IToday I was writing the post number when I was reminded of this particular date while at my boarding school WNTS in Nth Elmham Norfolk England. when asked by Professor A, D, Bates our History Master; the date of this historic occasion. Being a smart ass I replied, "Sir it was on the 15th day of June, at fifteen minutes past twelve" .
Now Attila Bates as we called him was a grumpy old sod, Got a sniff of Gas in the WW1 trenches, and when anyone broke wind in the classroom, ,he would yell "Open the windows and open the doors" followed by the boys in the classroom who chanted " Down with the roof and up with the floors".. However on the day I replied to his question , I was called to the front of the class and reminded by four strokes of the cane across my butt not to be a smart ass.. My bottom smarted a fair bit afterwards. Again however, A D Bates the master was the butt of many jokes in the classroom as suggested by his name.
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