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by Katharine
Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Geography game
Replies: 30
Views: 4127

4419 on my second attempt, and one was timed out!!!
by Katharine
Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 19450

I remember Haileybury boys coming to sixth form dances at CH - this caused great excitement among the whole school. You had sixth form dances!! We never did!! I was summoned to DR because I spoke to a BOY on Speech Day, my brother's best friend who had stayed with us one holiday when he could not g...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 42207

In the bad old days there was never any talk of leaving halfway through the seniorVI. That was something which changed during my time there. We were the first year where we ALL left at Christmas, even the Head Girl. The previous year only the HG stayed on, she was very musical and spent most of her...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Christ's Hospital Book
Replies: 21
Views: 2227

I was at a country fair a while ago and looked at a second hand book stall. There was a large selection of CH stuff, including several of the CH Book, can't remember prices. Naturally I commented on this. The stall holder said that at almost every event she met at least a couple of Old Blues, and th...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 42207

In 2's my year had been a real 'bulge', there had been 8 of us when we started in 1965, the year above had 5 and the year above that had 4. Mary, I think your lot were a 'bulge' year as most of my year left in July 65. We were a post war bulge year (born in 46 or 47). When we were in Upper V (sorry...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 23373

Great Plum wrote:Like a lead balloon - most of the junior boys were still in the full dorms without CARPETS...
You mean some did have carpets? :roll: :roll:
In my day we did not know the meaning of the word carpet!!!
by Katharine
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 42207

sejintenej wrote:-didn't you miss having a 1553 style uniform?
In a word - YES!!! Though I think our generation would have gone for the Susannah Holmes option rather than the Housey one.
by Katharine
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 42207

midget wrote:DR seems to have shrunk between 1952 and 1972. What did you youngsters do to her?
Not only that, Midget, but she is younger than she was in 1965!!
by Katharine
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 42207

In Vth form (GE) we got a black apron, to replace the blue pinafore we wore until then for meals, chores etc. Then sometime towards the end of Lower VI you swapped that for a green apron and became a monitress, got a silver badge (mentioned somewhere on here). Badly behaved people (or those who DR ...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Start dreaming
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

mr tall wrote:What is the tariff for the various ranks anyway?
I've been wondering that myself!! Couldn't find it anywhere obvious on the site.
by Katharine
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Tea & coffee
Replies: 36
Views: 4995

Thinking again, it may have been patterned plates we smuggled back to House, not bowls. I definitely remember the smuggling!
by Katharine
Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Tea & coffee
Replies: 36
Views: 4995

Re: Tea bowls

6's must have had patterned bowls, I remember them as plain. We made a great effort to collect the patterned bowls. When we saw any in the Dining Hall we smuggled them back to the house! I think we managed to get almost a full set. I vaguely remember pale blue mugs, which discoloured horribly on th...
by Katharine
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 19450

Were you at Hertford when Jo Sutton was there ? She was an amazing spin bowler, deadly to face , and I can remember at one of the Fathers's match in the summer when the F.Captain asked Aunty Dot if Jo could bowl underarm because they were getting a bit nervous.... I well remember Jo. She was pretty...
by Katharine
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 19450

This feeling was even prevalent when us 3 wot did russian went up to Haileybury - suspicion was a mild term for the looks which we received... You went tthere for classes, and you are only a few years younger than me, don't think it would have happened in my time, we did go there for concerts. Hail...
by Katharine
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 23373

Mid A 15 wrote:
englishangel wrote:Richard suggested you check out this thread.
Get my name wrong again and I'll set Katharine on you! :wink:
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!!! :twisted: :twisted:

I have been able to quell a class of teenage girls with a LOOK!!!