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by Thepuss
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: POSTCARDS FROM THE 70'S 1
Replies: 20
Views: 3513

Re: POSTCARDS FROM THE 70'S 1

Mid A 15 wrote: The Bax Castle was Ron's regular watering hole (other than the Common Room) during my time...
That was it! I believe he was done for drink-driving a couple of years after I left (it probably would have been between 85-90?)... which really quite shocked me!

Thepuss
by Thepuss
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 105
Views: 17076

Re: House numbers

Another Mid A 15 here (although the username is taken by "an original"...) Previously BaA 27 The Puss Sorry about that! :wink: Were you in Mid A during Ron Lorimer's time? He passed away a couple of weeks back, sadly, and there is a thread on the CH Stuff section. I was indeed... and I understand t...
by Thepuss
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 43
Views: 9303

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Hmmmm, well that would depend on how well behaved the dog is ......... I just can't envisage any of our dogs returning to heel if I were trying to bellow 'Eth-el-dre-da! Come!' as they took off down the paddock after a kangaroo. Maybe clicker training would be called for? She certainly answered to ...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 105
Views: 17076

Re: House numbers

Another Mid A 15 here (although the username is taken by "an original"...)
Previously BaA 27

The Puss
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mr.Grimshaw.......
Replies: 38
Views: 8295

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Mr. Grimshaw lost his bike, which had apparently been thrown into Doctor's Lake by one of his many disgruntled pupils, where, I dare say, it still a-rusts undisturbed... True.... except for the bell, which was "rung" repeatedly behind his back whenever a large enough group of those involved were to...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: POSTCARDS FROM THE 70'S 1
Replies: 20
Views: 3513

Re: POSTCARDS FROM THE 70'S 1

The drum major looks like Luxmoore to me, Nick I think was his first name, had an elder brother too. On looking again you could be right. There certainly was a Luxmoore in Mid A in my final year and he was tall compared to most as was Vernago(?spelling) although I recall Vergnago as big in build as...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: MEMORABLE THEATRE OR MUSIC CONCERT AT CH
Replies: 63
Views: 9672

Re: MEMORABLE THEATRE OR MUSIC CONCERT AT CH

Recollections...? Biggest event: The filming of the Roy Clark Travelling Music Show for BBC2 My favourite school production was definitely Erpingham Camp (or Mr Erpingham) by one of the senior houses, based on the play by a guy called "Joe Orton" who I had never heard of... I now know all his plays ...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: French teacher
Replies: 87
Views: 12314

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Wasn't Louis Bardou reported to have once said . . . "That really put the cat amongst the biscuit crumbs." ? Indeed it was... another was "You can't pull the sheep over my eyes." Now for me Le French Teacher Formidable was Slater. Can't remember his first name, but I recall he had 3 initials, possi...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Water Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: The Water Tower

Does anybody know whats inside the water tower ? In our last weeks at CH (summer 83) we were taken up the Water Tower by the the Head, Derek Baker (possibly in a move to endear himself to us as a parting gesture...). As I seriously hate heights, it was with hindsight, a foolish thing for me to have...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 42138

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Roger Martin cleaned out one of the rooms, put in some printing equipment and called it 'The Gallows Press' He did indeed... It was running a few years before I arrived, although he "relaunched" it in 76-77 and I joined it as a hobby and ultimately ran it myself until I left... and very profitable ...
by Thepuss
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mufti
Replies: 65
Views: 4681

Re: Mufti

Dr (as I believe he was) O'Meara certainly did amass (or inherit) a vast collection of old signals kit. I was cadet O/C signals in my last year, rising to "Colour Sergeant" on the last week of the summer term! (And I DID go to the stores to draw the red sash just for a photo!) Anyway, while I was in...