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by LongGone
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 31
Views: 1727

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: 495

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: 484

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: 154
Views: 13167

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: 1242

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: 2002

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: 716

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: 716

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: 671

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.
by LongGone
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13167

Re: Cool morals

1. Money is not everything. There’s also MasterCard & Visa. 2. One should love animals. They are tasty too. 3. Save water. Drink beer. 4. Studying is healthy. So leave it for the sick. 5. Books are holy. So don’t touch them. 6. Love your neighbor. But don’t get caught. 7. Everyone should marry beca...
by LongGone
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 20567

Re: Politics

Cheer up, at least you don't have the Mango Mussolini tweeting covfefe.
by LongGone
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2511

Re: RESEARCH

Katherine, Of course.I only happen to be doing the boy's bit first and will turn to Hertford when that is complete. All, I now have the Horsham calendar for 1951-52. It is all pretty straightforward but while not part of my research there are a couple of activities which I cannot place: 1. 'Weighin...
by LongGone
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

I think Foureyes has it right. I have talked to several friends who were posted to the UK at times varying from the 50s to the 90s. None of them can remember spouses being confined to the base, except in the type of special circumstances listed by Foureyes. In fact they were often encouraged to mix ...
by LongGone
Wed May 31, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2511

Re: RESEARCH

I am pretty sure there was a thread that provided this information within the last year, but a quick search didn't pick it up.
by LongGone
Sun May 28, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 10069

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

In those days, you didn't need a postgrad degree for an academic job (at least, not outside the US) and even when I did my PhD in the late 1970s, my supervisor (who didn't have one) was a bit sniffy about the whole business, saying 'It's your union card [for an academic post] I'm afraid.' That cert...