Here is a great collection of staff photos through the years
Some we can name and others are lost in time
Andy Fievez (far left) stands with a group of friends at Negra Chettys leaving party 1980’s
Prize giving -
In this photo Noreen Fury, Mr Pinney, Ann Marie Quince.
1960’s Photograph showing Ann Marie Quince, Lyn Griffiths
Prize giving in nurses home dining room -
Wonderful photo of a group of nurses outside the main building
This photo was sent in by Ed Kavanagh
(that’s him with the dirty shoes,his words not mine!)
Ed and his wife Myrtle worked at Fairfield from 1969-
Ed was Senior Nursing Officer (personnel) and Myrtle was Occupational Health Sister
Another photograph from Ed Kavanagh
Taken outside the Nurses quarters on a prize giving day.
In this photo we can see:
Bottom row: The third man in with glasses is Dr Leslie Ford (medical superintendent,principle psychiatrist) …Second row third lady in is Sister Kitty Minoque…Third row from the left is, Arthur Pinney, Ted Doitchburn then with glasses Frank Knight… 12th position along black hair and black tie Frank Mays. Back row from left…Ed Kavanagh and his wife Myrtle
Staff Group photo outside the hutted area 1970s
Another great staff photo and another prize giving day
On the front row are the following:
Far left ..Mr Thornton, the Principal Tutor.. Mr Routledge the Chief Male Nurse.. Miss,B Casey, Matron…Mr.Kenneth Robinson,MP..Lt Col,Allen..
Dr Leslie Ford..Miss Billington Deputy Matron
Second Row..From the left..?..D.I.Onwu..Margaret Mc’Kenna..
Miss E.D.Allan.. Hazel Dixon..Ernie Wilhelm Peters..? ?
Back Row From the left ..Roy Friend..Danny O’Riordan..Mike O’Donovan..Don Clark..Jimmy To.
A group of nurses pose for this picture near the main building unfortunately it is over exposed but it is still a rare and fantastic glimpse into the past.. Circa 1890’s
A group of Staff friends pose for the camera in the 1980’s
Top row...?... Bill Maskell....Alan Gazley... Betty Geoghegan.
2nd row...? Pina Gatward...Nancy Masona...Florence Davies
A relaxing time at TCA circa 1910
Although it was a hard job with long hours looking after the patients this just shows there was time for relaxation. A band plays the music (possibly the asylum band) while folks mingle on the lawn,. By the look of the Men’s clothing this could have been a Cricket event
A wonderful group photograph of TCA Nurses circa 1920
The great thing about this photo is we can actually name most of them
From the left back row… Unknown…Charge Nurse Fossey …Elizabeth (Lizzie) East (married Edward Archer form Arlesey)
Bottom row from the left…Ethel Emily Walker (nee Devereux)…unknown…Elsie Field (her mother was Hitchin district Midwife)
Elsie Field posses in the grounds of TCA circa 1920s
Nurse Gladys Baldwin
Nurse Edna Blows (second from the right) poses in a very posh part of the asylum
Photograph was taken circa 1929
Nurse Edna Blows (1st right)
Posing with her fellow nurses outside the asylum
Three Counties Hospital Gardeners Circa 1950s
John Hardman Eddie Honer Geoff Clinton Ron Lassiter
Flowrence May Brown
Started work at Three Counties Asylum on 22nd September 1914
A nice posed photograph of Nurse Ethel Emily Walker (nee Devereux)
What a picture !
A fantastic photograph of asylum staff circa 1900
Anyone recognise a relative?
Mr Cuthbert the employment officer with his calling card
Jack Davies and Percy Robinson the Clerk of the works in his apron