Val Wood describes the life story of Sister Henrietta Stockdale (1847-1911), her friendship with Ethel Gordon Fenwick and her contribution to nursing history. Henrietta Stockdale is remembered as a heroic founder figure of professional nursing in South Africa, introducing the first nurse training programmes, establishing standards for this training andContinue Reading

By Ethel’s great-grandchildren George, Clara and I heard many stories about “Garnie” as our father, David Fenwick, called his grandmother. We all have names associated with her:    David – David Davidson Manson, her father.    Harriette – Harriette Anne Palmer, her mother.    George – George Storer, her stepfather.    Clara – herContinue Reading

Christine Hallett discusses Ethel’s name and helps us to understand why she is known variously as Ethel Gordon Fenwick, Ethel Bedford Fenwick and Mrs. Bedford Fenwick.