The Grecians' Ball

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Post by Emma Jane » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:32 am

From what I remember the 2003 Ball being fantastic, I think

Teachers plied us with horrendous amounts of alcohol

The Walshes did tell my mum to keep an eye on me on the last day of term though - they were surprised I'd made it through prize giving (and even managed not to fall on my arse on the way down) and then the leaver's service. Oh dear, I have never felt so ill. And I blame Mr Adlam

Was beautiful though
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:42 pm

By the time you left Emma, they had sorted out the Ball and made it into a very special occasion...
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Post by blondie95 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:09 pm

Hannoir wrote:my grecians ball was one of the best nights ever! it was in 2002 and was in big school, there were loads of pretty balloons there and goldfish on the table.

i got sooo drunk. we had generous teachers on our table who bought loads of wine, we danced the night away and i was hideously hungover the next day.

such good memories of that night.
same ball as me, it was the best night i have ever had- i had the most beautiful dress imaginable, people still comment on how i looked and to this day i cannot find a nicer one!!! (gosh that sounds big headed but its not, its just it wasnt very often i got such compliments)

Courtesy of a guest of Ms Toland who kept topping up my glass when i wasnt looking i got well and truely drunk. It was brilliant danced with all my fav teachers and then got to wonder around for rest of night and watch the sun kinda come up!

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Post by sejintenej » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:30 pm

blondie95 wrote: same ball as me, it was the best night i have ever had- i had the most beautiful dress imaginable, people still comment on how i looked and to this day i cannot find a nicer one!!! (gosh that sounds big headed but its not, its just it wasnt very often i got such compliments)

Courtesy of a guest of Ms Toland who kept topping up my glass when i wasnt looking i got well and truely drunk. It was brilliant danced with all my fav teachers and then got to wonder around for rest of night and watch the sun kinda come up!
You don't know how lucky you were. We had to get whatever female was around which (I suspect) included master's wives etc but not, under any circumstances that young blonde finnish girl from the kitchens. I succeeded in persuading a delightful nurse called Megan to accompany me - no alcohol allowed but enjoyable but didn't get anywhere.

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Post by J.R. » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:37 am

and whilst we are on the subject......................

two convicts sitting in their prison cell:

1st. Convict: "Want some tickets for the prison officers ball ?"
2nd. Convict: "Nah ! I can't dance !"
1st. Convict: "Who said anything about a dance ? This is a raffle !"
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:47 pm

I must be stupid but I didn't get that at first

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Post by Great Plum » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:28 am

When did they first have the Ball at CH Horsham - presuambly after the girls arrived...
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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:01 am

There certainly weren't any when I was there, unless the sods had them and didn't tell me :cry:

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Post by Vonny » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:02 am

Great Plum wrote:When did they first have the Ball at CH Horsham - presuambly after the girls arrived...
Probably - we had one in 1988 and pretty sure we weren't the first year to get one.
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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:29 pm

Were they formal affairs with the gowns and garlands etc?

Any pnotos?

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Post by J.R. » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:28 pm

Scone Lover wrote:Were they formal affairs with the gowns and garlands etc?

Any pnotos?
What's a pnoto ?

Is a dance peculiar to CH ?
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Post by Vonny » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:31 pm

J.R. wrote:
Scone Lover wrote:Were they formal affairs with the gowns and garlands etc?

Any pnotos?
What's a pnoto ?

Is a dance peculiar to CH ?
:lol: :lol:
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Post by Great Plum » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:51 am

Scone Lover wrote:Were they formal affairs with the gowns and garlands etc?

Any pnotos?
Yes indeed... in my time (it is probably different now) you had a drinks reception in the headmaster's garden followed by a formal meal and a 'dance' (which was a disco - not formal dancing!) and a lot of drink!

Most people made the effort - on my year, Chris Collings turned up on a horse and trap and Tom Ryder-Smith drove up the avenue in an Aston Martin.

The year after me the Peele A grecians turned up on a bockermobile (one of the laundary milk vans!)
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Post by Scone Lover » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:56 am

That sounds like it was fun

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Post by Great Plum » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:25 pm

It should have been but mine wasn't for reasons already specified on the thread...
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