Nail through the nipple – another boarding school mishap

A nail through the nipple – I remember this like it was yesterday. A boy called Kevin who was a year above me decided he wanted to have his nipple pierced. Of course this was against school policy, and he was only 14. So Kevin decided the cheapest and quickest way to have his nipple […]

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Immac Hair Remover on eyebrows – another boarding school prank

It’s fair to say we weren’t always as nice as we could have been at boarding school, and many hours of unoccupied time would let a 13 year old boy’s mind wander; to the idea of putting Immac Hair Remover on eyebrows. I remember one prank in particular. Before it was known as Veet, Immac […]

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How the day commenced at Boarding School

The routine at boarding school was pretty rigid. There were occasional changes but these were usually for lesson timetables or meal time changes.   Waking up The day would usually start with being woken up at 6.30am. I can remember one House Master in particular called Major Eales. He was the husband of one of […]

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Mr Brown (‘Von’) – Hockerill Boarding School

When I started at Hockerill Boarding School in 1991 there were two Deputy Headmasters – Mrs Marriage and Mr Brown. Mr Brown was nicknamed ‘Von’ due to his military style of dealing with behaviour, and when he wasn’t dishing out punishments he was IT teacher. Mr Brown had a vicious handshake. He would offer his […]

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