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Get out and get some fresh air lad! Shouldn't be cooped up inside with a computer... You should be out, and up to some rosy cheeked caperings - so bugger off down the tunnels and go weeding like a proper Weebley.
(actually don't - I lost my tie for that (find somewhere better!))
How does the new welbeck hold up against the old one? IMHO part of the welbeck experience was the place itself and its character features. Sunken G in the summer, the glass corridor and associated classrooms, underground Ballroom. As well as what you could get up to if you put your mind to it!
The old Welbeck college was once the seat of the Duke of Portland, a decidedly eccentric individual. He hated being seen by people and, if surprised by (say) a servant entering a room in which he was present, would freeze and stand motionless until the servant had gone. During the time they jointly occupied the room the Duke would expect the other person to act as if he (the Duke, that is) wasnât there.
This dislike of being seen led to him constructing underground tunnels, one of which led to the nearest railway station so that when the Duke had to go to London on his Ducal duties he could arrive at the station privately. These tunnels remain and although they were supposed to be out of bounds, Welbexians couldnât resist exploring them.
Another eccentricity of the Duke came to light after he died when people cleared out one of the upstairs rooms, long unused. In it were found thousands of wigs. No-one knows why.
There is now no Duke of Portland and, there being no successors, there never will be again.
Despite the reputation Welbexians seem to have among some members of this site, almost all the ones I know are top blokes. Iâve no idea how the new site compares to the old one for facilities, but it canât have one tenth of its character. Oh, and it used to be army only (and engineering only to boot).
You say engineering only but some of us did go on to join the combats arms, but I think they will have probably tightened up on that. Your right though nothing can replace old Welbeck, the tunnels, K-block. I would like to see the new place.
Supposedly at the model U.N this year, the welbeck team contained a nutcase geordie, a phillipino lad and a scotsman that liked to get naked whenever possible, and who wants to be the next storeman of the army.