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The history of District Nursing has been documented in many different forms over the past 150 years. This includes several pieces of archive film:


Queen’s Nurses at Work in Country Districts


District Nurse

Mary Dalton, one of the children who appeared in the 1952 film, ‘The District Nurse’, shares her memories of the filming.


Appeal for District Nursing Associations


Appeal for Queen’s Nursing Institute


Winn Brothwood

Interviewed by Dianne Yarwood at her home in Great Barford on 24 August 2016. Winn was born in 1922 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, the youngest of three daughters.

Berenice Pridham

Berenice was interviewed by Dianne Yarwood at her home in Bideford on 5 September 2016. Berenice was born at Petrockstowe in North Devon on 13 March 1919. She began nurse training in 1938. She spent ten years working in Africa from 1954 to 1964 before returning to Devon to work as a Health Visitor.