HAPPY HERTFORD!

Share your memories and stories from the Hertford Christ's Hospital School, which closed in 1985, when the two schools integrated to the Horsham site....

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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by fra828 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:19 pm

Yes, the Christmas atmosphere at Hertford was generally good. It started with ?5th form putting up the decs on an evening in early December, and the rest of the house coming down the next morning to a beautifully decorated dayroom. As a junior, I remember thinking it was quite magical!

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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Vonny » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:39 pm

I have a fair few happy memories of Hertford.

Playing tennis at weekends with friends in the summer term, christmas time with the dorm decks up & Holly Burning. The joy of seeing the swimming pool boarded over for half the year :lol: And being old enough to venture out into Hertford! Hmm - I'm sure there's more. Will have to think on it.
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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Angela Pratt » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:03 am

So sad to me that so few people have happy memories of Hertford.

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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by anniexf » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:23 pm

Angela Pratt wrote:So sad to me that so few people have happy memories of Hertford.
Don't be sad, Angela, we need your compensating view! :D

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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Katharine » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:01 pm

I was happy much of the time - although it may be truer to say "I was accepting of my lot". It was life as we knew it, I don't think I ever thought whether I was happy or not.
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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Alexandra Thrift » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:02 am

My happy memories are

1) Singing in the choir
2) Singing in the house in harmony especially the bathrooms .
3) Singing in the House singing competition
4) Singing extracts from musicals in singing lessons
5) Singing at Christmas including when the choir came around the houses carol singing

Listening to the pop charts on Sunday on the radio and dancing around in the dayroom.

Playing cards with my friends especially Bridge and Racing Demon.

Playing Rounders out on the field ( so glad I was in Sixes and next to the field ) and also French Cricket with a tennis racquet.
Going for long walks even if it was in a crocodile.

Hanging around with my friends in the town when I was older.
Meeting very special and lovely fellow CH students.

Messing around in the Art School ( painting, pottery , weaving etc )
Getting "Post" ( letters etc ) = communication with the outside world.

Reading all kinds of Books and magazines in the wonderful many sided library

The End of Term.

The only lessons I remember enjoying were those with Frances Mercer ( History, Logic, Philosophy etc) and the
Chemistry lessons when Miss Thompson let of "fireworks" of a home-made sort. Oh and Art Lessons ( even though I wasn't very good )

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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Angela Pratt » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:04 am

Loads of comments and memories of Horsham but so few of Hertford! Even I post more on Mallets Mallet than any where else!

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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Angela Woodford » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:15 pm

Well, Angela, that's because there just aren't that many happy memories for so many of us. :? Sad, but true.

There's more of a dynamic interchange of opinions on the flourishing CH Ladies on Facebook. You might enjoy this!
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Re: HAPPY HERTFORD!

Post by Angela Pratt » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:52 am

Thought I had better update this rather than last posting from Horsham lad (tho' nice man!)

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