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See below for latest news about Edie and her diaries. Older posts can be seen in the archive.

Just heard (28 Nov) that the wonderful exhibition about Edie’s boss, Dame Maud McCarthy (“the Nurses’ General”), has been extended to 12 January 2020.  More information about the exhibition here: http://anurseatthefront.org.uk/dame-maud-mccarthy-exhibition/… Read more

On Remembrance Day we encourage you to see the exhibition honouring the life of Dame Maud McCarthy – “The Nurses’ General”. It’s on until 8 December and full information is here: http://anurseatthefront.org.uk/dame-maud-mccarthy-exhibition/… Read more

Edie’s diary shown to the Queen

Update 15 November 2019 Here is a photo, just received from RBLI, of our meeting Her Majesty:…..and, yes, that is one of Edie’s diaries I am holding and about to show to HM. 9 November 2019 Well, what an amazing day in Aylesford with the Royal British Legion on Wednesday 6 November 2019. And how… Read more

On Wednesday 6 November 2019 Her Majesty The Queen is to open Appleton Lodge in Kent. The Royal British Legion Extra Care Facility at Aylesford in Kent has recently completed a new 15 bed luxury care home for veterans and their families, alongside their existing care home. They have decided to name it Appleton Lodge… Read more

Edie returns to Barts hospital

Well, perhaps not entirely true but Lisa and I were so proud to give our Edie presentation to the League of St Batholomews Nurses All Day meeting on Saturday 12 October.  The Great Hall was full of Barts League members and what a wonderfully responsive audience they were. At the moment this is our last… Read more

Update 28 November 2019 Just heard that the wonderful exhibition about Edie’s boss, Dame Maud McCarthy (“the Nurses’ General”), has been extended to 12 January 2020.  Full information below. Update 11 November 2019 Such a privilege to be invited to the opening, last week, of the fascinating exhibition celebrating the life of Dame Maud McCarthy… Read more

Many thanks to Lorna Coots who sent me a photo of the memorial to Edie’s niece, Mary Elizabeth Appleton Ledger, who died tragically in June 1928, aged only 19. She drowned in the sea off Boulogne trying to save the life of a Frenchman. Here below is the memorial in Northbourne Church in Kent. Edie… Read more

Good to see that Simon Armitage’s poem, Sea Sketch, which he wrote about Edie back in 2014, features in his latest collection of commissioned work, Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic published by Faber & Faber.  More information here.   There’s a review of the book in The Guardian’s Review section (24 August 2019) here. More about the… Read more

In June 2019 we went to Crediton in Devon to give an Edie talk to the local History & Museum Society and to watch a wonderful production of The Men Who Marched Away by Crediton Operatic & Dramatic Society (CODS), What made this extra special for us was that Edie had a starring role. Do… Read more

With an ‘Edie’ talk imminent – at Tonbridge School on 20 June 2019 – one of Edie’s patients at Etretat No 1 General Hospital and named by her in her diaries has been discovered.  Full information here… Read more

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