Re: WH for Christmas

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Posted by Edward Burroughs on December 26, 2015 at 06:21:06 user edward_burroughs.

In Reply to: Re: WH for Christmas posted by Alan Hakim on December 23, 2015 at 07:18:07:

Boarding schools used to adjust the beginning of term according to the date Easter fell in that year. The idea was to get in a worthwhile ten-week term before packing the children off home for Easter. Perhaps this still happens - I don't know - but I guess AR would remember it from his time at Rugby.

In 1932, the year of WH, Easter was on 27 March, almost as early as it could possibly fall. So the children would have been expecting to go back to school by 17 January at the latest.

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