Master's Wives....

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Post by michael scuffil » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:40 pm

Clarence used the cane on a friend of mine who later became house captain. His offence was to camp out one night and, worse still, have half the West Sussex police comb the county for him. He was in fact in Eastlands Copse.

I was told at an earlier date that "headmaster's beatings" were in fact administered by the school sergeant (Fielden) under the HM's direction. That may have been the case under Flecker.
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:41 am

Unless I'm going completely doolally, I'm pretty sure I remember being caned by DH Newsome in the early 70s. On the palm of the hand - ouch, make it the behind any day - less dignified, but much more padding!
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Post by blunzn » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:08 am

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:I

BTW I prefer the Bavarian --- preferably in the Hofbrauhaus --- eins swei suffe !
im not sure if its ever been officially decided, if bavaria is austrian, or austria bavarian... adolf tried to sort it out, but even he failed... i live quite near adolfs primary school, coincidentally... its a listed building with a not even slightly critical memorial plaque... austrians have generally a bit of a problem with history... theres a big argument raging at the moment, about if wartime wehrmacht deserters should be pardoned...
i must have been a naughty lad, i suppose... i hed newsomes hand caning... very painful... all i did was mix weed killer and sugar, and try to blow up the mini mountain accross the way from barnes...
and i also got a beating on the b*m from him... extremely painful... remember the ritualised placing of two chairs back to back, and being made kneel on one, and lean over the backs, so stretching my young tender botty skin for maximum pain.... corporal punishment was so... macabre... :axe:

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Post by Tommy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:06 pm

Ken & Jackie Grimshaw - think it all ended in tears eventually but from what I remember Jackie Grimshaw was a sweet lady who always had the kids' best interests at heart.
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Post by michael scuffil » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:59 pm

blunzn wrote:[ i hed newsomes hand caning... very painful... all i did was mix weed killer and sugar, and try to blow up the mini mountain accross the way from barnes...
and i also got a beating on the b*m from him... extremely painful... remember the ritualised placing of two chairs back to back, and being made kneel on one, and lean over the backs, so stretching my young tender botty skin for maximum pain.... corporal punishment was so... macabre... :axe:
Newsome was an academic who turned to schoolmastering. Maybe he saw promising opportunities...
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Post by Fertii » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:41 am

Mr Robinson, whose first name I can't remember, but he had the amazing Cathy as his wife. he taught in the manny and she taught textiles and I think that nearly every single boy had the hots for her. I seem to remember that his MG Midget had an unfortunate accident with one of the stones near the front door of all the houses as the then grecians tried to carry it somewhere. They got divorced and I vaguely remember a rumour about her and a former Lamb student.....

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Post by Vonny » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Fertii wrote:Mr Robinson, whose first name I can't remember, but he had the amazing Cathy as his wife. he taught in the manny and she taught textiles
Catherine Hartnett taught food & nutrition (there were only 3 of us from my year who took it in 1986). Mr Robinson (was it Mark?) had a sister who was an assistant in BaB but she taught textiles. She could appear quite fierce at times - she once got me to walk in a straight line to prove I was sober :drinkers:
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Post by Tommy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:56 am

Fertii wrote:Mr Robinson, whose first name I can't remember, but he had the amazing Cathy as his wife. he taught in the manny and she taught textiles and I think that nearly every single boy had the hots for her. I seem to remember that his MG Midget had an unfortunate accident with one of the stones near the front door of all the houses as the then grecians tried to carry it somewhere. They got divorced and I vaguely remember a rumour about her and a former Lamb student.....
Aaah yes Mark Robinson. I remember doing top game rugby on the LE and he took us for fitness condition. He told us we would be running up Sharpenhurst hill (not nice at the best of times) but said we would be doing it "With a mate" and then followed up this statement with "carried on your back". Now I wasn't the largest of lads at the time (being about 5ft 1" and well under 10 stone) and I ended up having to carry Eliot Miles who was at least 7 inches taller and about 3 stone heavier. I managed it but I don't know how! And I was the fittest I have ever been. I was still rubbish at rugby though... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Master's Wives....

Post by blunzn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:29 pm

yes, i know i havent posted for 3 years...*laugh*... but the name ormanroyd just fell into my head... funny stories..

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Re: Master's Wives....

Post by Kit Bartlett » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Mention has been made of Reggie Dean and how he rarely attended Common Room functions. I know that his first wife died
in 1941 They had several children of whom Christopher Dean (MA 41-51) was I believe their eldest. I know that he married
again and had at least one further child. He was I remember a very good teacher particularly on the mastery of German grammar. He lived in Worthing Road Horsham right by the railway bridge and used to cycle to the school in all weathers.
Is anything known about his second wife and family ?

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