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by keibat
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: CH in Art

I actually have a painting by Conrad Clark, which I bought off him as a Christmas present for my mum, and have now inherited. 'Fish ghosts': two spiky fishes with their skeletons showing, swimming in opposite directions, on a generous backing of swirling blue paint. – This brings back good memories ...
by keibat
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I watched the repeat of 'The Graham Norton Show' last night, two of his guests, both of Afro origin were quite happy talking to each other, regularly using the 'N' word. Weird, or what ?? Was that the same episode with Kate Winslet,one of the topics being The Mountain Between Us ? (which my wife an...
by keibat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1255

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

Michael Scuffil recalls: My recollection is that we had clean underpants only once a week (but I may be wrong). (YUK, especially as opportunities for intimate washing were limited.) Bands and socks twice. Yes. Sadly so. I can visualize, curiously vividly, the midweek (Wednesday) bundle of socks and ...
by keibat
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1255

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

sejintenej wrote: " 'keibat wrote: ↑Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:35 pm shirts only once – unless you got acid over it in the Science School, as happened from time to time.' " Keith; were you in my chemistry class with Mr Potts 1960/1? If so it was 30N boiling caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide?) being used to mak...
by keibat
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1255

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

I was at Horsham from 1954 to 1963, and clearly remember that these reports are correct: bands, underpants and socks twice weekly, shirts only once – unless you got acid over it in the Science School, as happened from time to time. The bands (and presumably underpants!) were often pretty yucky by th...
by keibat
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 8428

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

On fees: My mum was a war widow, working as a schoolteacher. At one point she got a pay rise; her income tax went up, maybe something else as well, and then my means-tested fees for CH. She would have ended up worse off than before, so she wrote to CH explaining – and my fees went down again. I don'...
by keibat
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 8428

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

Update to immediately previous post: I asked: So could Forum-posters indicate the Bashers decade in guestion? Sorry, I'd got stuck on the first page of the thread. It's now clear. Perhaps I'm rather glad i didn't live in the UK in the 1970s! (or 80s or 90s or 00s) I also have no recollection at all ...
by keibat
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 8428

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

JR wrote: The so-called penquin bashing in Horsham itself, and around CH must have become aproduct of the 70'a and thereafter. I cannot remember any such incidents in the 60's near the school. Nor me. In my day (2nd half of 50s, early 60s) I don't remember even Horsham as being a problem, and certai...
by keibat
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 2046

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

David Brown ['sejintenej'] wrote, à propos Eton's & Harrow's poorer placing on the scholars and exhibitioners lists: So much for ... weird uniforms :lol: Also, John Wexler [alias the unpronounceable 'eucsgmrc''] wrote: I'm fairly confident that the word "exhibition" was used to mean something like a...
by keibat
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 2046

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

Re: Francesco's discussion of the history of 'scholars', note also that at some Oxford and Cambridge colleges – possibly also at other older universities – there are financial awards given on an annual basis for students who do well in exams, which are called Scholarships or (a somewhat lesser award...
by keibat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BOB FINCH ARTICLE IN CHURCH TIMES
Replies: 7
Views: 859

BOB FINCH ARTICLE IN CHURCH TIMES

In The Church Times for 15 April – a publication which I suspect not all that many Forum readers regularly consult – there is a lovely article by Bob Finch called 'The Prince, Bishop, Mayor — and refugees', which opens with a breathtaking story about Prince Harry, Richard Chartres the Bishop of Lond...
by keibat
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Debates
Replies: 25
Views: 2197

Re: School Debates

To clutter a good thread about School Debates with personal chat: Incidentally, your surname [Battarbee] does ring a bell with me. Were you conected with the band, perchance ? Alas, No. I was too lazy to practise an instrument properly – had to give up even the piano for this reason, and still can't...
by keibat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Debates
Replies: 25
Views: 2197

Re: School Debates

Alan James Ryan, FBA was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford and is currently a lecturer at Princeton University. says Wikipedia, though it's unclear to me whether he is actually now (2015) in the States or the UK. A political-science philosopher to b...
by keibat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Accents of Housey pupils
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Accents of Housey pupils

I arrived at Horsham in 1954 with a moderate Northern accent, coming from a teachers' family in Hull. I have no recollection of being mocked initially, but do remember quite vividly from a year later, talking about the summer hols, referring to a village in the Yorkshire Dales by its proper pronunci...
by keibat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chapel Music
Replies: 27
Views: 3555

Re: Chapel Music

The Psalter in the Books of Common Prayer [BCP] PREdate (not postdate) the KJV/Authorized Version by about 75 years: they are Miles Coverdale's translation, from his (the first complete) English translation of the Bible, 1535, which Cranmer used in his first BCP in 1549, and which simply were retain...