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1938 The Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence (later the Women's Royal Voluntary Service) is set up by Lady Stella Reading (1894-1971).

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Workhouse Uniform ----- At Bristol, in the 1830s, for example, prostitutes wore a yellow dress, and unmarried pregnant women a red one.

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Nurses carry cribs containing newly-born babies from the maternity section of a hospital in south-east London, the morning after a German air raid left the building severely damaged.

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The weird and wonderful world of 'modern' medicine: Fascinating pictures from America's oldest public hospital so how far treatment has come in just 60 years

Pioneers: Bellevue Hospital was known for its pioneering techniques and producing some of the finest doctors and nurses in America with its training

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NHS 65th birthday: 65 fascinating facts about our glorious health service as it celebrates anniversary

Nurses at Dulwich Hospital are given a preview of the uniforms they will wear in the future

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A female tram driver and conductor of the Glasgow Corporation in 1918. Lewis G P © IWM (Q 28389)

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My Sindy doll- i still have her and her little uniform! Mine has dark hair and I saved my tooth fairy miney up for her :-)

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