THESE WERE REALLY THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE.
1. The smoker's list.
2. Standing in the Great Hall for punishment.
3. Mosey and the 'musical nights."
4. Collecting those heavy wicker baskets from the laundry room
5. Bath nights - once per week in warmish water.
6. Forget your bath night! Stand by for a full tub of cold water.
7. Cross country runs in winter. Excellent when misty as who knows where you went but just remember to return from the opposite direction somewhat sweaty
8. Reading under blankets with a torch. Listening to Liston/ Ali fights on the new transistor radios - huge,"portable" and the in thing to have.
9. Top road "caff." - pies, egg and chips and a view of the outside world.
10. Long parades on Armistice Day to the village memorial.
11. Blanket shaking is summer
12. Being caned for no apparent reason.
13. Parading in all our glory to be weighed in front of the nurse.
14. 3d fine for lost property
15. Clean socks once per week. Cannot recall the underwear but for years associated Sundays with clean jockey shorts.
16. The "whistling" vicar with his remarkable esses.
17. End of term film and the threat of missing it if you misbehaved
18. Butter rations with entrenched fingerprints.
19. The strange bullet type cherries stuck onto a solid pastry shell with a type of "gloy" paste. Excellent when launched across the dining hall.
20. Miscellaneous red jam and marmite suppers with the mandatory barrel of cocoa.
21. Dick O'Donnell and his able henchman Reds (or Ginger) Have serious memories of making coke balls as punishment.
22. Who owned the tandem? I remember breaking honourable ass off the back and having gravel coming out of strange parts of my body for years after. Think that either Pete Gupwell or Andrew Tillett was the driver.