London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Nurses get blast from the past
Published: Monday 18th of May 2009
Nurses in Aintree got a surprise visitor last week when Florence Nightingale dropped by.
The event was held to mark Nurses' Day on May 12th and saw the world-famous nurse dropping in to help her colleagues celebrate.
Playing the part for the day was Ruth Sturgeon, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust volunteer, who paid a visit to the nursing staff to distribute greetings cards.
"Our volunteers were delighted to be taking part in this event to thank the nurses for all the hard work they put in on a daily basis," commented Terry Owen, the trust's volunteer placement manager.
A total of 1,690 staff received the cards from Florence, who travelled by horse and carriage to meet them.
With the London Pass, learning more about the world-famous nurse is easy as it gives free entry to the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
London attractions: Discover the other side of household favourites at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Monday 22nd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the other side of household favourites at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Sunday 21st of April 2013 London attractions: Francis Goodman featured at the National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday 17th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get your hands on the FA Cup with a Wembley Stadium Tour
Tuesday 16th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the seven seas with London Maritime Museum
London attractions: The National Theatre is one of the most important cultural landmarks in the British entertainment sector
Tuesday 16th of April 2013 If you are looking for things to do in London, why not consider a trip down to the National Theatre? If...
Monday 15th of April 2013 London attractions: Meet the newborns at London Zoo
Sunday 14th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Take a step back through history at the Jewish Museum
Saturday 13th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Come and bear witness to musical magnificence at Westminster Abbey
Friday 12th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Come see the amazing courtship of the cranes at London Wetland Centre
Thursday 11th of April 2013 London attractions: Celebrations take off at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Museum
Tuesday 9th of April 2013 There is hardly a better fortress than the Tower of London and if you're a visitor looking for...