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Places:
Blue Bell Hill
Chatham
Crossness Engines
Crossness Ironwork

Eastbourne
Gravesend
Greenwich
Greenwich Cutty Sark
Hastings
Maidstone
Margate, Herne Bay xxx& Swalecliffe
Orpington
Otford & Shoreham
Ramsgate
Rochester 1
Rochester 2
Southend
Sheerness
Stockwood Park
Toad Rock
Tonbridge
Tunbridge Wells
Whitstable

Plants:
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Campanula 1
Campanula 2
Campanula 3
Daffodil Heads
Daffodil Groups
Fuchsia 1
Fuchsia 2
Lilac
Moss
Pansy Heads Cool
Pansy Heads Warm
Pansy Groups
Prunus Pink
Prunus White
  Sunflower
Tulip Heads 1
Tulip Heads 2
Tulip Groups

Weather:
Dawn
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Sky 1 Warm
Sky 2 Cool
Sky 3 Stormy
Snow
Sunset
Weather Effects

Water:
Drops
Fountains
Puddles

Rivers 1
Rivers 2
Rivers 3
Rivers 4
Surface Patterns

Weirs/Waterfalls

Name

Beryl Pratt

Age

Born 1953 in Woolwich, London, UK

Location

Garden Orpington  Goldfish
Orpington, Kent, UK this is my very own piece of it London Borough of Bromley but very definitely Kent. I and my family share it with some slippery little friends who never ever leave its boundaries.

Old Schools

Charlton Manor Primary School, Charlton, London

Please feel free to keep and use these class photos for your own memory lane activities and pass on to others who are connected to the classes. The two class photos below are now on www.friendsreunited.co.uk in my Memory Box for this school.

Charlton Manor Primary School, London - 1963 - Miss Shaw's class

1963 Miss Shaw's class, I am far left on back row

Charlton Manor Primary School, London - 1965 - Miss Stimpson's class

1965 Miss Stimpson's class, I am 5th from left, on second row from the back

Road School for Girls, Greenwich
Roan School for Girls (above), Devonshire Drive, Greenwich, London now converted to flats. The picture shows the teachers' entrance. We girls had entrances at the side ends of the buildings. I loved my school and I enjoyed all of it, apart from games in a cold field. Some of my friends chose to do only one A Level plus some days at college. When they wrote their practice shorthand on the blackboard, I was intrigued and interested.

Woolwich College of Further Education, Villas Road, Plumstead, London, learning office skills, typing and Pitman's New Era Shorthand. The year's tuition cost 50 because I had already had my quota of free sixth-form education. My friends there were utterly amazed that anyone would pay to go. They had either failed their other exams or were unable (or not encouraged) to do A Levels. I gained the impression that they felt they were second-best, in an academic sense, and to them it validated the worth of the course to actually have an "A level person" doing it by choice. It made me realise how harmful it is to have all the emphasis on so-called higher subjects. What I learnt at Woolwich College has been more useful to me than all the other subjects put together. I am so glad I did the course. Pitman's shorthand was my favourite subject to learn and has served extremely well over the years. I returned to the College in later years to improve shorthand speed in evening classes.

Once, at the College, some boys were pestering my friends and I said I might just take it all down in shorthand. They vanished.

Interests

Garden I always appreciate the privilege of having my own piece of planet Earth.

Painting, drawing, illustration, calligraphy, sewing/knitting.

Shorthand (Pitman's New Era). My best boot sale find was a New Testament written in Pitman's Shorthand published in 1886 "Printed in an Easy Reporting Style of Phonography". See my shorthand websites for free resources for learners:

www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand.org.uk
www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand-reading.org.uk
http://long-live-pitmans-shorthand.blogspot.co.uk

http://pitmans-snippets.blogspot.co.uk

Photography I enjoy capturing my surroundings flowers, plants, my garden and town, landscapes and skies/weather effects, places I visit. You can use all my photo galleries as free art reference.

Faithful Teds who spend their time quietly pondering what advice they will be giving when asked. Their purpose in life is to come up with good ideas and maintain a cheerful attitude in every circumstance.

Yellow Teddy and Brown Teddy

Yellow Teddy and Brown Teddy invite you to their website at
www.yellow-teddy.org.uk/index.htm

Pets

Goldfish in the garden pond, plus visiting frogs. Robins, wrens and bluetits in the nestboxes.

Website name

Middle name plus best hobby.

Children

Thousands, all in Africa Zimbabwe and Uganda hungry, thirsty, homeless, naked, sick, frightened, abused, hopeless and alone, prey to gangs, criminals and drug dealers. I am supporting Smile International who care for them, providing food, water, clothes, healthcare, comfort, protection, hope, education and friends/sponsors.

If you would like to help, see international aid charity www.smileinternational.org

"He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done." (Proverbs 19:17)

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My websites for free Pitman's New Era Shorthand resources:

www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand.org.uk Shorthand theory & downloads

www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand-reading.org.uk Blog articles in shorthand, with text key, for shorthand reading practice

Long Live Pitman's Shorthand logo header blogspot
http://long-live-pitmans-shorthand.blogspot.co.uk
Blog written in shorthand, with text key


http://pitmans-snippets.blogspot.co.uk Snippets of scrawled shorthand, without text key, to sharpen your deciphering skills

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