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by Angela Woodford
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 6912

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

Well yes my Happy Hertford does include some happy memories! But only 21 "happy " posts. The older I've got, the more happy memories I have. Maybe it's because I've resigned to acknowledging that I was way behind the general standard of cleverness, late in life. I deeply resented the general view t...
by Angela Woodford
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 6912

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

Angela ... Katharine ... Shouldn't we be debating "happiness at Hertford" in the Hertford Memories section? That's where so many of us have written in detail of our experiences. My downfall and deterioration I feel sad about - entirely to my failure to cope with senior bullying and peer rejection. I...
by Angela Woodford
Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Non-Church of England OBs
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Non-Church of England OBs

I never told my parents that the choir turned east for the Creed! They'd have been horrified.
by Angela Woodford
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Non-Church of England OBs
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

Re: Non-Church of England OBs

Jasmin Ansar was in my year and we were in 1's and 6's together. I always enjoyed talking about Islam with her, looked at her Koran sometimes and was interested to see her pray - she had permission to use the slatted airing room next to Wardrobe Room for the purpose. Facing east for Mecca! Jasmin le...
by Angela Woodford
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How young did they start?
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: How young did they start?

When I started in1964, there were two little nine-year-olds admitted at the same time in 1's. One was Ann Stevens, not sure about the name of the other little girl - they seemed tiny to a big eleven year old like me! But an intake of nine-year-olds must have been recent, because they were First Form...
by Angela Woodford
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey parodies of pop songs, etc
Replies: 15
Views: 2586

Re: Housey parodies of pop songs, etc

[quote The coming of age of Hertford girls seems to have been gentle and supportive (pun intended) by the action of the Ward mistresses.[/quote] What??? The Housemistresses were a strange variety of weird women who probably had nowhere else to go, and no other way of earning a living. Maybe the most...
by Angela Woodford
Thu May 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: New Forum Section - Hertford Memories
Replies: 484
Views: 59881

Re: New Forum Section - Hertford Memories

Yes. I left CH Hertford in no way equipped to deal with life. I've written before - Dr Jory, in front of whose desk I stood as some sort of an overweight freak, prescribed thyroxin for me, without any sort of blood tests. A bit slow, was I? Bad at maths? Obvious! I should have left after my abysmal ...
by Angela Woodford
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Hertford Old Girls Summer Picnic!
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Hertford Old Girls Summer Picnic!

[quote="amanda b")

Yes would be interested in coming [/quote]

Splendid! You'll be very welcome, Amanda!

XXX
by Angela Woodford
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: I want a coatfrock!
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: I want a coatfrock!

The dress sounds absolutely lovely, Katharine - I'm sure you'll look gorgeous! And a coatfrock (going on my memories of Old Girl pictures) might have been a bit hot to wear to a dinner? What about your hair? Somewhere there exists a photo of my mother in the twenties with "earphones". She looked so ...
by Angela Woodford
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SPECIAL NEEDS AT CH
Replies: 22
Views: 3852

Re: SPECIAL NEEDS AT CH

It is odd isn't it? :shock: It's a while since I read the Ruth Hall biography of Marie Stopes, but a few things do stick in my mind! Her really rather awful passionate poems to her younger lover Keith Briant. Her claim to be psychologically always 26 years old, and that she'd live to be 120. Her par...
by Angela Woodford
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SPECIAL NEEDS AT CH
Replies: 22
Views: 3852

Re: SPECIAL NEEDS AT CH

more important, the noted genetecist, birth-control advocate and author, Dr Marie Stopes had a son named Harry (b.1924) who fell in love with a girl named Mary Wallis, daughter of Sir Bames Wallis. Marie Stopes (the mother) objected strongly to the proposed marriage ...quite why the mother objected...
by Angela Woodford
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Hertford Old Girls Summer Picnic!
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Hertford Old Girls Summer Picnic!

We had such a great time at the Stowe Summer Picnic last year! This year I wondered if Old Girls would like to have the Picnic chez Michael&me, as we are right in the middle of the country. I'm so delighted that loads of the girls have said yes! We've been making a plan on Facebook for either of the...
by Angela Woodford
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bed-Wetting
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: Bed-Wetting

Angela, I'm not sure how ´beatings, bashings or stern talks`would solve such a problem as it's obviously not something they do on purpose. I am talking about my ex's 60's reminiscences of Framlingham College, which sounds utterly devoid of any sort of sympathetic pastoral care. "There was no point ...
by Angela Woodford
Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bed-Wetting
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: Bed-Wetting

My now-ex husband was at prep school with a chronic bed wetting child whom nothing - not beatings, nor bashings up, nor peer ridicule, nor stern chats with Matron, nor furious morning slipper-throwings seemed to help.

His name, disastrously, was Ledbetter. The poor child.
by Angela Woodford
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: favourite comfort food at Hertford
Replies: 12
Views: 2242

Re: favourite comfort food at Hertford

Boiled eggs in old-fashioned CH eggcups.Lightly boiled so had to be de-topped with old blunt teaspoons... "Lightly boiled?" The boiled eggs I remember must have been done for at least a *quarter of an hour. I distinctly remember the sulphurous whiff that accompanied their arrival at the table. It w...