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.