Nurses and Nursing Associations

Display label used in Stowupland’s 1970 Exhibition of Local History Bygones. The nature of the exhibit is unknown but the label tells an interesting story relating to local medical services prior to the National Health Service (ECA).

In 1938 Nurse Cobbold was replaced by Nurse Knights.2,688 visits had been made, of which 10 were midwifery and 16 maternity cases. Stowupland Head Mistress, Miss Ada Kinch was one of the officers on the committee overseeing the work and finances of the Association.


Nurse W.R. Minns served the local community for 34 years before retiring in 1962. She covered Stowupland, Creeting St Peter, Stonham and part of Stowmarket. Before moving to Stowupland in the early 1940’s she covered an area around Yoxford.

She can be seem here in the 1950’s when the BBC came to Stowupland to interview Jack Carter about the building of the Village Hall

Elsie Maud Minns died on April 6th 1985, age 84. before her death she had lived in Jubilee Court, Stowupland. Donations were requested to be sent for Multiple Sclerosis c/o the Co-operative Funeral Service