» A GROUP of ex-nurses held a re­union – prompted by a pic­ture of a group of them sit­ting on the steps of Chel­tenham Gen­eral hos­pi­tal.

Gloucestershire Echo - - IN BRIEF -

The event was or­gan­ised by Judith Britton, El­iz­a­beth Read and He­len Carver – mem­bers of the Nurs­ing Set of 1967 to 1970.

Af­ter study­ing an im­age from 1970 they set about the task of con­tact­ing as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

Mem­bers of the group met at The Green­way Ho­tel where they en­joyed a three-course din­ner af­ter they tried to recre­ate the orig­i­nal im­age.

He­len Carver said: “It was in­ter­est­ing and fun to catch up and re­mem­ber our ex­pe­ri­ences as stu­dent nurses at Chel­tenham Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in the late 1960s and some of the pranks we got up to.

“At­ti­tudes then were for dis­ci­pline and we were com­pelled to con­form.

“We all agreed that nurse train­ing has changed out of recog­ni­tion es­pe­cially with de­vel­op­ments since our ex­pe­ri­ence as stu­dent nurses.”

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