Master's Wives....

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Post by blondie95 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:54 pm

Marlene and Neil Fleming!
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Post by blunzn » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:28 pm

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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.
ah, that was jennifer wilson, took me to grade A in A level (A/S?) in divinity. she was a wonderful teacher, her husband, roger "ack" wilson was my housemaster in PeA... also a very fine person.

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Post by Mid A 15 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:22 pm

blunzn wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:
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.
ah, that was jennifer wilson, took me to grade A in A level (A/S?) in divinity. she was a wonderful teacher, her husband, roger "ack" wilson was my housemaster in PeA... also a very fine person.
Thanks for that!

She was an excellent teacher and managed to make the subject both interesting and enjoyable. I don't recall the A level option being available in my time as I would probably have had a stab at it if it was.
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Post by blunzn » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:52 am

Mid A 15 wrote:She was an excellent teacher and managed to make the subject both interesting and enjoyable. I don't recall the A level option being available in my time as I would probably have had a stab at it if it was.
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almost too excellent... i sailed through the A level, and went on to study theology, but lost interest completely, and dropped it after a year... was never the same without Jen... im not sure, how available the A was... it MAY have been a one off for me, even... my memories are somewhat foggy... did you have lessons in the sitting room in PeA too?

roger wilson was a very decent housemaster, too... i kept in touch with the wilsons for some years afterward, roger having left CH to take on a headmastership... but lost contact somewhere along the way, sadly...

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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:14 am

blunzn wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:She was an excellent teacher and managed to make the subject both interesting and enjoyable. I don't recall the A level option being available in my time as I would probably have had a stab at it if it was.
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almost too excellent... i sailed through the A level, and went on to study theology, but lost interest completely, and dropped it after a year... was never the same without Jen... im not sure, how available the A was... it MAY have been a one off for me, even... my memories are somewhat foggy... did you have lessons in the sitting room in PeA too?

roger wilson was a very decent housemaster, too... i kept in touch with the wilsons for some years afterward, roger having left CH to take on a headmastership... but lost contact somewhere along the way, sadly...[/quote]

The Wilsons lived in East Gun Copse in my day. I think Roger was attached to Lamb B then as a junior housemaster. We used to have our lessons on a Monday evening after tea in the East Gun Copse house. There were about 5 of us from memory.

I vaguely remember being told that we were the first pupils she'd taught for a while (family commitments and childcare presumably) so perhaps she eased herself back into it teaching us O level and took on A levels later.

As you say the old memory is a bit blurred - it was 39 years ago for me. The summer of 1970.
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Post by CHAZ » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:16 pm

The Wilsons had two sons..Jerome and Simon. Simon was a year above me but stayed on for 7th term Oxbridge and captained the 1st XV. great bloke like his dad. I saw him in USA afterwards but then lost all contact...
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Post by wurzel » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Prior to Dr N-P taking over we had Dr Hoskins (of flu vaccination fame - google it) his wife taught remedial english in the doctors house. Mrs Sillett was dep head of my Primary school in Slinfold and the reason I ended up at CH.

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Post by blunzn » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:47 pm

ah... sillett... not my favourite teacher... somewhat over zealous with his understanding of corporal punishment... anyone else remember his "tangents"?... a punishment adminstered with a slicing action of a ruler, extremely painful, and mostly administered in the lav ends to bare buttocks... im sure that was not "allowed" even then... very humiliating....
i started in BaA, with og littlefield, peter "cobber" cornish...and ormanroyd?... then littlefield retired, making way for the amazingly energetic roger martin... his landrover, i remember the number STILL... WAM 115... went on summer holiday with him and a pile of other kids in the scottish highlands, (don maclean tape still echoes in my memories)... great fun holiday, til the tide came in...*laugh*
teachers that evoke fond memories?... well, roger wilson for one... extremely decent, fair minded person... roger the dodger martin also... "pinky" palmer... paddy cullen... the strouds, husband and wife..
it would probably be easier to list the teachers that were less good, or unpleasant... but i suppose thats another topic, and dosent really make much sense, after so long...
actually, im completely off topic already... sorry, i suppose im getting old...*laughs into his rather delicious austrian beer* :drinkers:

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:20 pm

I just got round to reading this ---

BARE BUTTOCKS ???? Even in my days -- 1940-1946, this was unheard of -- and Corporal Punishment was the norm. but always with Gym Shorts on.
Can you imagine the storm that would have evinced-- ? there are ways (Or used to be !) of getting rid of people like that. (And I mean by the Pupils and Staff working together !)

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Post by michael scuffil » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:24 pm

Neill, you clearly haven't read Magee on MacNutt. It wasn't so much what was allowed, as what was turned a blind eye to. And Flecker in his last years turned a lot of blind eyes. Mind you, I'm surprised this still went on in Seaman's time. He really did wield a new broom in this sort of direction.
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:13 pm

michael scuffil wrote: He really did wield a new broom in this sort of direction.
The mind boggles - I think I'd rather have the tangents! :shock:
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Post by J.R. » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:27 pm

I seem to remember hearing rumours that C.M.E.S did use the cane himself, but cannot recollect any actual incidents during my time.

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Post by jhopgood » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:30 pm

J.R. wrote:I seem to remember hearing rumours that C.M.E.S did use the cane himself, but cannot recollect any actual incidents during my time.

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Can't remember hearing of Clarence using the cane, it would have to have been expulsion level for that to happen.
In Barnes, Miller used it, famously on either Major or Mayhew, can't remember which, who was caught out late after seeing a girlfriend down to the station, at least that was the story. Bent over, received 6, stood up, said you b******d, bent over again, unasked, and received another 4.
Littlefield was reputed to be pretty vicious, Tom Keely did, I believe, but was more bluster than anything else, and that concludes my recollections from our end of the Avenue.
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Post by J.R. » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:30 pm

'Bogey' Fryer was pretty proficient in it's use as I found out twice.

'Tony' Hewitt, (deputy HM), beat me once and I hardly felt it !
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:48 pm

It was rumoured, in my time that D S MacNutt, beat people with a Cricket Bat, which I always thought a bit badly thought out ---
Lionel Mahon Carey would put four strokes into one inch gaps, or all together, according to how cross he was !
I always found him fair, and I always deserved it !

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