A GROUP of budding musicians have created a video dedicated to a nursing icon who would have turned 200-years-old yesterday.

Members of the Hampshire County Youth Band remotely played the Wellesley, the quick march of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, for Florence Nightingale who was born on May 12 1820.

The Youtube video shows the life of the Lady with the Lamp, highlighting her pioneering work during the Crimean War in the 1850s, where she tended soldiers’ wounds and strived to improve hospital conditions.

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The piece educates viewers on Florence's connection to Test Valley, where she stayed at Embley Park, East Wellow, after her return from the war.

After her death in London in 1910, her body was brought by train back to Romsey and her coffin was carried from the station to the Church of St Margaret of Antioch, West Wellow, where she was buried.

The video also reminds audiences of the new stained glass window which will be added in the Romsey Abbey, Church Lane, on Sunday.

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Cllr Roy Perry, who represents Romsey Rural at Hampshire County Council, said: "The Hampshire County Youth Band played the Wellesley to honor Captain Moore's 100th birthday and I asked what they were going to do to commemorate Florence Nightingale, so I said they could play it again for her.

"I am delighted they have chosen to honour Florence Nightingale in this way and I thought it was really appropriate they played the Wellesley because the Duke of Wellington's country estate is in Stratfield Saye House in Hampshire."

To watch Hampshire County Youth Band's performance follow the link: http://tiny.cc/bo8xoz.

The video was published on Youtube yesterday.