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Post by J.R. » Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:38 pm

Prep B - 30

Coleridge B - 4

(I've just had to edit this. I got 'em round the wrong way !)
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Post by midget » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:41 pm

1-3 then 3-31
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Post by DavebytheSea » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:54 pm

Prep B 43
Mid A 28 (House captain Morrison my distinguished predecessor)

Also occasionally used on lottery
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Post by sejintenej » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:17 pm

Prep A 51
Col A 9

I also had a few items until perhaps last year - 'kerchiefs, rugby socks

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Post by englishangel » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:16 pm

Euterpe13 wrote:and remember that , at Hertford anyway, we didn't have any non-CH issue clothes, or name-tapes - so numbers were a lot quicker to china-ink onto a tape ( I've just rembered that I was 5:25 before 2.24 ...)
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Post by meera » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:48 pm

leigh hunt a 29...... always and forever!!
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:16 pm

The other thing about numbers is Army numbers - ask anyone who did National Service (between 1947 and 1962) and I guarantee that they will remember their number.
Signed: 23462195 (oh yes and Lamb B 13!)

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Post by englishangel » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:56 pm

petard249 wrote:The other thing about numbers is Army numbers - ask anyone who did National Service (between 1947 and 1962) and I guarantee that they will remember their number.
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Post by ben ashton » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:14 pm

at uni i'm P04275075..
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Post by Deb GP » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:47 pm

Service No. was V952000P

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Post by sejintenej » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:52 pm

I remember my birth certificate number DWSI 186 because it was my wartime identity card number.

(BTW - I cannot legally get a copy of my birth certificate (the original is impounded by the courts) without all sorts of complicated rigmarole. I got one anyway without telling them!)
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Post by sport! » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:40 am

sejintenej wrote:(BTW - I cannot legally get a copy of my birth certificate (the original is impounded by the courts) without all sorts of complicated rigmarole. I got one anyway without telling them!)
bizarre......dare one ask why?
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Post by Hobbit » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:55 am

Lamb B 35
Mid A 27
Thorn B 29

Then finally at grecians west i got Thorn B 29 with a greeny blue line underneath.....good eh.

I think my towels still have the name tags on, and at uni for exams i have become 500060126 not as personal i feel

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Post by sejintenej » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:55 pm

sport! wrote:
sejintenej wrote:(BTW - I cannot legally get a copy of my birth certificate (the original is impounded by the courts) without all sorts of complicated rigmarole. I got one anyway without telling them!)
bizarre......dare one ask why?
Quite simple really; I was adopted, once just before I went to CH and then again just before A levels. (That does mean that I can perfectly reasonably use three separate names if I want to confuse the issue). A boy in Col A dropped his surname whilst I was there; he had had 3 forenames, the third also being a comon surname; I didn't change mine.

Until some years ago an adopted person was not allowed to obtain any info about his/her original family.
Although that has been relaxed the applicant still has to undergo questioning and counselling before the authorities will consider releasing info.
In fact I have always had full knowledge about my blood parents; they and now all adopters are dead but I have contact with my blood cousin. That allowed my to go to St Catherine's House and order a copy of my original birth certificate; they failed to pick up that that person had been adopted and that the requisite procedures had not been complied with.

Now the gross stupidity of UK bureaucracy:
I went for a part time job helping kids and Essex County Council requires that we provide 3 types of ID, one being a passport, EU Identity Card, original Birth Certificate issued within 12 months of birth ...... and two from that or another list like the banks demand.

I had a passport but for the other docs they refused to accept an Adoption Certificate issued a month after the (first) court order but they were quite happy to accept a bank statement writen in French by a French branch of a French bank.

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Post by Jude » Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:37 pm

dont start on the red tape - I finally got my birth certificate whilst at CH as I was so tall no one would give me a junior/child train ticket, so I had to carry my birth cert with me - even then I always had to haggle..

I know my NI number off pat - used to know all my car's regestrations - byt have slowly forgotten them - except this one I have now!

I was a ward of court until I was 21 - which really can piss on your parade - I had great difficulty getting a library card! The Ward of Court business was due to my blood mother putting me in and taking me out of care on a sort of weekly basis - by the time I was 18 months apparently I had been with so many foster parents the courts interjected - it didn't however stop my blood father taking me away from my foster parents who had completed 2 out 3 court requirements when my father got a bent solicitor to stop them from adopting me - I wouldn't have gone to CH then though - is that a pro or a con?????

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