Ampleforth and Downside

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Re: Ampleforth and Downside

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jakew wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:58 pm
As it happens I know someone who boarded at Downside during the relevant period. In order to safely uphold the family tradition, he has resorted to the rather drastic - in my view - action of moving to Somerset, so that his kids don't have to board.
What’s wrong with Wells?! 😂
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marty wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 pm
jakew wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:58 pm
As it happens I know someone who boarded at Downside during the relevant period. In order to safely uphold the family tradition, he has resorted to the rather drastic - in my view - action of moving to Somerset, so that his kids don't have to board.
What’s wrong with Wells?! 😂
Wells are fine as long as you don't fall in them.

And as for locking monks away in little cells, I suppose that'll teach 'em not to have dirty habits !!

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postwarblue wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 am
See today's Daily Telegraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/famil ... has-never/
That is a devastatingly sad story.
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