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Re: Miss Lee and Latin


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Posted by wdmtgts on January 09, 2019 at 06:06:56 user wdmtgts.

In Reply to: Re: Miss Lee and Latin posted by Magnus Smith on January 08, 2019 at 10:09:05:

I'm quite taken with my idea of Susan and Titty going to the Royal Naval School for girls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Royal_School,_Haslemere); indeed Titty and my mother must have been about the same age. The school was at Twickenham until 1940, when the school was evacuated to Haslemere.
But where did the Amazons go? I feel that it wouldn't have been too far south - but from my brief researches girls' boarding schools today seem to cluster in the southern half of England, though things were very different before co-ed boarding started in the late 1960s. One thing is certain: it wasn't anywhere NEAR Harrogate, for reasons that I needn't explain....................... And it will have needed to be reachable by train from the Lake District. I thought of Merchant Taylor's Girls School, N of Liverpool, but Wikipedia tells me that Latin was taught there right from the start. Perhaps somewhere in Shropshire/ Herefordshire/ Gloucestershire; not Cheltenham Ladies', I somehow feel. But to be honest, I suspect that AR didn't give much thought at all to which schools the female Ss and As went to, as he didn't have personal knowledge. Research to be done as to where the Collingwood and Altounyan girls went to boarding school.


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