Lord Lindsay was less than amused!
She was on the top table wreathed in smoke and was obviously enjoying a drink of wine or gin.
I don't know who was behind it - it might have been part of a campaign to raise awareness of the savage UGC cuts being imposed on the university that were putting the unique Foundation Year programme in jeopardy.
It proved to be too heavy for them to handle safely and they dropped.Ian Clark, Class of 1972 In 1965 or 1966, I had the 'job' of guarding the two single toilets on the same floor as the 'ballroom' so that they were only available to Princess Margaret.Anyway, we awoke one morning to see at the top of the huge chimney that made up site echange entre voisin part of the new building a message in starkly white paint near its top.I borrowed a pair of black shoes from a neighbour in Lindsay A block, and hoped all would be well.It must have been some of those dreadful bounders who went to the "republican party" which always coincided with Commemoration Ball.Early Pranks and Japes, any student who has passed through Keele University has, at some point, thought about or taken part in a mischievous jape.
The then Vice-Chancellor, Dr Taylor, approached me one day and asked if I would be escort and table companion to Princess Margaret at her forthcoming visit to Keele.
The lions were soon crowned (my memory says with top hats, but chamber pots may have suited better) and the pole adorned with a red painted stripe going round it like a barber's pole.
It was at this point that my Mother's string came in handy.Certainly I remember it being blocked up some time in the first four years (1950-54).I graduated in 1983 and received my degree from Princess Margaret.As soon as I mentioned Keele her face lit up and her lady-in-waiting was unable to move her.We posted a few stories for Throwback Thursday on social media, but there are many more memories - ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous - here.Kalisch on the other hand." Gordon Mousinho (1975) "They both ended up as professors Alex was in fact Professor Alec Spencer" Adrian Stern (1975) The Hawthorns Bed Hoax of 1981 We are indebted to Steve Barks (1182) for recalling this memorable hoax.Mark Thomas, Class of 1981; SU President This cutting from the Sheffield 'Star' (right) is entitled 'The Princess and the Rose'.The toilet on the top floor was set aside for the exclusive use of HRH, and we had to pay someone to guard it all night to ensure no-one else used.David Nelson, Class of 1968 I was the (somewhat reluctant) clarinet in a wind quintet that met regularly and included Professor Brooke on the bassoon.