Alexandra Thrift wrote:Hi Mary,
I did spot your photo when I first posted here a few days ago!
Thanks for the info of four years ago. I will investigate. Sad to hear that Chemi.T. passed away. She was a character ! I'm sure half the explosions and dubious demonstrations she did for us in the lab. wouldn't be allowed these days on grounds of "Health and Safety"...how boring everything has become! She also used to ritually invite us to dip our hands into a bucket of mercury for chrissakes ! I remember asking her why electrons whizzed around the nucleus of a cell ?......her very Irish reply " ..because God made them that way!"
Hope all's going well for you....Eternalangel...eh?Your twins must be all grown up! Yes, I remember that stifling late spring day at Tower Hill
when we sat next to each other for the exam! DR West rather cleverly, interviewed us one by one , as we walked to visit The Tower and along the embankment. Boiling hot,it was. 1965.
Warmest wishes, Alexandra.
Twins are 16 and in Sixth form, piccy in Daily Mail of September 5th. (don't ask)
That exam day was hot. I can remember leaving home at 6.45 with the sun just coming up and a mist rising off the river and a blue sky above, and my Mum saying it was going to be a scorcher, and it was.
I can also remember DR interviewing us at lunchtime now you remind me. I am with Euterpe on her though.
I believe the English teacher was MRS
Betterton, I wasn't very good at English.
I was good at Maths and had Mrs Thomas
. Unfortunately her husband was a Methodist minister and as they have to move after 3 years she wasn't there for the sixth form so I dropped it.
And who can forget Mary Norman
, a formidable games mistress. After one week in the school she knew the names of everyone and even knew who the slackers were. Not sure if I 'liked' her or not but she was very good.