David Bush: No Talking
Here David describes the school dining room and the ‘no talking’ rule.
TranscriptThe school dining room had a massive window, and we all had wooden benches, and there was a warden there, well in supervising table manners, and there were certain parts of the meal where you weren't allowed to speak, so you had to sit there in silence and eat your dinner and they used to ring the bell and say, 'You may now talk,' and so all these, children would suddenly start babbling away.
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