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by Kit Bartlett
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 32
Views: 1765

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: 32
Views: 1765

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: 32
Views: 1765

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: 500

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: 500

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: 2526

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: 2526

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: 2526

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: 2526

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: 2526

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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: 496

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: 2004

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: 293

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: 2453

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: 2453

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 ?