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by Sid
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does anyone know the school latin motto?
Replies: 113
Views: 8997

Re: Does anyone know the school latin motto?

I too don't think there was a School latin motto. "Fear God, Honour the King" was indeed on the arch under which we (from the East end of The Avenue) marched towards the Dining Hall, but the spelling was "Fear God, Honor the King". I remember it being said, "Why use the American spelling?" and the a...
by Sid
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes House Photos
Replies: 85
Views: 28838

Re: Barnes House Photos

Regarding the question, "May I pose a question ? Why are some of the more 'junior' lads in what I would term, summer-flannel dress ? John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963", there is a simple answer. Until circa 1951 there was clothes rationing, a relic of World War 2. Hence only those boys on...
by Sid
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes House Photos
Replies: 85
Views: 28838

Re: Barnes House Photos

The Ba B photo for 1949 correctly identifies the matron as Miss Elizabeth Watts. The matron in the 1951 photo is clearly a different woman (wrongly identified as Miss EM Watts). She was a substitute for the summer term because of Miss Watts's illness. I don't recall her name. Sid
by Sid
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Arthur Rider Song
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: The Arthur Rider Song

Arthur Rider had been i/c allied transport in Northern France after the D Day landings, a very responsible position indeed, and he ended WW2 as a Lt-Col, the highest ranking master, I believe. His lessons in French were very unusual (in the 40s & 50s at least, well before the days of language labs) ...
by Sid
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: OB out of House of Commons
Replies: 34
Views: 2268

Re: OB out of House of Commons

Most certainly there is another OB in the House of Lords, very much concerned with CH affairs (recently being the guest of honour at the Founder's Day Dinner). She's the Baroness Ruth Deech; a most distinguished lawyer (formerly Head of St Ann's College, Univ of Oxford, Ombudsperson for univ student...