Joan Smith 1936 Buckle

Wearing my granny’s badge and belt buckle 85 years later


Jemma MorrisIn 1936 Joan Smith qualified as a Barts nurse. Little did she know that 60 years later, her granddaughter Jemma Morris (née Mason) would follow in her footsteps qualifying as a nurse in 1996.

The family has had a long connection with Barts, with Jemma’s grandmother and grandfather meeting whilst working there. Today Jemma honours the memory of Joan by wearing her stunning art deco winged belt buckle and Barts badges.