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Post by Jude » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:53 pm

The Hertford lot only had swimming for half the year ( ie 2 terms out of the 4) in the non swimming time there was a floor laid down for volley ball and other things - I would have preferred to swim than play volleyball..

NExt to the pool was the Gymnasium - or in truth the torture chamber - I was a brilliant swimmer - strong arms and reasonably strong legs - but I could never ever get up that rope - even with all Miss Gravetts yells - I was firmly rooted at the bottom.....
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Post by Euterpe13 » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:08 pm

That must have happened just after I left in '70 - we had swimming all year round - the pool was heated, and you stunk of chlorine for the rest of the day.
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Post by Vonny » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:21 pm

I remember swimming for 2 terms and gym I think for the other 2 terms. I also remember the old mangle outside the pool for wringing out your costumes :lol:
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:58 am

So they just emptied the pool evry 6 months then?
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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:45 am

Euterpe13 wrote:That must have happened just after I left in '70 - we had swimming all year round - the pool was heated, and you stunk of chlorine for the rest of the day.
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Only swam in the summer all the time I was there although the pool was heated.

didn't have floor over it in winter in my day though.

I too can swim for ever and climb a rope never.

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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:45 am

Great Plum wrote:So they just emptied the pool evry 6 months then?
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Post by Deb GP » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:22 pm

The more I hear about Hertford, the more I am reminded about the Malory Towers books.

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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:24 pm

Yes, I read too many of those before I went, and Chalet School.

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Post by Vonny » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:31 pm

englishangel wrote:Yes, I read too many of those before I wentl.
Same here - and the "St Claires" ones as well! :lol:
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:21 am

Deb GP wrote:The more I hear about Hertford, the more I am reminded about the Malory Towers books.
It really does sound like it was stuck in a time warp...
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Post by englishangel » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:32 am

We did stick flowers in our hair in 1967.

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Post by Vonny » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:40 pm

Great Plum wrote:
Deb GP wrote:The more I hear about Hertford, the more I am reminded about the Malory Towers books.
It really does sound like it was stuck in a time warp...
It was. Although we just got on with it at the time really. When I look back now I can't believe how we put up with it.
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Post by Jude » Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:28 pm

Time Warp? CH???????????????????

Hang on - if you look at the old St Trinian Films that was pretty much us... although instead of black and white - we were in colour!
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Post by AKAP » Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:41 pm

Pass me JRs blood pressure pills

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Post by Jude » Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:17 pm

sorry JR - forgot you are sensitive to the fairer sex!
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