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by postwarblue
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

And meanwhile be very wary of the league tables without understanding how the figures reflect shrewd choice of exam boards and then IBAC and other non-A level exams.
by postwarblue
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

However, exam success is indeed one measure of getting the kids on and up. Particularly if they have been rescued from a stratum of society where ambition is 'not for the likes of us'.
by postwarblue
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

How much is that a reflection of admitting children on need, rather than raw competition?
by postwarblue
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

CH had a liaison with 617 Squadron. On 6th July 1954 I and other members of the RAF section of the CCF were flown up (and back, in a Varsity) from Dunsfold to Binbrook where 617 gave us each a 15 minute hop in a Canberra, perched on some sort of jump seat. In those days for a 17 y o that was really ...
by postwarblue
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 64
Views: 2631

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

JR, re your post above, all cases start in the magistrates' court. For a serious offence a not guilty plea will usually be sent to Crown Court for trial. A guilty plea will go there for sentencing; so also a finding of guilty to a not guilty plea where the District Judge or the magistrates consider ...
by postwarblue
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 2798

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: 11
Views: 636

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 10
Views: 966

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: 1125

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: 889

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: 3579

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: 3579

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: 3579

Re: RESEARCH

Housey reputedly had an exceptional archive of boys' measurement data of some scientific significance.