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by postwarblue
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1645

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

The disclosure thing: the prudent employer does not provide any sort of reference at all, only a statement that so and so was employed between this and that date. It must be obvious that paedophiles will seek employment that gives them access to their prey. One defence against this must be that the ...
by postwarblue
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: CH and flu

Nowadays - last year there were two sorts of jab, the NHS trivalent one and a quadrivalent that allegedly protected against the type of flu that was going to lay the country waste this year. This coming winter the quad will be available on the NHS but NOT to OAPs - my GP says he will not be reimburs...
by postwarblue
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 15
Views: 2569

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

Eh? his coat seems to be buttoned left over right?

PS A couple of years ago I took a tour of the Mansion House - the whole scene was eerily familiar, including how we came on from the left like queue in the photo.
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: 672

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: 672

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: 672

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: 846

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: 83
Views: 4083

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: 3245

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: 800

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: 2504

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: 2504

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: 1184

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: 1433

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: 1058

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.