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by MrEd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6525

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

I did notice Michael's " te absolvo." above - were the Romans that way inclined or is the French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian avoidance of the second person singular a recent invention? I'm trying to stop myself picking nits, but slapping my own wrist doesn't seem to be helping ... so It's true t...
by MrEd
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6525

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Tom Keeley was widely rumoured to have narcolepsy by the 1980s, and he was widely talked of as falling asleep in class. I only had him as a relief teacher and I think he stayed awake, but many wondered why he was driving a minibus to away rugby matches. When it came to antics in House, Bob Sillett i...
by MrEd
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ghost stories etc?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Re: Ghost stories etc?

Peele A definitely was in two parishes, two-thirds of my last study was in Itchingfield, the other bit was in (iirc) Horsham. Most stories related to the Tube and its damp and mysterious nature, and I think stories of boys who'd committed suicide or died at CH. It was more something to put the wind ...
by MrEd
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Food at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Food at CH

Late 1970s start at CH, better first meal, which I can't recall, that big brother's deep-fried marmite fritters as the first tea a few years before. Generally: Breakfast: some cereal, full fat milk, lots of butter, marmalade, white and brown bread including seconds (recycled bread, the very occasion...
by MrEd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 43
Views: 8937

Re: Roger Martin

I was taught French by Roger Martin (along with the adored Etheldreda) in 1978. He as a great teacher. Part-way through the year, we moved onto the next text book, mine was a battered old book, and the first pupil's name in it was 'Roger Martin', which got us a 5-minute Red Herring fom Roger about h...
by MrEd
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Chris Nicholson and other favourite masters...
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Chris Nicholson and other favourite masters...

I had 'Bomber' as my 2nd form English teacher, the book 'Fire over England' being the reading material he urged us to read. Someone asked him why he was called 'Bomber' and he said that the nickname arose from how he played the piano, which he felt might have disappointed us as we'd hoped for a more...
by MrEd
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH dogs
Replies: 56
Views: 7926

Re: CH dogs

I recall Etheldreda, smelly but a very nice dog, good-natured and well-liked. Peele matron's dachshunds, and a tragic report of an accident. Mr Grimshaw's Staffy, rumoured to have been trained to sniff out smokers. Mr Berkley's Golden Labrador Rupert, who was prone to getting 'amorous' in class. Try...