Tag Archives: Nurses

Nightingales of Nile Street

Plot

Four girls – Debbie, Sian, Jemima and Jane – were first year student nurses at Nile Street general hospital and had become firm friends, though they came from very different backgrounds. The girls were delighted when the discovered the nickname for first year students – Nightingales.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • Nightingales of Nile Street – Suzy: #55 (24 September 1983) – #63 (19 November 1983)

Nightingales

Plot

Trainee nurses at St. Margaret’s EE were known as Nightingales. The series follows several of these trainees Smiley Smith, Betsy Cloud, Fiona Kennedy and Edna Pierce who had all met when they started their training. Edna doesn’t fit in with the rest of the girls and tries to cheat on her final exams. She is replaced by Lee Lan. The girls return in sequels. In “Nightingales 4” the friends have gone their separate ways after their training is complete, but they come together again to try and stop the closure of St. Margarets.

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Notes

  • Art: Ron Lumsden
  • Art: Claude Berridge (Judy Annual 1991)

Appeared

  • Nightingales –  Judy:  #1448 (10 Oct. 1987) – #1458 (19 Dec. 1987)
  • Nightingales 2 –  Judy: #1468 (27 Feb. 1988) – #1475 (16 Apr. 1988)
  • Nightingales 3 –  Judy: #1490 (30 Jul. 1988) –  #1499 (01 Oct. 1988)
  • Nightingales 4 –  Judy:  #1522 (11 Mar. 1989) – #1533 (27 May 1989)

Other Appearances

  • Nightingales – Judy Annual 1991

Nurses

Plot

Soap opera concerning four first-year student nurses (Verity, Amanda, Jackie and Kay) at Norchester General Hospital. The girls return in later series and are joined by another student – Chris.

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Notes

  • Artist: Claude Berridge

Appeared

  • Nurses – M&J:  #100 (10 April 1993) – #112 (3 July 1993)
  • Nurses (2) – M&J:  #128 (23  October 1993) – #139 (8 January 1994)
  • Nurses (3) – M&J:  #154 (23  April 1994) – #167 (23 July 1994)
  • Nurses (4) – M&J:  #187 (10 December 1994) – #198 (25 February 1995)

Other Appearances: 

  • Nurses – Mandy Annual 1995
  • Nurses – Mandy Annual 1997
  • Nurses – Mandy Picture Story Library: #193
  • Nurses – Mandy Picture Story Library: #220

Val of the Valley

Plot:

Val Martin, has her first nursing job, acting as relief nurse in the Storr Valley area, while the regular nurse is house bound with an injured leg. The people in the valley are set in their ways and have a hard time accepting Val but she sets about proving herself.

val of the valley

(Val of the Valley – 1960s)

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(Val of the Valley – 1975)

Notes:

  • Originally a text story, updated to picture story.

Appeared:

  • Val of the Valley (text story) – Judy: #44 (12 November 1960) – #63 (25 March 1961)
  • Val of the Valley– Judy:  #825 (01 November 1975) – (?)

Other Appearances: 

  • Val of the Valley (text story) – Judy Annual 1962
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1976
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1978
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1979
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1980
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1983

Backstreet Hospital

Plot

When Nurse Mary Travers returned from the Crimean War she set up her own hospital for needy children, helped by Liza Parkin.

backstreet-hospital

Notes

  • Art: “B Jackson”

Appeared

  • Backstreet Hospital –  Bunty:  #1684 (21 April 1990) –  #1697 (21 July 1990)
  • Backstreet Hospital –  Bunty:  #1709 (13 October 1990)  –  #1717 (08 December 1990)
  • Backstreet Hospital –  Bunty:  #1756 (07 September 1991)  – (?)
  • Backstreet Hospital –  Bunty:  #1771 (21 December 1991)  – #1776 (25 January 1992)
  • Reprint –  Bunty: #2244 (13 January 2001) – #2249 (17 February 2001)

Other Appearances:

  • Backstreet Hospital – Bunty Annual 1992
    • Reprinted – Bunty Annual 2002
  • Backstreet Hospital – Bunty Picture Story Library: #342