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by Kim2s70-77
Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Margaret Wilson, RIP
Replies: 104
Views: 17017

Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Why am I thinking Witham, Welland, Nene and Ouse??
by Kim2s70-77
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: weighing and measuring
Replies: 82
Views: 8786

Re: weighing and measuring

Was it just 2s - or did all the houses have that peculiar practice of having to announce whether you would be swimming that day, or "P" for period?? I believe it was in the Dayroom at Tea, and you would sing out loud and clear whether you were swimming or menstruating. I guess that was the school's ...
by Kim2s70-77
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: weighing and measuring
Replies: 82
Views: 8786

Re: weighing and measuring

I think the plentiful quantities of starchy foods and fresh bread, freely available when one was feeling at one's lowest, had a lot to do with the escalating girth through my CH years!! Weighing and measuring got worse for me over the years! If it was Ms Morrison who described my handwriting as spid...
by Kim2s70-77
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: weighing and measuring
Replies: 82
Views: 8786

Re: weighing and measuring

Either Nellie Norman or Miss Gravett would make us walk the length of the gym, so they could look at one's gait. I am normally relatively well-coordinated, but that particular scrutiny always flustered me to the point where I would lead with the same foot as hand, and end up walking somewhat like Fr...
by Kim2s70-77
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: IVs, 5s, and 6s
Replies: 37
Views: 4813

Re: IVs, 5s, and 6s

There were eight residential houses ( One's through Eight's - or 1s through 8s ) that each housed about 36 girls of all ages. I was in Two's, and there were originally nine of us in my year and in the same house. That dwindled down over 7 years that I was there, so that there were 6 of us who left a...
by Kim2s70-77
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

Was there something in the water in 2s that led to mass quantities of multiples in later life????? LOL
by Kim2s70-77
Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

That was it - 'Mark Reading'!! Thank you! Lynn - I had totally forgotten about her heart condition!! Was it you who made the effigy of her with me???? We stuck pins all over it - and a knitting needle through her heart. Some one wrote a note about it and Mrs Dean found the note. She told me that I h...
by Kim2s70-77
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

In talking about bad experiences with Mrs Dean, I really don't want to imply that CH life in general was terrible. For the most part, I am pretty resilient and did have a lot of fun over the years there. It was a different era, in that I think children today might have other agencies (in addition to...
by Kim2s70-77
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

It was a different era!!
by Kim2s70-77
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

Your statements about no one who wasn't there really understanding what it was like are SO true. I have mentioned in passing to people who are close over the years that I had a sadistic non-academic adult in my school life - but they would never understand the relentless isolation of that. I was 12 ...
by Kim2s70-77
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

Lynn! Of course I remember you!! You know - I never did tell anyone at home about Mrs Dean as we were having a lot of family chaos at the time and I did not want to burden my mother further. I was so mad at you when you moved into 5s!! I always guessed that you too were one of those 'chosen' by Mrs ...
by Kim2s70-77
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

Nice to be in touch, Mary! My memory is very hazy, but I think you were L VI when I started - with ?Jane Erskine?. I think there were just two of you - and was it Roz somebody in U VI??? I remember Amanda McIlwain and Alison ?Hayden? in 5th form - and Shelagh (?) who had one green eye and one blue. ...
by Kim2s70-77
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Housemistresses
Replies: 408
Views: 55770

Re: Housemistresses

There is so much I had forgotten! Who was Mrs Mac and why does that name spring to mind about 2's Housemistresses around 1970 or 1971?? Did no one else experience the abuse and trauma that I suffered at the hands of Mrs Dean?? If I remember correctly, she was only there for a year or so, before the ...
by Kim2s70-77
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Miss Morrison
Replies: 64
Views: 10230

Re: Miss Morrison

Thanks to Jo Sidebottom, I have just discovered this site and I cannot tell you the flood of memories that some of these threads have brought back! I have so many mixed feelings about my time at CH!! Fatty M. left SO many impressions in particular. I swear I can quote MANY of her lessons - even the ...