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A photograph of the members of Hadham Hall - Form 5T July 1972

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. [2 pictures]

Vacation Day 9 – Saint Nicholas’ Church, Great Hormead Today we rented a car and embarked on two-and-a-half weeks’ traveling around the county. First we’re on our way to see my son and his family. We’ve visited my old haunts before, but I thought it’d be nice for Lanie to see some of them on …

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This was my school from age 4½ to 11. When I joined this was the only building – The school was extended in 1964/’65. Originally there was a huge divider that could be pulled across to split the room in two. The heating was provided by pot bellied coal stoves. I still remember the disgusting …

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My first visit to my childhood village in around 30 years. For some reason the door was locked, but I was surprised to find that being an ex-choir boy, I still knew how to get in. There were signs of construction it’ll be interesting to see what they are doing. Maybe that was why it …

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I’ve not visited my senior school since I left in July 1972 Needless to say, it’s changed. The school closed On Friday 20 July 1990, just a month short of 17 years ago (post written June 22, 2007). It’s now a very up-market housing development. All of the older buildings seem to have survived pretty …

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