Florence Nightingale

To the left of the west door a small stained glass window depicts Florence Nightingale  (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910).  Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820 into a wealthy and well-connected British family in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, and was named after the city of her birth. The family moved back to England in 1821, with Nightingale being brought up in the family’s homes at Embley, Hampshire, and Lea Hurst, Derbyshire was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of “The Lady with the Lamp” making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.

and is in memory of Nurse Elizabeth Burrows, a district nurse who died in 1949