1952 Yvonne Roper
I remember several girls who sat together in Mrs. Mendham’s science classes. We sat in the back row of the science lab and would often have a chat amongst ourselves. Mrs. Mendham called us, ‘The lumps of suet on the back row.’ They were Pat Clements, Maureen Sprague, Pat Jesson and myself.
Hello Yvonne, I am sure I have some recollection of you, I certainly remember Mrs. Mendham and her comments about the lumps of suet sitting in the back row. I also sat and the back row and she used to call me “Ninny” and fat lump of lard. It was her abuse, which she would never get away with today, that made me determined to get my BSc. She was the only the only teacher at Mayfield Girls who had a BSc., so I guess she did influence me and I will never forget her.