Belt Buckle of Julia Betty Coxall (nee Welch)

Scope and Content

Objects belonging to Nurse Julia Betty Coxall (nee Welch.) Includes:

Silver metal belt buckle in the shape of two cupids surrounded by floral garlands

Administrative / Biographical History

Julia Betty Coxall, (nee Welch, known as Betty) was born in 1922. Aged 17 (c. 1939), Julia Betty Coxall and her twin sister Ethel Joan Steiner trained as nurses in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton, then continued their training in Weymouth Hospital. After qualifying as nurses, both sisters studied midwifery at the North Middlesex Hospital. In 1946 they moved onto Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital Alton, before moving again to Yeovil District Hospital, where she met her future husband. Coxall took a break from nursing to raise her three children but returned to work at the Herringstone Road Annexe (A tuberculosis ward) in Dorchester. Afterwards, she worked at the Chest Hospital in Southampton.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact the RCN Archives in advance of their first visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Royal College of Nursing