So many young people, indeed, flocked to his school that there was not accommodation for them in Houghton, and he had to fit up part of his house as a boarding establishment.
Some designs have two or even three leaves and can fit up to twelve people.
Make sure they are snugly fit up against each other with as small a crack in between as possible.
There are even extended sizes that fit up to a size 66 waist.
These plain smooth-toe socks fit up to a size 16 and come in black, brown, khaki and navy.