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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2018, 10:27 
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Audrey25 wrote:
KB, thank you for posting the passage about the trunks. I have only the pb copy of Shocks and I don't remember ever having seen this. It's all the interesting little details that make the hardbacks so much more of a joy.


Yes, that bit is sadly cut out of the paperback Shocks. It is IMHO a much better book in hardback because of those bits and pieces. (Trials is the same for me.)

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Yes, when I was at school, if your parents dropped you off by car, you brought your trunk with you; if you went by train, your trunk was sent in advance either by train (called PLA or Passenger Luggage in Advance) or by a road haulier - forget what that was called but there was a TLA for it! And the same at the end of term - if you were going home by train, your trunk went a couple of days in advance, and if you were being picked up, you took it with you.


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Oh yes I had forgotten about heaving the trunk in and out of the car!

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No one loses their passport on the trip,


In theory pupils could travel on a collective or group passport if they were British. https://www.gov.uk/collective-group-passports shows the current information.

Not sure if the CS pupils would have done that as it would be just as complicated in the Swiss years with all the other nationalities joining the train en route. In any case most of them came from families who were affluent enough to travel in the holidays so they might still have needed an individual one.

When I taught in Wales we used group passports, much more convenient and cheaper. During my first years in Germany (I taught in Services schools) we also used group passports but at some stage we had to transfer to individual ones. I can't remember why but it may have been at the time that individual passports for babies/children were introduced.

EBD definitely missed a good plotline there.


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Wouldn't a group passport have caused difficulties if a girl had to travel independently, for example when Jessica Wayne was sent for in Coming of Age? Or when Mary Lou was late returning to school after Gran died? Each of them would have needed her own passport then.


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You used to be able to get a Visitor's Passport which lasted for 12 months and could be picked up in a Post Office with proof of identity - it was cheap and quick, but abolished in 1994.


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