Nurse Olive Bridge, 1940s and the retirement of Nurse Olive Bridge SRN, 1967.
The following is an article featured in the Ormskirk Advertiser at the time.
Nurse Olive Bridge, who has helped look after the health of the people of Burscough and the surrounding district for 19 years, will retire from her job as district nurse on November 5th.
Nurse Bridge, who lives at 59 Moss Lane, Burscough, will then be going with her husband to make a new home near their daughter in Ulverston.
Her forty years' nursing experience began with her training in London. After this she moved to Birmingham where she completed her orthopaedic training before going on to nurse at Bolton.
One of her many memories are being the ward sister of the orthopaedic ward at the Ormskirk and District and General Hospital during the war, when the wooden huts were opened to receive soldiers.
At this time she was the only qualified orthopaedic nurse at the hospital. Later she also nursed patients who had been victims of the blitz in Liverpool.
Over the past week, Nurse Bridge has had many tributes paid to her work for the people of Burscough. On Friday evening she was invited to a dinner held at the home of Dr M Green and Mrs Green of Burscough. This was attended by local doctors and their wives, who presented her with a cut glass decanter of Madeira wine.
Another presentation was also made to her last Friday when residents and staff saw the warden of Sefton House Home for the Aged, Burscough, present her with a set of cut glass sherry glasses. Nurse Bridge is a vice-president of the Lathom & Burscough Old Age Pensioners' Association and is very interested in the care of the elderly.
On Sunday evening a service of thanks for Nurse Bridge's work was held at Burscough Methodist Church. Following the service, the congregation joined together at a social to say their goodbyes and two of her neighbours, Mr and Mrs Corless presented her with gifts of flowers and chocolates.
Another organisation with which Nurse Bridge is closely connected the Ormskirk Business and Professional Women's Club, said their goodbyes last night at a sherry evening held at Edge Hill College.
A final presentation to her will be made by Dr J G Hailwood, Medical Officer of Health.
(Photos courtesy - Pauline Smith)
Residents of Ring O'Bells Cottages, Lathom, c1953.
Left - right: Molly Pemberton, Nellie Pemberton, Doris Langton, Margaret Pemberton, Francis Webster, Janie Pemberton.
Little girls at the front left - right: Sandra Skinner (nee Goodall), Christine Bradley.
(Photo courtesy - Christine Bridges, nee Bradley)
J A Graham's shop staff, Burscough Village, 24th February 2018.
On this occasion I know I speak on behalf of Burscough and the surrounding areas in wishing Peter (red), Janet, Philip (blue) and Stephen (white) a very happy and well deserved retirement.
You have served the community for a staggering 44 years, and you will be missed by so many, so thank you.
Taken in a garden down School Lane.
Back row left - right: Catherine Jupp (nee Parr), Catherine Martin (nee Alexander), Unknown 1, Margaret Alexander, Kathryn Martin, Annie Barrow (nee Iddon), Jane Alice Barrow (nee Parr).
Front Row left - right: Grace Jenkins (nee Alexander), Joyce Tinsley (nee Jupp), Ruth Suffell, Bertha Owen (nee Alexander).
(Photo courtesy - Carol and Rich Gilbody).
Three generations of Thomas Meadows.
The Ainscough family and employees pictured outside Richard Ainscough's family home, 'Brooklands', off Flax Lane, c1910.
On the extreme right in the middle is William Fletcher (Grandfather of Philip Fletcher)
'Brooklands' was built c1885 and demolished in the 1960s. It is one of the first (if not the first) to receive electricity in the local area. The date of installation of electricity to Brooklands was around c1890.
(Photo courtesy - Evelyn and Philip Fletcher. Philip was the 4th generation of his family to work at Ainscough's Mill).
St. John's Catholic Garden Fate, Brooklands House, Flax Lane c1955.
Back row left - right: Barbara Gallagher, unknown 1, unknown 2, Josephine Greatorex, Teresa Clarkson, Linda ?, Angela Turner, Maureen Hopson, unknown 3, Peter Briggs.
Front row left - right: Denise Urquhart, Judith Brand, Susan Fairclough, unknown 4, Marion Baron, Marion Rawlinson, Margaret Ashton, Ann Birrell.
(Photo courtesy - Tony and Denise Bridge)