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post Nov 18 2013, 09:30 PM
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Her accent too Northern it seems or actually Cumbrian!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25...-inspector.html
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post Nov 18 2013, 09:56 PM
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Good, pleased to hear it.
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post Nov 18 2013, 10:51 PM
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I see the Mail is using a photo of the apartments that used to be Luker to represent a Berkshire school.
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post Nov 18 2013, 11:40 PM
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QUOTE (The Hatter @ Nov 18 2013, 09:56 PM) *
Good, pleased to hear it.



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We had a PE teacher at our school.
He was called Mr Belli. (pronounced Bell-eye)

He was one of those muscley over compensating pricks. I laughed at him because he missed the ball in a game of indoor cricket (with a softer squsihy ball) and he bolloxed me for it, said he would expell me because he'd ban me from PE LOL!!!

No wonder he got the nickname Mr Bellend and I think he left after.


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post Nov 18 2013, 11:53 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Nov 18 2013, 10:51 PM) *
I see the Mail is using a photo of the apartments that used to be Luker to represent a Berkshire school.


That was my first thought, but, on closer inspection, is it?

There are some subtle differences, but differences nonetheless. The clock tower in the article is white, but the Luker building one was black (and didn't to my recollection, have a clock).

Also, I'm trying to place where the door is with the visitor sign adjacent but not able to figure out where it would be. Certainly on the Andover Road side, there was no doorway halfway down the building (as well as there being more greenery by the buildings as parking was more towards to the history block). And on the Buckingham Road side it was a grand entrance with steps and a pillar.

The triangular wall sections on this one are brick whereas Luker they were smooth and painted white. Overall Luker just seems 'grander' for want of a better word.

Google Maps still has images from 2009 at Street View so maybe someone else has a better viewpoint.

The brochure (p2 specifically) for those apartments now has a good image of the non-Road side of the building and again, too many differences.
http://www.lindenhomes.co.uk/live/developm...uker_Lowres.pdf

As an aside, when I googled the image itself (love modern technology) all that came up were stock photos on company websites for purveyors of security systems and the like. It's also on istock photo as "Boys Grammer School built in 1913' which again is close to the Luker building (built in 1910 I believe) and was the girls school not a boys. Not that I put a whole lot of faith in a throwaway caption on istock but it could just be a stock photo used by the paper to represent a school rather than a picture of St Barts as it was.

http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-181...ol-building.php

You've got me intrigued now smile.gif

It looks incredibly familiar and yet I can't quite place it all the same.......
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post Nov 19 2013, 11:26 AM
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Well I never! You're right of course. I checked on street view myself. Had to laugh at the heading on the stock photo "Boys Grammer School building". They obviously didn't go there! smile.gif
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post Nov 19 2013, 01:27 PM
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That isn't Luker, but it is hard to tell whether the stock photo was once a boys or girls grammar school.
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post Nov 19 2013, 03:17 PM
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So the school it transpires is Whitelands Park in Thatcham according to Sky News.
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post Nov 19 2013, 04:58 PM
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I had a Geordie IT teacher.
I said we'd learn more if we went on a "Computeach" course.

She thought I called her an incompetent teacher.
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post Nov 19 2013, 05:28 PM
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We had a humourless teacher for French; he had a very broad Lancastrian accent. Not good!
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post Nov 19 2013, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Nov 19 2013, 05:28 PM) *
We had a humourless teacher for French; he had a very broad Lancastrian accent. Not good!

As long as he had a good French accent! Or is that what you meant??
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post Nov 19 2013, 08:31 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Nov 18 2013, 11:40 PM) *
laugh.gif

We had a PE teacher at our school.
He was called Mr Belli. (pronounced Bell-eye)

He was one of those muscley over compensating pricks. I laughed at him because he missed the ball in a game of indoor cricket (with a softer squsihy ball) and he bolloxed me for it, said he would expell me because he'd ban me from PE LOL!!!

No wonder he got the nickname Mr Bellend and I think he left after.



QUOTE (motormad @ Nov 19 2013, 04:58 PM) *
I had a Geordie IT teacher.
I said we'd learn more if we went on a "Computeach" course.

She thought I called her an incompetent teacher.
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Sounds like you were a model pupil. Any other anecdotes?
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post Nov 19 2013, 09:59 PM
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Model pupil.

Nah. More middle of the road... smile.gif
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post Nov 19 2013, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Nov 19 2013, 09:59 PM) *
Model pupil.

Nah. More middle of the road... smile.gif


HAHAHAHAHHA laugh.gif


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post Nov 20 2013, 08:27 PM
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It appears, according to the BBC, that she was not asked to modify her accent, but it was a staffroom joke that some union representative overheard.
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