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Were you a Tommy’s or Guy’s baby?

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Were you born at St Thomas' or Guy's hospitals? If so, the Florence Nightingale Museum wants your photo for a new archive.

Were you a Tommy’s or Guy’s baby?

The Florence Nightingale Museum is running an exciting oral history project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, collecting memories of nurses and patients from the 1930s to the present day.

This will culminate in a new archive at the museum, a small exhibition in 2007 and educational resources for schools and nurses.

"We are really excited about having the opportunity to capture people's memories of Guy's and St Thomas'," says curator Caroline Roberts.

"The hospitals play such an important role in the life of the local community. They're often where the life-changing events happen, particularly births and deaths.

"Nurses' and Patients' Voices is a key project for helping us update the story the Museum tells."

As part of the exhibition the museum is hoping to gather photos of babies born at the hospitals from 1930s to now. These will be used either at the museum or in online displays.

Were you born at Guy's, St Thomas' or the General Lying in Hospital, or were your children? If so the Museum would love to hear from you to discuss obtaining a photo.

The museum is also looking for patients from Guy's, St Thomas' and the Evelina hospitals from the 1930s to the 1980s who would be happy to be interviewed about their experiences.

Were you told off by matron, did you have any groundbreaking treatment or have fond memories (or otherwise) of your hospital experiences?

If you think you could help contact Zoe or Kirsteen at the Florence Nightingale Museum on 020 7620 0374.

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