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    Posted: 16-March-2007 at 23:17
what is it with this whole 'compound' thing? When I attended it was called 'the courtyard'.

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and would you believe she had the cheek to say no...
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I dont remember either the compound or the courtyard
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Me neither, I only remember sitting on someones knee on a plastic chair!
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wasn't me .think i'd remember a swan!
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Oh I'm sure it wasn't. I'm sure you're pure as the driven snow
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The courtyard/compound, I always thought, was genuinely a place to "get some air" and cool down - never realised there was allsorts going on out there...
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Morning Mel
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Never a compound or courtyard in my day either.
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How could you not remember the compound???

Yes,all it was was a gravel area with some fences,to presumably get some air as Mel says but also to,after the slow set,take that person you just asked to dance out and erm,'talk' to them.

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Gasp - I remember being in the compound but can't describe it!
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Hey guys,

This was the place were every1 got down and dirty,(it was basically an area were all the lads put their bikes during the school week).Many an innocence was lost out there,not mine of course but definately a lot of snogging an stuff and it would be a place to go and hide from prying eyes,until that is of course the bouncers would come up and shine that torch in your face(like they did when the mosses were getting a bit too rough!?!)and ask yas to break it up.Oh the compound,what a place....

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Brings  back some great memories jus tthinking of what went on in the compound makes me laugh! 
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hey, I'm really pleased you all (well, some of you) have vivid memories. But, my point was about what it's called. At the last reunion one of my mates almost had a nervous breakdown due to the Courtyard not being a Courtyard anymore.

Those of you who don't remember it at all, where did you go during the slowsets? Because we all went to the Courtyard rather than be under the scrutiny of those who, rather than dance themselves, sat around the hall staring at those who were......
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For me it was either a quiet corner, or sometimes up on stage. Not that I regularly engaged in that kind of thing 
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Well from 1985 - 1987....

You went to the Compound for one thing and one thing only a good SNOG...

Nothing else....

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Only ever ventured to the stage...never knew  about the compound or even heard it mentioned 'til I saw the documentary last year.....

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Originally posted by Maureen O'Hara Maureen O'Hara wrote:

what is it with this whole 'compound' thing? When I attended it was called 'the courtyard'.

Discuss.


After my time I'm afraid. Never went to St Paul's, just the old Grove.

There was mention of the compound in the documentary, lots of strange things went on there
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sharon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-March-2007 at 12:52

Jeez never seen strange things going on in the compound unless u call snogging strange...."giggles"

Then again i wouldnt have been looking around me just at whoever i was out there with showing him i was so engrossed in whatever conversation that was going on.......im sure we talked about something...hehe

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Originally posted by freebird freebird wrote:

Never a compound or courtyard in my day either.

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