Master's Wives....

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Master's Wives....

Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:51 pm

Do you remember the names of your teachers wives? Some played an integral part in our day to day life...a shoulder to cry on or a birthday cake for your 18th...

Here's two to start you off...

John and Eleanor Denison...
Tom and Jackie Jeffers...
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Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:21 pm

Eleanor Denison was a nurse in the sicker during my time.

Nurse Mc Morran if I remember correctly.

Mrs Wilson (never knew her Christian name but wife of Roger Wilson the maths teacher) ran a voluntary "O" level evening class in divinity from her home which I attended.

Does Olive Peto count given that she was an English teacher in her own right?
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Re: Master's Wives....

Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:24 pm

Yup...Morten and Olive Peto is a green light....

Here's another couple....

Derek and Jean Baker (BBB!)
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Post by michael scuffil » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:44 pm

Being a master's wife in the 1950s/60s couldn't have been much fun unless like Olive Peto (or on a somewhat lower level, Ma Massen) you had independent status, and most looked and behaved as if it wasn't much fun. Some presumably knew what they were letting themselves in for: Tom Keeley's wife had been a dietician, and John Page married Macnutt's daughter.

Reggie Dean never, ever appeared in the school with his wife. I never saw her. What she did, I don't know (they lived in Horsham, and he cycled in for lessons).

Pat Cullen for a brief period was engaged to an actress called Sarah Lawson (who later married Patrick Allen). I recall her making one appearance at the school (Sunday evening chapel). That was probably enough for her.
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Post by CHAZ » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:48 pm

michael scuffil wrote: Tom Keeley's wife had been a dietician, .
Ah Tom and Belinda Keeley.....

Did you know that in the 80s she worked in Dining hall as the head of it all :A dietician serving us food that was far from paletable...LOL :lol:
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Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:17 pm

I remember Mrs (Margaret?) McKelvie working as a physio in the sicker with an ultrasound machine when I got injured playing rugby.
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Mike and Judith Williams...
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Post by blondie95 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:26 am

This thread is a demonstration of how things have changed, now at CH the wives/husbands of the CH staff are often very visable in the school life through doing things such as house duties themselves.
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Post by J.R. » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:27 am

blondie95 wrote:This thread is a demonstration of how things have changed, now at CH the wives/husbands of the CH staff are often very visable in the school life through doing things such as house duties themselves.
I would imagine that became much more important after the importation of 'The Gals' from Hertford.
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Post by CHAZ » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:49 pm

blondie95 wrote:This thread is a demonstration of how things have changed, now at CH the wives/husbands of the CH staff are often very visable in the school life through doing things such as house duties themselves.
So have you got some duos to name, Amy?
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:01 pm

How about Duncan Noel Paton (head of Drama) and Kezia (spl?) who was head doctor at the Sicker...
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Great Plum wrote:How about Duncan Noel Paton (head of Drama) and Kezia (spl?) who was head doctor at the Sicker...
Yes of course and what a duo they were!
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Post by michael scuffil » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:48 pm

Great Plum wrote:How about Duncan Noel Paton (head of Drama) and Kezia (spl?) who was head doctor at the Sicker...

As a matter of interest, how did this Kezia pronounce her name?

The literary eponym is the heroine of Katherine Mansfield's best short story The Doll's House, and on the BBC over the years I've heard it read both to rhyme with Isaiah, and also as KEYSia.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:44 pm

CHAZ wrote:
Great Plum wrote:How about Duncan Noel Paton (head of Drama) and Kezia (spl?) who was head doctor at the Sicker...
Yes of course and what a duo they were!
Remember 'Kezia quiche' at all the after parties... If I recall, no one ate it...
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Re: Master's Wives....

Post by CHAZ » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:42 am

Malcolm and Christine Mckelvey (wife no:2 for the much revered Head of Music)
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