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School life under German occupation. Disruption

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MYRTLE TABEL, Mrs. Roberts, Anita Renier, Gwen Pugh
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05 May 2005

I started school at the Convent School because my mother felt that if anything happened during the war the nuns would look after me and although we certainly weren’t Catholics the nuns really were very good to us and did look after us. I then was transferred to Amherst. Now Amherst School was closed, the Germans occupied Amherst School as it is now, and we were sent to school in the Wesley Bouet Playgroup room, the Bouet Chapel, Wesley Chapel in the Bouet. There was Mrs. Roberts, bless her heart, she was the head teacher (I now take her Meals on Wheels.) Mrs. Roberts and Anita Renier and Gwen Pugh were the teachers and we were very well taught and very well looked after. Then I think a disease was traced to a child in the school or something happened and I was sent back to the Convent and then back to Amherst again, it was a bit of like jumping back and forwards to see where you could really get the best education. But we did learn. As far as I can remember I could read very fluently, and I’m sure the education here was as good as they could make it.

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