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by BEANY
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13534

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I was at school during WW2 , having started in 1936, in the signals section of the OTC under Major Kirby. We all wore WW1 uniform with leg putees and 3ins webbing equip't. We had field telephones, fullerphones and lamp signalling equip't. as well as semaphore and morse flags.I think he was a retired...
by BEANY
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 13380

Re: BROADIE BUCKLES

I was given the nickname BEANY in Peele A dormitory in 1941.I was nearest the door as we started giving out names. Matron came in and it never went any further It has an association with my surname and a well known bean tinned food !!!! Oh Yes I still have my buckle My Father's was stolen when his h...
by BEANY
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 13380

Re: BROADIE BUCKLES

I asked both a boy and a girl at the school why more than one buckle. They told me that the buckles had been
worn by other members of their respective families and it was allowed.
by BEANY
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 22
Views: 3605

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

I think that the water supply from the well under Sharpenhurst was piped through
the tunnel together with the complex steam pipe system which enabled cooking in the
school kitchen as well as the central heating and plumbing to the "ends",
by BEANY
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Water Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: The Water Tower

The water tanks in the tower got their water from an artesian well in SHARPENHURST hill. The black and white water level board on the top of SHARPENHURST could be seen from the foot of the watertower. Should the level become too low then a steam driven pump at the base of the tower helped the water ...
by BEANY
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13534

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I , too was dressed in WW1 uniform with the 3in webbing and puttees.as I was in the school OTC during the war and the "old man" was Major C F KIRBY , my biology teacher as well as having been in the Royal Corps of Signals so was the officer in charge of the OTC Signal Section.Where he taught me the ...
by BEANY
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?
Replies: 29
Views: 1587

Re: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?

Another economy measure during the war, which continued till 1950, was the provision of Housey clothes only for those on the UF and above. Those on lower forms wore a white shirt, a mid-brownish patterned jacket and dark brown corduroy shorts. I, Brian Haynes was at CH 1936 to 1943 and had the tota...
by BEANY
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?
Replies: 29
Views: 1587

Re: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?

I am Brian Haynes I was at CH from 1936 Sept to 1943 Dec. Mr Massen was my German Master. I did get a school prize for my effort due to him My Kirby was my biology teacher.Extra curricular activities included using the honey from the bees and fallen apples to make a delicious drink ! Mr Avery taught...
by BEANY
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13534

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I was in the OTC at school during WW2.We all had WW1 uniform with the 3ins webbing. I was in the signals section with MAJOR KIRBY who successfully taught me to use the Aldis lamp and field telephones for signalling. We also used flag semaphore. Some of the team were taken to the ROYAL SIGNALS HQ at ...
by BEANY
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Water Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: The Water Tower

Does anybody know whats inside the water tower ? During my time at C.H. this was the case!1936-43 The water tanks were bult into a steel scafold and the brick you see is just the housing. The water came from a well under Sharpenhurst hill beyond the railway . A float actuated pointer and board coul...
by BEANY
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: MASTERS' CARS
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: MASTERS' CARS

Hello.I am Brian Haynes. I was at C.H. from Sept 1936 to Dec.1943.. I remember Mr Pink , a master in the prep, had an austen 10 reg.DXT171... Why i should remember tis I don't know.. There is an association of ideas here. Other masters at that time were Mr Brown, Mr White, Mr Black and Mr Green.... ...
by BEANY
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: MASTERS' CARS
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: MASTERS' CARS

How many CH Masters owned cars in the immediate post war years I wonder? In my day in the late nineteen forties I remember that Edward Malins had an Austin Ten? Registration No. AUE 132. A.H. Buck had a small Austin Seven. Did he not have an accident in Streatham High Road when returning from an Am...
by BEANY
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Looking for Info on my Dad from 1930/40s
Replies: 15
Views: 3986

Re: Looking for Info on my Dad from 1930/40s

Hi I am Brian Haynes. i was in Peele A .I haven't any pics of Joseph BUT I can tell you that he was a very good friend and we got on well together. I was at CH from Sept 1936 to Dec1943. We would have been in mostly the same classes. I did Latin and German as well as the usual subjects.I just cannot...
by BEANY
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Old Swimming Baths J G Steel Peele A 1940-1947
Replies: 31
Views: 5072

Re: The Old Swimming Baths J G Steel Peele A 1940-1947

big hello from Brian Haynes, Prep A3 and Peele A36 1936-1943..still going strong but having to visit St. Luke's at Guildford on a regular basis third dose of chemo in as many years.Hurrah for modern medicine.... I used to meet up with Leslie Digby Foxton during the school holidays. He lived near Vic...
by BEANY
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: the railway servng the school in 1936
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

the railway servng the school in 1936

When I started at CH in Sept 1936. the rail junction at the school station serviced both Guildford and Brighton as well as the Portsmouth line. The Brighton trains(via Steyning) often had the engine between two coaches. The fireman stayed with the engine but the driver was in the appropriate coach d...