'Avon' / Ed affects an acerbic style on this forum which, for those of us used to it, can amuse but I see also that it may occasionally offend those less used to it.seajayuu wrote: ↑Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:45 pmI find this a quite amazing post. "The Other Place" "a disconnected relic". Are you referring to Hertford and Miss Morrison? If so, it really does explain why so few female OBs bother with this forum.It’s noteworthy that you saw IAPOTP as A Good Thing. I’d never really reflected on it that way until now, but I remember it well. As a young inmate, and after a brief spell of Baker (and being oblivious to his failings) Hansford felt like an icy blast from the 1950s; the punishments were indeed nonsensical, the rhetoric in chapel was Victorian, and it didn’t help that he was accompanied by a disconnected relic that came in from The Other Place (swiftly superseded by Cairncross).
My opinion, having read his posts over many years, is that I don't think he intended to upset the always welcome posters from Hertford in any way.
The merger was way after my time and must have caused upheaval to all but having to relocate must have made it even more difficult for the girls.