Margaret Wilson, RIP

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Angela Woodford » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Goodness, Kerren, that makes me feel a bit sad...

Miss Wilson was a part of all our lives at Hertford. She must have taught many girls who benefited from her Geography teachings - but, Belfast... family only... of course.

I thought of her the other day when I had to make sense of an Ordnance Survey map!
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by gma » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:56 pm

Gerrie? I can hardly imagine a Geography/Scripture mistress. Didn't you have DR for Scripture?
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I remember Ms J and Ms W being visually intertangeable, we did not have them so much, they seemed to be reserved for the senior years But i do know that my Puff P is pretty damn good!!
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by midget » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:23 pm

We had DR for scripture and geography.
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by kerrensimmonds » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:25 pm

Gerrie would not have had DRW for Scripture if she only went to Hertford in 1971, the last academic year of DRW's reign....
But Jukes and Wilson stayed on to the bitter end (1984/5)
DRW taught Scripture to us (1957-66), but Geography only in the year that Miss Wilson was away having her brain aneurism sorted out, when I think we also had a nun to teach us (Geography, not Scripture!).
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Vonny » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:46 pm

Angela Woodford wrote: Miss Jukes definitely grabbed a cigarette at Break!
I think they both did didn't they?
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by kerrensimmonds » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:11 pm

Dunno about both of them, but Betty still smokes like a chimney - and pretends that she does not! Her amazing house cleaner is forever washing down the walls to get rid of the yellow stains....
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Jo » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:25 pm

BJ's ginger biscuits were quite...err....gingery, like eye-wateringly gingery. We realised that all the cigs must have dulled her taste buds somewhat.

I really don't cook much but I have been known to make her ginger biscuits occasionally. My mum was tickled pink when I first made them at home because you just roll the dough into balls and don't flatten them, then because they rise, you whack the baking tray when you take them out of the oven, and they gracefully deflate into biscuits rather than cakes. Dunno why you don't just flatten them in the first place actually :D
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by kerrensimmonds » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:55 pm

Funny that... DRW gave me a recipe for ginger biscuits when I was compiling a recipe book for my Church (about 20-25 years ago). She said that Betty Jukes had given her the recipe. I found it so easy to execute that I was happy to put it into the Church recipe book.. so there may be dozens of people out there making Betty Jukes' very gingery ginger biscuits! And there was no whiff of tobacco in them, either......
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Katharine » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:05 pm

Weren't ginger biscuits the first thing you made in the LV Cookery lessons? I am sure they came very early in the 12 weeks.
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by kerrensimmonds » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:38 pm

Sorry, Katharine. Pass on that one. I may well have made ginger biscuits while still at school, but if I did it must have been so memorable ...... that I forgot immediately! The only two things that I still remember from Miss Jukes' lessons are rock cakes and 'scotch broth' (where we had to cut all the vegetables including carrots into tiny sticks......)
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by englishangel » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:17 am

I remember brandy snaps (wrapping the snap round a buttered wooden spoon handle), cream horns, apple crumble and queen of puddings Did we actually make food you could live on?
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Jo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:40 am

englishangel wrote:I remember brandy snaps (wrapping the snap round a buttered wooden spoon handle), cream horns, apple crumble and queen of puddings Did we actually make food you could live on?
I remember some of those too - apart from the ginger biscuits - rock cakes, brandy snaps, sausage rolls, cheese scones, gipsy creams, lemon curd, victoria sponge (which I had been making at home for years!) But my mum had already taught me to bake quite a lot at home, and I always said it would be much more useful if we learned to cook proper meals in cookery. Maybe the budget didn't stretch to that for the people who only did cookery for a couple of terms. I still have my little school cookery book somewhere.
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by Ajarn Philip » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:52 pm

Blimey, every other thread I click on seems to be about biscuits!
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by englishangel » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:58 pm

Makes a change from our underwear
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Re: Margaret Wilson, RIP

Post by J.R. » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:09 pm

Changing Underwear !

Now, theres another subject for discussion !
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