It was Joe Watthey who initiated a prefect's room in the old school. It was located on the bottom corridor below the Mechanics Hall. It was equipped with some old lockers and a couple of tables and nearly enough chairs for the 15 prefects (Watthey had upped the numbers from 8) Dave Harrison was the first Head Boy to preside over the new accomodation - not for nothing was he known in those days as Tab, Tab Hunter, or Tabularius, Keeper of the Archives. It was not uncommon for all manner of (pre-pot) smoking materials to be in daily use. One of the daily chores was to supervise the milk drinking. Any surplus bottles or crates found their way into the Prefe's room. Another duty was care of "lost prop" which was the only excuse the seething hordes had to approach its hallowed portals. Prefes who required miscreants to call with lines or for fatigues were berated for their diligence. Card schools were popular - no stakes - the favoured games were Chase the Lady, Estimation Whist and Solo Whist. There was no point in trying to work in there. The main issues of the '59 General Election (Supermac's victory over Gaitskell) were heatedly discussed along with other current affairs and sport. Darts was another pastime. It was in truth a rather seedy, dingy, untidy club - - a mish-mash of public school privilege and comprehensive school libertarianism.
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