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BROADIE BUCKLES

Post by UserRemovedAccount » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:16 pm

As I mentioned previously, I attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday, at the end of which I was very close to the Band. One thing I observed which puzzled me was that some of the boys (maybe girls too, but I didn't notice) had TWO buckles on their broadie girdles.

Can anyone explain why this should be so, please, as one seems sufficient, or does it have some deeper significance?

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Post by Vonny » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:44 pm

Don't know the answer to your question I'm afraid but you just reminded me that I still have my broadie - did anyone else keep theirs? Just wondering if it would still fit me :lol:
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Post by eloisec » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:46 pm

I have. My broadie has two slits in it, one for wearing with the jacket, and one with the housey coat. So even with better food than CH I'm sure I can still wear it with the housie one. Not that I'm going to try :)
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Re: BROADIE BUCKLES

Post by Jeeves » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:55 pm

petard249 wrote:As I mentioned previously, I attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday, at the end of which I was very close to the Band. One thing I observed which puzzled me was that some of the boys (maybe girls too, but I didn't notice) had TWO buckles on their broadie girdles.

Can anyone explain why this should be so, please, as one seems sufficient, or does it have some deeper significance?
It's unusual for there to be two buckles, here are 4 possibilities:

1.) If the pupil is a housecaptain then they will have a conventional buckle and a housecaptains buckle.

2.) I'm not entirely sure about this one but I think that an academic buckle exists, probably for maths.

3.) The pupil has a relative that was an old blue and they passed the buckle down.

4.) They stole it - (I remember lots going missing from Th.B.)

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Post by swirl » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:00 pm

yeah, most ppl steal or find extras. Or they get it from relitives/govenors etc

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Post by matthew » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:53 pm

Jeeves wrote:2.) I'm not entirely sure about this one but I think that an academic buckle exists, probably for maths.
There are two maths buckles. Or at least there were in 1993. They probably have names.

I had the second-best one. I was outmathed.

Though this was really a case of 'second, the best'. I got to keep mine. The top buckle was some kind of heirloom that was passed from Grecian to Grecian. A great honour, to be sure, but you didn't end up with anything shiny at the end of it all.

I'm fairly sure I still have both my buckles somewhere. One day, I'll have the joy of finding them unexpectedly, probably when I'm looking for something else.

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Post by Katharine » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:17 pm

petard249 wrote:As I mentioned previously, I attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday, at the end of which I was very close to the Band. One thing I observed which puzzled me was that some of the boys (maybe girls too, but I didn't notice) had TWO buckles on their broadie girdles.
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Jeeves wrote:2.) I'm not entirely sure about this one but I think that an academic buckle exists, probably for maths.
There are two maths buckles. Or at least there were in 1993. They probably have names.
I wish we had had something like that for Maths, I'd have got it in my year!!!
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:28 am

Katharine wrote:Were you ashamed to be seen looking so closely at young ladies?
I reported the incident exactly as it happened. The band and others in the procession came to a stop outside one of the Palace gates and the crowd (such as it was) then surrounded the band. I talked very briefly to several of the Housie musicians (both boys and girls) to congratulate them on their performance and just happened to notice that one of the boys had two buckles on his girdle. In the interests of accuracy in my previous post I added that I had not seen a girl dressed in the same way, but I did not look as I am sure that if I had gone around the band peering at girls' midriffs I would have been escorted away very quickly and would by now have appeared in front of Bow Street magistrates.

These days it is almost impossible for mature males to be seen talking to teenage girls or holding someone else's baby without being arrested, so, very sadly, it is easiest not to do either!

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:08 am

Some people have two buckles as the second is a house captain's buckle - the only way to denote they are a house captain now there are no Grecians in the house.

There's also a Sacristan's buckle I think...

I wore two for a while on my Grecians - my Dad's and mine...
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:33 am

Interesting. It is obviously a recent development as I cannot remember anyone wearing two buckles in my time - but that was a very long time ago!

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Post by cj » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:25 pm

petard249 wrote:These days it is almost impossible for mature males to be seen talking to teenage girls or holding someone else's baby without being arrested, so, very sadly, it is easiest not to do either!
If you would like to stalk (oops, Freudian slip?) talk to my nearly teenage daughter and cuddle the toddler you're most welcome!

I've still got my broadie and buckle but I suspect my amazing expanding waistline would not allow it to encircle my middle portions.
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Post by Deb GP » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:44 pm

Still got my broadie buckle.

I know someone who was given her Uncle's buckle which was one of the old silver ones, and she (being a bit of CDT whizz) turned it into a ring. (took the oval buckle off the mount, twisted it somehow and turned it a normal looking band ring). Apparently you can't do that with the buckle I was given as it's not silver - but when I get older, I think I might turn it into a broach (sp?) - but I think I'd have to be about sixty before I wear it.
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:57 pm

Deb GP wrote:Still got my broadie buckle.

I know someone who was given her Uncle's buckle which was one of the old silver ones, and she (being a bit of CDT whizz) turned it into a ring. (took the oval buckle off the mount, twisted it somehow and turned it a normal looking band ring). Apparently you can't do that with the buckle I was given as it's not silver - but when I get older, I think I might turn it into a broach (sp?) - but I think I'd have to be about sixty before I wear it.
We were some of the few who didn't get a silver buckle - they now give silver buckles out again...
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Post by Laura M » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:05 pm

Yup wonder why that happend my buckle was a solid silver one and has now tarnished nicely!!!
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Post by sport! » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:41 pm

multi-buckles :shock: so, theoretically, you can now have several....academic, house-captain, sacristan etc. etc.

do they still look the same as ? (see avtar)

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