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Subject: Penwethers School


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Sandra Griffiths (nee Reynolds)
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Date Posted: 15:53:36 04/04/08 Fri

I am dissapointed no-one has written in about Penwethers School. I sailed from Falmouth, Conrwall on the SS Uganda 1969 or 1970. I can remember we visited Ajaccio and Ceuta. Yes it was a stormy crossing and I can remember getting up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet and everyone had been sick on the floor. One evening the crew wre entertaining us in the theatre and they were doing an irish jig on stage. As the boat listed to one side the poor souls would dance off the stage behind the curtain and then when the ship listed to the other side so they would dance off the other way. If you were 16 years old or a prefect you were allowed to go to the late night disco; unfortunatley I was soon to be 16 and I was the youngest of my classmates and therefore was not allowed to join in the nightly fun. Anyway a girl from another school lent me her prefect badge so I could go to the ball. Well we were all jigging around when the music stopped, the lights went on and an announcement came over the loudspeaker, "Sandra Reynolds back to your dormitory immedialtely" - that was the end of my fun. I can't say I enjoyed the work we had to undertake in the classroom but enjoyed the field trips. We were told that we were not allowed to bring back any leather pouffe's as the natives did not clean the skins properly and would sometimes leave flesh on the inside. Apparently on our way home we sailed passed Gibralter who fired cannon shots to warn us not to come too close. We were oblivious to the fact and when we got home our parents were distraught (it made the news in the West Briton). I can remember the bathroom across the hall from my dormitory; it had the lightswitch on the outside - several times I would be sitting in the bath and someone would walk past and turn the switch off. There was not a window so I would have to get out of the bath open the door, turn on the light and get back in the bath only for it to happen again.I can remeber playing quoits and having a fancy dress competition. Good old days.

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Re: Penwethers SchoolNiel Baker18:23:00 05/29/08 Thu
Re: Penwethers SchoolDoug Truscott00:22:18 08/10/09 Mon
Re: Penwethers SchoolMichelle Colebourn00:29:37 01/19/16 Tue
Re: Penwethers SchoolDavid Milner (Engineers)13:13:50 10/23/16 Sun


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