One of the many things I remember Miss Vipond teaching us was when leaving our desk, if only for a visit to the toilet, we must always leave a note on our typewriter saying where we were! When I did this at one of my first jobs, the office staff fell about laughing. She was a lovely lady, if rather old fashioned.
In that first year, it was decided that we should 'socialise' with the boys at the technical college across the road and a meeting was held to discuss ideas. One lunch hour, we all went across the road, supposedly to dance with the boys, under supervision. I can recall how excruciatingly embrassing it was with the boys staying on one side of the hall and the girls on the other. I don't recall anyone actually getting togoether and definitely not dancing. How times change. We did start up a card club, playing in the evenings, but that was banned when the caretaker caught us playing for money.