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by seajayuu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shrove Tuesday Plays
Replies: 26
Views: 4534

Re: Shrove Tuesday Plays

Yes, my programme was definitely an official school one. So this was almost certainly a "public" performance rather than part of the competition.
by seajayuu
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shrove Tuesday Plays
Replies: 26
Views: 4534

Re: Shrove Tuesday Plays

OK. This is remarkable. I have found the programme for House Plays in November 1965. The programme states that the House Acting competition was held in October and the best five went forward for another performance, but I’m not sure for whom we performed. 6’s Quality Street Act 2 Phoebe Throssel ; R...
by seajayuu
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

You will be pleased to know Katharine that there is now a Hertford building at CH. So named in order that Hertford is not forgotten. It is a "social" building with coffee shop etc. Pretty well the antithesis of Hertford but I am sure that it is very welcome and will be well used. What I can't work o...
by seajayuu
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu in 1957
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Flu in 1957

"Up Tinf" maybe that should go on the Housey slang strand, but - it would probably be lost on them.
by seajayuu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu in 1957
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Flu in 1957

Yes, I remember "stews". Horrid. But that must have been in the '59 epidemic - I didn't start at CH until Sept '58. I remember that at least 2 Wards were used as convalescence areas. Were we sent home early? Do I remember correctly that we all had to have a clear throat swab before being allowed bac...
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: 2591

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: 1098

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: 2020

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: 682

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: 2637

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: 1688

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: 3859

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: 760

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: 1347

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: 1347

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...