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by Katharine
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Milk

We certainly had milk delivered to the houses. It was before Thatcher the milk snatcher, so were we supposed to get 1/3 of a pint a day? The juniors drank theirs in the morning, the seniors could heat it for hot chocolate or coffee or similar in the evenings. I can’t remember whether anyone actually...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Dr Jory
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Dr Jory

The obituary can be seen free https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1853168/

I thought he must be dead by now, I don’t remember thinking of him as a young man, and I left more than 50 years ago!
by Katharine
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Dr Jory
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Dr Jory

I'm not on FaceBook so I can't help there. I know Mary (English Angel) is, is anyone still in touch with her? I have emailed Charles. I also did a search here for the name Jory and I was right the doctor was called that. There are some of Angela's vivid descriptions of her encounters with him! There...
by Katharine
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Dr Jory
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Dr Jory

Strange, I thought that was the name of the Hertford doctor, but I had very little contact with him.
by Katharine
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 1479

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

That really is quite surreal - it sort of reminds me of the Castle Anthrax scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail ; p True, but you need to read the messages from ex Hertford girls/ladies. Katharine hints at the conditions there - others have been more explicit. I can only imagine how they would ...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 1479

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Hmmm...i have to slightly disagree. I mean, in real terms there's not that much difference (if any) between moving someone on (for whatever reason) and an expulsion. Trying to integrate 200 odd girls in a school of 600 adolescent boys back in 1985 would have been a nightmare scenario in certain res...
by Katharine
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Ken Grimshaw

When were you in KTJ? My husband worked for British Council, we were in Kota Kinabalu from 78 to 82, then Brunei from 89 to 92 with a direct transfer to Kuching where we were until 96. I think I knew some teenagers who went to KTJ from Kuching. We feel privileged to have had our time in Borneo and l...
by Katharine
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: A Happy and Peaceful Christmas and 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: A Happy and Peaceful Christmas and 2020

Another echoing the wishes for Christmas and 2020.
by Katharine
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 64529

Re: Politics

Andrew I agree with everything you have said about the NHS, and the need for a higher income from taxes. I’m not sure how that reform should be achieved, whether higher income tax or increases in other taxes.
by Katharine
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 64529

Re: Politics

David, it may surprise you to know that I do know that NHS is devolved, and that I care about more than just my community, or the country that I live in. The majority of the population of Britain live in England, and I have lots of friends who live there, and I have heard their horror stories of wai...
by Katharine
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 64529

Re: Politics

I've been waiting for this forum to light up following the elections. Maybe no one feels they have anything left to say. The size of the majority has left me feeling absolutely gutted. I’m now clinging to the hope that Johnson will actually try to heal the wounds and do something about the NHS etc....
by Katharine
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 64529

Re: Politics

Quite agree Otter. I am very worried about the future for all the vulnerable. What will happen to the NHS and waiting lists? What about the schools where more and more often parents are asked to pay for necessities? How many more Food banks will be needed, who will fund them? I could go on and on .....
by Katharine
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 64529

Re: Politics

I live in a very safe seat too, scrub. It is Plaid country here, I’m surprised by the number of fliers we have had from them, they’ll win. I think we have had one each from Tory and Labour, the fourth candidate is Brexit. We are one of the Remain Pact seats, so no Green or Lib Dem. I haven’t been ou...
by Katharine
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 64529

Re: Politics

Glad you got the ballot paper in time. I had an email from a friend the other day. She was with her parents, trying to persuade them that they should consider going into care. Dad suddenly deteriorated on Monday evening, and died early on Tuesday. That afternoon, Mum suddenly had a thought and said ...
by Katharine
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I don’t think I had been to Hertford before I started there. We lived in the same county, but with no car .... it was a long way away. It had been a very bad year for the family, my father had been very ill in the spring, a completely unknown reaction to a particular drug resulted in his being confi...