Edna Durham, Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries at Standard-Triumph in Coventry. Miss Durham started work with the Company in 1946, as a nurse. She was promoted to Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries in 1959. She liked to keep up modern methods of treatment and install new equipment. Dedicated to her work, she undertook studies in industrial welfare.
Sister Durham took a great interest in employees and her surgery staff, and was always ready to help and advise, whether on work, or domestic affairs. She gave lectures on First Aid and Nursing to nursing cadets of the works St. John Ambulance Brigade.
With 24 years service, Edna Durham of 15, The Pines, Cromwell Lane, Tile Hill, Coventry, headed a team of 14 nurses and was responsible for 10,000 employees. A State Registered Nurse and a holder of the Occupational Health Certificate, she trained at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary before becoming a sister at the Hospital of St. Cross. Rugby.
Edna Durham passed away June 14, 1970 at the age of 54.