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    I loved the illustrations in the Professor Branestawm books - I think they were by Heath Robinson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqueline View Post
    I loved the illustrations in the Professor Branestawm books - I think they were by Heath Robinson?
    I've just been on Wiki, and you quite right!

    It is said you learn something every day, and today I learned that Heath Robinson was an illustrator. I'm familiar with the idea of people calling eccentric inventions "...very Heath Robinson", but I've always thought that was because Robinson was an inventor!

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    When I was a little girl I somehow got Heath Robinson and Teddy Robinson confused

    The mind boggles!
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    There was an American called Rube Goldburg who drew similar cartoons, & has become an expression for a complicated device.
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    ..and now I've learnt something.
    Who says DYR isn't educational??

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    I loved English and Art, that was about it lol
    The worst teacher was Mrs Wharton, she taught sewing, she was just so horrible, never smiled, never said anything positive, I may of actually enjoyed it and learned something if she was a little nicer! lol
    I got an E on my IT exam, I just had no idea what my teacher was saying, he had a really strong accent, just couldn't understand a word lol
    Ahhh fun days! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqueline View Post
    When I was a little girl I somehow got Heath Robinson and Teddy Robinson confused

    The mind boggles!
    maybe you thought they where brother and sister jacqueline.

    the worst teacher i had was mr gordon.
    he took me for metalwork,3 consecutive periods.

    he was so serious,he would fire the duster at you,and also hit you over the knuckles with a ruler.OUCH!!

    never knew they taught sewing

    loved P E all that running around.
    liked athletics the best.
    p.e. my fave subject.

    also liked woodwork which was also 3 successive periods.

    made a table which i still have thats near 21 yrs ago,its my pride and joy.
    would be read annoyed if it got damaged or stole.
    never knew sewing was taught amethyst.
    don't remember it when i was at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    ...made a table which i still have thats near 21 yrs ago,its my pride and joy....
    I don't still have anything I made at school. But you did remind me of the wooden 'maze' I made for an exam. We all had to put our finished products in a big sack, believe it or not. I remember hearing mine hit the bottom of the sack and divide into many pieces.

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    My memory which haunts me is the time when as a very nervous and timid youngster I sat in the class waiting for my turn to come round as the teacher pointed to sums on the board and we had to give the answer pronto. As my turn got nearer and nearer I got so frightened that when I was supposed to answer I just froze. The next thing I was aware of was the whole class was laughing because I had peed myself and there was a little puddle on the floor beneath my seat! I was only about 6 at the time but I remember it vividly.
    I have however, always been very good at maths and eventually became a bookkeeper/accountant.
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    Art and Graphics were my favourite subjects at school. I was always pretty good at those. I remember feeling very smug once when our maths teacher - in something of a rage - was trying to get the correct answer to something he had taught us in the previous lesson (I can't remember what it was now, but the answer was '2-Pye-r') out of his class of students. He made every one stand up in turn as he went round the room demanding the answer. No-one was getting it right so they all remained standing. About halfway round as he reached the back of the class (where I was) and shouted my name to stand up - I stood up. "What's the answer?" "2-Pye-r!" "Thank you, sit down!" - I sat down. Then he went back round all of the others and demanded they repeat it over and over before they were allowed to sit down again. I was never a swot, but that was quite satisfying as I avoided being humiliated, and I've never forgotten it. Although I've long forgotten what '2-Pye-r' was the answer to. Probably what a Yorkshireman and his mate ask for at lunchtime in a pub! (I'm here all week!)
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