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by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: British Boarding Schools Harmful?
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: British Boarding Schools Harmful?

I sometimes wonder whether those who criticise are from a view that is either envy (I didn't get there) or the fact that they wouldn't fit in anywhere --- boarding or not !

I appreciate that boarding is not for everybody, but I think it needs a year to get over the natural Homesickness.
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 507560

Re: Mallett's Mallet

Vintage
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 60
Views: 7435

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

I'm not sure whether dark blue Sister's uniform, without, these days, a bonnet, as when I met her--- would be allowed by TBA !!! :lol:
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 32
Views: 2784

Re: Matrons

Since the subject is Matrons ---- I have just discovered a House Photo of Barnes B in 1943. It features L M Carey (Housemaster) the Rev. Poole (Asst. Housemaster) and the inimitable Miss Watts (I never dared to know her first name ! ) The front row contains nine boys in grey jackets and shorts, whic...
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

Has anyone considered "Recession" "Insecurity" and the fact that, even with concessioms, most pupils still have to pay some fees ?

I imagine that most Parents would move Heaven and Earth to get their child to CH----- but "Times is 'ard"
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 32
Views: 2784

Re: Matrons

Here is a lovely horror tale ------ I worked in Health Physics for the Atomic Energy Authority, and walked into the Control Room of an experimental Plutonium Reactor, to find that the "Dead man's lever" which had to be held up to keep the Reactor operating, was propped up by a Ruler, and the Control...
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Angela !
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Happy Birthday Angela !

I'm also sorry I missed it ----- but glad it was a good one --- Belated best wishes !
TBA believes that Yorkshire is God's own County --- she came South when 15 years old --- and still says "I COME FROM YORKSHIRE 1 "

I love your posts !
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 507560

Re: Mallett's Mallet

Sneaker




(USA -- UGH !)
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 60
Views: 7435

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Magee also found it to be a wonderful experience (and not just because he had a full-blown affair with a nurse!). I suppose that mught colour one's view, but I believe (From previous posts) that he had some horrid things to say about the School'. I confess to having been madly in love with the Sick...
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

I realise, of course, that House accommodation is rather more luxurious than in previous eras --- on my "Tour" of Ba B I was astounded at the nice little rooms, as opposed to draughty dormitories. but apropos School numbers, there were 50 pupils per House (+ one or two in some Houses ) which did not...
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 507560

Re: Mallett's Mallet

increase
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Special
Replies: 40
Views: 5857

Re: The Housey Special

YEAH !!----- :lol:
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 60
Views: 7435

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

I was caned, By LM Carey on six occasions, with four strokes, and I deserved every one ! I am sure that Monitor Chastisement, could be different --- see my previous posts. I regret to say that I am under the impression, that Bryan Magee and I wento different schools in the 40s !!! How many have foun...
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

It is a fact that this Forum is perused by others, who are in authority. Information has appeared , on previous occasions, "Out of the Blue" (Sorry for the pun !) I expect "information" will be divulged as to how many overseas students are at the School --- however I doubt that they will be categori...
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 151164

Re: Jokes, please.....

Love it !!!

The best joke for some time !

I quote Terence Rattigan ---- "The Royal Navy is the Silent Service --- It has a great deal about which to be silent !"



Being a mere Ex- Pongo, I retire to my dugout, to await "Incoming" !