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by seajayuu
Sat May 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Yellow dresses
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Yellow dresses

Does anyone else remember these with total horror? The unflattering style; the sweat protectors; the AWFUL colour (that flattered no-one); the greenflies attracted to the colour in their thousands ............... Well, I have been sewing scrubs for Harrogate hospital recently. All very fine until th...
by seajayuu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 20502

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Looking at safeguarding procedures, state schools are operated by the same public authorities as the local social services departments. They have joined up procedures which provide for inter departmental procedures and consultation. Quite right RichardB. I have had to implement the removal of staff...
by seajayuu
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 8899

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I understand that I am flogging a dead horse here but ..... it was a
male OB (proudly wearing a tie to remind him which school he had attended) who had no idea of the existence of Hertford.
Hertford was treated like a poor relation in many ways.
by seajayuu
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 8899

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Please stop patronising us!
Miss Morrison transferred to give the girls a point of reference and familiarity - and to fight their corner if necessary. I don't view her with nostalgia, but I do admire her feisty spirit.
by seajayuu
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 8899

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I have a very clear memory of an OB day. I was standing looking at the attendees board and someone behind me said "I didn't even know that there was a girls school". The very first child admitted to CH was a girl. An awful lot of male OBs of a certain age have chosen to either forget or ignore the g...
by seajayuu
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 8899

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I t’s noteworthy that you saw IAPOTP as A Good Thing. I’d never really reflected on it that way until now, but I remember it well. As a young inmate, and after a brief spell of Baker (and being oblivious to his failings) Hansford felt like an icy blast from the 1950s; the punishments were indeed no...
by seajayuu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: Vegetarians

I think vegetarianism is really common and well catered for at CH now.
by seajayuu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Help the newbie!
Replies: 19
Views: 7029

Re: Help the newbie!

I first kitted out a 2nd former 9 years ago and then renewed her kit subsequently. Sports kit was fairly rigid in the early days but relaxed as the years went by. She was sporty and in a variety of teams and so used team kit (I never really got my head round that, but I never ended up paying for it)...
by seajayuu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 27
Views: 2987

Re: Phone boxes

Not a phone in sight in our day was there Katharine. No letter boxes either. All letters had to be left unsealed so the wardmistress could read them. I came close to expulsion for posting a letter on the way up to Ashbourne.
by seajayuu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 1775

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

Katharine and I were contemporaries at Hertford. Like her I was not aware of anything sexual going on. "Squizzing" was a bit bizarre. There was a fair bit of downright unkindness by house staff. Teaching staff hadn't a clue what was going on outside the classroom as far as I could tell. For me the w...
by seajayuu
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 1657

Re: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

I wonder if CH collected the "traveller premium". Every state school receives substantial additional funding for every child from a "travelling family" in the school. It's worth having - or was when I was in education.
by seajayuu
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools

If you remember, Katharine, I spent most of my school days in trouble because I constantly rebelled against the petty restrictions!
by seajayuu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shrove Tuesday Plays
Replies: 26
Views: 8919

Re: Shrove Tuesday Plays

Yes, my programme was definitely an official school one. So this was almost certainly a "public" performance rather than part of the competition.
by seajayuu
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shrove Tuesday Plays
Replies: 26
Views: 8919

Re: Shrove Tuesday Plays

OK. This is remarkable. I have found the programme for House Plays in November 1965. The programme states that the House Acting competition was held in October and the best five went forward for another performance, but I’m not sure for whom we performed. 6’s Quality Street Act 2 Phoebe Throssel ; R...
by seajayuu
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 23
Views: 4737

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

You will be pleased to know Katharine that there is now a Hertford building at CH. So named in order that Hertford is not forgotten. It is a "social" building with coffee shop etc. Pretty well the antithesis of Hertford but I am sure that it is very welcome and will be well used. What I can't work o...