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by seajayuu
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1256

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

It is astonishing how similar this all is to the regime at Hertford in the late 50's and 60's. Sheets top to bottom and a clean one on top every week; clean underclothes and lisle stockings twice a week; clean blouse and pinny once a week. Maybe that was just the national norm at that time.
by seajayuu
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Old report card

I seem to remember that our reports arrived home before we did at the end of term. In my case that made for a slightly downbeat home coming!
It was a good thing that House Mistresses didn't get to make a comment on our reports. Bad enough that they had a major influence on termly interviews with DR!
by seajayuu
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Hi Katharine. I was "de-monned" for organising a slow tea race on the last breakfast of term. The previous term we had got into bother for having our usual tea race (which I agree was potentially a bit dangerous), so I reckoned a slow race might be fun. DR took a different view and I had my mons bad...
by seajayuu
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 5s and6s
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: 5s and6s

Originally the houses were called Wards and they were numbered round the square from 1-8. Thus you were in Ward 1 or Ward 7 ........... We used the terms 1's, 2's, 3's etc as shorthand. In about the early 60's someone decided that the name Christ's Hospital with the addition of a Ward number was lea...
by seajayuu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 2010

Re: "Endeavour"

No. We never had coffee in my time at Hertford. Although in the sixth form we were allowed to make hot drinks for ourselves after prep. Why were we second class citizens in all ways?
by seajayuu
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Food at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Food at CH

I don't remember ever having chips at Hertford. Can anyone confirm this?
by seajayuu
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2818

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

No, I'm still here! I remember maids in '58, but only in junior wards - maybe they were also in senior wards? The term "maids room" was still in everyday use when I occupied that room in 1965-66. I think that the maids room and "little dorm" were probably used from the early 60's on. Sometimes wards...
by seajayuu
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Admission of new boys
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Admission of new boys

It is certainly the current practice for the girls!!!!
by seajayuu
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS

There is one major difference between Grecians and our UVI days, which may partially account for Grecians houses:- youngsters are legally "of age" at 18 rather than 21 as it was for us. There may therefore be an expectation of a more "adult" way of life? There may also be financial and logistical re...
by seajayuu
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS

Don't forget that being a grecian simply means that a student is in Year 13 - the second year of Alevel/IB study. Similarly deps is Year 12. In general, students who embark on A level/IB in year 12 will continue into year 13. People choose to leave CH at all points of a conventional school career fo...
by seajayuu
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 19
Views: 1551

Re: Folk Music

My recollection of Hertford and folk music is just the dreaded instruction at lunch "Country Dancing in the Gym". This happened occasionally when the weather was so bad that all-out just was not possible. Park and King led us in country dancing. Park shouting instructions and King playing the violin...
by seajayuu
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

Describe Grecians Houses for them Mrs C. They will be astonished!
by seajayuu
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Daily Timetable
Replies: 38
Views: 2670

Re: Daily Timetable

I concur wuth you Katharine. Except that I remember marching to breakfast and lunch throughout my time at Hertford - other than on Sundays after gravel crunching, but that was only in my last 2-3 years. (I think)
by seajayuu
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Legacy letter
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Legacy letter

Time for some humble pie. Katharine and my posts crossed in posting. It was indeed a gracious and prompt reply from CH. I take it back about CH, although there are some male OBs who beggar belief sometimes - I suspect that they are a dying breed however.
by seajayuu
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Legacy letter
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Legacy letter

I agree with you Katharine. It reads rather like "Whilst you (only) attended CH in Hertford rather than Horsham, (even) you know only too well how CH as an institution shapes lives ..." I must be having a paranoid day! At one OB's day, several years ago, an elderly OB who was standing behind me said...