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THE badge:

Well. A Pel­i­can! Bang slap in the mid­dle of your chest.

The fe­male of the species, feed­ing her three young with three drops of her blood, pecked from her very own breast! That’ll keep you in check as a po­ten­tial per­fect mum.

We had to keep it from grub­bi­ness, clean, damp cloth etc. Care­fully stitch­ing ,tiny stitches, not to show up too much, al­ways re- sewing the blessed thing.

The motto on the scroll is ‘Legis Plen­i­tudo Car­i­tas’-Char­ity is the Ful­fil­ment of the Law. “Char­ity girls, no greed now. Go out there and do good”. Like Robin Hood (see above) and the lovely Mar­ion. Oh, but no ,you’ll be hav­ing loads of ba­bies, while you can but dream of ad­ven­tures and swash­ings and buck­lings and dar­ing doos.

Aaargh! Ba­bies! What a thought, when just sit­ting on a boy’s knee was fraught with hor­ror. Un­less ,of course, there was a copy of the Bible be­twixt he and thee.

Sis­ter Mary Rose (I think) lovely dor­mi­tory sis­ter who looked af­ter me when I was ill. Photographs by Cather­ine Acons.

Three se­niors on class­room steps. Sum­mer frocks, se­nior style full cir­cu­lar skirts. We tried on their saris af­ter the hol­i­days. Wish I could re­mem­ber their names.

Cather­ine is un­sure of the names of these two girls. Can any­one help?

Colin Barsby took a close-up shot of a small tor­toise­shell but­ter­fly feed­ing.

Beach huts in Barry Is­land taken by Olivia Mont­gomery.

Ge­orge Neal pho­tographed a sum­mer evening over­look­ing Swith­land Reser­voir.

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