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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    It was so your tie looked like a thin tie. If you had the fat part showing behind it you'd not get the same effect.
    This was equisite in itself mullentino mate yer Though saying this mine had so many - I even probably have some jotted down in that "booklet/mag type thing" they gave us in 1988 - as though that School was a right dump of the extreme order - that "mag" from Induction Day (will never be parted from me) as old and as falling to bits and as decrepid as he is!!

    That and learning how to fend for myself against Bullies and rancid people - are the two greatest things to come out of that School (as a result) and if parts of it are legable - I am sure it has unique rules 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnthedude View Post
    In about 1982 the fashion around Stoke on Trent was to wear 10 hole Doc Marten boots and drainpipe trousers. As our school uniform code was black trousers and black shoes it was within the rules to wear drainpipes that hardly covered your calf and 10 hole Docs. This resulted in a rule that your trousers had to reach your ankle. The girls at the time had taken to wearing shorter and shorter skirts and also had a rule introduced that said skirts must reach the knee and shoes should have no more than a 1 inch heel. We were proper rebels back then

    Finnthedude.
    We had the "old Docs" too Finn mate - but about 10 years later (or 7 or so). I recall being amazed on discovering for the first time a Docs Shop in Blackpool (who about 5 years later, it became common knowledge Max Griggs was funding/bankrolling Rushden and Diamonds to their extremley short stay in the elite 92 of the Football Leauge)

    Going back to the thread generally - whata bout "back-papoering" your rough books in any kind of Wallppaper possible too .... generaly by a strange twist of name to the thread (from Fads Wallpaper shop)!!

    Now I have said this about Fads I'll have to make a thread on that now ..... no doubts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    It was so your tie looked like a thin tie. If you had the fat part showing behind it you'd not get the same effect.
    Well true guess so on reflection Mullentino mate yer! Thinking about this too - though a lot of us pushed the Boundaries and though we worte the Tier/Uniform (but not how School wanted - but we still wore the thing), another crazy rule wa obviously in Art, H.E, Metalwork they was worried about your Tie meeting a mincer, so you had to tuck it in and idealy in the top button (my School's demanded), yeah this makes sense but in theory lessons like Maths/English they detested it as so!

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    We had to wear aprons in metal/woodwork so the tie in the machinery wasn't so much of an issue. I seem to remember the workshops also being cold all the time so jumpers were also a necessity and helped with the tie control situation, although my Pierre Cardin cardigan wasn't much cop at holding the tie in as the neck line was quite low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    We had to wear aprons in metal/woodwork so the tie in the machinery wasn't so much of an issue. I seem to remember the workshops also being cold all the time so jumpers were also a necessity and helped with the tie control situation, although my Pierre Cardin cardigan wasn't much cop at holding the tie in as the neck line was quite low.
    We had similar but not with the Jumper Mullentino, but even doing our ties as so like me and you (thin) we then started just to show the knot, as as you said showing the proper part underneath looked daft when visable = just then showuing the knot as so. Was you refering to it dune thin (re above), yes?

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    We didn't have a book of rules as such, but the bureaucrats (teachers to you) let us know about these rules as we went along.

    I bet that the so-called rule book would have a lot more pages than 20 or 30 years ago, and I assume that a lot of it would be about Health and Safety and Political Correctness as well.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    I don't think we had rules that were unique to our school but we did have rules that were unique to certain teachers. One of our teachers hated the word Excellent and if you used the word during her class you could easily be sent to an hours detention for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    We didn't have a book of rules as such, but the bureaucrats (teachers to you) let us know about these rules as we went along.

    I bet that the so-called rule book would have a lot more pages than 20 or 30 years ago, and I assume that a lot of it would be about Health and Safety and Political Correctness as well.
    Agreed George - they made them up as they went a-long - it was like I was saying to a friend the other day about our Ties - I loosened mine and this Teacher was so "Mr Keating" about it and went at me "boy do you know how to wear a Tie/tie one" (which was in First Year/Year 7) and he acted like I was wearing a Cravet or something or a Bow-Tie he was so old School - like that scene in Only Fools and Horses that Rodney is trying to drive away from those heavies and causes the Cop Car to crash/get a dint in it and the Cop goes something like it was only Monday and he starts off really heaavy handed .... then refrains his Temper to "don't do that again" in a much more mellow manner.


    My first Secondary School was full of those types ofTeacher - more so when issuing Detentions (to favourites or/and merit slips) but yeah I must admitt as have said before - from my old Geography Teacher - who was a sort of Family Friend - I obtained tons of them - that I still cherish to this day that i aquired under-hand by means of "come on sir/mr at least I tried - am I not worthy of a Merit Certiificate and his answer/actions would be to co-hoaxe me to finish the last part of the Project off - like the "Horse Trick with a Carrott as it is lead to Water" .... but I was quite good at Geography anyway and in a way I am sure he saw me as a "try-er" and sure put me on the right road to loving it as I do now - as well as I am sure he said to other Teachers "this kid excels in my lessons best" so it'd not be under-hand on part/s in many a way (if any I guess)

    Back to Detentions though - Freddie, Roland and Julie sure had a point in Grange Hill in Series 10 (87) in the midst of Radio Grange Hill (era 1) and Freddie useing his "illegal" interpretations of the School Handbook as his mouth-piece for the Radio Station in questioning the logistics/severity of the need to issue a plain 10 minute Detention or a next day (which then became the norm in general for most Schools, be it 10 mins, half an hour a hour)

    that sure was an accurate discription from memory of 80s/90s School-ing from my memory and thankfuly though I disagree 1000% with a full on Class Detention or keeping behind of a Class cos of 1individual - I think the that lines are less zaggerd now these days from what I hear - which is how it should be that 1 kid gets repercussions Detention-wise for his 1 action or 3 in a group recieve the same treatment each 3 times - if all was conducted by them equaly to earn a Detention etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    It was so your tie looked like a thin tie. If you had the fat part showing behind it you'd not get the same effect.
    We had "fake thin" too Mullentino -0 though this was only reserved as a rule for First Years and early 2nd Years - where you had the Tie so long normaly on the proper side that you could make it thin by tucking in the proper bit if needed to have stand alone thin - but the more amazing fact was we was ""clocked/busted" that many times on suspecion of having it real thin as at the point that the narrow part of the tie merges deeper and deeper into the proper part it was narrower on that part - which really fooled many a Teacher until they asked to see it full length in all it's glory (as as like I said in my other post) they hated admitting we was right and they was'nt but phew did that happen .... and not just on this matter neither too!

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    What too about Showers after PE - at my first Secondary , this only applied for the first and 2nd years but in other instances at other schools it was 9 i heard back in the day -for every year)

    It makes more sense to me that a 15 year old would be worried about his Hygene more than an 11 year old/12 year old - but even though we just did a amazingly quick merry dance through them - I can not fault the Laundry Service that existed at my first Secondary for beautifuly warm Greeen Towels always provided!

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