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by Kit Bartlett
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: CH San

There is a reference to the flying bomb incident on Page 2 of The Blue Volume LXXII November-December 1944. This occurred at a little before 5 a.m. on 29th. June 1944 when a flying bomb was shot down by a zealous night-fighter and crashed into the trees over the masters' garages.The C H Home Guard h...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2314

Re: RESEARCH

On further reflection I believe that the classroom blocks were blacked out and this did enable lessons to take place after the 4.30 p.m. tea break. This would have enabled games to take place as normal in the afternoon. The Dining Hall windows were definitely not blacked out but those in the Chapel ...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2314

Re: RESEARCH

I am querying the timetable for lessons in 1951-52. Surely the 12.15 p.m. break took place on all days of the week as it was a time to play sports. This was certainly the case up to the late nineteen forties. It had not been possible to black out all the classroom blocks so during the mid winters of...
by Kit Bartlett
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2314

Re: RESEARCH

Have just checked my Blue Book Alphabetical lists. It was J.R. Haynes and he left before 1944, perhaps he was called up.
Has anyone a full list of those masters who served in either world war ?
by Kit Bartlett
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2314

Re: RESEARCH

The Victory 1946 Holiday was celebrated by the whole school being given a long week end home holiday from Friday to Monday. A few boys who were unable to go home, possibly parents or Guardians not available , one never asked questions about anyone's private home circumstances. There is an interestin...
by Kit Bartlett
Wed May 31, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2314

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A visit from the President, only two in my time in 1942 and 1947' usually resulted in the granting of an extra half holiday , Does anyone recall much about the late Prince Henry, Duke of. Gloucester ? Apparently he had very little conversation and was a poor public speaker. Peter Kendall, senior Gre...
by Kit Bartlett
Sat May 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Official lists at CH Horsham
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Official lists at CH Horsham

The museum has copies of the Blue Book Lists from c 1931 onwards. I believe that they started way back before then. They were published originally in September but switched to February in 1943 or 1944. The House Rolls as they were called came out at the beginning of the school year in September. Aga...
by Kit Bartlett
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: "Endeavour"

I recall that the rumour about bromide being put into the tea was going the rounds during the early days of my National service in 1949.
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: John Michael Laurence Bell Prep A & Coleridge A 41-47
Replies: 1
Views: 281

John Michael Laurence Bell Prep A & Coleridge A 41-47

I am looking for any information on the above named. He was an estate agent in Zimbabwe but came back to England following the troubles there and had three children. I believe that he suffered financially through the Mugabwe regime. He attended a Coleridge reunion once where I met him and was then l...
by Kit Bartlett
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

As a matter of interest is there a published figure anywhere of how many pupils' parents are in fact paying the full £30,000 per annum fees ?
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

Should not someone, preferably from the school, have corrected the mistaken impression given that fees are all £30,000 per annum ?
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

"Endeavour"

There was an interesting reference in the above episode transmitted on Sunday to the word " Kiff ". The character Detective Inspector Thursday, played incidentally by Roger Allam ( Peele B and Thornton A 1964-72 ) said it was what smoking pot was referred to in the desert in World War 2. Has this an...
by Kit Bartlett
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2708

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Live in maids at Hertford were mentioned by Katherine in a recent comment. We certainly had maids in the Preparatory School at Horsham in the early nineteen forties. Does anyone recall if they "lived in " as they seemed to be on duty for a fair period of the day ? They must have had separate sleepin...
by Kit Bartlett
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who's Blue?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Who's Blue?

What is really needed is a twentieth century edition of Ken Mansell's excellent book on Victorian Old Blues entitled "Who was Blue". 1902 to date. It would only be able to include deceased Old Blues as I know there are 100 year Data Protection issues involved. Any volunteers out there or should it b...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6742

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Two more aphorisms from Kit Aitken. Advice to Old Blues when visiting the school, based no doubt on past happenings. "Never introduce your fiancee or girl friend by her christian name " "Don't smoke in the Day room" , When Old Blues used to offer to contribute to House Funds he would say with a twin...