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Spare Coats

Post by sport! » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:19 pm

Does a room (off the dormitory heading towards matron's office on the left) still exist full of spare coats? Memory is faint, but were they handed out for special occasions - Speech Day, St. Matthews Day if your coat was unpresentable.

My main memory of this room is as follows:

1. Go to Grecian's Club
2. Top up intake unofficially after Grecian's Club
3. Wander around in the dark
4. Get chased by Tom Keeley
5. Fall over during escape to Big Side
6. Return to house
7. Awake to coat covered in mud
8. Distract matron (needs accomplice)
9. Procure key to spare coat room
10. Switch muddy coat for clean
11. Distract matron
12. Return key
13. Heave huge sigh of relief
14. Worry about discovery of muddy coat, before you can regain entry to room and try and clean it/or, hope you get away with it and eventually forget all about it.
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:51 pm

Matrons in houses habitually possess a few coats still. My experience is that of the new houses, where these would hang up in full view and easy access in the middle-ladies room which runs off the right of Matron's office (which of course is now on the top floor of the houses).
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Post by sport! » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:55 pm

thanks Darth......obviously more trustworthy nowadays.
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:58 pm

Well, we don't wear uniform constantly anymore...we dirty our own clothes...
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Post by sport! » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:10 pm

darthmaul wrote:Well, we don't wear uniform constantly anymore...we dirty our own clothes...
gosh :shock:

I'm obviously out of touch
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:15 pm

There was a series of posts on it in the last few days..can't find it though. Uniform is now only for lessons, marching and outside events. Breakfast and lunch too. Not tea though...

Also for Theatre stuff, when the event is open to the public...
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:16 pm

Never had a spare Button Grecian's coat. Too expensive, obviously!
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:17 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Never had a spare Button Grecian's coat. Too expensive, obviously!
Yes, I tried that one...they wouldn't give it to me. They do obviously only have a limited number...
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:21 pm

Of course, it wasn't really a problem. The Bird Sanc. was never muddy in my day..... :wink:
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Post by sport! » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:24 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Of course, it wasn't really a problem. The Bird Sanc. was never muddy in my day..... :wink:
I think the offending mud, was the bank as you headed from the pond by the Library out towards Big Side.......forgot the bank existed and oops...poleaxed
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:25 pm

sport! wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Of course, it wasn't really a problem. The Bird Sanc. was never muddy in my day..... :wink:
I think the offending mud, was the bank as you headed from the pond by the Library out towards Big Side.......forgot the bank existed and oops...poleaxed
Ah yes, the 'Garden Quad'.
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Post by sport! » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:27 pm

forgotten that "Garden Quad"

Tom Keeley ambush was in the Art School car park.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:59 pm

In the houses that had the housemaster's house attached, the best coat room was in the corridor between the housemaster's house and the lower dorm...
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:01 pm

Tom Keeley sounds like a man to be afraid of. Is this like certain current members of staff, who shall remain nameless?

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Post by sport! » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:14 pm

Ah, Best Coat room - thanks GP

........and Tom Keeley was a great character; firm but fair, an insomniac and I'd say, very likeable.
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