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Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:30 pm
by LongGone
J.R. wrote:I have a feeling he was attached to 'Special Services' for a time, possibly immediately after the war or at the end of the war.
In a conversation with him, many years after I left, he talked about working behind enemy lines in Burma. He never explicitly said which branch of the service he was in, but it clearly wasn't the Catering Corps

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:37 pm
by J.R.
I also know from a conversation with him that he worked 'behind-enemy-lines' in North Africa.

That smacks of the LRDG ! He told us in class how they were short of salt for a couple of days, and when relieved, ate salt tablets which tasted like sugar to him as their bodies were so short of the substance.

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:05 pm
by CHAZ
Killer was the Best Hall warden ever and such a great guy too. He taught me Biology for a while...his son Dominic won the scholarship (Morehead) to that university in USA...

Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:09 pm
by CHAZ
Vièr Bliu wrote:
michael scuffil wrote:I am trying to be a detective and date this pic.
Summer 1984 (ref: p3, The Blue, Summer Term 1984)

Ah yes, I remember it well...

Our last term Geraint...well you stayed for Oxbridge of course. I think it's a Deps English lesson and being Senior Grecian I had already given the green light for allowing half housey dress because of the weather. It looks like Grant Bardesely is in this photo and maybe a guy called Tim Coxall...

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:07 pm
by Vonny
CHAZ wrote:
Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
He was my (medieval) history teacher. Didn't he have a son (and maybe daughter) at the school?

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:49 am
by CHAZ
Vonny wrote:
CHAZ wrote:
Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
He was my (medieval) history teacher. Didn't he have a son (and maybe daughter) at the school?
Yes mine too and he did have a son who just started in 1983 or 1984...I don't know when he left though and where he ended up...?

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:15 pm
by Great Plum
Vonny wrote:
CHAZ wrote:
Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
He was my (medieval) history teacher. Didn't he have a son (and maybe daughter) at the school?
2 sons and a daughter...

He 'left' sometime on my 3rd form (1993/4)

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:30 pm
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
I have been browsing this topic and you will realise that any teacher post-1946 is unknown to me !
However, for the benefit of the Geriatrics -- what about Teddy Edwards who lived in the Master's house opposite Ba B and taught History in a fascinating way. I shall, forever remember the date of Charles 1 execution, he wrote on the black board (!) 1649 with the 9 ad an AXE --- I imgine we have all remembered it !
Somebody mentioned salt deprivation inthe LRDG in N Africa. I served, (Not LRDG !) in the Sudan, and we had salt tablets on the Mess table at meals. If one didn't take salt, the result was a complete "Droop" and fatigue, most unpleasant, but it is corrected within minutes by a teaspoonful of the NaCl.
My wife (Ex Nurse) tells me that it is neccessary to correct the electrolytes in the body, and an excess of Potassium causes heart problems ! ---- Now you know why I changed my first wife -- a Model for my second -- a Nurse, that's how a man's priorities change in his Life ! !
I imagine that should get the Hertford Mob going !

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:52 pm
by J.R.
I remember Teddy Edwards.

Didn't he become the School Librarian ?

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:30 am
by michael scuffil
J.R. wrote:I remember Teddy Edwards.

Didn't he become the School Librarian ?

Yes, but by the time you knew him he was very doddery and was never seen without a cap and a scarf. As librarian he removed an issue of the New Statesman which had a front-page editorial supporting the decriminalization of homosexual acts. Magee has some critical words about him too: he (Magee) was given a bollocking in class for utterances not entirely supportive of the British Empire.

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:28 pm
by J.R.
As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:22 pm
by midget
NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:I have been browsing this topic and you will realise that any teacher post-1946 is unknown to me !
However, for the benefit of the Geriatrics -- what about Teddy Edwards who lived in the Master's house opposite Ba B and taught History in a fascinating way. I shall, forever remember the date of Charles 1 execution, he wrote on the black board (!) 1649 with the 9 ad an AXE --- I imgine we have all remembered it !
Somebody mentioned salt deprivation inthe LRDG in N Africa. I served, (Not LRDG !) in the Sudan, and we had salt tablets on the Mess table at meals. If one didn't take salt, the result was a complete "Droop" and fatigue, most unpleasant, but it is corrected within minutes by a teaspoonful of the NaCl.
My wife (Ex Nurse) tells me that it is neccessary to correct the electrolytes in the body, and an excess of Potassium causes heart problems ! ---- Now you know why I changed my first wife -- a Model for my second -- a Nurse, that's how a man's priorities change in his Life ! !
I imagine that should get the Hertford Mob going !
Gee, I ain't never been part of a mob before!

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:28 am
by michael scuffil
J.R. wrote:As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
Don't get me wrong, I thought so too. And he was "honorary" librarian, so he did it for nothing.

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:06 pm
by Mid A 15
michael scuffil wrote:
J.R. wrote:As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
Don't get me wrong, I thought so too. And he was "honorary" librarian, so he did it for nothing.
I think he'd gone by the time I arrived.

I'm racking my brains trying to recall the librarian during my time. Olive Peto rings a distant bell but I'm really not sure and, like JR, I spent a fair amount of time in the library.

Re: Favourite teacher

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:43 pm
by sejintenej
michael scuffil wrote:
J.R. wrote:As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
Don't get me wrong, I thought so too. And he was "honorary" librarian, so he did it for nothing.
I think I went there once to see what it was all about. The reception was such that I never dared go anywhere near the place again.