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by MaryB
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Gravel Crunching
Replies: 19
Views: 1922

Re: Gravel Crunching

Definitely Betty Jukes for 3rd form general science, and after that we were into chemistry and biology with Chemi T and Mrs someone I can't remember but there was the textbook with the diagram of reproduction in the rabbit.... And yes indeed, we were all trying to conform to a norm that now seems bi...
by MaryB
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Gravel Crunching
Replies: 19
Views: 1922

Re: Gravel Crunching

I'm sure we didn't do mending on Sundays - it was Fridays for most of my time but Wednesdays right at the start when Wednesday was a sort of half holiday and we had lessons on Saturday mornings (double science with Miss Jukes in the 3rd form... my unacceptably messy diagram of a bunsen burner... the...
by MaryB
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shelagh Regester
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: Shelagh Regester

I was at Guildford Crematorium for a funeral last week and on the table in the vestry there was a copy of the service order for Shelagh's funeral. On the cover was a lovely photograph of her looking beautiful, poised and confident. I don't remember her except as a name, and to be honest the photo di...
by MaryB
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 24319

Re: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories th

Yes, 3 ornaments on the locker, one cuddly toy if you must, and three books brought form home, to be initialled as suitable by the housemistress. I lost the argument about The Lord of the rings being one book really, and had to surrender my "otehr" two.... It did look really relaxed in the video. Th...
by MaryB
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 24319

Re: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories th

Yes indeed - the video left me speechless for the moment, except to say that our macs (and these are clearly the same design as in the 60s/70s) were even more unbecoming than I remembered.....
by MaryB
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 492929

Re: Mallett's Mallet

party
by MaryB
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: School reports and the 'Big Picture'
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: School reports and the 'Big Picture'

In the late 60s Hertford reports were on a single sheet with a space for each subject, form mistress' report and then HM's. I don't think there was a housemistress space, but I always felt her comments were reflected in DR's bit - especially that word "irresponsible". And I suspect (takes off glasse...
by MaryB
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nursemaids
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Nursemaids

You can see what Trish (now Chudleigh) is doing now here http://www.fetalcare.co.uk/new/meet-the-team (scroll down a bit), though I think it does her career less than justice. Parkin, now Susan Bowles, works for OFSTED as an HMI. I imagine DR might be quite proud of us, though I'm not sure how she w...
by MaryB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nursemaids
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Nursemaids

Mine was expelled I think. Maybe Jo would remember as she might have been in the same year? My new schoolma already had a schoolkid so I was in the relatively rare situation of having a schoolsister too :-) :D In the days of junior houses there weren't enough schoolmas to go round, so we were all t...
by MaryB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: That date rings a bell....
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: That date rings a bell....

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:for me it always comes back to my son and daughter - who probably wouldn't be part of my life if I had chosen a different path, so I conclude that my learnings (mistakes?) and tortuous route were required for the wonderful outcome.
Yes of course - likewise for my sons.
by MaryB
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: That date rings a bell....
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: That date rings a bell....

Picking up belatedly on this, and sharing Angela's memory of 19 August 1964 (two days after my 11th birthday - I think it actually was Carolyn's....) I can answer the question about days out. We were allowed three visits between August and Christmas, of which one would be the September Long Sat. The...
by MaryB
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: The School Rules
Replies: 105
Views: 9610

Re: The School Rules

The Meads... of course. What WAS I thinking? We were sometimes allowed to break ranks - known as scrambling.... mostly up the steep wooded bank at the far side of the Meads, on the way to Bengeo, which was criss-crossed with paths lethally threaded with shiny worn tree roots. And occasionally at Fox...
by MaryB
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: The School Rules
Replies: 105
Views: 9610

Re: The School Rules

There was an open air swimming pool on the Leas (Lees?) just by where we came onto them after walking past the station and along a bit of the canal. An excellent vie of the brewery from there - remember the smell?
At least our pool was indoors.
by MaryB
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Plates
Replies: 25
Views: 3505

Re: Plates

We definitely had two form captains - one eleced by the form and one chosen by the form mistress. I remember Miss Morrison chose me in LIVA - an attempt to help me demonstrate I could be "responsible", a word (mainly with the addition of "ir" before it) that dogged me for most of my 7 years at Hertf...
by MaryB
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Books studied in English
Replies: 42
Views: 4712

Re: Books studied in English

There definitely weren't any love or otherwise naughty bits in our O level set books - Macbeth, Androcles and the Lion (BJM loved Shaw), Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming (eh?) and Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man. I don't remember ever reading anything even mildly titillating in class - or did I jus...