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by Katharine
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3165

Re: Vikki Askew

As some here know, we lived in Sarawak from 1991 to 96, Gordon Van Praagh was still remembered with affection by many we met. Does anyone know his dates there?
by Katharine
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does anyone know the school latin motto?
Replies: 117
Views: 11708

Re: Does anyone know the school latin motto?

Welcome Kate from someone with a name very close to yours! Not many of our generation from Hertford post here now, I valiantly fly the flag! I was in the year above Kerren, but in 6s. Certainly Mrs Winstone was there most, if not all, the time I was in Hertford. In 6s we were supposed to learn the f...
by Katharine
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Best wishes

Just hope it helps clear your problems JR, I think Bah humbug is allowed in the circumstances. Is it 18 hours before or afterwards?
by Katharine
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Best wishes

May I wish the same to you and yours, David, as well as to all readers and contributors of this forum.
by Katharine
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Certainly food for thought there, Julian.
by Katharine
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

I have had similar thoughts, myself. My thoughts should possibly be read in the context that I am a committed speaker for the charity WaterAid, passionate about increasing access to schooling for girls around the world, and passionate about their having proper provision for coping with periods so th...
by Katharine
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Matrons

I was in touch with him during Petition 1552, we discussed Sarawak where he had served. His experiences of VSO were very different from mine, but both left lasting memories!
by Katharine
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Matrons

Matrons seem to have come from the same stock as our Housemistresses. Remember, our were NOT teachers, they were very definitely second class citizens in the staff hierarchy. Did your matrons have responsibility for your uniform and overseeing laundry? Ours lived in just two rooms in the boarding ho...
by Katharine
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1630

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

This is his Wiki page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hilton a lot more can be found by a bit of googling.
by Katharine
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4863

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Thank you Robert, for coming to tell us about it, I am sure that many of us have been thinking about you and wondering how it went. I could say trite things such as hoping the experience has been a healing process and that you will be able to move on, but that would be wholly inappropriate. What I s...
by Katharine
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 2287

Re: Teaching staff

I did Maths A level in the mid 60s, (for obvious reasons can't say I was a Maths Grecian!) and there was never any mention of computing as a career. I don't think it was seen as 'real' mathematics. It was seen as a tool, just as log tables were. All praise to Mr Bullard for taking you. Leo is well k...
by Katharine
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1630

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

You know I agree with you, Freaky.

It was a genuine question about donations to CH, some wealthy people are also philanthropists, some for tax reasons no doubt.
by Katharine
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1630

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Thanks for that, his politics aren’t mine! When I read he’d gone to CH after graduating from High School, I assumed he’d entered after GCSE, but that doesn’t tie in with his dates. Financially he has obviously done well for himself, has he given any back? Has he remembered the Charge? These are genu...
by Katharine
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4863

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Sorry for not responding to all of this sooner (almost wish that I hadn't asked the question). My Address to the Council is on the 2nd November so have been concentrating on that, but... So today is the day. Good luck Rob! I'm thinking of you Rob! Love your new avatar, marty! I like the idea of CH ...
by Katharine
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2964

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Today I saw a combined Celtic Nations Flag see https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=active&hl=en&authuser=1&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1324&bih=1041&ei=EazQW_mhINLXkwXRkKyICA&q=celtic+nations+flag&oq=Celtic+nations&gs_l=img.1.2.0l3.2226.6456.0.9023.15.11.0.4.4.0.56.523.10.10.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..1.14....