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by geoffreycannon
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pranks in Chapel
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

Re: Pranks in Chapel

'Jape' and 'prank' feel like the same and, as mentioned, 'practical joke' feels like being much the same also. I guess the splendid law quoted above was in response to affray, which would include heckling of the type us merry pranksters finked out of, and did not refer only to discomfitures such as ...
by geoffreycannon
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pranks in Chapel
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

Re: Pranks in Chapel

All these positive waves! Beautiful! * Is most of stuff like this, peculiar to times long gone by. Did it all spring from a turbid pool of represssion and anarchy bubbling up in the 1960s. Or are there planty of such stories before and since. It would be good to know. There are I suggest differences...
by geoffreycannon
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pranks in Chapel
Replies: 21
Views: 4023

Re: Pranks in Chapel

Such positive waves! Beautiful! But so far I am reminded of Crocodile Dundee. You call those pranks... Here is a prank! Three pranks. Any mistakes or omissions here, please correct. In my day and I guess in those of others on this thread, my house Peele A was sat at the end of the chapel immediately...
by geoffreycannon
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Re: Edward Malins

The ball rolls! Fabulous stuff. But this should be positioned under masters and staff, not 'general'. Won't others miss it... Filofreak, Brazil,
by geoffreycannon
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9594

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Two errors in my last, apologies. (1) Ernesto Geisel.(2) I should have said he was one of the least worst military regime presidents.
by geoffreycannon
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9594

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

What a great site this is. Up there with the best discussion sites. Richard (Slingfield). Go for it! Sejintenej (David Brown). Greetings. Is 'inward pms' short for 'personal motives', or what... If so sounds OK to me, and see below. Now, Britain and Brazil ... no no me being here is not homage to Mi...
by geoffreycannon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9594

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Richard Slingfield says that most of the contributions to this website are inconsequential. So they are, but this is good. The meisters of the site have done a phenomenal job of creating space for so many hundreds of Old Blues to chat and sometimes to renew acquaintance. Also let's celebrate the con...
by geoffreycannon
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: grace
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Re: grace

Michael Scuffil and jhopwood are correct, at least at the time when they and I were at CH. As soon as you became appointed as a Grecian you were in line to say Grace. It was not common to become a Grecian before the age of 17 when you got your Buttons, but it happened. I remember. This was my case. ...
by geoffreycannon
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9594

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

PS Some of my latest post repeats bits in my first post of last year. I should have mentioned this, plus my repenting of the use of 'Cherny'. Michael (Scuffil) you said I edited The Listener. Not quite. I designed The Spectator for Nigel Lawson, and then The Listener for Karl Miller, and then went o...
by geoffreycannon
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9594

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

What a fine website. Here is some more about Michael Cherniavsky (with thanks for kind words already posted). What’s here is intertwined with thoughts on the period beginning in 1956 when his genius was able to flourish, for more reasons than occurred to me when I began to write. Cometh the times, c...
by geoffreycannon
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Headmasters: Oswald Flecker
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Headmasters: Oswald Flecker

Geoffrey Cannon, Peele A 1951-1958 I would also like to suggest contributions on headmasters by name. Hope this doesn't sound formalistic Oswald (HLO) Flecker. After Hamilton Fyfe he was the great early Horsham period headmaster. It must have been hells difficult to run a big public school at a time...
by geoffreycannon
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9594

Michael Cherniavsky

Geoffrey Cannon. Peele A 1951-1958 History Grecians. Balliol, Oxford I am a new boy - second contribution. Written with a sense of due diffidence. In general I am surprised that there is not a lot of continuous contribution within this truly wonderful website, on specific teachers (masters as we cal...
by geoffreycannon
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 106
Views: 12680

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lob

Bah! I see that my contribution puts me down as a second former. Does this refer to boys who were slung out after being in the Prep School? First parting button Grecian, per-lease! History, exhibition to Balliol College. Further to the remark about CH academic prowess, when I went up there was someb...
by geoffreycannon
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 106
Views: 12680

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lob

This is Geoffrey Cannon, now resident in Brazil Peele A 1951-1958, and this contribution is about Uncle. The title of this sequence of items I guess is from somebody who remembers 'Bill' Kirby from after he retired (or was 'retired'). He influenced me at a time when he was extremely vigorous. My sen...