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by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Congratters indeed, and if anyone didn't get what they needed, hang in there. Lat year my grandson got very good A levels but they just were not enough for an immediate medical place. However, some aspirants clearly had applications in at more than one med school. At the last minute my grandson was ...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

In my day if you failed Latin O level that totally ruled out Oxbridge. ... For Oxbridge, O level Latin or Greek was compulsory. GCEs came in 1952 but the first year there was a levelling-down Labour rule that they could not be taken until one was 16, and I wasn't. Flecker had replaced Latin with Gr...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3772

Re: Roger Martin

I suspect that some of the victims have put as much distance between them and CH as possible and so will not be reached from any mailing list CH or CHOBA has. Plus some will see the incredible ordeal of being questioned, probably aggressively, in court, as just too much.
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 144
Views: 11397

Re: Expelled

As prompted on another thread, I've just re-read this one to which I find that I contributed in 2010. A boy was expelled in the early fifties for stealing booze from the Common Room. As it happens his father was the incumbent of the church used by my mother, who told me that he had put it about that...
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3772

Re: Roger Martin

richardb wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 pm
I am not commenting on Roger Martin but I agree with you Rob that there are more to come. Lots more.

Do you mean more victims or more perpetrators please?
by postwarblue
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 26
Views: 1626

Re: CH and flu

I remember a condition of going to CH was that one had to have been vaccinated against smallpox.
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 66
Views: 2486

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

Perhaps the lawyers for these three have counselled them to keep quiet?
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3447

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Making the first sentences concurrent seems to me to be wrong and shows insufficient respect for those victims, but I suppose there are legal reasons for this? In my view Karim should atone for each victim in turn (and with a longer stretch for each). Out in five (or a bit less) and back to being th...
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1368

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

I swobbed for the Col B House Captain, Herbert Winter, 1947-8. It w s always clear that swobbing was voluntary and certainly did not include illegal missions or peremptory ones - the duties were clear, bed, shoes and study fire as I remember. I met my own swob at an OB Day years later and he seemed ...
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 176
Views: 6455

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I can't seem to see the 1960 photo (or ANY of Lieberman's) but if it's a very small cup it is probably the Meek Pancake Cup given by Miss Meek, Mrs Ritches' prdecessor as Coleridge matron, for the Col A vs Col B Shrove Tuesday pancake race.
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 176
Views: 6455

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I had a different version Richard, having been in Col B at the time. A 13-year-old friend of mine told me that he had been reticent about going back for the start of the summer term in 1956 and his mother dragged out of him why this was the case. He was one of those to whom Buck paid particular att...
by postwarblue
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 176
Views: 6455

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Richard,

a propos paras 2, 5 and 9 re references, I would be tempted to ask for the actual texts, and who signed them.
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6832

Re: Who Knew What?

Trevor Hoskins was in Col B about six years ahead of me. He left 1949 IIRC.
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 37
Views: 5201

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

:D Oh dear, I'm extremely sorry for my incorrect grammar. What is "correct" grammar? I am in constant touch with many authors, mainly US nationals, and this is the subject of constant argument. They seem to have at least three schools of thought of which The Chicago School get a lot of column inche...