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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by LongGone » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:30 pm

J.R. wrote:I have a feeling he was attached to 'Special Services' for a time, possibly immediately after the war or at the end of the war.
In a conversation with him, many years after I left, he talked about working behind enemy lines in Burma. He never explicitly said which branch of the service he was in, but it clearly wasn't the Catering Corps
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by J.R. » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:37 pm

I also know from a conversation with him that he worked 'behind-enemy-lines' in North Africa.

That smacks of the LRDG ! He told us in class how they were short of salt for a couple of days, and when relieved, ate salt tablets which tasted like sugar to him as their bodies were so short of the substance.
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by CHAZ » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:05 pm

Killer was the Best Hall warden ever and such a great guy too. He taught me Biology for a while...his son Dominic won the scholarship (Morehead) to that university in USA...

Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by CHAZ » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:09 pm

Vièr Bliu wrote:
michael scuffil wrote:I am trying to be a detective and date this pic.
Summer 1984 (ref: p3, The Blue, Summer Term 1984)

Ah yes, I remember it well...

Our last term Geraint...well you stayed for Oxbridge of course. I think it's a Deps English lesson and being Senior Grecian I had already given the green light for allowing half housey dress because of the weather. It looks like Grant Bardesely is in this photo and maybe a guy called Tim Coxall...
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by Vonny » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:07 pm

CHAZ wrote:
Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
He was my (medieval) history teacher. Didn't he have a son (and maybe daughter) at the school?
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by CHAZ » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:49 am

Vonny wrote:
CHAZ wrote:
Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
He was my (medieval) history teacher. Didn't he have a son (and maybe daughter) at the school?
Yes mine too and he did have a son who just started in 1983 or 1984...I don't know when he left though and where he ended up...?
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by Great Plum » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:15 pm

Vonny wrote:
CHAZ wrote:
Can anyone enlighten me on the history teacher, Andrew Husband...?
He was my (medieval) history teacher. Didn't he have a son (and maybe daughter) at the school?
2 sons and a daughter...

He 'left' sometime on my 3rd form (1993/4)
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:30 pm

I have been browsing this topic and you will realise that any teacher post-1946 is unknown to me !
However, for the benefit of the Geriatrics -- what about Teddy Edwards who lived in the Master's house opposite Ba B and taught History in a fascinating way. I shall, forever remember the date of Charles 1 execution, he wrote on the black board (!) 1649 with the 9 ad an AXE --- I imgine we have all remembered it !
Somebody mentioned salt deprivation inthe LRDG in N Africa. I served, (Not LRDG !) in the Sudan, and we had salt tablets on the Mess table at meals. If one didn't take salt, the result was a complete "Droop" and fatigue, most unpleasant, but it is corrected within minutes by a teaspoonful of the NaCl.
My wife (Ex Nurse) tells me that it is neccessary to correct the electrolytes in the body, and an excess of Potassium causes heart problems ! ---- Now you know why I changed my first wife -- a Model for my second -- a Nurse, that's how a man's priorities change in his Life ! !
I imagine that should get the Hertford Mob going !

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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:52 pm

I remember Teddy Edwards.

Didn't he become the School Librarian ?
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by michael scuffil » Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:30 am

J.R. wrote:I remember Teddy Edwards.

Didn't he become the School Librarian ?

Yes, but by the time you knew him he was very doddery and was never seen without a cap and a scarf. As librarian he removed an issue of the New Statesman which had a front-page editorial supporting the decriminalization of homosexual acts. Magee has some critical words about him too: he (Magee) was given a bollocking in class for utterances not entirely supportive of the British Empire.
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by J.R. » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:28 pm

As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by midget » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:22 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:I have been browsing this topic and you will realise that any teacher post-1946 is unknown to me !
However, for the benefit of the Geriatrics -- what about Teddy Edwards who lived in the Master's house opposite Ba B and taught History in a fascinating way. I shall, forever remember the date of Charles 1 execution, he wrote on the black board (!) 1649 with the 9 ad an AXE --- I imgine we have all remembered it !
Somebody mentioned salt deprivation inthe LRDG in N Africa. I served, (Not LRDG !) in the Sudan, and we had salt tablets on the Mess table at meals. If one didn't take salt, the result was a complete "Droop" and fatigue, most unpleasant, but it is corrected within minutes by a teaspoonful of the NaCl.
My wife (Ex Nurse) tells me that it is neccessary to correct the electrolytes in the body, and an excess of Potassium causes heart problems ! ---- Now you know why I changed my first wife -- a Model for my second -- a Nurse, that's how a man's priorities change in his Life ! !
I imagine that should get the Hertford Mob going !
Gee, I ain't never been part of a mob before!
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by michael scuffil » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:28 am

J.R. wrote:As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
Don't get me wrong, I thought so too. And he was "honorary" librarian, so he did it for nothing.
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:06 pm

michael scuffil wrote:
J.R. wrote:As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
Don't get me wrong, I thought so too. And he was "honorary" librarian, so he did it for nothing.
I think he'd gone by the time I arrived.

I'm racking my brains trying to recall the librarian during my time. Olive Peto rings a distant bell but I'm really not sure and, like JR, I spent a fair amount of time in the library.
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Re: Favourite teacher

Post by sejintenej » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:43 pm

michael scuffil wrote:
J.R. wrote:As a frequent visitor to the Library, I always found 'Teddy' to be a lovely guy.
Don't get me wrong, I thought so too. And he was "honorary" librarian, so he did it for nothing.
I think I went there once to see what it was all about. The reception was such that I never dared go anywhere near the place again.
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