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Post by J.R. » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:09 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:
J.R. wrote:Oh Dear

I can't remember any French teachers at CH.
I assure you there were one or two. Arthur Rider for one and Noel "Sam" Sargent for another.
I know I did French, (metaphorically speaking), during my entire time at CH, but for the life of me, I can't remember any of the teachers who attempted to teach it to me. Must have been boring.
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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:47 pm

Tim_MaA_MidB wrote:I am trying to recall the name of one of the most feared teachers at CH.
That'd be Mr Watson (RIP) at Hertford - I was scared sh*tless of him.
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:16 pm

Did the girls ever get beatings at Hertford?
I got the almost obligatory cane (on several occasions) but the one teacher I was terrified of was Mr Plumley and his exceedingly painful expertise with a gym shoe!

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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:20 pm

soc wrote:Did the girls ever get beatings at Hertford?
I don't remember anyone getting caned at Hertford. The punishments they liked to dish out were standing on the dais with your back to everyone else in the dining hall (and stood next to the head mistresses table) or sitting at the back of the chapel next to the school monitors.
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:27 pm

that must have been somewhat embarrassing

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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:38 pm

soc wrote:that must have been somewhat embarrassing
Speaking from experience, it was :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:40 pm

for some reason, we seemed to regard getting punished as a badge of honour or status. I bet you are sitting there thinking boys will be boys!

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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:47 pm

soc wrote:for some reason, we seemed to regard getting punished as a badge of honour or status.
Well to be honest I thought the same when I was at Hertford :lol: By the time we moved to Horsham I was an angel. Well, not quite - I just didn't get caught doing anything naughty :lol: Apart from when Mr Alexander drove past me & another girl walking back from Horsham in the dark. He escorted us back to Barnes and of course informed Miss Lindsay. Got a bit of a telling off for that but apart from that and the one occasion when I had to prove I was sober by walking in a straight line I got away with things.
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:53 pm

I bet you were any angel!
I remember a friend and I walking back from Horsham one afternoon, well we were floating back. We had just sampled so local cider! He was asked to walk a line as proof that he was sober and he promptly asked "what line sir?" He failed, what a shock. I didn't have to do the test because I couldn't stop laughing, so I had to spend the night in the infirmary.

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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:59 pm

soc wrote:I bet you were any angel!
I was Image

soc wrote:I remember a friend and I walking back from Horsham one afternoon, well we were floating back. We had just sampled so local cider! He was asked to walk a line as proof that he was sober and he promptly asked "what line sir?" He failed, what a shock. I didn't have to do the test because I couldn't stop laughing, so I had to spend the night in the infirmary.
So was the punishment for laughing or being p*ssed?! :shock: :lol:
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:02 pm

I never did work that one out but I really enjoyed trying to use the snooker table that night

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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:04 pm

soc wrote:I never did work that one out but I really enjoyed trying to use the snooker table that night
There was a snooker table in the infirmary? :shock:
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:11 pm

There sure was, it was in the room above the main door, I fell out of it once. I was sat on the window sill and I thought it was closed. Oops

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Post by Vonny » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:13 pm

:lol: :lol:

Can't say I knew the place well - only stayed there for a couple of nights when we had a visit from Hertford just before we moved. Apart from that I only nipped up there once a term when I was summonsed to be weighed :roll:
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:25 pm

When I was there, I was always getting Sicker duty which involved sitting at a desk date stamping the sick cards of all those seeing the doctor that morning. Dumb job or what.

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