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by Tommy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

I think the thing I learned most about colloquial language at CH was the swift nasty (and usually) puerile put-down. However, I have always been one to swear most vigorously and I think I was able to casually assimilate my contemporaries' swearbox-bound vocabulary and use it as my own. I have had an...
by Tommy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay

I think the last time I saw one of these was when my brother and some of the other Lamb A reprobates found a box of them in a cupboard somewhere in the late 80s. I have never heard it - I am led to believe it's "quite poor". They were being used as frisbees. Part of one ended up being wedged in the ...
by Tommy
Sun May 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15288

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

A couple of shots from the Premiership Final at Twickenham: I was lucky enough to be there, and in REALLY good seats too. Joe's Wasps were ulitmately denied in extra time, but a great match and he played exceptionally well. Leading out the team complete with young mascots. http://i511.photobucket.co...
by Tommy
Fri May 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15288

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Alun Wyn Jones will likely get injured and I would imagine that Joe & Jonny Gray are the next cabs off the rank. The only reasons that AWJ was selected were that he's hugely experienced and a former Lions captain. I think he'll be out after the first test...
by Tommy
Fri May 12, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Official lists at CH Horsham
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Official lists at CH Horsham

I still have my Blue Book from 1983. It's covered in graffiti from my brother and I from the time (an interesting insight into who we did and didn't like...) but don't have any of them after then. I also remember the House Lists, usually used for marking people off for Trades, fire drills, and other...
by Tommy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is There Another Old Blues' Forum Elsewhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Is There Another Old Blues' Forum Elsewhere?

There's a fair number of photos on the FB group I look after (link in my sig) but it is a closed group so you will need to apply to join. I was a keen photographer at CH so pretty much always had a camera handy. I have just discovered several thousand photos in negative form which I am looking to sc...
by Tommy
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Our First....
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Our First....

Congratulations!

You don't look old enough to be GGPs! :)
by Tommy
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 35
Views: 5304

Re: Last night antics

My last night was a bit...shall we say...chaotic. :oops: A couple of friends and I had planned to wrap the statue and other Quad-related items in the 40-or-so toilet rolls that we had "borrowed" from the toilets over the course of the 1990 Summer Term (I like to plan ahead). I had all these carefull...
by Tommy
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bullying & Abuse - Take II
Replies: 132
Views: 19114

Re: Bullying & Abuse - Take II

The one issue that I found with the "uniform" aspect being a great leveller is that it can show youngsters up in other areas. For a couple of years I was subjected to a constant stream of mental bullying. I was a late developer physically, thus seen as "immature", "uncool" and naturally became an ea...
by Tommy
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When the girls arrived..
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: When the girls arrived..

By the time I arrived in late 1983, the reduction in intake for the merger was already well underway. Barnes A & B were empty during my 2nd & 3rd form having been "moved" to Thorn B & Mid B respectively and both Col A & B were cleared of boys and their stuff by the end of Summer Term 1984. Then the ...
by Tommy
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Martens 1461
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Dr Martens 1461

The standard shoe that we were issued with at the Wardrobe when I was at CH were three-hole lace-up DBs, which if I remember correctly, took an unusually large amount of severe Housey-style punishment before being either a) pensioned off and replaced or b) falling to bits so they HAD be replaced. Th...
by Tommy
Wed May 21, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Senior Grecians
Replies: 19
Views: 4266

Re: Senior Grecians

Let's see what I can remember: 1983/4 Justin Balding (Michalmas only) / Charles Forster ("CHAZ" on here) -PeA 1984/5 Ric Smith LaA 1985/6 Richard Aylwin LHA? 1986/7 James Jowett MidA 1987/8 Julian Atkinson LHA 1988/9 Ben Monaghan LaA 1989/90 Nick Hastilow MaA 1990/91 Michael Kimmer ThA Edited: I for...
by Tommy
Thu May 01, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41873

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

The JCB driver was...
by Tommy
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41873

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

John the main tunnel is fully lit along its entire length; the spurs will require torchlight. All the water pipes that feed the school run down there along with phone wires, broadband etc etc. According to the guide (a knowledgeable guy called Neil who's worked there for many years), when there were...
by Tommy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41873

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Access tunnel down to where the old swimming pool was. You can only crawl down this tunnel apparently and a lot of it has caved in. http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s353/MrBounce38/Tube021_zpsffc30edb.jpg Main tube (under Maine & Barnes I believe). You can see the "new" brickwork and fire doors wh...