Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12
Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation)
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828 - April 10, 1882) was an English poet, painter and translator. The son of ?migr? Italian scholar.
In Christianity, the Annunciation is the revelation to Mary, the mother of Jesus by the archangel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God. The Christian churches celebrate this with the feast of Annunciation on March 25, which is nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Jesus, or Christmas. The date of the Annunciation was also the New Year in many places, including England (where it is called Lady Day) and the American colonies.
Youngest Matron in Britain ? Helping to sort and pack toys for nearly 70 young patients
Youngest Matron in Britain ? Helping to sort and pack toys for nearly 70 young patients in her hospital is Martron Miss Veronica Mulligan of Darenth Park Hospital Dartford Kent. In her thirties it is believed she may be the youngest hospital matron in Britain - also in the picture are ( left ) assistant matron Mrs Roberta Hobbs (with Matron in the centre) and right, Sister Molly Woodley
12 December 1959
hospital pantomime - Staff Nurse Lorna Cunliffe (right) sets the scene at rehearsal
hospital pantomime - Staff Nurse Lorna Cunliffe (right) sets the scene at rehearsal of the pantomime she has written for nurses and doctors to perform at West Hill Hospital Dartford Kent. All the sketches in the show are based on hospital life - it is the first time the staff have attempted anything of this nature. 9 January 1961
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