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by Kit Bartlett
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 68
Views: 2842

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

It is fair to say that the various peccadilloes of masters in far off times were just never reported to either parents or other school sources. Several incidents have been mentioned by Old Blues in autobiographies which in today's climate would be considered completely unacceptable. If and when a ma...
by Kit Bartlett
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

Paul Delight (PB 40-49) played in an England trial
by Kit Bartlett
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 663

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

There are three Coleridge A Old Blues who worked in the U.S,A. although I do not have any career details as they are not in Who's Blue .
F. R . Brown CA 1943-49, Deceased. J.P.C. Allen CA 41`-48 deceased. and B.G. Fisk CA and PB 42-50.
by Kit Bartlett
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 663

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

D ear David,
I was interested in the above project. One name you may wish to include, who I am sure that you know about is George Michael Betts , T.A. 1941-49 who was a Professor and who died some years ago.
Best wishes,
Kit Bartlett
by Kit Bartlett
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

H.W.F. Franklin, T.A. 14-20. Oxford 1923.
N.L. Ilett Mid B 31`-39 , Oxford ,1947.
D.R.W.Sllk, Maine A 42-50. Cambridge 1953.54.

Rowing Blue. D.E.Freeland, TA 37-44 Oxford, late 1940s.
by Kit Bartlett
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chapel Music
Replies: 28
Views: 4107

Re: Chapel Music

I was a member of the C.H.Choir for three years (1942-45) under the Director of Music Dr. C.S. Lang. There were three settings of which were regularly sung, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. Stanford in B flat, Harwood in A flat and Walmsley in D Minor. Later Stanford in C was also sung. I recall Lang's...
by Kit Bartlett
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 2814

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

I have often considered that there is a definite need for a directory or Who's Who of C.H. staff over the Horsham years .
I know that there are certain restrictions on publishing such information less than 100 years after death. Perhaps a list of biographical details would suffice.
by Kit Bartlett
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 2814

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Ian Sutherland played one match for Cambridge University in 1949 and is another name to add to the list of C H staff who were first class cricketers beside that of H.S. Goodwin and E.C. Wright. Are there any others ? The spelling of the Music master's name was W.C.B. Southward. Did he also teach mus...
by Kit Bartlett
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 2814

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Ronald Crosland was known as Dickers De Cros which makes me wonder if his name was actually Richard. The story goes that on one occasion he was conducting a parade in the CCF, I think it would have been the A.T.C. section, he needed to halt his squad somewhat quickly and and called out in somewhat o...
by Kit Bartlett
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: CH San

Dear David, Is there any chance that you can send me a photocopy of the Head Master's account as i would be most interested to read it ? I mentioned some time back on another thread in the Forum, I forget which one, that a biography of H.L.O. Flecker would create great interest to Old Blues and the ...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 865

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: 3610

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: 3610

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: 3610

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: 3610

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...