‘NIGHTINGALE COMES HOME’
Work is well underway on the three-year Florence Nightingale project – timed to coincide with national celebrations in 2020 of the 200th anniversary of her birth – to produce a better understanding of Florence Nightingale by mapping her little known, yet enduring, family and home connections to Derbyshire and describing the way this impacted her career, attitudes and writings. It will also investigate what her story can tell historians about the cultural life of 19th-century Derbyshire. The project website is now live – www.florencenightingale.org – and includes a virtual tour of her Derbyshire home Lea Hurst and details of walking and driving tours of the area. The project is also keen to develop links with any researchers keen to help.