‘NIGHTIN­GALE COMES HOME’

Derbyshire Life - - News -

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.

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