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The next meeting of the RLH League of Nurses is on Saturday 10 October 2015 1000-1600  

Details of two more Set Reunions coming up in September; Set 400 and in October Set 490. For more details click here and if you are organising a Set Reunion and would like it promoted here please click here  


Message from Sheila Billins, former LH Nurse from Set 400

The Denise Barnett Bursary Fund

This Fund was set up by Set 400 in 2012, following the death of our friend and Set Co-ordinator, Denise Barnett.  Denise had many facets to her nursing career, but an area dear to her heart, was the field of nursing research.  She held the post of Senior Nursing Research Officer at the London Hospital, from 1980, becoming Director of Clinical Nursing Research. So, it seemed a fitting memorial to her memory to offer some financial assistance to nurses undertaking courses within this speciality.  As the Fund has now received several generous donations, requests for an application form may now be made via The Honorary Secretary, c/o The Post Room, The Royal London Hospital, London, E1 1BB or to secretary(at)



A new Honorary Secretary for the Royal London Hospital League of Nurses has been elected and her name is June Rowe. A profile of June will appear here shortly 


There is a new page named 'Shop' where some of the items you may be interested in are available to view with details of how to purchase them. Funds raised support the RLH League of Nurses  

The RLH is now on Twitter as yet another way to increase our membership from the current 1496. A button to follow on Twitter is on each page and will post a link to the current page you are view at the time. To follow @leagueofnurses and to hashtag #leagueofnurses. Lets start the Tweets coming in .....! 86 people now following us on Twitter  


If you would like to be in contact with former London Hospital Nurses then you are in luck. 'The London Hospital - which one?' is a Facebook Group for Nurses who trained at The London Hospital and there are currently 454 members.

The group is 'closed' which means postings can only be seen and read by other London Hospital Nurses who are members of the group. There are 1000s of postings each arranged under a 'theme' to keep all the memories and recollections in a semblance of order! If you trained as a Nurse at The London Hospital and would like to join, please click here



If a former London Hospital Nurse requires a transcript of training (cost £35) they will need to email:


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This iLuckes Entrance to Royal London Hospitals the entrance to one of the tower blocks of the Royal London Hospital. It is located on the original site of Luckes Nurses Home in Stepney Way. As you can see the name of one of previous Matrons; Eva Luckes, lives on as the name of the entrance into this hospital building. This photograph was taken on the day of the RLH League of Nurses AGM; 20 April 2013.

More photographs from the day spent during the AGM will be posted up in a week or so including ones taken of the garden and buildings of Mile End Hospital also taken during the AGM as we met in Bancroft Building of Queen Mary & Westfield College, located next to hospital.

The statue of Queen Alexandra has been movedQueen Alexandra Statue yet again and is now located on Stepney Way about 150 yards back from where she was before and now placed next to the tower block near the Luckes Entrance and over looking the main entrance of the other tower block opposite ...

Former London Hospital Nurses Nelda Harris nee Atfield (1952-1955) attended the AGM with her daughter, Karen Wynne (Set 464). Nelda had with her a copy of the Picture Post from 31 October 1953 featuring an article on the London Hospital. Also with two copies of The London Hospital Illustrated from 1959 & 1960. One featured the headline 'Queen Alexandra's Statue Moved to New Position' and the other 'New Ward Block Rises from the Hospital Garden'. Here in 2013, 54 years later history appears to be repeating it's self.

Alice Twaite (Set 445) has very kindly agreed to share some memories with us of her Mum and Auntie; the 'Howlett Twins' Violet Haylett and Rosemary Miners who trained at The London from 1938. Here is a photograph from Alice's collection c1942

More coming soon including their exam papers and certificates



Sarah Rogers has written three papers with lots of interesting and informative detail about the London Hospital Badge. They are available to view online:

Collecting Nursing History 16

Collecting Nursing History 17

Collecting Nursing History 18


A selection of photographs taken throughout the League Day on 21 April 2012 is available to view as a YouTube slideshow  


If you would like to contact any of the members of the Executive Committee for all matter connected with the League then please visit the contact page

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