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by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 20059

englishangel wrote:Also , Robertson Gift Mary Vincett 1972.
Was that the one for girls going on to nursing or similar? If so my aunt Helen Hills 193? should be there. I don't think I ever really knew what the Robertson Gift or the Craig Prize (?)were for. Grinling was academic excellence in a particular subject.
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Dormitories, studies etc...
Replies: 49
Views: 7177

Love your story, Alex. DR probably had a good idea how Barnes Wallis would react, so you had your punishment time thinking of the letter, writing it and waiting for a reaction, but there was an end to it when his letter came. I bet you have always been careful since that things you stand on are prop...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

Regarding the Lent lectures, I remember DR reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles to us, possibly on Wednesdays in Lent. In my time, DR read to Sixth form every Monday evening in the Head Girl's House. As 6s had the Head Girl my first two years I thought she did it in 6s all the time! It was quite a sur...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

I recall a missing button could be deemed a capital offence to some monitors. That was the same at Hertford! As a prefect I had to stand outside chapel watching everyone go in and this was one of the things I was supposed to look for. Shame on me, I went along with the system I didn't learn to rebe...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 20059

Names on panels outside Court Room are of girls being awarded prizes, exhibitions, etc (including one Katharine Hills 1966 I think!), plus Headmasters/mistresses, and a list of the girls who came to Horsham. Not sure about lists of monitors - they are certainly not there. Thanks, Mrs C, that would ...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Dormitories, studies etc...
Replies: 49
Views: 7177

In 2's the Upper VI had the big study at the front, and Lower VI used the music room as a sort of study. It was the same in 6s. We very rarely went into other houses and I think there were a lot of house differences that we did not even realise while we were there. The House mistress made such a di...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 20059

I think this will make my one hundredth post, does that raise me up a rank? I can't believe it is just one month today that I found this Forum, it does get under your skin doesn't it?
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 44298

laconicum • noun (pl. laconica) a room in an ancient Roman baths used for hot-air or steam baths. — origin Latin, neuter of Laconicus ‘Laconic’, this type of room being first used by the Spartans. A sauna, then...... The second house we had in Borneo had a sauna, had I known, I could have c...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 5795

There is one thing that does rankle, though. I agree with Katharine that there is nothing worse than a misspelt first name... Especially when that misspelling appears in the introduction to a book that has a print run of 10,000. *sigh* I haven't had that embarrassment, but I have seen several books...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

I think that "mending" night ( Friday) helped develop my skills. I had a competition with a girl in my year to replace a whole pair of stockings ( or as much as possible) with darns......only one of the bizarre pastimes that could only be imagined at a boarding school. I indulged in several other b...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 20059

Did the Mons boards go as well as the Hall ones? I used to look for my aunt's name every time I went into Hall my first year. I ended up on two there, as I got a ridiculous closed scholarship the school gave me an 'Exhibition'. I never understood that term when I was at school. It was £75, £50 on ...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

WildOne wrote:Oh dear... I hope that didn't turn out to be the most expensive sweater ever made!

But yes, I really do understand.
No, Gaye. I wanted to go to Oxford, but my father had been to Cambridge so he wanted me to go there, I was glad I wasn't offered both it would have been difficult!
by Katharine
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 20059

WildOne wrote: Some time later, I heard that the schools had amalgamated in 1985 and I always wondered how much she influenced that decision and whether my 'chat' with her played any small part in her thinking.

Gaye
Wait till you read Half to Remember and you will see she did not approve!
by Katharine
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: HERTFORD PIC #2
Replies: 41
Views: 8334

Any idea to date? The skirts are far shorter than we were allowed! Surrely the length of a CH skirt was inversely propotional to the current fashionable length? The mini was coming in just as I left. In the Summer term you had to try on your School Needlework and wear it before DR and Miss Richards...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

I agree with all you say, Gaye. I am never daunted with a pattern nor by altering it. The problem is that I always think I can make something better so put off buying. Time is the difficulty now. I knitted an aran sweater for my brother my last term. The night before it went in I finished the collar...