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by Fjgrogan
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer
Replies: 24
Views: 4599

Re: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer

Another thing which springs to mind about Mary Thompson insisting on maintaining standards - when I first visited Kerry Mary would insist that we all sat up to the dining table for meals. Only several visits later did she 'allow' us to sit around the fire and eat from our laps - that was when I knew...
by Fjgrogan
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Compare and contrast
Replies: 23
Views: 2943

Re: Compare and contrast

It is articles like the second one in the Telegraph that make me wonder if I really want to go on living in this country!
by Fjgrogan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer
Replies: 24
Views: 4599

Re: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer

Another Mary Thomson anecdote: Mary and Mercer refused to pay the part of their council tax applicable to rubbish collection - Mary used to take their rubbish when she was out in the car and dispose of it who-knows-where? - possibly in a ditch, certainly in bottle banks or whatever. On one occasion ...
by Fjgrogan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Just stumbled upon this site.......sounds like fun...
Replies: 81
Views: 11659

Re: Just stumbled upon this site.......sounds like fun...

I also remember putting fruit flans out on the window sill. My other main memory of cookery lessons is of almost being sick into the pan whilst stirring lemon curd. There were only two things about school food which I really could not stomach - one was lemon curd (I forget the other!) My daughter Ma...
by Fjgrogan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer
Replies: 24
Views: 4599

Re: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer

Hi Angela Wendy stayed in touch with Mercer throughout her life and Mercer was very fond of Wendy's whole family. I reappeared on the scene after a long gap in about 1985. As far as I can remember Wendy and I were the only people who would have been familiar with her life in Kerry, which is why I as...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer
Replies: 24
Views: 4599

Re: Chemi - T and Miss Mercer

Jo, if you edited the obituaries presumably you will know who wrote the one for Frances Mercer? I would guess maybe Wendy Stone? Also when exactly Mercer died? I used to visit her fairly frequently in Kerry, so I got to know Mary Thomson as well although she was at Hertford after my time. Unfortunat...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fiona Bruce at CH
Replies: 122
Views: 14163

Re: Fiona Bruce at CH

Well I found that a bit frustrating! It might have been good to find out whether Fiona's relative went on to wonderful worthwhile things with the benefit of his CH education! Mind you I have always been conscious that I didn't - except for extending the same privilege to two daughters! I tend to fee...
by Fjgrogan
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fiona Bruce at CH
Replies: 122
Views: 14163

Re: Fiona Bruce at CH

Yes Yvonne I remember you being homesick! If you are in touch with Maria you will know that she is about to provide us with a second grandchild, albeit in Finland! We were just discussing on Skype how many mothers and daughters were taught by the same teachers ( eg Miss Jukes and Miss Wilson). I thi...
by Fjgrogan
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fiona Bruce at CH
Replies: 122
Views: 14163

Re: Fiona Bruce at CH

Thanks Mary - I've only just discovered this forum. Did anyone else recognise that the photo of Fiona Bruce in the current Radio times was taken in the cloisters at Horsham? I am an avid watcher of Who Do you Think You Are?, having started researching my own family history at about the age of 14, wh...
by Fjgrogan
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fiona Bruce at CH
Replies: 122
Views: 14163

Re: Fiona Bruce at CH

If freckles are supposed to be so sexy, why is it that as they get larger and more obvious they become known as ages spots?

Frances Grogan (Haley)
Sixes 1956- 62