Staff Nurse Emily Connell’s Autograph Book

John Griffiths-Colby


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Part time professional
Fee:
Paid: 100.00
Category:
History
Updated:
26th November 2019
Tagged:
Ww1 | History | Nursing | Conflict

Emily Connell was a remarkable woman; hailing from Bootle and having enrolled in the Territorial Force Nursing Service in 1908, she was appointed as Staff Nurse at 3rd Western General Hospital in Cardiff when war broke out in 1914. As well as serving there throughout the First World War, she kept an autograph book in which her patients drew and wrote messages. This is the story of her own highs and lows and struggles with the system. It is also the story of the remarkable work the TFNS did with Shell Shock sufferers and sheds light on some of the soldiers who left their incredible pictures and anecdotes in her book

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About John Griffiths-Colby

I have a wide-ranging background in Journalism, Business Consultancy, Public Speaking and Celebrant. I have written extensively for National and Regional magazines, providing satirical and lifestyle columns for the New Statesman and Italian Bike magazines respectively. In my day job as a Business Consultant I deal in business change and I see what works and what doesn’t, in life as well as in business. All my talks are illustrated, just that; I talk and there are pictures which will illustrate and explain as a background to the subject. I am reliably informed my talks are funny, a little abstract but ultimately thought-provoking. I will adapt and tailor my talks to your audience as part of the fixed price. I also take commissions for specific material/audiences. My aim is to engage and inform my audience without being too serious. This will be a sideways view of life and the audience will need to think a bit, laugh a bit and take a new thought away with them.


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