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The Rushden Argus, 1st July 1921

Nurses Tenney and Tipping Retire

Rushden Echo, 1st July 1921, transcribed by Kay Collins 

Rushden Honours the Nurses
Presentation to Miss Tenney and Miss Tipping
Fine Tribute to Long and Efficient Service

A good company assembled in the B.W.T.A. Hall, Rushden, on Wednesday to say goodbye, and to make presentations to Nurse Tenney and Nurse Tipping on the occasion of their imminent retirement from their professional duties in Rushden. The Rector (Rev. P. E. Robson) presided, supported by Miss Sartoris, formerly the lady secretary of the Rushden Nursing Association (who had kindly come from her home at Bath for the occasion), Dr. Greenfield, Mr. F. L. Heygate (treasurer), Mr. J. F. Knight (chairman), and Mr. W. Pack (late secretary of the factory fund).

The Rector said they wished to pay a tribute publicly to Nurse Tenney and Nurse Tipping, and to bid them an affectionate farewell.

Nurse Charlotte Tenny was born at Winkburn, Nottingham, in 1860, and Nurse Emily Tipping was born in 1859 at Muswell Hill, London. They became members of 'Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for Nurses' formed in 1887. The Institute had the objectives of providing the 'training, support, maintenance and supply' of nurses for the sick poor, as well as establishing training homes, supervising centres, co-operating with other bodies, and was given a Royal Charter in 1889. They came to Rushden in 1898, and must have opened a nursing home, as Nurse Tenny was fined in April 1916 for a breach of the Lighting Orders. They remained here for 23 years.

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