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by dsmg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: Three-day week 1973/74
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Three-day week 1973/74

I remember the 70s power cuts at CH. Someone's candle burnt right down in their study and there was a fire which the Fire Brigade put out in a jiffy. I think it was in Maine B. Must have been 1970 or 71.
by dsmg
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: God in the Quad ?

The Pope is also pretty damning about how the church is organised and run.
by dsmg
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: God in the Quad ?

Sorry, I was referring to Monty Python

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso
by dsmg
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: God in the Quad ?

What have the Romans ever done for us?
by dsmg
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 2010

Re: "Endeavour"

Sugar?
by dsmg
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: God in the Quad ?

Not quite sure how CH could have been insulating you against religion when we had to go to chapel and pray so often. More likely, as you say, you were a young lad more interested in girls and smoking or the like than in sermons by boring old farts (like we are now) which didn't appeal to your teenag...
by dsmg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13222

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Will he be deporting his wife?
by dsmg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Food at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Food at CH

I'm about 6 foot and thin (and old!) and I reckon most of it is down to genes but some of it must be down to school food as I was a boarder in three different institutions till I was 21 (prep, CH and uni). I have some hazy memories of hating some things (bubble and squeak) and looking forward to oth...
by dsmg
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: celebrity culture

Avon, you say that George Michael made truly awful music. Rather subjective I feel. He sold more than 100,000,000 records and is ranked 40th on the all time greats. Not on your list maybe but there again maybe you prefer Motorhead, Englebert Humperdink, Bob Marley, Susan Boyle or Mozart. Beauty is i...
by dsmg
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7018

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Talking of Latin, in Tom Keeley's classroom, scratched into one of the desks (we could have a thread on this with their holes and graffiti) was the following which tickled my fancy and has stayed with me for 45 years since I read it. Latin is a language as dead as dead can be. It killed the ancient ...
by dsmg
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

Re: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP

Quite a character and obviously very brave. He was my housemaster in LHB and I was a button grecian with his son Dominic. RIP
by dsmg
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7018

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Tom Keeley ´taught`me for about three years in the 70s. He was an affable character but seemed to have very little interest in teaching. He would turn up 20 minutes late for most classes by which time the whole class would have disappeared. On other occasions he literally fell asleep in the class. I...
by dsmg
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did I dream this?
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: Did I dream this?

In 70s Thorn B I remember we had little lockers with our names on them halfway down the stairs to the dorms in which they placed clean hankies every now and again. Can't remember how it worked with socks or undies though.
by dsmg
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GUILDFORD-HORSHAM TRAIN
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: GUILDFORD-HORSHAM TRAIN

Spain still has a lot of narrow gauge trains which are nearly all single track. I travel on one regularly and the system is that in one station halfway there is a double line and one train simply waits there until the other arrives and then they pass like strangers in the night. That system has prob...
by dsmg
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did I dream this?
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: Did I dream this?

Thanks all for the clarification, I'm not going mad. Actually, Bill, that photo of Leigh Hunt B brings back memories and I always have a vision of Phil Hughes wearing flannels. I'm not sure if I ever wore them though as I have no recollection of ever in my life having worn a cravat. I have enough pr...