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bohica
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1516 of 1520  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 11:22am  
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SPLODGE! - I thought I had heard the last of that. I've had easier nightmares. Dreadful stuff, and it was one of the better meals. I suffered a couple of terms of meals before persuading my parents to let me take sandwiches. I often used to take dripping sandwiches, some of the better off pupils seemed to pity me. They didn't know what they were missing. Lol
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Dr Phil 1949 to 1956
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1517 of 1520  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 2:14pm  
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On 23rd Jul 2011 11:11pm, PhilipInCoventry said: Hi, MidlandRed, do you remember a school speechday where the guest was an Australian cricketer? I cannot remember his name. My wife is a cricket enthusiast, either that or she fancied Viv Richards or Ian Botham. Lol
Sorry to interfere But I think it could have been Bruce Dooland as I think he had some Coventry connection? Dr Phil Edited by member, 2nd Dec 2019 2:15 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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1518 of 1520  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 3:41pm  
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Dr Phil, no need to be sorry for interfering. Nobody interferes on this Forum, we are all grateful for each other's opinions and input, as the Mods will confirm for you I am sure. Thumbs up Edited by member, 2nd Dec 2019 3:43 pm
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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1519 of 1520  Wed 4th Dec 2019 9:34pm  
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On 2nd Dec 2019 11:22am, bohica said: SPLODGE! - I thought I had heard the last of that. I've had easier nightmares. Dreadful stuff, and it was one of the better meals. I suffered a couple of terms of meals before persuading my parents to let me take sandwiches.
I'd like to issue a correction to my recent post. I suffered school dinners for only one year, not two as stated on 28-8-15 (which the more observant will have clocked). For the rest of my time (sentence), I took "sandwiches", officially, which meant I could go wherever I wanted at lunch, sorry, dinner time. Whilst against school rules, I was never challenged in nine years! Smile
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MisterD-Di
Sutton Coldfield
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1520 of 1520  Thu 5th Dec 2019 2:34pm  
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Slim, my memories are slightly different from yours on the subject of lunchtimes. I soon gave up on school dinners too, deciding that I would prefer to take sandwiches. There was a sandwich room which was the annexe alongside the school hall where there were benches and tables for the sandwich brigade to eat. I remember that more and more lads were abandoning the appalling dinners, a fact that the school also noticed. So they introduced a fee for using the sandwich room. It was 15/- per term, the equivalent of three weeks school dinners, for which they provided nothing. No plates, cutlery, cups, water, not a thing. This led to a change in arrangements for many, myself included. The choices, officially, were school lunches, the sandwich room, or going home for lunch. I believe you needed a note for the home option, which I got. At that point you could do what you liked. Many ate sandwiches around the school, although you avoided getting caught eating in the rooms used as lunchtime common rooms, 7 & 8 as I recall. I had a few options. Sometimes a few of us would go and eat our lunch at the home of a lad who lived in Park Road. The station buffet was ok for sausage & chips, then there was the Wimpy Bar in Trinity Street. Once a week it was into town for Fishy Moores. If we saved our lunch money we sometimes had the businessmen's 3-course lunch for 6/- at the Sunflower House in Station Square. In the 6th form we had graduated to the chippy in Bloomfield Road, the sandwich shop in Albany Road, or the Albany pub for a pint. One thing I never did, of course, was to actually go home for lunch as I lived in Binley. The bottom line is that the school just didn't have a clue as to the whereabouts of a huge number of people at lunchtimes. Completely irresponsible, of course, especially by modern standards.
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