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by seventhirty
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Soft loo paper
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

Soft loo paper

Did anyone hear Pippa on Radio4's Saturday live program this morning. They didn't name the school, but it surely must have been CH. She was cut very short, but was speaking about the impact of her speech to get hard loo paper abolished and replaced with soft. I remember the impact, must have been on...
by seventhirty
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Looking back
Replies: 69
Views: 11851

Re: Looking back

In my year (under Miss Tucker) careers advice consisted of a ten minute interview with the infamous Miss Menon, an external careers advisor who was a friend of Miss Tucker, and who seems to have advised at many Independent Girls Schools. It happened to be that year when there was a big push to get w...
by seventhirty
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Hertford Memories - The Book
Replies: 231
Views: 25244

Re: Hertford Memories - The Book

I have this morning been rifling through my CH memorabilia box, which contains all sorts of stuff, from little good luck cards that we gave each other before exams, to every school exam paper that I took between 1971-76, and my O and A Level exam papers. It also has my 'diaries' which are mostly exc...
by seventhirty
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: 'old girls' days at Hertford
Replies: 32
Views: 4239

'old girls' days at Hertford

Another memory triggered by this site - The annual 'Old Girls' Day' which I think was probably in September. Old Girls would go to their old house to collect their badge, then have a formal lunch, then a chapel service, then tea. They would wander around as if they owned the place(!), and would chat...
by seventhirty
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: weighing and measuring
Replies: 82
Views: 10456

Re: weighing and measuring

Re 'squizzing' - it was still there when I started (under Nelly Norman), but I think it was pretty much discontinued a year or two later (under Miss Gravett), it was probably her idea to stop it, although I think 'backs' and 'feet' continued for a couple of years more. I think Miss Gravett institute...
by seventhirty
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: weighing and measuring
Replies: 82
Views: 10456

Re: weighing and measuring

There were definitley three in my time (71-78), one on arrival, one in the 3rd/4th form, and a 'leaving' one for upper sixth. They were the stuff of legend, certainly when I was a junior the older girls would regale with (largely exaggerated) horror stories. The real thing was tame by comparison, an...
by seventhirty
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: weighing and measuring
Replies: 82
Views: 10456

Re: weighing and measuring

....and in the upper sixth the medical involved a breast exam - probabably not at all medically necessary on 18 year old girls !
by seventhirty
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu epidemic 1959
Replies: 42
Views: 7087

Re: Flu epidemic 1959

I well remember Mr Finch, and the checkups in the old dentist's chair in the infirmary. the chair was ancient - probably 1920s, and reminiscent of something you would see in one of those museums of old medical equipment. We also had to sit in it for our feet to be checked for verrucas, during weighi...
by seventhirty
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 63946

Re: Housemistresses

I have a feeling that the blue 'crimplene' sacks were for 6th formers - was it their summer uniform, when the rest of us were in stripes? I don't remember wearing it myself, have a suspicion that it was dropped by popular request during Miss Tucker's time. We referred to the sunday blue tunics as 's...
by seventhirty
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 63946

Re: Housemistresses

I seem remember getting 'the talk' from 3rd formers in the dorm after lights out, after I had been there for about a week. It was obviously a ritual, a second or third former approached each first former to ask what they knew, and then the first formers all had to go and sit on a bed down the end of...
by seventhirty
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Miss Von Stetten
Replies: 34
Views: 13673

Miss Von Stetten

Don't know why she popped into my head, does anyone know her life story. I think she had been a teacher , she had left before I arrived, then turned up again in about 1974, and lived in a flat in the basement of the music block for a couple of years. I remember her as something quite fearful ,like t...