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Post by englishangel » Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:14 pm

BTaylor wrote:
eloisec wrote:
scariefairy wrote:colA 44 at the moment, but i am going to move to thornton B as part of the switch and i dont know what my number is going to be yet.
I was Col.A 44 too :) how's that for a pointless bit of information ... :wink:
I was Thornton B 45. Just one number up, and a different house, but astoundingly close. Who would have thought it? A revelation.

I was also Thornton A 49. Apparently matron chose new numbers, where possible, that could be easily modified from the originals...hence why 45 became 49 with the mere dash of a permanent marker.
This is certainly random madness as referred to by simon on another thread.

I am sitting here giggling and my young (19) colleague is asking if he wants to know, I reckon he doesn't, though he does enjoy the jokes thread.
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Post by BTaylor » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:03 pm

englishangel wrote:
BTaylor wrote:
eloisec wrote: I was Col.A 44 too :) how's that for a pointless bit of information ... :wink:
I was Thornton B 45. Just one number up, and a different house, but astoundingly close. Who would have thought it? A revelation.

I was also Thornton A 49. Apparently matron chose new numbers, where possible, that could be easily modified from the originals...hence why 45 became 49 with the mere dash of a permanent marker.
This is certainly random madness as referred to by simon on another thread.

I am sitting here giggling and my young (19) colleague is asking if he wants to know, I reckon he doesn't, though he does enjoy the jokes thread.
You're referring to them as colleagues now are you?
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Post by englishangel » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:55 pm

What ARE you implying? :oops:
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Post by Fertii » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:39 am

Maine A 18
Lamb B 18
Lamb A 18

Prep school - 27

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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:53 pm

Maine B 7
Middleton B 32 (I was really embarrassed about this because Chris Burns' brother had been Mid B 32 and he was hoping for it. I offered to swap with him to become Mid B 6 but he said it wouldn't be worth the earache we would get from Miss Gracie)

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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:08 am

Do the kids still have to write that house number everywhere?

I remember watching matron sitting there one day with several dozen new pairs of skiddies writing house numbers on them one at a time.

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Post by cj » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:58 am

I keep turning up stuff with my name tapes emblazoned across. Actually some of them are a bit frayed, but it's testament to my mother's sewing skills that they are firmly attached after all these years. Some things have disintegrated around the tape, but matron would still know it was mine. My elephant soft toy, Ermintrude, has a Hertford name tape under her leg. Still. I can't bring myself to remove it now. It might hurt her.
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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:20 pm

I have got a couple of handkerchiefs that still have my name tag in.

You can't remove the tag from Ermintrude, that tag is like a passport stamp to her, it shows where she has been

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Post by Paul N » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:19 pm

Vonny wrote:Can you all remember your house numbers? I was 2:12 & then BaB 41 8)
Maine B 36, Lamb B 37. Where did that come from ? I'm sure the main part of my brain has atrophied - must have been all that maddening sure cleaning before prep that embedded Maine B 36 in my brain.

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Post by SazzaJ » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:06 pm

UserRequestedRemoval wrote:Maine B 7
I'm sure my brother was also Maine B 7 - God knows why I'd remember that!

I was BaB58. I've still got my house colours with the tab on - 15 years later!

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Post by stage crew » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:28 pm

Mine were:
LHA 24 (still labelled with Cash's No. 8, red woven tape to a red tartan rug which lived on the end of my bed at school, but now is in the boot of the car for services to picniccing when required).

When I was in the 3rd form I had bought some more rugby socks etc, but as there was only me and my blind dad at home, I remember he and I set to work sewing the labels in this lot. It took ages, looked absolutely dreadful, but was the best we could do. And Matron (Mrs Haigh) said not a word, but I noticed that all the garments had been skillfully relabelled by the time they emerged from the linen room. How lovely!

and Lamb B32.


My "Nursemaid" on my first day as a squit told me to remember my house number as that mattered more than your name! No wonder we remember them!
LHA 75-78
La B 78-82

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Post by DavebytheSea » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:11 pm

Prep B 43, Mid A 28

(I'm sure we have this topic elsewhere)
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Post by englishangel » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:15 pm

Same topic Dave, just rebooted by new members.
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Post by ben ashton » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:37 pm

i got the same house number as my great grand nursemaid whose sister went to the same primary school and was in the same year as me...odd?
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