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by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Water Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2600

Re: The Water Tower

The water tanks in the tower got their water from an artesian well in SHARPENHURST hill. The black and white water level board on the top of SHARPENHURST could be seen from the foot of the watertower. Should the level become too low then a steam driven pump at the base of the tower helped the water...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 1834

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Here are some more facts Ivor R Maconnell A quiet maths teacher (Cambridge graduate) who taught grecians (and others), son of a vicar. For a time he taught divinity too. An oboe player of (near?) professional ability. When stricken with a fatal cancer, in spite of strong suggestions to quit as head...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 1834

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Mr Matthews - (I don’t know his first name) Non Oxbridge graduate. Chain smoker with much stained fingers. Taught chemistry and sen housemaster of Peele B. He seemed ineffectual and has torticollis (head permanently bent sideways). Was a war time appointment who stayed on long after the war’s end. ...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 350

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

I still have my copy (I think), but no (working) way of playing it! If I remember correctly some of it was live recordings and some was re-recorded at the end of the summer term that year, I helped with the re-recording.
by AndrewH
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: James Peto
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Re: James Peto

Both Morton & James Peto were reported as being at Ted Bradley's funeral back in 2010.
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by AndrewH
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Donations needed for Forum - July 2011 - Comments here
Replies: 24
Views: 42727

Re: Donations needed for Forum - July 2011 - Comments here

Could you PM some bank details

Andrew
by AndrewH
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: the Tube
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Re: the Tube

I assume that the "Tight Passages" must be as now. During the War, the Tube from the Houses to the Dining Hall, were wide enough for a House to march to meals, in wet weather ------- Regrettably they were sandbagged into House divisions, to avoind a "Through-blast" from a bomb, and in my first year...
by AndrewH
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: the Tube
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Re: the Tube

Does anyone know whether The Tube which extended in a North South direction when built in 1902 as well as West to East under the boarding houses is still in existence? Chris Bartlett To the boiler house near the old swimming pool (series of skylights around the edge of Littleside), under the cloist...
by AndrewH
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Automotive Anecdotes
Replies: 25
Views: 4286

Re: Automotive Anecdotes

JDS had a succession of increasingly fast cars whilst I was at the school - I think he started off with a BMW 325I, worked up to a 5 series and then moved onto Jaguars. I remember going up to the Lakes at some speed in the Jag whilst he was testing out both the cruise control and the bass of the sp...
by AndrewH
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind
Replies: 61
Views: 13398

Re: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind

Private Eye had run a story on the shenanigans surrounding Newsome's contractually premature departure from CH in 1979 over his lack of sympathy for a co-educational future – Head of half the world was clearly enough of a job. Was that why he went? I think that I heard a slightly different versio...
by AndrewH
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Uniform
Replies: 70
Views: 6305

Re: Uniform

I started in 1970, and only ever had the pre-assembled button in bands. I remember a few older boys still had the type that required two pins.

We often used to pin the button in bands to the inside of the coat collar, which helped if you were not wearing the issued shirt.....
by AndrewH
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Wierd Hobbies
Replies: 49
Views: 8255

Re: Re:

Don't know whether this counts......maybe need a thread on the generally wierd........ anyway, who recalls a couple of blokes who were in Lamb A, I believe in the mid 70s, one of whom had blonde hair, a limp and tended to wear army gear as much as possible, including some sort of scarf........anywa...
by AndrewH
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Colours
Replies: 41
Views: 3385

Re: CH Colours

Sorry - no news on where to obtain repro School Colours. Tried the School office but nobody there can help. Andrew, do you still have yours - maybe I can get a badge maker/wirer to make me a copy ? Regards to all. Ian I do, but mine were not the best example of badge making that I have seen, the de...
by AndrewH
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Sainsbury's
Replies: 50
Views: 2958

Re: Sainsbury's

Can't say --- won't tell. I am committed -- by TBA -- to Tescoid's, every Friday morning, 9.30 to 10.30 Big super-store, acres of parking , good prices, BUT why, the Blue Blazes, do they keep moving the produce around ! Last week, Marmite was with "Jam" and we never DID find Pecan nuts !! Does this...
by AndrewH
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Colours
Replies: 41
Views: 3385

Re: CH Colours

The trouble seems to be --- to whom do we ask the question ? Posts on this topic are interesting and informative ------ but who has the power to say yes or no ? Personally, Neill, I would suggest an e-mail to the School Office. I guess that there are two questions: 1 Does the school issue the badge...