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by wurzel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Attitudes to sports

80's we had Rugby in Michaelmas, Hockey or Football in Lent and Cricket/athletics in Summer. I think Football had been introduced by Hailey, he definitely seemed to be the force behind it. By then we had coaching in Rugby even in junior houses although it was obviously not up to club standards. Ther...
by wurzel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 90
Views: 2574

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Up until the block system came into being I would say that as the population of the senior houses were at least partly self selected you would end up with people with similar interests banding together and creating a "house culture" which would take a major event (like the block system) to disrupt. ...
by wurzel
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1591

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Very true - if this it to become a "remove CHOBA membership for all old blues with a criminal conviction" thread, naming them all, it will become very long thread
by wurzel
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1591

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Pretty sure 2 years not 4 as she started in her deps one of the first 3 girls the year before the merger with Sarah Jeffers & Sidonia Porteus, her sister Kate did 4 years but started the following year i think.
by wurzel
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Old Blue Scientists???
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: Old Blue Scientists???

Since the 80s at least, the general attitude had been to look down on science, as far as I can tell. Certainly, a talented rugby player would receive more attention than a potential scientist. And anyway, what's the point, when someone with a chemistry degree will probably waste all that knowledge ...
by wurzel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Help the newbie!
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: Help the newbie!

in the 80's you were specifically requested not to have contact with parents for first 3 weeks (other than letters) to apparently stop homesickness !! By the way the bit about school "team kit" will be that if they are in a school team the shirts at least will be specific to the team and thus taken ...
by wurzel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Annoying car man
Replies: 21
Views: 723

Re: Annoying car man

Have cars got that much wider since 1990 or was it never designed to be used by a car on a regular basis? Basically "yes" all that side protection 1990 Ford Escort 66.6" 2017 Ford Focus 71.8" 1990 Asta 65.4" 2018 Astra 71.2" Add to that the fact that in 1990 an Escort was still seen as a decent fam...
by wurzel
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 2619

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

i joined the school at the same time my great grandfather died leaving an instrument to the school - he had been a lab tech and very good cornet player and played with some form of big band/dance band at the school in the 50's (Laurie was his name). I was immediately given the instrument and thus it...
by wurzel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

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

the trouble with Oxbridge now is you can only apply to one of them in a year, so once he put down Cambridge he could not apply to Oxford even though Cambridge would not even interview him. One of my younger brothers contemporaries at CH had the same happen to them, a flat rejection from Cambridge, s...
by wurzel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

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

Well all i know is that this years cohort is the one my son would have been in but CH didnt think he would fit in, so he boarded elsewhere on a scholarship/bursary better than the indicative CH one we had at the time and is off to Warwick on the back of 3xA*in Maths, Further Maths & Physics + A in C...
by wurzel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

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

Sorry wrote a post then realsied about gcse's not alevels so deleted PS just found my son who is off to Warwick to do Maths has made contact with others going there on social media and that includes this year's Maths button Grecian who was amazed he guessed her school from a couple of clues (miles f...
by wurzel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Phone boxes

The phone boxes were painted green in the 80's 3 in total that i knew of , Pe LH & near Wardrobe. just before the girls came they instead put phones in each house in the under stairs broom cupboard. Someone soon worked out that whilst they were coin phones they were owned buy the school not BT and t...
by wurzel
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9778

Re: Who Knew What?

Why wouldn’t there be? Because of all the bad publicity While these scandals have certainly revived this forum, I don't really think they have made much of a splash with the public at large. For a start none of them occurred under the present leadership. I think Ampleforth and Downside are far more...
by wurzel
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9778

Re: Who Knew What?

i dont remember how true this now is due to changes in structure etc but I remember being told whilst there that the reason for the sale of Hertford was that although the school has loads of assets (this was around the time it was listed as the richest school in Britain) it needed liquid cash to pay...
by wurzel
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Data Protection Act
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Data Protection Act

I was in the bank on Friday where someone was trying to open an account for their wife (both Poles) he had a plethora of ID but the bank clerk was refusing to open it as his utility bill was a print off of a statement of account and not a posted copy - he was trying to explain it was an account mana...