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by postwarblue
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Pinker had a small rubber dog's bone that he would shy at the inattentive. Because of its peculiar shape the ricochets were totally unpredictable, causing collateral damage to the innocent. His Geography lessons stay in the mind as he taught us for all time how to read an OS map, how to draw an elev...
by postwarblue
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: CH in Art

Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' 1808, has a plate showing CH on St Matthew's Day with the Verrio running all along the rhs and the bag-wigged, black-gowned staff beneath it, the haut ton on the lhs and two Grecians orating with the Head, Trollope, behind them and hoi polloi (?parents) in the far d...
by postwarblue
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

In Col B in my time the changing room trough was never used, nor the showers above it, except that the copper shower head cud be used like a clothes stand to hold one's bluecoat while brushing it down and cleaning it before showing it up to a monitor on Saturday mornings. Some learned that if they l...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

The numbers using each lav-end meat the bath ration was one per week. With people filling their bowl of water from the bath hot tap and then leaving it running to see if the bather squeaked.
by postwarblue
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

CH was massively descoped when the girls came to Horsham - total numbers dropped by about a quarter, which will have massively cut costs, but even the one-off windfall of selling Hertford has not put CH in the black for ever. The books HAVE to balance and if that means more FF places, that's the way...
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Sharks

I seem to remember Watson and the Shark hanging in the School Library lobby and thus only visible to UF and above?
by postwarblue
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I suspect the Tower is not part of the City and under the Lord Mayor because it was Crown property.
by postwarblue
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2539

Re: RESEARCH

Topic 1. At an OB Day several years ago I was told by another ex-Col B who had been four years ahead of me that a contemporary of his had been sacked for being found with one of the maids. No names as, amazingly, there are people older than me who aren't dead yet. Topic 2. A Jewish boy arrived in Co...
by postwarblue
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2539

Re: RESEARCH

Sailing through CH with my eyes wide shut, I never heard of Mr Drummond.


I did however hear of Eithne, via my chum Alf in one of the Barnses, but whether he was taking private biology lessons I cannot presume to say.
by postwarblue
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2539

Re: RESEARCH

Housey reputedly had an exceptional archive of boys' measurement data of some scientific significance.
by postwarblue
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Great Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 314

The Great Fire

1st part shown last night, 2nd tonight:

https://www.my5.tv/the-great-fire-in-re ... /episode-1

features CH in the person of a female shoemaker at the school.

Watching on catchup has an advantage, the ad breaks are much shorter.
by postwarblue
Sun May 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13254

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

This aspect of Uncle's bio teaching was certainly commented on in my time (although I was never taught by him and in fact did hardly any biology at CH).
by postwarblue
Sun May 28, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

Curious. The Canadian troops were concentrated about 30 miles west of CH and the Americans a fair distance further west than that, deploying from Dorset and Devon, their beaches being the westward ones..
by postwarblue
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

I was taught by or otherwise had to do with at least ten of these and knew almost none of those facts about them!
by postwarblue
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1273

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Some years ago touring in France our B&B served our breakfast coffee in bowls just like Kiff bowls for size and shape. I knew how to pick mine up!