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Topic Originator: kate
Post Date June 9, 2005 @ 1:30 PM
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June 9, 2005 @ 1:42 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

At the age of 11 I started at senior School.  This seemed a very large school after my primary school.   We juniors were somewhat in awe of the senior girls, prefects etc. and the teachers.  Miss Lomax was the Headmistress and ruled the School with a rod of iron - Miss Best was the Deputy Head and taught geography.  

One day a week we ran up to the top  Park next to Jacob's Ladder to play hockey. Miss Wormald was our games mistress.   I was left-inner on the forward line.  By the time we had run back to school, changed out of our hockey kit and cycled home we were pretty exhausted.  We kept our cycles in a cycleshed at Junior House.  A few of us would amble down Lumby's Terrace wheeling our cycles and having a chat before heading home.
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betty bradshaw
November 9, 2008 @ 2:02 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I went to the High School from 1952-1957 with my dear friend Dorothy.  It only seems like yesterday as she is still my friend.  
I have many happy memories of playing Hockey up at Burghley Park and when it snowed we did cross country running through the snow in the park.
When I visit "The Burghley Horse Trials" each year I remember those long runs.
I can still sing the School Song "Within These Walls of Grey" I wonder how many others remember it.  Betty

Gillian Hendy
November 25, 2011 @ 7:41 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Whenever I pass by the High School and see all the girls I think how lucky they are to be there now and not during the time I was there.    I started n 1968 and left in 1974....Miss Medcalf was the Head Mistress at the time and I have likened her to Margaret Thatcher many times.   She would sweep down the corridor in her black gown and woe betide anyone who wasn't in the Hall ready for Assembly.  We were treated by the  teachers,  especially those in charge of games, in a way I doubt would be acceptable now.  If you didn't have a towel with you it didn't matter because you would be handed some paper towels so you could have a shower after PE anyway.   I'm sure that would be against your human rights these days.   Also being made to do hockey on that field that overlooked the station was all wrong too.   The teachers wore track suits, we had some paper thin games top on - in Winter too.    No I have to say I do not look back on my time there as enjoyable.  Amazingly though the door from the cloakroom to St Martin's was always open and as far as I know no one untoward came into the school.  How times change eh?   I still have both my Winter and Summer hats too :)

Tina Parry (nee Wells)
July 19, 2012 @ 2:20 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I was at Stamford High School from 1969 - 1972, then we moved to Hull. Miss Metcalf was the headmistress, and Miss Gregory as deputy head (I think). The teacher who I remember with great affection is Mrs Gatward - she taught Art, if I remember correctly!
I look back on my schooldays at Stamford with great affection - it is true, schooldays are the best days of your life!
I am now teaching in Hull, so Stamford High School must have made an impression!!

Rachel Henry
February 28, 2015 @ 5:47 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Gillian, yes, re hockey I remember freezing in Aertex shirts, and being completely unable to run as I had very bad asthma which the cold air brought on in an instant. Total non sympathy from games mistress Mrs S, al wrapped up on the sidelines, who used to get really cross and tell me 'Oh!, Go and sit in the pavilion." - where I would stay, sans heating for the rest of the double games period. All I can remember is putting my head down by my boots as it was the only way I could get any air in. Hateful. I too look at the girls now and think how lucky they are to be there in a more civilised caring age.