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by Katharine
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: End of Term, sticking and licking, sliding downstairs
Replies: 13
Views: 2407

I don't think 6s EVER condemned mattresses!!! We were sure our iron bedsteads had been brought back from the Crimean War, can't imagine where that originated. I well remember sticking and licking, I worked in the Physics Lab for several years. It meant stock taking all the equipment, but Mrs Johnson...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'Posh School' at Hertford
Replies: 152
Views: 19193

'Posh School' at Hertford

Last year I found myself driving through Hertford with my mother. At first she wanted to see what they had done to the school, so I managed to park at Tescos (ie on the School Field). We went in to the said store to go to the loo and try for something to eat. Unfortunately they don't have a caff so ...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 'Housey' or 'C.H.'?
Replies: 40
Views: 4562

Just to add my two-pennorth, as a child of the House, I used to think of 'us' as at CH and 'them' (ie those in Sussex) at Housey. (Thinking only so didn't need to spell it!!) I don't think we would have ever used the word Housey for anything to do with ourselves. Can't remember what my brother said,...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 5359

What I detest and abhor more than anything else is people who only look at the start of my name and not at all of it, Katharine is the spelling closest to the classical Greek, as my Old Blue Dad informed me. Thank God I edited my spelling the other day! :wink: Thank you for that simple courtesy, so...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 5359

I'll come in as a female, speaking ONLY for myself, a married woman of age 58. While I accept some of the conventions over initials that existed in the past, I would like an envelope to be addressed to me as either Mrs K M Dobson or as Katharine Dobson. I do NOT like Mrs Katharine Dobson, even less ...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How did your family learn of CH?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: How did your family learn of CH?

Mid A 15 wrote:You might find replies limited as we did a similar thread recently.
viewtopic.php?t=936
Thanks for pointing me in that direction. I did a quick trawl when I joined but missed that one. I still like my father's story and hope it was worth posting.
by Katharine
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How did your family learn of CH?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

How did your family learn of CH?

I am a second generation Blue. There is a wonderful family story of the way my father and aunt both got to the school, I hope it is true!! My grandfather was a missionary in the Bahmas during the First World War and soon after that he returned to be a vicar in the East End of London. The children, u...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Grecians' Houses
Replies: 28
Views: 2603

Re: Barnes Wallis

First, I am 99 percent certain that the place you visited was the Vickers aircraft factory at Weybridge in Surrey. Second, I met Barnes Wallis (when I was young) and also had a lot of dealings with his family when writing a booklet about him for the 2003 RAF Foundationers 50th anniversary. I know o...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Grecians' Houses
Replies: 28
Views: 2603

Wallis would have been a good one - not only a renowned boffin, but he put a hell of a lot back into C.H. Fulfilled the "Charge", I would say. When I was in the Sixth Form all those doing Maths A level were taken on a visit to where he was working (memory failing as to where it was!). We had a very...
by Katharine
Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Who Move Back to the Horsham/Hertford Area
Replies: 84
Views: 6597

Re: Joy Holmes

The only reason you may have told me off was because I always forgot to change from my house shoes into my outdoor shoes for chapel in the morning, apart from that I was nauseatingly well behaved. Can't even remember checking for that, outside chapel it was blazer buttons mainly. Can't think now wh...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Who Move Back to the Horsham/Hertford Area
Replies: 84
Views: 6597

Re: Joy Holmes

Were you not Head Girl? You were there until Christmas of my first year I believe. No, not me, it was Virginia Coles in 8s. I was one of 4 Senior VIth in 6s and we did not have either Head Girl or Deputy (Elizabeth Richards - 7s the other Mathematician) As you well know, Mary, you may remember me b...
by Katharine
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Who Move Back to the Horsham/Hertford Area
Replies: 84
Views: 6597

Re: Deirdre Pallister & Joy Holmes

<b>Joy Holmes (2's 1943-50, Hertford Staff 1959-66)</b> recently retired after quite a few years as Secretary of the Caledonian Society of Blues. I'm pretty sure that Joy had been in a Junior house before 2's and was a full 10 years at the school from Second Form through to the end of Senior Sixth ...
by Katharine
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Who Move Back to the Horsham/Hertford Area
Replies: 84
Views: 6597

My English teacher was an OB but I think she was the only one at Hertford when I was there. Coming in for my first post, had Joy Holmes left before you came? She taught Maths. She had been 10 years at the school, Head Girl in her time. I only had her in the Sixth Form soon after I left she upped st...