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by Crippen
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dining Hall & The Verio...April 05 photos
Replies: 12
Views: 11053

Re: Dining Hall & The Verio...April 05 photos

Shame to see those marvellous old wooden tables covered in what looks like fakey wood laminate. Health & Safety gone mad no doubt!
by Crippen
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30095

Re: Current reading matter

What I'm really reading is "Why People Believe Weird Things" by Michael Shermer, includes chapters on Holocaust deniers, Creationists, alien abductees etc. Marvellous
by Crippen
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30095

Re: Current reading matter

Been reading "The Story Of Glue" by RL Dyte. Impossible to put down
by Crippen
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Which scarf do you like best?
Replies: 27
Views: 2208

Re: Which scarf do you like best?

My stripy scarf was stolen within months of starting at CH. In fact, come to think of it, most of my clothes were stolen, and by the time I left all I had was about 3 socks and a pair of rugby shorts. Damn you thieving knaves. Bet you're still doing it.
So I'll have to say Gerald Scarfe.
by Crippen
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Peele Photos
Topic: Peele B St Matthews Day 1969 - I think
Replies: 25
Views: 10894

Re: Peele B St Matthews Day 1969 - I think

Here's my photo of St. Matthew's Day 1977. Uncannily like the first photo in this post I think you'll agree. Notice the smiling presence of Mr. Webb, who I always thought looked strangely like Prince Charles:

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by Crippen
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mr.Grimshaw.......
Replies: 38
Views: 8284

Re: Mr.Grimshaw.......

Ahem... that ain't right. Meant the photo to be shown, not a link. Here goes again:
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by Crippen
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mr.Grimshaw.......
Replies: 38
Views: 8284

Re: Mr.Grimshaw.......

Here's a photo of the man in his element. Can't believe I still have this. I found it on the floor somewhere at school in the last few weeks I was there in 1981.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42577252@N00/2371025828/
by Crippen
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Things you brought with you from home.
Replies: 30
Views: 3443

I used to smuggle back 4 or 5 cans of McEwans ale that my auntie gave me. They seemed to fit quite nicely into an empty cornflake packet, which I'd keep in my dayroom locker in LHB. Don't think anyone ever saw me having a crafty can at lunchtime behind the locker door.
by Crippen
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 227
Views: 38179

I never thought John Peel's accent sounded very Liverpool, certainly not full-on Scouse, but then Tom Keeley never really had that full-on Brummie thing either. I think it was more their similarities of intonation. I remember rescuing a huge pile of Eleanor Keeley's (Tom's daughter) 70s Jackie magaz...
by Crippen
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Attack of Literalism
Replies: 9
Views: 742

One of my favourites was the hairdressers in Finsbury Park, London called "It Will Grow Back".

Then there's the Bournemouth militaria shop "Norman D. Landing"...
by Crippen
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30095

An Old Blue has a fairly prominent role as an extra in the Atonement film. Without his permission I won't say who...
by Crippen
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Films you think everyone should watch
Replies: 28
Views: 2534

marty wrote:Sunday bl**dy Sunday starring Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch is also very good.
...featuring the first gay male kiss in a British film I believe.
by Crippen
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 227
Views: 38179

Trivial point: did anyone apart from me think that sleepy Tom Keeley spoke like DJ John Peel? No? Just me then...again.
by Crippen
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Films you think everyone should watch
Replies: 28
Views: 2534

Englishangel wrote: "My daughter is doing film at uni. and has to do an essay on a British film and how it relates to its time. I suggested the Lavender Hill Mob and/or Passport to Pimlico (my personal favourite) but she is doing my husband's favourite, Local Hero." Both are right up there with the ...
by Crippen
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Films you think everyone should watch
Replies: 28
Views: 2534

Good call englishangel, definitely the Robert Donat version of Goodbye Mr. Chips, although the O'Toole/Petula Clark version does have a certain charm (I was always in love with Petula from that period). The actor Trevor Eve has always reminded me of Donat… (could be just me) Luckily I grew up when...