Re: Three-day week 1973/74

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Re: Three-day week 1973/74

Post by Straz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:56 pm

My wife is reading a book about the political and social upheavals of the 1970s.
A gripping read, she's just got up to the three-day week.
I clearly remember electricity cuts at home during holidays or half-term in early 1974 due to the three-day week, but I can't remember what the effect of the cuts - if any - there was at CH?
Did the school have back-up electricity generators that cut in when the mains electricity was cut off?
Can anyone enlighten me?
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Re: Three-day week 1973/74

Post by michael scuffil » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Almost certainly not. There was a major power-cut in the autumn/winter of 1961 or 1962, which affected the whole of south-east England, incl. CH.
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Re: Three-day week 1973/74

Post by dsmg » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:58 pm

I remember the 70s power cuts at CH. Someone's candle burnt right down in their study and there was a fire which the Fire Brigade put out in a jiffy. I think it was in Maine B. Must have been 1970 or 71.
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Re: Three-day week 1973/74

Post by J.R. » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:11 am

I can't personally remember any power cuts at CH.

I was employed during the infamous 'three day week' and only really remember it as 'rather inconvenient' !!
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