Happy Days Outweighed The Bad - a Memory of Allerwash.
Hi Heather & Briony & Kate
I was also a boarder at St Oswalds Girls School,Rowena Steveson was the head mistress(Rhino).I remember the dreaded morning run having to eat a spoonful of molasses every day(supposedly to head of the ills) the sweet tin only 3 during the week and 4 on the weekends. I loved the Midsummer nights dream play I was Cobweb, I learned to swim in the pool in the old conservatory.
I was also in the nativity play held in the Hexam Abby.
I remember the midnight feasts when we came back from holidays, all the girls brought extra goodies, torches and of course we all had a wonderful catch up.
I was at the school from 1962 for about 2 years. I learnt to ride and joined in the hunts,I used to hang out with Mary Moriarty,Kate Lockerby,Sarah Bell who had that awful accident and her horse was killed by a truck (Horse Whisperer makes me relive that moment every time I see the movie). I remember the Summers seemed so warm lying in the sun on the front lawns and I loved to play tennis.I can remember when I first arrived at boarding school I was so young and felt very lonely and was bullied because of my accent, but then when I think back now all those wonderful times come flooding back. I now live in Australia in the Gold Coast and I found a post from Kate Lockerby last night but I can't seem to locate it now, I would love to hear from anyone who has the same memories and share some old times.My email is email@example.com
A memory shared byon Jun 19th, 2017.
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