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by LongGone
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 60
Views: 4162

Re: Reading to the dormitory

What an unexpected, and delightful, contribution from AliLiz! Back to reading in the dorm: When I was, I guess, still only 11 or 12, we were having Dracula read to us, and it must have given me a nightmare, and I must have foolishly mentioned this my mother, who promptly contacted the housemaster (...
by LongGone
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 60
Views: 4162

Re: Reading to the dormitory

What an unexpected, and delightful, contribution from AliLiz! Back to reading in the dorm: When I was, I guess, still only 11 or 12, we were having Dracula read to us, and it must have given me a nightmare, and I must have foolishly mentioned this my mother, who promptly contacted the housemaster (...
by LongGone
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Lamb Photos
Topic: Lamb House Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 22300

Re: Lamb House Photos

3078260061 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:23 pm
.For his subsequent career (and notoriety) see his obituary in the Guardian of 25 November 2998
The inventor of the first time travel apparatus.
by LongGone
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 981

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I remember Jim Bell trying, unsuccessfully, to teach us the art of a forward pass using a rugby ball. Alas the aerodynamics are sufficiently different from the US football that he could never obtain needed spin. Since moving Connecticut, he and I communicated several times, but circumstances never l...
by LongGone
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English is from England, not elsewhere
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: English is from England, not elsewhere

Considering this was in reference to the British Columbia Old Blues it seems a bit parochial to find it hard to associate OC with something Canadian as a first guess.
by LongGone
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 27
Views: 968

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

In spite of the recent event at Twickenham, why limit this thread to Rugby? So then we could have mention of Cricket (and DRW Silk). Why stop there? There are Rowing, etc (and even Tiddly Winks) to consider. What do you mean “even Tiddly Winks(sic)”. As a member of a team that made it to the second...
by LongGone
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 3259

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

The least flamboyant master I can remember was RW Crosland, who taught physics. He would come to chapel on Sunday evenings, with his wife, who wore strange hats (or maybe, a strange hat -- I can only remember one). He ran the Scout Troop, it was joked he did it because no one was less scout-like th...
by LongGone
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: CH San

If you mean the physical location of the San, there was a road that ran from the back of Maine that lead to it.
by LongGone
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Time flies

Somewhere there is a thread devoted to first day/last day memories.
by LongGone
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16367

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

President Trump said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of maths instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.”

Of course, he can't play Blackjack unless he is naked!
by LongGone
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 2511

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

Once again. Maine A in the 50s seems to be an outlier. The changing room trough was used a lot, especially after rugby and cross country runs. My memories are of a steam-filled atmosphere with extremely muddy water everywhere and the trough solidly packed. As for limits on the bath, I remember none,...
by LongGone
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Languages, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2769

Re: Languages, anyone?

sejintenej wrote:
Thu May 05, 2016 6:40 am
Mrs C. wrote:If only the current pupils would see languages as important!
One of the non-quebecois states in Canada
Please! We have provinces, not states.
by LongGone
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Sharks

Since we had no phone at home, the issue never came up.
by LongGone
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Sharks

Since we had no phone at home, the issue never ca,e up.
by LongGone
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Visiting the Tower in uniform

Can students still get an escorted tour of the Tower of London if in uniform? My mother pretty much forced me into one, probably about 1956, though I have a (possibly false) recollection that a preliminary phone call was involved.