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- Real Name: Paul Strange
My wife is reading a book about the political and social upheavals of the 1970s.
A gripping read, she's just got up to the three-day week.
I clearly remember electricity cuts at home during holidays or half-term in early 1974 due to the three-day week, but I can't remember what the effect of the cuts - if any - there was at CH?
Did the school have back-up electricity generators that cut in when the mains electricity was cut off?
Can anyone enlighten me?
Leigh Hunt A 1969-71
Peele A 71-75
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Almost certainly not. There was a major power-cut in the autumn/winter of 1961 or 1962, which affected the whole of south-east England, incl. CH.
Th.B. 27 1955-63
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I remember the 70s power cuts at CH. Someone's candle burnt right down in their study and there was a fire which the Fire Brigade put out in a jiffy. I think it was in Maine B. Must have been 1970 or 71.
Play up Pompey!
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I can't personally remember any power cuts at CH.
I was employed during the infamous 'three day week' and only really remember it as 'rather inconvenient' !!
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.