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VINTAGE 1960/70's PRAIRIE/FAERIE GLEN PLAY CLOTHES NURSE OUTFIT - MADE in ENGLAN

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1938 The Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence (later the Women's Royal Voluntary Service) is set up by Lady Stella Reading (1894-1971).

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from BBC News

British 'angels' who braved WW1 trenches

Elsie (left) and Mairi in nurses' uniforms (pic: courtesy of Diane Atkinson)

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Red Cross Uniform: 1914-1918, English, cotton chambray, starched cotton apron, red woolen cross on big, white cotton armband and white cotton cap. "First World War volunteer nurse's uniform. Worn by Kathleen Falls who initially worked as a nurse at Torbay Hospital and subsequently studied for a qualification in pharmacy, receiving her certificate in 1917."

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student nurses - the only change in student nurses uniforms for many years was the white hose and shoes. My class that entered Phila. Gen'l Hosp. School of Nursing in 1960, was the first not to have to wear black hose and shoes as they entered the school.

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