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01 March 2016

It's been over two months since my last contribution in spite of my previous pleas to you all to keep posting. Sorry Bill. So sad to hear of the passing of Mike Price. I have vague memories of him but it has been a long time. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Jim's recollections of the floods of Dec 1960 and the May Fete have stirred me into action. The Ahse flooded at the end of my first term prompting an emergency exodus since the boiler room in the main block was under water. Had my first taste of dispersal on a train that should have stopped at Essen Hbf but went straight through without stopping so I was left with my group at Altenessen station. Had a snack in the restaurant there before the RTO helped us put things right. Parents must have been kept waiting for some time.
WBS May fete? Marlborough had the famous money-spinning bottle stall the running of which PMK defended against all attempts at a take-over. That together with Jim's ice cream stall meant that Marlborough always raised the most cash. Was treasurer of the fete for many years - sounds grand but all it meant adding up and publishing a total. Why is it that maths teachers always get such jobs? I was always amazed at how much money we raised considering it was a boarding school. Enough nostalgia for today but really it is all that's left of what was a great place to work and teach in.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

02 March 2016

Phew!!! You will never know how relieved I was when I logged in today, and saw a post by Geoff Hern! I had intended to ask if anyone were able to check if things were ok in the Hern household, as, since participating on this forum, I do believe that this was the longest gap between posts by said gentleman! I have no more memories to relate for the time being, and will have a brainstorming session to see what other little gems I am able to recover from the deepest, darkest recesses of my mind. Until thin, I bid you all farewell for the moment. :)

Jim Rafferty (M60-63)

 

03 March 2016

Many thanks for the thought Jim. Sorry to have given you some anxiety but I have no excuse. It is just that I genuinely think that all my posts are getting a bit repetitive and maths problems are diligently ignored by Malcolm in spite of promises. Good to see that Mike Downey is still posting and that he is still in touch with Paul, Paul, Gerry, Ralph and now Dave. And Ronnie Williams I remember as one of the first lads that I met. we were Marlborough greenhorns together.Anybody know what happened to Bill Galloway - one of the early Du Pont lads, in Hillsborough I believe? Those 1960's days are a long time ago. Anybody out there who remembers our walk from Hoxter to the Harz with Tony Webber and amongst others I think that it was Mike Winstanley who had the most horrendous blisters that I have ever seen but he ploughed on until Sonnenberg Hut where Tommo was waiting. All these memories of things outside the classroom. Did I ever do any teaching? I warned you about th
e nostalgia. Two questions. Who knows Euler's most famous formula? No Googling allowed. And what did W.A.L.O.C. mean?

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

03 March 2016

That bottle stall at the May fete has seriously affected my brain! My mate Shane Barnes had brought a bottle of vodka in and we decided to keep it instead of handing it in. We hid it in a drawer, but never thought that matron would do an inspection once a week. We then realised that we had 5 days in which to drink it, but had nothing to mix it with. Shane and I managed the task before the inspection with great difficulty. I have never touched vodka since.

Bob Thompson (M69-74)

03 March 2016

Geoff Of course Marlborough was the best house just look at the students in that house..............

I may have not been your best maths student but my English was great but I fail to know what RTO means and the spelling of your surname. Is it Hern or Hearn? Perhaps I need to get my old maths books out to double check?

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

04 March 2016

I started thinking about things that happened in the classroom. Anybody remember the O level days with Dave Roberts and I doing a double act to a packed Room 10 when we returned the weekly test which we set to our two groups? A mixture of ranting, cajoling and the odd compliment and joke thrown in. It seemed to get the results though which was what we wanted. The appearance of girls in the Maths block starting with Carole Todd heralded another era onward to Sally Pennington, Linda Lecun, Carole Buchanan and so on .... Upon reflection a long list finishing in 1980 with the award of the bicycle saddle trophy to the famous Christine Law. Good to see that she still posts and that she still has her maths books to remind her of those days in Room 8. (RTO was the military abbreviation for Railway Transport (Traffic) Officer I think Christine but you probably know that already). So things did happen inside the classroom too and I know it wasn't just in the maths block. I'm sure it's a rich vein of memories which might prompt others to remember and post on here. The kipper incident In the Physics Lab for example!!

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

05 March 2016

Having read previous posts I was hoping to make contact with any boys from the mid 60's. I have since arranged to meet Ralph Bennett, early next month at Exeter Chiefs vs Worcester Warriors game. Through Ralph I have been able to meet up with Paul Sayers who lives close. We had a very pleasant and interesting catch up over tea/coffee in Chichester which we are repeating later this month. Not sure if Ian Sanderson is joining with Ralph at the Chiefs game, I hope so. I was at the recent Southampton vs Chelsea game and thought of Geoff Hern, much as I was hoping Southampton won I have to admit Chelsea were worth the three points Geoff. On that note, my dream continues Geoff, Leicester continue to confound, I don't want to wake up! Best wishes to all.

Dave Hodgson (M63-68)

06 March 2016

Dave Hodgson- it would be great to meet up with any Marlborough boys from the 60's! I would need notice though living in the US. August/September southern England?? Perhaps someone can persuade Bob Nicol in Australia to make the trip! Others to consider....Gerry Mills, Paul Clay, Paul Sayers, Ralph Bennett, Ronnie Williams, Mike Hutchinson, Ian Sanderson, Pete Larner, who have I forgotten? Best wishes to everyone!

Michael Downey (M65-68)

07 March 2016

Hi Mike. I'm around in August/September and live in Pagham, on the coast just below Chichester, West Sussex. Paul Sayers lives on Hayling Island just along from me, I can talk to him on 17th of this month, not sure if he's around, although you presumably communicate with him. Will see Ralph on 2nd April in Exeter, so can ask him and also about Ian Sanderson. Paul seems to know the whereabouts of quite a few Marlborough boys. Geoff Soulsby and Don Pearson apparently live in Hampshire just along from us. I believe Mike Hutchison lives in the South. If Paul has your contact details can I ask him for them? We could set up a reunion for any who can make it. Best wishes.

Dave Hodgson (M63-68)

07 March 2016

The plight of all these refugees currently trying to trek across Europe has reminded me of the "bombed block". My Sandringham dormitory,on arrival at the new school, in November 1953 looked out on to the "bombed block". This block subsequently contained the sick bay and the staff mess as well as a house, Balmoral?? I think. Anyway, the bomb/s had destroyed the entire centre of the block which was now occupied by DPs (displaced persons) Those families who were unlucky and did not occupy a "whole" room lived under tarpaulins/sheets partially covering the parts of the block open to the elements. And so it was until building work started to repair the damage and bring the building into the school. I don't know what happened to these DPs. at the end of the day.
You can just see the building on this website by clicking on
>Schools
>Windsor School
>Aerial view 1953

Geoff McPate (S53-57)

08 March 2016

Meeting Dave Hodgson and Iain Sanderson at Sandy Park home of Exeter Chiefs on 2.4.2016 ', 12 noon for pre match lunch. Why not join us if you can ?

Ralph Bennett (M62-68)

08 March 2016

Thanks for your posts everyone and in particular Mr H. such a legend, and a transformmative one.My brother John Keil speaks so fondly of you. It really must have been a challenge at times to try and teach children not only maths, but those who had been additionally confused by attending numerous schools. Ithink Iwas average enough on attending ten different schools! However it is amazing how well some windsor students have done! I presently sit as a magistrate in Victoria Australia (Its like a lower court judge with a max jail term of five years. We also sit as coroners if we can. However the chief magistrate is a former Marlborough inmate. His father was on secondment from the Australian Army. Mr Peter Lauritsen How about that for coincidence!

Graham Keil (B71-75)

09 March 2016

Geoff Hern do you remember the visit or visits to take part in the annual sevens tournament of a group of lads from a school in West London somewhere? And some of them came on the DofE summer camp with us. The names were quite exotic in those days and there were quite a few lads from Black and Asian families. There was a guy called Abdullah and another called Vijay Ahluwahlia. No idea how I remember those but some things just stick. Best wishes to you and Laura for 2016. Can't recall the name of the school though.

Simon Brindley (E69-76)

10 March 2016

Good to see your post Graham Keil. What is the news of your brothers John ("Squaddie") and Colin? Remember you all very well. Best wishes.

Simon Brindley (E69-76)

11 March 2016

I remember maths with Mr Hern learning logs and antilogs. I actually got into the grammar school level at WBS having failed my 11+, but then got dumped into a secondary modern school when back in the UK. I left school without any qualifications, but did get into college to study engineering and then University of London graduating in 1982 with a degree in Electronics. Now been designing silicon chips for over 30 years in mobile comms.

I certainly achieved more at WBS than any of the other schools I attended.

Ian Craigmyle (B71-74)

11 March 2016

OK, enough of this Marlborough nostalgia convention :). I was in Hillsborough and wasn't taught Maths by Mr Hern. I had three Maths teachers - Mr Gordon Leach, Mr Dave Roberts and Mr Brian Kingston. My times in the Maths block were happy times and I managed to pass O Level, A Level and S Level in Pure and Applied Maths. Thank you to the Maths department. Hillsborough was the best house. In my time, we won the inter house rugby under Keith Sandham and Randy Flood. I was captain of the house football and cricket teams that won their respective competitions. In Mr Hayden Jones, we had the best Housemaster of our era. A hard but scrupulously fair man. Unfortunately, he has passed on to that great boarding school in the sky. Glad to see this inter-house rivalry still going strong, even after some 50 years! Long may this board continue.

Dave Naylor (H64-67)

12 March 2016

It must be spring. More posts so far this month than for the whole of February but sadly only Christine's from the 'distaff' side. Colin are we be allowed to use 'distaff' in these PC days? I well remember the Keil lads and it's good to be remembered too. Thank you and greetings to you Graham and please pass on my best wishes to John and Colin. Peter Lauritzsen is another name I have difficulty putting a face to. What did we do at Windsor that caused many of you to become lawyers and judges? Simon I do remember the London lads coming to the Torfhaus hut with us on a D of E camp. The school? I've forgotten the name too but believe it was in Shepherds Bush. I do remember the phrase 'No big ting' which they applied to any task that we set them - expeditions, orienteering, rock climbing and so on. A great experience for both them and us. Yes Dave it was a good maths department. We were proud of what you lads achieved. Sadly Gordon Lees and Brian Kingston have both died and nobody seems to have any news of Dave Roberts. Marlborough nostalgia eh? Just confirms what a great place it was.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

12 march 2016

Simon Brindley, it was the Christopher Wren School. We beat them in the final in 1979.

John Garnett (H77-79)

15 March 2016

Geoff Yes I did know what RTO meant but wanted to test your knowledge... However 'distaff' - what doe's that mean?

Saw Martin Potts in Singapore last year - also in regular contact with Dave Edmondson, Andy Richards, Sean Magee, Cath Basillio, Garry Maddran,Phill Lowerie, Su and Tony Marsden

And I was very proud of my trophy - despite the fact I was presented with it in front a load of up and coming maths students - I think your words were ' this is not how you apply yourselves to maths'!!! Christine

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

16 March 2016

I would be very interested to here from anyone who attended Windsor school around the same time. I now live in Cyprus with my wife Angela. Many thanks

John Penneyston (H57-59)

16 March 2016

'Distaff Side' is an old fashioned term for the female side of a family. Thus, WGS would be the distaff side of the Windsor family. It is propably non PC these days !

Colin Hawthorne (M74-79)

16 March 2016

I correct my previous message upon the 'HERN 'website. I should have written 'probably' non PC today. It should be mentioned that there were a few NON distaff folk (i.e. Males) who did teacher impressions at WGS and I was one of these from '74-'79. Please continue chatting about the past......it is Budget Day in U.K. today and any distraction is really welcome.

Colin Hawthorne (M74-79)

17 March 2016

Have enjoyed reading all the posts on here from the last couple of months the, especially the house banter!! Everyone knows Marlborough was the best!!!
I had a brilliant meet up last week with an old friend,last seen 38 years ago!!! David Jones, son of Haydn, hillsborough house master, happened to be in London at the same time as I was. We snatched an hour and a half and never stopped talking!!!! So great to catch up,so many stories. A great day!!!!

Virginia Kitchen (M71-79)

17 March 2016

So true Virginia.....Marlborough was a great house . I had my flat in Marlborough, was Assistant Housemistress and ran the Tuck Shop. I also remember a great Matron, Mrs Leahy. Happy days!

Rae Mitchell (nee Cleverly) (M77-81)

20 March 2016

Geoff, Eulers's Famous Formula??? Would you really expect ME to know that??I will have to ask my husband and 2 boys and will get back with a concise answer - still do not understand binary I just made patterns with it.

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

20 March 2016

Wow Virginia that's great news about meeting Dave. I have some good Sauerland memories of Dave and even have a close-up photo that he took of me in the hills outside Hirschberg, later enlarged by Terry Bugden, doing my usual 'nose-picking' response that I had when somebody tried to take a photo. What news of Sian? Hope that I have spelt her name correctly. Rae did you ever get to Dorlar? Very sadly the Sauerland is a thing of the past for me now after a love affair with the area of over 50 years. A request - has anybody news of Dave Roberts? Distaff? A stick used by women in the daily domestic task of spinning I believe. Christine was I really that 'nasty' to you? Can't believe it. Everybody has heard of Beethoven, Rembrandt and others so why has Euler so unknown? His contribution to life as we know it was just as big as, if not bigger than, theirs. Too much from me again - sorry.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

20 March 2016

Hello Geoff No you were not 'nasty' to me - in fact very funny!! I am going to get my maths book framed of the page where I did a very complicated calculation and you drew a map of the world and said I had gone all a long way the world!!

Now as for Euler's formula - eix=cosx+isinx

Apparently e is the base of the natural logarithm - i is the imaginary unit

Only Leonhard Eular would know - I have not got a clue - no surprise there!!

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

21 March 2016

Thanks for that Christine as I had begun to wonder if I had been 'nasty'. Fun was always one of my goals when teaching maths. Always believed that you learn better if you enjoy it. The world map was usually accompanied by HVM or even HVSP acronyms for what? Do you remember? Good attempt at Euler's formula in fact NABE - did you Google? - but the really beautiful one is when you substitute Pi for x in the formula you give. Brings tears to one's eyes.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

21 March 2016

Mr Hern: Do you have any news of other Maths Dept. Staff; eg Mr Mackay, Mr Hankinson (who also was out asst. Basketball coach)?
I also remember Mr. Spankie (passed away in 2010, there was a post from Jack Worrall) who taught us in the 1st Form (drove a little Fiat Cinque-Cento I think - Some 6th Formers picked it up and relocated it one day).

Bobby Hoffman (E69-75)

21 March 2016

Hello there. No I did not google - fortunately I have been married to a man for 28 years that has a Phd in maths and physics - he despairs with me as do my 2 sons!! NABE I guess means not a bad effort?? The rest I will get back to to you!!

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

21 March 2016

Geoff, I continue to love the Sauerland , as does my husband after I introduced him to Wiilingen. We still go back there from time to time, particularly if they have snow. We found an apartment to rent that is virtually on the main street and a two minute walk to the baker for the morning rolls. Bliss! The scenery of Willingen is remarkably like Guisborough where we now live, in N.Yorks.
I haven't been to Dorlar. Maybe when we make our next trip to Willingen we should give Dorlar a try.

Rae Mitchell (nee Cleverly) (M77-81)

22 March 2016

Geoff, I can only assume HVM = How very mathematical and HVSP = How very special - of which I was both!!!

As for Pi - I have been reliably informed that this is a 'pie' formula which is the ratio circumference of a circle to it's diameter??

All I can remember about that is a circle with a long number!!

And I would never describe maths as ' beautiful' and the only tears it brought to my eyes was a complete lack of understanding, lack of interest and despair!! And those days have not changed!!

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

23 March 2016

AVGE Christine. NABE does indeed mean 'not a bad effort'. HVM meant, at WBS/WGS, 'Hamm via Moscow' suitable for a long-winded answer. HVSP was for a really long-winded one. I'm sure that you can work out the SP bit. Although it could as you suggest stand for 'very special' in the case of your group. How's that for creeping? UTC, WALOC, YNS, etc I had one for every occasion. Get your 'lads' to explain how to put in Pi for x in your formula and then to explain the beautiful result.
Bobby I'm afraid that I have no news of either Mr Hankinson or Mr MacKay. Maybe others can help.
Rae. Glad you still like the Sauerland. Dorlar is nothing special especially when compared to the Willingen area but has many D of E /Rambling Club memories for me and was always just the job for us. Rented a small flat outside the village right on SGV Wanderweg 13.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

23 March 2016

Geoff - I guess HVSP = Hamm Via St Peters burg - although I much prefer the 'very special' one which I am sure in my case was correct................

As for the others, I will have to think about plus as you can imagine get some advice on that formula business

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

23 March 2016

Geoff - Here we go again.......

UTC = Up The Creek

WALOC = What a load of c...............

YNS = Yet no solution

None of which applied to me

e to the power ipi = -1 ??????????????

Impressed?

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

 

24 March 2016

Yes Christine really impressed. A couple of mistakes. HVSP is wrong as it was 'Hamm via the South Pole' but St Petersburg is a good replacement as it is where Euler worked and is buried. YNS is also wrong as it was 'You need shooting'. I remain convinced that you could, and should, have been good at maths in spite of all your attempts to prove the opposite. Apologies to all your 'lads' who must be getting fed up with the strange ways of an old maths teacher as must many others reading these posts!!

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

24 March 2016

Yes - my 'lads' find it hilarious!! But I am not sure about your interpretation?? But I must be a late developer. Thomas is 22 yrs old and graduated last year with a first class honours degree - is teaching in Vietnam and then has a place in Manchester in sept to do his masters. James is 20 years and in his 2nd year in London doing a degree in Physiology. Obviously take after me!! Who is the one that checks all the spelling. grammar etc?? But not the maths!!

Christine Willmott (Law) (M77-80)

24 March 2016

I wonder if anyone else has worshiped in the very old St.Pankratius church in Mark?
We used to walk there for services sometimes before the Chapel of St. Boniface came into being.

Geoff McPate (S53-57)

24 March 2016

Aha! The Chapel of St. Boniface.
The Reverend JJ Fielding being so displeased with his congregations singing of a hymn he made us all sing it again - twice!
The collapse of the pulpit during one of the said gentleman's sermons.
Who called out "That's a sign from God!" as it happened?
There was a rumour that one of the seniors had loosened the fixings :).

...and sneaking in with one of our piano playing mates to knock out a chorus or two of "The House of The Rising Sun" on the organ.

Malcolm Graham (E60-65)

25 March 2016

Hi Ralf would love to join you on the 2nd at the Chiefs,unfortunately not back in the UK until later in April. If there is going to be a Marlborough 60's reunion I would love to attend. Cheers Ed

Ed Eagles (M64-69)

 

25 March 2016

Greetings Malcolm, I note that we were fellow and contemporaneous pupils. I started in Balmoral House and was transferred to Edinburgh: so our paths must have frequently crossed. In another world and time I was known as "Olly." I also recall the occasion during one of the Friday hymn practices. The Reverend Fielding had the annoying propensity of keeping us in Chapel if he was not satisfied with our forced hymn practice sessions. We were growing lads who were never quiet fed enough-thank God for my mother's food parcels. So denying us of our high tea was particularly cruel. I heard, on good authority, that the sawing through of the pulpit was carried out by a miscreant that had had enough of this pettiness. As he was leaving it was his last act against the draconian system pertaining in those days. This was more than fifty years ago. Can you believe it? I hope those intervening years have been kind to you. Best wishes and good health to all our ex-pupils and friends

John Oliver (E60-64)

25 March 2016

Yes indeed - Christopher Wren School. And, John, you mustn't be so modest: I seem to remember that your part in that 1979 victory was significant! Now how the hell do we get in touch if we can't put emails/numbers? Geoff (Mr Hern), I hope you are well and I will always remember you with great fondness. Sorry - that's not a eulogy, and I hope you knew it anyway.

Andrew (AJ) Wheeler (B75-79)

If you want to contact someone who has posted here then email me (or post) and I will send them your email address - BillC

25 March 2016

Mein Gott im Himmel. Olly the goalkeeper is here? Are you still a Plymouth Argyle supporter after all these years? It's great to hear from you. I was your useless right back in the house football team - the one who gave away a penalty when we we played Sandringham. Fair as a fair thing shoulder barge on Beecham, the school centre forward and we lost 1-0. Draconian is not a strong enough word because I was slippered after the match for giving away a penalty. Punished twice for the same "offence". I too was transferred from Balmoral when Edinburgh was formed - these Marlborough plebs know nothing of the things we were put through at our end of the world. Fortunately life has been good to me and I trust yours has too.

Malcolm Graham (E60-65)

26 March 2016

Mein Gott im Himmel. Olly the goalkeeper is here? Are you still a Plymouth Argyle supporter after all these years? It's great to hear from you. I was your useless right back in the house football team - the one who gave away a penalty when we we played Sandringham. Fair as a fair thing shoulder barge on Beecham, the school centre forward and we lost 1-0. Draconian is not a strong enough word because I was slippered after the match for giving away a penalty. Punished twice for the same "offence". I too was transferred from Balmoral when Edinburgh was formed - these Marlborough plebs know nothing of the things we were put through at our end of the world. Fortunately life has been good to me and I trust yours has too.

Malcolm Graham (E60-65)

26 March 2016

I asked the question of the WBS/WGS group if anyone else had experienced "fagging" in the very early 60's....caused a minor storm. Did you come across it in any form ?Geoff what about you. Were you aware of it in say 61/62 ?

Ralph Bennett (M62-68)

26 March 2016

Nice to hear from my trusty right back, Malcolm. You have jogged my memory. A fair shoulder-to-shoulder charge as I ever saw. I don't think that the ref had his specs on that day. Outrageous that you got slippered for it. I recall the woodwork teacher who threw chisels around. A bit much even in those days. Malcolm, how ever did you remember that I was an Argyle supporter? I still am. All my friends think it is hilarious as I live near Northampton the runaway leaders of the division. A city the size of Plymouth: in the old fourth division! A pity we can't post 'phone numbers or e-mails as there is so much more to say. Best wishes.John

John Oliver (E60-64).

28 March 2016

I remember 'fagging' in 57/58. In Marlborough juniors asked to fag!! There were privileges. Most important was you sat on the prefects dinner table and had first choice of extras! I can't remember when or how it stopped. Marlborough was a great institution. In the days of Chalky White his whole family was involved, his wife was like a 'Mum' to many boys and his children used to run out and play in the dorms with students. A Few weeks into my first term I was 'set upon' by two more senior Marlborough students. Was found sobbing in washroom by another senior who asked what problem was. He sort of threatened me if didn't say what happened. During that evening's roll call the two boys were given a severe slippering in front of whole house. A great institution in a great institution!
While I am wittering, maths, I left with a simple 'O' level but invaluable in the drawing office. In the 70's was trained as a programmer and had to learn binary, octal and hexadecimal. And enjoyed it all! A few year later we lifted some applications from North America. A core part of which required a good understanding of set theory. None of these were covered in 'O' level!
There was a maths teacher, name escapes me, tall, slim and ex Preston North End junior captain, I think. During one 'quiet' moment of geometry he showed us how to prove Pythagoras algebraically. Having done that he then said forget it as you cannot use it in an exam!! I have NEVER been able to forget it, ugh! Sorry, seem to have gone on a bit!!

Clive Pappadakis (M57-61)

29 March 2016

Short and sweet - I have no recollection of fagging between 53 and 57.

Geoff McPate (S53-57)

30 March 2016

Ralph, I have no recollection of fagging in Marlborough but then I was a real greenhorn and could easily have missed it. In view of the fact that WBS was run like a Public School, there probably was some in 60-1 but it didn't seem to be widespread. Although Clive suggests that some of the juniors asked to 'fag' it was probably not always the case. Geoff McPate says that it didn't happen in the early days. Were you at the official opening Geoff? I remember that there was a plaque at the entrance to the Hall commemorating it.
Clive - the maths teacher was probably Alan 'Joe' Duffield who went to Canada and I saw again at the 2000 reunion. He hadn't changed a bit.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

31 March 2016

Ah, Geoff, thanks, Duffield, yes a most uncompromising player on the pitch! I remember the last 1st XI v Staff match I played in in Spring '61, a real hard battle! At that point I think the first time the Staff had been beaten. It did get very 'hot'.

Clive Pappadakis (M57-61)

31 March 2016

Clive you are right. Fagging wasn't a punishment, not even a chore. It wasn't even that common at WBS , but it did happen as I used to fag for two seniors who I won't name. My reward basically was to get the occasional hot drink, toast, biscuit, maybe some chocolate for doing a bit of general housework for them . I wouldn't go so far as to say it was a privilege , but other juniors would have happily taken my place.
Fairly sure it was completely eradicated once Mr Kitchen took over. Happy days.

Ralph Bennett (M62-68)

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