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by Reuben
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chief Bradley
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Chief Bradley

Bob Rae is still alive? Glad to see that... couldn't have wished for a better maths teacher.
by Reuben
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Reunion for 1989 leavers (20 years? Jeez!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: Reunion for 1989 leavers (20 years? Jeez!)

Lots of people can't make this one on March 21st, so there's a talk of making a special effort to attend this year's Old Blue's Day...

Keep it free in your diary, Vonny!
by Reuben
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Reunion for 1989 leavers (20 years? Jeez!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: Reunion for 1989 leavers (20 years? Jeez!)

Aw, go on Vonny... I'll hold your hand! :P

Inappropriate? Moi?
by Reuben
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Reunion for 1989 leavers (20 years? Jeez!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Reunion for 1989 leavers (20 years? Jeez!)

Were you at C.H. from 1982 to 1989 (or thereabouts)? Then you might be interested to know a reunion is tentatively* planned for Saturday 21st March 2009 . It's all Andrew Reeder's idea, he also set up this Facebook group for it: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47268199502 Looking forward to se...
by Reuben
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Olfactory Memories of CH
Replies: 59
Views: 6423

Sprim! Thanks J.R., I have been wondering for a long time what that stuff was called... On the couple of times I have returned to C.H., the music school smell in particular took me back. Something about the brown carpeting and particular brands of cleaning products, at a guess. Funny how it always f...
by Reuben
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sam Noel-Paton
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Jeez, poor Sam! I remember him, glad he pulled through. Has anyone else noticed a high incidence of serious brain illness among 1980s CH pupils? I count 5 so far that I know of, including Sam, who were all within 3 years of each other. Maybe it's average, I don't know, but it seems statistically odd...
by Reuben
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Just a bit of fun
Replies: 5
Views: 672

by Reuben
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bullying & Abuse - Take II
Replies: 132
Views: 18580

My nursemaid was Steve Usher-Wilson. Can't remember much about him, so I guess he must have been alright. I remember on my 2nd form, when I was in the pit of misery - terminally homesick, depressed, etc - a kindly U.F. called Rupert Hopcraft took me to one side and gave me the most wonderful pep tal...
by Reuben
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Fashions in Music at CH
Replies: 139
Views: 14726

Bolshoi fans may like to know that Trevor Tanner is alive and well in the U.S.A. and has written some great solo material. "Bullish, Bellyache, and Belch" is an awesome 3CD set - I'm listening to it right now. PM me if you'd like to hear some.
by Reuben
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Fashions in Music at CH
Replies: 139
Views: 14726

adlop wrote:As for Ali Zaldua, fairly sure he is responsible for my adoration of all things Jesus and Mary Chain. Where is he now?
I last spoke to "Duda" by email a year or two back... he teaches music at a university in Germany now, and is married with one son.
by Reuben
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bullying & Abuse - Take II
Replies: 132
Views: 18580

I mentioned my own torturer-in-chief by name in the original thread, and in my calmer moments I can almost see why this was a bad idea. Following a tip-off by private message I have since learned that he committed suicide in 2000. "Couldn't have happened to a nicer chap" was my initial uncharitable ...
by Reuben
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Plus ca change
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

The Chelsea's a car park? Outrage!
Joni Mitchell wrote:Dont it always seem to go
You don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
by Reuben
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Fashions in Music at CH
Replies: 139
Views: 14726

Did someone mention The Smiths? Ali Zaldua got me into them back in 1984... I still listen to them a lot today. Likewise my beloved iPod hosts a ton of Cure, Mission, Sisters of Mercy, etc ... all the usual goth suspects, the taste for which I acquired at C.H. Although I tend to play (and perform) m...
by Reuben
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 105
Views: 16602

Barnes A 19
Thornton A/B 11
by Reuben
Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: C H Echoes
Replies: 15
Views: 1912

By the way while hunting out some house photo's to scan in and I found some photo's from the mid 80's of the year the leavers took every rugby shirt and used them as bunting round the quad, put a hard hat on Queen Victoria's bust and laid out classrooms on the grass. Hey I remember that! I was woke...