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Post by J.R. » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:27 pm

Katharine wrote:Sorry Munch, I am with the majority on this one. I KNOW we did not have the band etc, but we did know about it and it does have the badge showing clearly.

What I like best about the photo is the gloves - I had never realised drummers would wear them!
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Post by Euterpe13 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:21 pm

well, I'm very proud of the band, jealous that we had nothing to compare, and my brother was a drummer in the band, so the photo works for me !
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Post by John Knight » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:14 pm

I like to think that the hands in the logo belong to the girl drummer that you can see in the full photograph....
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:55 pm

And here's the picture of the little boys' band at Hertford......
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Post by sejintenej » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:51 pm

kerrensimmonds wrote:And here's the picture of the little boys' band at Hertford......
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0064851021
I note the titla at the bottom but wonder:

a) boys at Hertford as late as about 1920?

b) they seem to be wearing boots: in a print of 1816 it is clear that the boy is wearing ballet type shoes with which Gemma would be happy! These are more like miner's boots.

Does any old Hertford girl recognise the location?

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Post by Katharine » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:47 pm

I'm having trouble seeing it, it keeps disappearing from view!

We would be unlikely to recognise the location, David, there was very little of the boys' school left. The site was fairly well gutted and new buildings in 1902. From what I could see, it would appear to be in front of our school hall.
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:49 pm

OF COURSE we recognise the location! The picture was taken in front of the building at the end of the Square (our foreshortened equivalent of the Avenue) - a building which we subsequently knew as the School Hall (the Horsham equivalent of Big School).
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Post by Vonny » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:00 pm

The entrance to the hall looks different though. Must've had a new door fitted!
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:18 pm

Well, probably yes. But in my time we only ever entered the School Hall via the side door, through the Cloisters and (if you were aiming for the stage) the Crush Hall:
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Post by Vonny » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:21 pm

kerrensimmonds wrote:we only ever entered the School Hall via the side door, through the Cloisters
We did as well. I don't recognise the porch bit over the door but saying that, I was calling the Square the Avenue so I wouldn't trust my memory one bit.
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Post by englishangel » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:03 pm

I think the door is the same. But I would say this was late Victorian, possibly even the boys lined up to march away to Horsham.

Katharine, if you scroll down it will re-appear, and you can enlarge it.
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Post by Katharine » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:10 pm

englishangel wrote:Katharine, if you scroll down it will re-appear, and you can enlarge it.
Thanks Mary. I hadn't realised the School Hall was earlier than the rest of the buildings, but it is the School Hall. I think that I did use that door when going to ring the bell as a Prefect.
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Post by midget » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:33 pm

kerrensimmonds wrote:Well, probably yes. But in my time we only ever entered the School Hall via the side door, through the Cloisters and (if you were aiming for the stage) the Crush Hall:
FRom the cloisters you went into the Music Room (where the fiction library was, I think) and from there into the hall,with steps up to the stage. Was your Crush Hall our Music Room?

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Post by Katharine » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:51 pm

I would have called it Music Room, and I left just 6 months before Kerren! Crush Hall doesn't mean anything to me, perhaps it was a 2s name.
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Post by Vonny » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:05 pm

I've never heard of Crush Hall either.
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