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by Ajarn Philip
Fri May 22, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 507635

Re: Mallett's Mallet

wreck
by Ajarn Philip
Fri May 22, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom
Replies: 27
Views: 2053

Re: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom

J.R. wrote: Sounds like something out of "50 Shades of Grey" !!
Hope you enjoyed the book, JR... :shock:
by Ajarn Philip
Fri May 22, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 20637

Re: Politics

While I can't disagree with most of what you say (nicely put, if I may say so!), the idea that there is no similar 'old boy network' in many other countries is way off the mark. It's not what you know, etc. etc.
by Ajarn Philip
Sun May 17, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: knitted Housey frog
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: knitted Housey frog

Mrs C. wrote:Sadly tuck shop doesn't exist anymore. At least not as it was.
Good grief, this is devastating news! :shock: Please tell me there isn't a Starbucks in school grounds...
by Ajarn Philip
Thu May 14, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where are they now
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Where are they now

What an enigmatic little post! Any chance of an explanation for those of us who never knew in the first place? :)
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 10103

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

I'm fairly sure my post was removed in error, as I simply stated that he returned to CH in 1983 and when he died in 1992 his ashes were scattered in the grounds. I didn't know MC personally, but Internet research suggests he was highly respected and fondly remembered wherever he went.
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom
Replies: 27
Views: 2053

Re: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom

1970s icon Pegleg ("Next smelly boy!") abused our hair and the skin of our necks throughout my time at CH Horsham. He did have a shop of his own, but it was in Shoreham-by-Sea, not Horsham, presumably so that Houseyboys couldn't easily exact revenge by throwing bricks through his shop window or pou...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Ghosts and Spirits !!
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Ghosts and Spirits !!

I'm quite fond of spirits, particularly a decent single malt. I also have a rather large bottle of Calvados that occasionally emanates an almost irresistable attraction.
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You're A Ghost, Which Parts of CH Will You Haunt And Why?
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: When You're A Ghost, Which Parts of CH Will You Haunt And Why?

Interesting question. First, I'd have to decide whether I wanted to haunt somewhere I was happy or somewhere I hated. It would also have to be somewhere where there is some action - a bored ghost is a sad ghost. If the former, it would have to be the theatre. If the latter... golly, what choices... ...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Two words to your younger self
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Two words to your younger self

do it
by Ajarn Philip
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

Where have all the ladies gone?

After a long and painful absence tending my dogs, my fruit farm and my bank balance, I return to find that the ladies seem to have disappeared! The forum seems to have become a Gentlemen's Club - you can almost smell the leather and cigars. Back a week and nary a female post. Have they all found mea...
by Ajarn Philip
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41884

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

So, if it really was Kit who put me on to Gerald Kersh, it leaves the question: was Kit lowbrow and unimaginative, as I thought then? Or was he far more discerning and thoughtful, as I now suspect? A third possibility exists: you now realise you have more in common than you imagined, therefore he c...
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Marching
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Marching

Interesting thread. As a senior monitor in a junior house and a house captain in a senior house, as well as being an RAF cadet, I must have been involved in marching drills at some point, with all that 'eyes left', 'by the left/right' and 'left wheel' stuff, but I'm blowed if I can remember much abo...
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 35
Views: 5305

Re:

I remember last year, one of the leaving GE from Thorn A made a list of stuff he had to do before he left. His last night job was to take a dump on Dr Connor's (the deputy head) car. He took a picture of it as well. Consigned to Thorn legend that was! Well, it's good to see that an excellent educat...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

Yet another is “dressing” meaning to stay in line while marching and take your position from an appointed person (usually on the left of a row, eg following the instruction, “Dress by the left”). Till today I presumed that this was a standard military term, yet it is not used in Scottish country da...