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by pierre
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Barking In Essex
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: Barking In Essex

In the sixties, the dining hall peas were like bullets, stick the end of a knife into the edge of the table, add pea, bend knife and flick. Managed to to hit Clarry boy Seaman from the Thorn A table one time! The Verrio was professionaly restored whilst I was there, covered in scaffolding for weeks,...
by pierre
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Punishments at CH
Replies: 80
Views: 9255

Re: Punishments at CH

My memory from the sixties was a four minute quick change as being games clothes to housey to games clothes, but I could be wrong! We also ran Eight minute miles. I remember Pongo Littlefield in Barnes A as being a beater with the cane for very little reason. But on transition to the New senior hous...
by pierre
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: school scarf
Replies: 26
Views: 2830

Re: school scarf

Angela
For part of my career, I was the UK National Pavilion coordinator for Trade Fairs in France (around 100 events a year) and as such was required to monitor the finished product by occasional site visits which included Paris Fashion Week. I got to know Paris and Cannes quite well!!
by pierre
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: school scarf
Replies: 26
Views: 2830

Re: school scarf

I used to attend the Paris Lingerie show for work (life as a civil servant can be really tough!!) and was amazed at the wide range of male posing pouches on display. The mind really boggles after that!!
by pierre
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19216

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

The one abiding memory I have of Miss Haigh in Prep A days, was the occasion (1962) when a family friend sent me a fruit cake for my birthday.
I was summoned to Matrons room, allowed to open said parcel and eat one small slice. The parcel was then rewrapped and returned to sender!! Cruelty or What??
by pierre
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: school scarf
Replies: 26
Views: 2830

Re: school scarf

Just checked: mine is still servicable, just needs a few holes darned. It definately came from John Lewis, Oxford street, I can remember going there to get it along with the games clothes.
by pierre
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: school scarf
Replies: 26
Views: 2830

Re: school scarf

My knitted one, when turned in, also did admirable service as a wooly hat.
I even used it as a useful container when scrumping apples from the orchard.
by pierre
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Jobs/work experience - wanted/available
Topic: FCO advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: FCO advice

I retired five years ago from UK Trade and Investment and I seem to recall that we occasionally hosted work experience students there. It may be worth contacting their HR department: Enquiries: UKTI Email: enquiries@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Website: http://www.ukti.gov.uk/ Tel: +44 207 215 8000 UKTI is the j...
by pierre
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Did we have half terms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Did we have half terms?

I have a feeling that a long week end was introduced in the summer term to replace the Thursday whole holiday sometime in the late 60s . We used to live in Torquay and my widowed Mother could only get time off to travel up at week ends so the whole holiday was a no-no for parental visits! In the end...
by pierre
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH station : Closure Guildford line
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: CH station : Closure Guildford line

No steam in my day, I was there when the train crash occurred and the loco was definately a diesel.
by pierre
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHOLE HOLIDAY
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: WHOLE HOLIDAY

I could be wrong but wasn't the Thursday whole holiday later swopped for a long week end? I do remember getting into hot water with the Lady Superintendant because the bread cutting crew of which I was a member cut bread as usual one morning and were then told it should have been left until the foll...
by pierre
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH station : Closure Guildford line
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: CH station : Closure Guildford line

I didn't get to travel on that line, but found a rather splendid copper train lamp in the council dump behind the station on the Slinfold line. It was mainly an excellent source of old bicycles! I cannot recall when the Brighton line closed, but just before it did, Pongo Littlefield allowed me to jo...
by pierre
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHOLE HOLIDAY
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: WHOLE HOLIDAY

In the early sixties, I seem to recall we were almost forced to visit the delights of Climping beach near Littlehampton by coach. But later on I managed to get to spend my whole holidays sailing my boat in Chichester harbour. I've still got the boat although she hasn't seen the water for a few years...
by pierre
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13245

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

Pongo Littlefield with just the one blue suit all term and his nervous habit of giving a twitch of the gavel block in dining hall before banging the gavel for grace. Story goes that some wag had at some time attached a pile of gun caps to the base with explosive results!!
by pierre
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fascinating documentary footage of 1930s CH
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

Re: Fascinating documentary footage of 1930s CH

PE must have stopped in 62. I remember watching it whilst in Prep in 61-2 but when I moved to Barnes in 63 it had ceased.