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Report - Carmel College - Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Funlester, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    So after a log day of driving for over 550 miles and being out the flat at 1.50 am and not getting back until 5.20 pm this was the only place we took shots at. All that travelling for 14 shots.

    Was a good day over all with some fun people. Visited with @BrainL and a few others (not sure their names on here)

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    Carmel College was a predominantly Jewish co-educational bording school in England operating between 1948 and 1997. It was first situated at Greenham Common near Newbury and then at Mongewell Park near Wallingford, Oxfordshire. It was Europe's only Jewish boarding school. It also had a very small number pupils who were not of Jewish descent, as day pupils. It was referred to as the "Jewish Eton" and Carmel College alumni were referred to as "Old Carmelis". Typical boarding fees in 1996 were £10,000 per school term (i.e. £30,000 per year). In 1990 it topped the list of the 20 most expensive boarding schools in the country. It was closed in June 1997, mainly owing to diminishing pupil numbers and financial difficulties, having been seriously affected by the termination of government assisted places by the Labour government.

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  2. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    Nice set, wouldn't mind a look around there!
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger Safety is paramount!
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    Nice set of pics :thumb

    A long drive and day though for 14 images, looks worth it though.
     
  4. BoroLad

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    Nice pics would be nice to see but a long way sadly!
     
  5. Dr.Gusto

    Dr.Gusto Dont worry am a doctor
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    Two things are illimitable: the macrocosm and human incoherent imbecility; and I'm not sure about the macrocosm
     
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    I do really like this place, some great pics there :thumb I love all of that wood :)
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Really nice that... must have been worth the trip.... great set of pics :thumb
     
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    Nice that, the panelling reminds me of Silverlands
     
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    This is now a police firearms training facility
     
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