Facts: Berets

I was part of the 1958 intake. MGB was one year old and seemed to be all glass, not double glazed or tinted, so was like a greenhouse.
Our main problem was having to wear a beret, none of us wore hats, it was old fashioned but as part of the uniform it was a MUST. Always to be worn to and from school correctly with the badge showing.
It became even more a bane of our lives as hairstyles changed and back combing and lacquer came the fashion. Badges were sown onto the tops of berets and Mum's hairgrips became useful in holding the darn things to the back of one's head, but our headmistress, Miss Lovatt, was having none of it.
I was a prefect in my 5th year and yes, I was still hounding pupils to wear their berets and correctly.

Brenda Thick (nee Parnham)

Rossett, Wrexham, North Wales
I left MGB in 1963 and joined Lloyds Bank, Alfreton Rd, Nottm and on marriage to an RAF bloke ended up moving to Chester. I have recently retired from the bank after 40yrs.

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