Guestbook: If you post a message on the guestbook keep an eye on it as you may get some replies. You may have to scroll down the page to find your message if more have been added. If you want someone to get in touch but do not want to post your details on the website please email me at GHNL2010@gmail.com and I will pass on your contact details. Andie.
Please see message from May 72 set below
Please see message re Jan 82 set re-union below on guestbook page
See Obituary for Thelma Myrtle Carpenter, nee Folker in Obituary section
SEE MESSAGE FROM JANE KILVIN, SEPT 71 SET RE POSSIBLE RE-UNION 2024
See Obituary for Alison Dredge, nee McNair, Guy's 1955 on Obituary page
MESSAGE FROM CELIA MANSON:
Thinking of all my Guy's friends and colleagues at this challenging time.
Yesterday, 2nd January, marked fifty years since I, along with other members of the January 1971 set, started our nurse training at Guy's.
A wonderful career, by no means over yet, and a wonderful foundation for it at Guy's. No regrets.
Thank you to Nursing and to Guy's.
SEE MESSAGE FOR SEPT 72 SET ON RE-UNION PAGE
SEE BREAKING NEWS PAGE FOR LATEST UPDATES ON THOMAS GUY STATUE
10 years on! - Guy's nurses event will NOT take place in 2021
it will be 10 years in 2020 since the last great League celebration. This feels like a landmark worth celebrating. If you are interested please let me know via this website on the guestbook page or by emailing GHNL2010@gmail.com.
Please also pass this on to all your friends and acquaintences.
See obituary for Alison Dredge on obituary page
PETITION TO SAVE THOMAS GUY STATUE:
Subject: Petition Professor Edward Byrne: Save Thomas Guy Statue.
THOMAS GUY UNDER THREAT - message from Celia Ede
You may have seen the news about various statues being taken down, both here and in the US.
I was concerned to hear that the statue of Thomas Guy may be under threat. I hear that this is because he made his money from the South Sea bubble.
However he used this money to provide a hospital for “ the sick incurables and lunatics “ , needed now as much as ever. His hospital has been loved and valued for almost 300 years, especially by the people of Bermondsey and The Borough.
And his statue is a symbol of inspiration and hope for all past and present students and staff at Guy’s.
Media reports say that Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is reviewing whether or not the statue should be moved.
In my opinion, better to be moved than REMOVED, although I see no good reason why it should not stay where it is.
If moving is required, may I suggest that the statue goes to a place as near to the colonnade as possible, or perhaps in the Park ?
I will try to find out more about what is being proposed and pass on this information.
What do other Guy’s nurses think ? I would love to hear your views. I may be contacted at. firstname.lastname@example.org
MESSAGE FROM ANN HUGGETT & OTHERS
I feel compelled to write to you re. the statue. I'm sure there are lots of Guy's nurses who object to it's proposed removal. Is there any way we could start a petition to save it? I think it is quite insulting to most of us who trained there and hate this bullying culture which has emerged in recent times. I would be interested to know your thoughts. I could contact all the Guy's nurses in Norfolk/Suffolk if that would help.
This group are now writing to Boris Johnson
IF ANYONE ELSE WANTS TO COMMENT ON THIS SUBJECT PLEASE EMAIL ME OR POST YOUR OWN MESSAGE ON THE GUESTBOOK PAGE Andie
See message about MAY 70 SET re-union
September ’70 Set Re-Union
We are celebrating 50 years since we started our training on Tuesday 1st September 2020. The event will be held at Guy’s Hospital from 12 - 4pm.
For further details please contact Rosemary de Wilde (Lomas) on email@example.com
September 2019 - see message re 1980's swim club - scrawl down to May 83 message
See Re-union page for details of September '68 set re-union
See Re-union page for date of 2018 Norfolk/Suffolk re-union group
Go to memories section for Trish Rees story of her time at Guy's with photos of the uniform 1965 - 71
Jan 2019 - reply to Alison Griffith's email of 2016 re March 87 set
In January 2022 it will have been 40 years since we started our training. We know everyone will have had so many different experiences throughout this time with lots of stories to tell. We would love to organise a reunion as soon as this is safe and possible. Are you interested? If so please get in touch with Louise ( nee Mitchell) at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you! Louise, Claire ( nee Smart) , Eleri ( nee Jones) and Clare ( Roberts) .
For the future we may wish to think about where the Thomas Guy statue should be placed. - important to listen to and respect the views of all.
I have to say as a 19 year feminist starting my training at the hospital he didn’t really hold much relevance for me.
Of much more relevance and importance at the moment would be to think about and support the staff who are currently working under the most difficult circumstances at present . My thoughts are with them x
But the 50 years have flown :-).
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