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by helen
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 4944

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

On the contrary - as shown in the book most people who went through it and found it a horrendous experience... But how many who went through it found it a horrendous experience? Life in the 50s could be pretty horrendous anyway, by today's standards, and while I didn't enjoy CH at all when I was 11...
by helen
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 4944

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

On the contrary - as shown in the book most people who went through it and found it a horrendous experience did not collapse or become wrecks or monsters because we had learned one thing above all others, survival skills, and many of us were able to present a persona to the outside world that was sa...
by helen
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 4944

The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

Anyone who had a bad time at CH might find this book strikes some chords and helps to vindicate some of he attitudes and behaviors that are often criticized by others as generally the sign of an antisocial person or any number of other characteristics that people find difficult to deal with.Also, Pr...
by helen
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 28478

catch up

I see it is quite a long time
Since anyone posted a rhyme
So I'll post to the thread
Before it is dead
And encourage the muses sublime.

As Founders Day comes round again
Perhaps you will take up a pen
Recalling the years
Both the pleasures and tears
That were schoolday experiences then.
by helen
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: New Forum Section - Hertford Memories
Replies: 484
Views: 49121

Miss Jukes gave me one of her treasured wooden rolling pins. It's an antique now.
by helen
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 25123

memories/PTSS

I remember 2,3. As for Sir Harry, while I was at the school he donated the money for the new school hall, and also for a screen tv. The latter was only available to sixth formers and only for things like Wimbledon or to do with cricket. Needless to say, I didn't benefit from any of this. but DR got ...
by helen
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: New Forum Section - Hertford Memories
Replies: 484
Views: 49121

marching

Yes, some of us are still alive who had to march every ****** day, in the pecking order prescribed by our birthdays or, at the upper levels, the degree of sucking up at which we had been successful. What a nightmare it all was.
by helen
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: spelling feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

spelling feedback

Julian - I don't know who controls the spelling on headings etc. but when I went to the Hertford section I saw hygiene misspelled in the heading. Please fix - if it's within your control.
Thanks.
by helen
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Journeys Beyond the Known Frontiers of Boredom
Replies: 32
Views: 3657

Something to be nostalgic about I suppose. I was bored out of my mind with A level geography taught by likable (and worthy of comapssion) Miss Wilson. But while this could have been an exciting subject, all we got were dictated notes and contour maps to colour, as well as maps showing the mineral de...
by helen
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 28478

There once was a poet of note Who offered a ride on his boat--------- I know how to tack with the best And jibe, or approach a wave crest As cook in the galley I'm right up my alley, But sad-I'm too far to the west. I'd love to go out for a sail As long as there wasn't a gale But I'm thousands of m...
by helen
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 36709

Re bunches and pony tails - bunches were clumps of hair tied back like pony tails but couldn't be tied above the nape of the neck.Couldn't have anything that smacked of youth or frivolity could we??!! :shock: Sometimes these bunches were only as long as toothbrush bristles because as soon as the hai...
by helen
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 36709

Is that really DR? She must have had a makeover since I left. She looks as if she'd lost weight and actually had something done with her hair which used to be just straight and clasped with a 'grip' at the side. but then we all had to have straight hair cut above the ears or if any longer than that ...
by helen
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: HERTFORD ART SCHOOL 1953
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

The girl front left is Pat someone or other i think and on the right is Thelma Cleaver. Judy Pavey may be at the back and, yes, probably one of the Llewellyn Smiths.
by helen
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 28478

reinstatement?

I backed out and archived this thread because I thought interest was dead And I was just seen As too prudish and mean So I'd rather do something instead. But if there's desire after all To have a place where we can call On creative expression And give some impression Of C H events, have a ball. And ...
by helen
Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21400

blues and linings

Oh dear! I'm devastated! I've always wanted my underwear tidied up by someone who owns a wild boar. :(
(Can't write the 'k' word - who knows who might be watching?)