. I just wish I could attend reunions but am to far away.
    Liz (Gale) Prideaux

    Liz (Gale) Prideaux August 30, 2016 at 11:40 am #
  188. Thank you for the message Liz. I hope you get to a reunion one day!

    susie September 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm #
  189. Thank you for posting Liz. Jean Woods has requested your email, see recent post above, so I will forward hers so that you can contact her. because of Data Protection we can only give emails with users permission!

    susie November 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm #
  190. 1956 PTS Reunion

    Many thanks for your phone call last night,.
    Murial Coulthard nee Jones, is one I keep in contact with, also Margaret Mc Nabb nee Titherington, and Diana Irons nee Keepe.
    I am very sorry, that I did not get any feed back, from others in the July 1956 – 60 years ago.
    I am sorry that, I am unable to join in the reunions, but due to Ortho. Ops. I have limited mobility.
    Continue your good work.
    With regards,
    Judith OWEN nee MEEK,

    Judith OWEN nee MEEK August 30, 2016 at 10:30 am #
  191. finding a member

    Hi Susan
    So far Anne Connell hasn’t sent her form in, but there is time.

    sue butterworth August 27, 2016 at 8:50 am #
  192. Contact another member

    I wonder if Anne Connell is attending the league meeting this year. She was sister on ward 4 in 1962/3 when I had to stop my training for family illness, and she wrote an article recently in the journal. I only joined the league 2 yr ago as I did not know about it, and was told that she did attend recently but not last time . I would love to meet her if she is coming this year as I valued her influence in my nurse training very much.

    Susan Roberts nee Clarke August 26, 2016 at 9:56 am #
  193. Hi Susan. I have forwarded your message to Ann. thanks for posting and hope you manage to contact each other.

    susie August 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm #
  194. Reunion

    Looking to arrange reunion of all who worked david lewis hosp liverpool 1976 -78

    Anne jones née roberts August 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm #
  195. Sad news

    Sadly, we have been informed of the death of Lesley Robertson, former Chief Nursing Officer of LRI and then RLH. Lesley led the commissioning team for the move to RLH in 1978 and those of us who trained from the mid 1960’s until 1985 will remember her with fondness as an approachable and efficient leader. She later worked in Saudi Arabia, and retired to live in South Africa, still keeping in touch with many of her old colleagues.
    There will be a memorial service in the chapel of RLH in September, news of this will be posted on the message board for our members.

    Carolyn Rankine August 10, 2016 at 6:25 pm #
  196. Journal 2016

    Journal for Overseas Members
    Please note that although the journal will have been received by our Members in the UK it takes some time to reach the members living abroad. In the past this may take up to six weeks. If you have not received yours by the end of August please contact via this site.

    Mary Newton July 25, 2016 at 9:05 am #
  197. Advice help and find my father oliver isaacs

    I have been searching for my father oliver isaacs he has put on my birth certificate he was a liverpool state nurse 1984.

    I have been doing family tree and wanting to know more about my father’s side.

    Advice or anything that could help would be great fully received

    David isaacs July 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm #
  198. Hi David. Have you tried the Liverpool Records office? they may have information.Your father would have had to be registered to practice so you should be able to get details from the NURSING & MIDWIFERY COUNCIL. He may have been a member of the Royal College of Nursing but I have no idea if they keep records.Good Luck.

    susie July 25, 2016 at 11:59 am #
  199. 83rd League Book

    Very many thanks to all involved in compiling another brilliant Nurses League book.
    Well done committee another superb joyous read.
    Pip Burford September’65 PTS.

    pip Burford July 16, 2016 at 5:39 pm #
  200. Thank you Pip. That’s good to hear.

    susie July 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm #
  201. jan 1975 pts

    Would love to hear from anyone who joined the training school in Jan 1975. I started my training at the Royal and also had placements at Heswall and the Northern. I came from Chester and my maiden name was Susan Shaw now Trotter.

    susan trotter June 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm #
  202. 1977 reunion

    Would love to organise a reunion for the Sept 1977 intake. Anybody interested?! Lesley and Graham Kelly.

    Lesley Kelly June 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm #
  203. Catherine Teresa Lloyd (Terri)

    I am looking for any information regarding my grandmother Catherine Teresa Lloyd (also known as Terri), I know that she had worked in Broad Green, park hospital and was also a sister at whiston hospital. I also know that she was a nurse in the 1960’s/ early 1970’s. If anyone has any information please contact me, thanks.

    Harriet May 31, 2016 at 11:19 am #
  204. Jan 1970 PTS

    Hello, just found this website and was wondering if anyone from the January 1970 PTS is a member? I was at the DLNH then transferred to RLI to complete my training. Then I went over to Oxford Street to do midwifery. Love to hear from anyone who trained then. Gill Miles (nee Owen)

    Gill Miles May 29, 2016 at 11:52 am #
  205. Announcement -

    With great sadness I am writing on behalf of her family to announce the death of Margaret Eleanor Clement-Evans (nee Roberts) (1939 – 2016) P.T.S. July 1957 who was a nurse at the Royal Liverpool Infirmary. I would be grateful if this could be passed on to anyone who might remember her and I hope to post arrangements for her funeral tomorrow or Wednesday.
    Thank you

    Peryn Clement-Evans May 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm #
  206. Thank you Very much for letting us know. Please give our condolences to her family.

    susie May 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm #
  207. sept 66 reunion

    Re reunion sept 66
    Sue Judy and Pat

    I would be very interested in the reunion.Please keep me posted in any arrangements and I look forward to seeing you and any other ladies.

    Claire Rapaport(Blackett)

    Claire Rapaport May 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm #
  208. Good luck Claire. Look forward to seeing you in October.

    susie May 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm #
  209. Maggie Spellman

    Message for Carolyn Rankine, hope your keeping well, did anyone tell you about the sad death of Maggie (Thomas/ Spellman) last year from cancer.
    I’m her sister Mel who was a cleaner on the theatre,s at the R LH

    Mel Dowling May 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm #
  210. Thank you Mel. I will forward this to Carolyn

    susie May 23, 2016 at 9:09 pm #
  211. Nurses home

    Found this site whilst looking for general information on hospitals in Liverpool I had my medical and interview in October 1978 before stating my training in May 1979 . By then it was the new Royal ,I did however live in the nurses home situated in the infirmary ,my window view being one of the round wards. It was quite spooky at times as the hospital was empty except for the security team we had to pass at the entrance to get to the side door for the home.

    Sharon Owens May 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm #
  212. 2016 Journal

    April 22nd is the last day for anything to go in this year’s journal. Please contact before Wed 20th if you have anything to add. Thanks

    Mary Newton April 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm #
  213. Liz Mawdesley

    Hi Pat.

    Thanks for your reply about Liz Cunningham. I would be grateful if you could give her my address and telephone number, if she would like to get in touch with me. June Hamilton (nee Carroll)

    June Hamilton April 16, 2016 at 5:25 am #
  214. Contact with Liz Mawdesley

    Hi Pat.

    So sorry to hear of Alison’s passing. Could you give Liz my Email and ask her to get I touch with me if she would like to. Many thanks. June Hamilton (nee Carroll)

    June Hamilton April 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm #
  215. Hi June
    Very sadly Alison passed away earlier this year. Liz Mawdsley is in the league.

    Pat April 14, 2016 at 10:01 am #
  216. To get in touch

    Can you tell me if either Elizabeth or Alison Cunningham are in the Nurses League. I was a student in the April 1959 P.T.S. and during my 2nd year of training, I worked with Elizabeth in Theatre. It would be nice to get in touch with her.

    June Hamilton (nee Carroll)

    Elizabeth Cunningham or Alison April 14, 2016 at 3:31 am #
  217. league information


    I am the new chair of the Nottingham Nurses league. We have a new committee and would like to really develop our leagues. It has been in operation for many but has lost its way a little and the new team would like to re-energise it. We have a great commitment from our older members. I was wondering whether you could share information on some of your activities, members numbers ; anything that would help us re-energise our league. i am happy to have a telephone call

    Best wishes

    Sue Bowler April 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm #
  218. friendship

    to Moira Baradell-Smith nee Lowman
    Trying to contact you and i did see a notice from you earlier regarding your hospital badge.

    Pat Osburn (nee Richmond)

    Coming to UK in Sept. 2016


    Patrica Osburn February 28, 2016 at 6:08 pm #
  219. old friend

    Have been looking for an old friend nurse/sister Sue Fraser maiden name for a long time she lived in Wallasey Merseyside in1970, can anyone help.

    derek fowler February 18, 2016 at 9:15 am #
  220. May 1966

    Pam Dixon (Flanders)1966/1969
    Hello Pam, we are having a reunion in Liverpool May 25th, please contact Pat Snowden(Dillon) or Jane Duckett(Wilson)

    Jane Duckett February 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm #
  221. friendship

    Hi Moira…..I have thought of you often.
    I am residing in Canada (since 1975)
    I am hoping to attend 1966 PTS reunion later this year

    I see you donated your LRI badge !
    Patricia Osburn ( nee Richmond)

    Patrica Osburn February 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm #
  222. Journal

    Calling for contributions for this year’s Journal. If you have anything please contact via the website.

    Mary February 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm #
  223. contacts

    Sorry I meant to say qualified in 1972

    linda clayton January 18, 2016 at 11:32 pm #
  224. contacts

    Looking for girls and boys who started training in Sept 1969-72.I was sent to David Lewis Northern Hospital with others ,for 18 months,then qualifying in 1972 after further 18 months at Royal Infirmary.A reunion is planned for 2019 ,50 years on.It would be nice to here from anyone from 1969 PTS.I am still working as a nurse with the elderly.My maiden name was Taylor,now Clayton

    Linda Clayton(was Taylor) January 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm #
  225. terri lloyd/gaven

    Hi. I am trying to find anyone who trained or worked with my mum. Her name was Catherine Teresa Lloyd but everyone called her terri. She was a nurse in liverpool during the 1960s and early 70s, she married terry gaven in the late 1960s. Unfortunately she developed breast cancer and passed away in 1975 so I don’t remember her. Have a few photos of her with fellow nurses. I know she was at Garston for a time and broad green. Thanks

    helen brimage January 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm #
  226. 66 PTS reunion

    Sept 66 PTS. Where on earth has the last 50 years gone? I have very fond memories of my training,it will be wonderful to have the opportunity to share some and more importantly, be reminded of the many things I have forgotten, perhaps.
    Sue Meyrick ( Cameron way back then)

    Sue Meyrick January 4, 2016 at 10:59 pm #
  227. respons eto reunion

    Allow me to respond to the “reunion” in Sept 2016………….
    Wouldn’t miss it for the world…..have to have another reason ( besides friends) for a trip back to the UK……………..Canada is only 6 hrs away by plane!
    Patricia Osburn (nee Richmond)

    Patrica Osburn January 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm #
  228. Reunion PPTS September 1966

    We are hoping to organise a reunion for the September 1966 PTS.
    50 years. Can you believe it? We would love to hear from you…

    Contact us via this message board.

    Judy Park (nee Astbury)
    Sue Meyrick (nee Cameron)
    Pat Osburn (nee Richmond)

    Judy Park January 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm #
  229. Good luck ladies. I will forward any requests to you. Regards Susie

    susie January 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm #
  230. WW2 solders

    Can anyone help me please.
    When my dad was serving with 51st Highland Division, 61st Anti-Tank RA during WW2 he was injured during the battle of Caen in France D-Day + 1.
    My dad was brought back from the front line and treated in Liverpool 3 Royal Infirmary in July 1944.

    I’m tracing my dads WW2 footprints and would love to find any information regarding his stay in the hospital and his treatment etc.

    Hope anyone can help

    Kind regards

    Paul Baker December 13, 2015 at 9:02 pm #
  231. Hi Paul
    We gave some historical data to them and I think your best bet is Liverpool Records Office. We are just a nurses association so have limited archives and information
    Wishing you good luck, Susie Overill

    susie December 23, 2015 at 10:05 pm #
  232. May 1966 PTS

    For Pam Dixon (Flanders)
    We are thinking of having our 50th year reunion in May 2016. Please email me and we can include in our plans.
    Pat Dillon (Snowden) and I would love to see you in Liverpool

    Jane Duckett December 3, 2015 at 5:33 pm #
  233. LRI hospital badge

    Hi, I remember when I worked at St Thomas’s Hospital London, shortly after I completed my
    training at the LRI (1966-1969 PTS,) viewing a framed board containing donated badges of retired or deceased nurses who had trained there.

    I would be very pleased to donate my LRI badge to a similar display as I do not have a daughter who would cherish it!

    Moira Barradell-Smith ne;Lowman. December 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm #
  234. Medical shop

    I started my training at the Royal in Jan 1975 does anyone remember the shop off London Road that sold nursing equipment such as chains for pocket scissors etc.

    Many thanks

    Susan Trotter Chester

    Susan Trotter November 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm #
  235. Hi Susan. I think the shop was called Bullens , but not certain .

    susie November 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm #
  236. Committee members

    To all our members
    It has been more than 3 weeks since the reunion when we appealed for more committee members. So far only one person has offered. Please would anyone who is interested in joining the committee contact via this website or via the phone numbers, in the Journal. The FUTURE of the League depends on us finding more committee members. From today I am now the secretary, due to Moiras retirement. Please contact me with any changes in members details. I will also been producing the 2016 Journal. Please send anything you wish to include in this by January 31st 2016. This will be the final date for inclusion. Best wishes to everyone .Mary

    Mary Newton November 9, 2015 at 5:29 pm #
  237. Beryl Tilley

    Can anyone give me information regarding Beryl Tilley as she was known. I do not know her married name, from her second marriage. She was a theatre sister for some years.
    Beryl and I married brothers, but Beryl left her husband not long after.
    I believe on her second marriage she had two daughters.
    I would love to hear any recent news, where she is, what happened to her, how she is as she must be approaching 80 years of age or more.
    Thank you.
    Eve Gilkes (nee Hubbard) August 1955 P.T.S.

    Eve Gilkes October 28, 2015 at 11:55 pm #
  238. information please

    Regarding the early to mid 1940’s
    Subject: a trainee nurse called Margaret Jones (born 24/09/15)
    who qualified as a radiographer.

    Janet Williams October 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm #
  239. Annual 2015 reunion

    Very many thanks to all involved with organising our annual reunion.It was 50years since we started training so it was a very special one for my PTS and all my wonderful friends.The speaker was brilliant and I am looking forward to reading the book she has written.

    Philippa Burford October 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm #
  240. Thank you so much Pip. It doesn’t seem possible it was 50 years ago does it? Enjoy the book

    susie October 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm #
  241. Jan1975 PTS

    I would love to hear from anyone who trained at the Royal Jan 75 PTS I still live in Chester but still come to Liverpool to admire the Royal and remember my happy training days.My maiden was Shaw so please contact me would love to find out where students I trained with are working.

    Susan Trotter October 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm #
  242. good luck Suzy. I can forward your email address if anyone requests it.

    susie October 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm #
  243. Ophthalmic nursing group of 1979 -1980

    Hi Angela,
    sorry to hear about Karen have only just got the message have you heard from anybody else ? Mary Burns x

    Mary Burns October 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm #
  244. Ophthalmic nursing group of 1979

    Just trying to find my old group which included Mary Burns, Ann Marie Clucas and Julia Nolan, Colin Jones Karen Jones sadly one of our group has recently died and her funeral is tomorrow the 29/9 please email me on above to get in touch thanks angela

    Angela Crozier September 28, 2015 at 3:19 am #
  245. Thank you for posting this message Angela. I do hope you have some response. Was the lady who died a member of the league?.regards Susie

    susie September 28, 2015 at 10:25 am #
  246. July 1956 PTS

    Horror, when I realised, that next year, will be 60 years since I commenced my Training, at ” The Royal”. I would be delighted to get in contact with my fellow trainees, for an update, and I hope a Reunion.
    I now live in Llandudno.

    (Hi Judith – I hope you get some response. Your photo from your last significant birthday several years ago is in the photos section under social events. Pat)

    Judith OWEN nee MEEK September 1, 2015 at 8:32 am #
  247. Thank you Judith for your letter forwarded by Jane. Because of Data Protection I cant post your email on the website to enable your friends to contact you. However, I am happy to pass it on and your phone number in a private email if I get requests. susie

    susie September 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm #
  248. find an old friend

    I worked at Johnsons in the accounts dept..I left to work in Liverpool city centre.and lost touch with Elsie,then called Taylor..we used get the 61bus home together..

    Jean new nickson August 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm #
  249. Journal

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading from front to back.Have made a list of anecdotes over the years at the Royal.Hope to transcribe to paper, may have it done by next year’s journal. May be of use to you. Keep up the good work such the pity age takes a toll on the solid commitee members. (I was 32 yrs on the Art society commitee along with the recurring members , now Chairlady/secretary is resigning her stalwart efforts) Hopefully you will find new members as would be a great loss after all your efforts not to be continued

    Jean Hitchcock (nee Hetherington) August 6, 2015 at 10:57 pm #
  250. So glad you enjoyed the Journal, Mary did a great job didn’t she? Please send your memories soon- next years edition is ready for contributions. Yes, let’s hope we soon find some volunteers for the committee, no one so far has shown any interest. Susie

    susie August 7, 2015 at 10:32 pm #
  251. panorama programme

    I watched this with interest,& agree Liverpool wasn’t presented in the best light, but how great to see the round ward , probably ward 12 featured, & it being explained that the hospital was in the forefront of medicine , having large windows, I really think we didn’t appreciate what we had then! so nice to see nurses in “proper” uniform, I know, just living in the past!!

    sue butterworth July 15, 2015 at 7:46 pm #
  252. Portmeirion Lunch 2015

    Portmeirion lunch 2015.

    Photo of October 59 PTS.

    Please would you correct my name in the above photo !
    I,m not May! I,m Isabel ! ( sitting between Claire & Flo ).

    Isabel Johnson ( nee Roden) July 11, 2015 at 11:11 am #
  253. PTS August 61

    I would love to hear from anyone in the August 61 PTS. I have been in Canada for 43 years and although I have seen a few people from the class over that time I have lost touch with most. I would like to plan a trip to England to coincide with a reunion as I always miss them. I love the website and have found some familiar faces in the photos. Those pictures really brought back feelings of walking the hallways as night charge nurse and the uniforms – oh! The pride in those ‘Frillies’ !

    Margaret Walker ( nee Hughes) June 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm #
  254. Thank you Margaret. The next reunion is @ the Foresight Centre ( the old LRI) on 17th October 2015. Perhaps you can plan a trip?

    susie July 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm #
  255. New badge

    I enjoyed the video and feel the new badge is an excellent idea. Glad the Liver Bird has been incorporated into it

    Ruth Overington June 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm #
  256. It really was an impressive day. thank you for posting.

    susie July 1, 2015 at 7:19 pm #
  257. Message to Pam Dixon

    Hi Pam
    Please consider joining the League! We need new members to continue. You can get details of how to join by looking at the about us part of this website. I’m sure there will be members that you know. Mary ( was Rose)

    Mary newton June 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm #
  258. information and news of other nurses I trained with

    i trained at LRI from 1966- 1969 and would love to hear any news of other nurses I trained with and any new/ information relating to the hospital. I retired 2 years ago after working in a variety of nursing posts includingSchool Nursing, Family Planning and finally in the last ten years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. I live in Kent but still visit my elderly Mother who lives on the Wirral.

    Pam Dixon nee Flanders . I trained at LRI from May 1966 to 1969. I would be interested in hearing news June 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm #
  259. video

    Hi Susie
    The video is excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it. You look great on it Susie.

    Heather Innes May 30, 2015 at 11:08 am #
  260. I dont know about that Heather!! lets see if it will teach me to read my emails properly – i thought it was just a chat when i agreed -not a video.It was a great day though and I think will be repeated in the autumn as more nurses complete the programme.

    susie July 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm #
  261. The Three Queens in Liverpool this weekend

    The Queen Mary arrived this morning and is docked in Liverpool. Queen Elizabeth is currently passing the Western Isles and Victoria is on the south coast of Devon heading west – how do I know – there is a webcam on the Liverpool Echo website tracking their movements.They are all due to meet in the Mersey tomorrow.

    Is anyone going to watch them meet up tomorrow. If so can you let me have a copy of any photos you take for the website. Use the contact button to get in touch and I will give you my email address. Many thanks
    Here is a link to the times over the weekend

    Monday 25th May – here is a link from the bbc news to the events today. In the News and Events section you will find a link to an excellent You Tube video.
    Also in News – Sylvia Lewis describes her visit to the waterfront on Monday.

    Pat Shillington May 24, 2015 at 10:49 am #
  262. Video RLB

    Many thanks I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the video well done to everyone involved.Our training at the LRI was simply the best and it appears it still is.May it continue this way for the foreseeable future. Love the new badge !

    Philippa Burford May 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm #
  263. Thanks Pip.

    susie July 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm #
  264. Video

    Thanks for putting this on Susie. The part showing the Old Royal looks great and you were excellent in your Star role. Everyone should watch it and be proud that we are nurses and be proud of thore who followed us. Mary

    Mary Newton May 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm #
  265. Post war tropics ward

    I was on this ward as a young staff nurse and Daphne Cunningham was a very caring and competent Sister, she would have lots to share I feel sure. I remember a man with black water fever from inadequate treatment of Malarie, many others who were exciting to care for, one consultant in a side ward, nothing further confidentiality you know !
    My email address is correct

    Joy Stanley May 15, 2015 at 9:11 pm #
  266. Nurses' Day 2015

    If you haven’t seen Susie’s write up on the celebrations at St George’s Hall on Tuesday please look under latest news. What a wonderful day!

    Mary May 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm #
  267. Looking for a friend

    LIZ Phillipson possibly now Mrs Smith

    The Sept 65 PTS is this year celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the only friend we have been unable to find is LIZ?
    LIZ trained at the Royal and went onto Countess of Chester for midwifery training and that is where we lost contact. We would all very much like to catch up with Liz and would appreciate any information anyone has.

    Liz if you read this please get in touch


    Moira k. Sargent May 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm #
  268. Re an article

    I would like to send an article entitled ” A LIFE IN THE DAY OF A STUDENT NURSE CIRCA 1952. Is it too late to be published in this year’s journal and where would I send it?

    Best Wishes,
    Lesley Payne.

    Lesley Payne April 30, 2015 at 10:54 am #
  269. Pat roberts enquiry

    Sorry Pat
    On the membership register there isn’t a member who meets your criteria, that doesn’t mean she didn’t train at the Royal and it is possible that a member reading your message may know who you are talking about and reply to you.

    moira sargent April 17, 2015 at 11:23 am #
  270. Pat Roberts

    I’m looking for my school friend nee Pat Roberts – Patricia Mary Roberts – who would have started her student nursing in 1967. We were at Notre Dame High School, Woolton Hall. If memory serves, she lived in Allerton. I lost touch with with her many years ago and would love to be in contact again.

    Hilary McCallion April 15, 2015 at 7:13 am #
  271. More beatles fans

    When I was 16, coming home from church, waiting at the 68 bus stop along came Paul McCartney, complete with guitar. He told me he was going to play a gig at Knotty Ash. I was very pleased when he not only sat beside me but paid my bus fare too! In stayed on an extra stop as I knew there was a phone box there where I could phone my friend Carol Prichard (December 63 pts) I was May 64

    (Great memory, Susan. No smart phones then to take a selfie! Pat)

    Susan O'Leary April 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm #
  272. Should have stayed on the bus!!!

    susie April 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm #
  273. friends

    anybody out there who was in pts 1966 @olivemount hospital to hear from you irene x

    Irene bromfield April 5, 2015 at 9:24 am #
  274. friends

    Hi anybody remember me who would like to get in contact with me .i trained at olive mount hospital 1966 had wonderful time there met some lovely people I lost contact ,due to moving down south .im no longer that rebel lol that I use to be .

    Irene bromfield April 5, 2015 at 9:05 am #
  275. Matron Tryers

    I was truly saddened to hear of Sister Tryers passing. She was a force to be reckoned with on both day and night duty. I remember when we would be having the morning report if Miss Tryers came in we all had to stand as she entered the office. It was about respect and she was very respected. I had a bad end of ward report when I was training, she called me into the office and said I know this is not like you. She listened to my problem, told me to leave it with her and the next day I received a glowing report off the ward sister. I never knew what had been said to change her mind but Miss Tryers thought I was worth it. I never forgot her kindness, knowledge and dedication and I send my thoughts and condolences to her partner and family.

    Sheenagh Farmer 1975 PTS.

    Sheenagh Farmer(Needs) March 21, 2015 at 5:43 am #
  276. Thank you Sheenagh for sharing such a lovely memory.I think we all probably had an instance that stands out in our memory where someone supported us and made all the difference.It was tough at times wasn’t it? Many thanks Susie

    susie March 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm #
  277. catching up with colleagues

    to Elisabeth Wilkinson and Lesley Payne both 1952 PTS
    I have had an email from a former colleague who would like to catch up with you both. Unfortunately the email address’s we have for both of you are incorrect. If you are interested in contacting Joan Parakin nee Rogers, please email me so that I can pass on the relevant information.

    Moira Sargent (my email address is in the journal
    Hons Secretary

    moira sargent March 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm #
  278. Photos

    Jean Hitchcock nee Hetherington who commenced training in 1950 has sent some photos in of her friends and herself in the LRI grounds in the early 50’s. They are in the photo gallery.
    Thanks Jean – the others will go on shortly.

    Pat February 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm #
  279. Incorrect Email Addresses

    Susie sent an email out to everyone 2 days ago but 16 of the emails were returned as failed delivery.
    If you didn’t receive an email from Susie but would like to receive occasional updates about the league and the website – get in touch via the contact button so we can correct the data base.

    Many thanks

    Pat Shillington February 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm #
  280. Nostalgia

    I trained at the royal 1952-1956 and would like to trace my pts mates I do keepin contact with Di Willett and Edna Toogood ,Doris Williams.Considering we are all 80 that’s pretty good! But there were 15 of us in our PTS at the time we were close but I have lost touch with the others

    Hi Joan . I am sending an email out to members today to prompt a look at the site. hopefully someone will see your message and contact us or you. Good luck!

    Joan Rogers February 19, 2015 at 6:25 am #
  281. 2015 Journal

    If anyone has a contribution to this years journal please would you email me with the contents by the end of March 2015. Please ensure that text is no more than 500 words and is sent as an attachment. All photos should be sent as Jpegs. This is a definite cut off point in order to allow time for editing and planning the content of the journal. Many thanks in advance Mary ( contact details for me are in the current journal)

    Mary Newton February 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm #
  282. Mary Bardin Obituary

    Mary was in my P.T.S. April 1959, I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. Could you please pass on my condolences to her sister Flo Blundell. I have been trying to get in touch with fellow students, and I wonder if Flo might know if Mary had been in touch with any of our set. If Flo does know, would she be kind enough to get in touch with me, I would be so great full.

    June Hamilton nee Carroll
    June, i have forwarded your message to Flo and given her your email address. I hope that helps. Susie

    June Hamilton nee Carroll February 2, 2015 at 8:27 pm #
  283. PTS 1965

    In our 50th anniversary year it would be lovely to get together again particularly RMCH and DLNH but all Woolton manor girls would be welcome
    Thanks for the post and i hope you get some responses. Susie

    Joan Radcliffe February 1, 2015 at 7:03 pm #
  284. PTS 1971

    I trained at the LRI 1971-73 as a SRN.
    I had previously trained at St Paul’s Eye Hospital and obtained an Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma.
    I am still working full time.
    I would like to hear from you if you were in my sets.

    (Hi Susan Thanks for getting in touch. I hope someone replies to you.

    Susan contacted us in 2013, looking for members of her set then so if you remember Susan, please leave her a message. In 2013, Susan told us a little bit about herself. She became a Cadet Nurse at Ormskirk in 1967, going on to do her Ophthalmic Diploma at St Pauls before starting her SRN at the LRI. Susan has worked in the NHS, Military, Ministry of Defence and the private sector. Pat)

    Susan Carruthers (nee O'Leary) December 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm #
  285. Happy Christmas

    Happy Christmas to everyone and a healthy New Year.
    Looking forward to receiving some more photos in 2015 to put in the picture gallery

    Pat Shillington December 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm #
  286. Reply to Moire Sargent

    Thank you so much for looking. We as a PTS will plough on and hope someone finds a link Happy Christmas to all

    Liz Evans December 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm #
  287. Hi

    Hi Jean Hitchcock if you are having trouble posting your pictures you could send them to me and I will put them on here for you my e-mail is This is a great site full of good old memories of my Nursing days It would be good to include other hospital in the group

    Liz Wojcik nee Linacre December 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm #
  288. Photos

    I have early photos taken when training at the LRI 49-53 How can I forward them so you . It will not be until after the Xmas period but it is a shame for them to have gone away into history. I am 83 and not that computer literate, but can manage many things otherwise have to get the help of grandson.
    Enjoyed perusing your new web page. Yours Jean

    Mrs Jean H Hitchcock December 1, 2014 at 5:38 pm #
  289. request from Liz Evans

    Hi Liz I have looked through the membership list and none of the colleagues you are looking for are members of the league. Moira Sargent

    moira sargent November 19, 2014 at 9:36 am #
  290. Lost friends

    I would very much appreciate any information any one may have about several “lost” members of January 1966 PTS They are Cecilia Cosgrove Faye Crispin Jean Watson Sylvia DeBurgh Griffiths and Penny Sparkes Many thanks

    Liz Evans nee Curbishley November 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm #
  291. Reunion June 1959

    I would like to get in touch with fellow students from P.T.S. June 1959 to arrange a reunion.

    June Hamilton nee Carroll November 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm #
  292. Hello

    Hello to all my colleagues and friends
    This is my first time using this website and I’m enjoying reading all the messages and brousing through – it’s really good.
    Well done to everyone involved with setting it up.
    I’m sorry I couldn’t make the AGM reunion this year, as I was somewhat ‘ indisposed!!’ I missed seeing ‘ my gang!’I thank you for your good wishes and ‘food parcel’ which Scottie brought round – very thoughtful and useful as my husband is a lousy cook!
    Hope to meet up soon at our ‘mini reunion’ love to everyone
    Pauline Price nee Bosman

    Pauline Price October 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm #
  293. Hello and thanks

    Saturday’s Reunion was another very enjoyable day, many thanks to all involved for the hard work and time given to make it so.

    Mary Howe October 21, 2014 at 9:45 am #
  294. Thanks re reunion2014

    To each and every member of committee thanks a million for another brilliant reunion. What an interesting and informative speaker. Lovely tea great company as always. Pip Burford

    Pip Burford October 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm #
  295. Reunion 2014

    I attended the reunion for the first time yesterday, and was so thrilled to see some of my friends from Jan 62 PTS for the first time in 50 years!!!!!! It was lovely to catch up with them. What a lovely welcome I had from everyone and also to the colleagues who took me into the chapel,when I first arrived,thank you. I met a few other nurses too and did so enjoy talking to them. Thanks to the committee too for their hard work, and for a memorable afternoon,back with our memories,at the infirmary we all love.Sue Clarke, now (Roberts)

    Sue Roberts,nee Clarke October 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm #
  296. 2014 reunion

    Sunday 20.10.14
    Thank you to everyone who organised another successful reunion. So good to meet up and relive so many happy memories but not forgetting how hard we worked too! Thought the designated tables for PTS’s worked well. Perhaps we could take turns to be in the smaller rooms.
    Sylvia Lewis
    Thanks Sylvia for your kind comments. I will pass on your observations @ the next committee meeting in November. Susie

    Sylvia Lewis October 19, 2014 at 11:05 am #
  297. Thank you for lovely flowers

    I would like to thank the Nurses’ League for the beautiful flowers I was given by Carolyn at the reunion yesterday, following my retirement (after 10 years) from the Executive Committee. Many thanks, Pat

    Pat Shillington October 19, 2014 at 10:38 am #
  298. School of nursing

    I am currently researching the history of the school of nursing following it move into the Royal Liverpool hospital and wondered if any members of your league have any information they could share with me.

    Caroline Waller October 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm #
  299. New Website

    Thank you ,this is such a good site to navigate your way around
    Ann Halligan

    Ann Halligan September 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm #
  300. website

    its great, very easy to use, well done to Susie and Pat


    Moira k.Sargent September 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm #
  301. New Website

    Congratulations Susie & Pat, on an excellent new website. Very comprehensive & easy to use. Great to browse through different tabs. Will be excellent for keeping up to date with all of the news.Well done to you both, for all of your hard work.
    Best wishes,
    Hilary McGrady nee Davies

    THANKS HILARY. Are you coming to the reunion this year? Pat

    Hilary McGrady September 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm #
  302. New website

    I have just picked up my email telling me about the New Website live. I am so thrilled with it as it so easy to use. Thank you Susie and Pat for all your hard work in setting it up.
    I am not able to come to the reunion in October this year. I wish you all an enjoyable afternoon, especially the August 1959 PTS who are celebrating their 55year anniversary this year.
    Ann Fazackerley (nee Falconer)

    Thanks Ann. Sorry you cant make it this year but i will try to put photos etc on the website. Susie

    Ann Fazackerley September 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm #
  303. congratulations on new site

    Brilliant looking forward to further news especially of my PTS era 1949 to 1953.

    Jean Hitchcock nee Hetherington September 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm #
  304. Memories

    Seeing myself with the carol singers coming into the chapel is quite alarming must be 70+ years ago.

    Not many of my PTS around any more 1948-1952

    Love the web site thank you.

    THANKS FOR YOUR MESSAGE LIZ where are you on the photo? Pat

    Liz Harvey nee Dawson September 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm #
  305. The website

    Congratulations to Susie & Pat, your months of hard work have paid off. The website is clear & fresh without losing any of the traditional aspect, & it is so easy to access the different headings. I’m sure our members will be just as pleased with it as I am & hope they will use the message board to keep in touch with each other.
    Thanks to you both, Carolyn

    Carolyn Rankine September 22, 2014 at 9:38 am #
  306. New website

    Hi Susie and Pat
    Love it and very easy to use. You must have worked so hard. I will send you the stuff from the journal as soon as I can sort it out Mary

    Mary newton September 19, 2014 at 2:34 pm #