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by viejoazul
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH
Replies: 66
Views: 3024

Re: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH

In the 50s there was a reasonable ‘service’ for school leavers who were uncertain in which field they should work. It was run by Dr G van Praagh, the Sen Science Master. He had plenty of brochures and was free with advice. It went further. I remember expressing an interest in Engineering and he sugg...
by viejoazul
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Accents of Housey pupils
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Accents of Housey pupils

This is a topic that seems not to have been treated – 'Accents of Housey pupils'. In my schooldays, in the middle of the last century, the range of new squits’ accents was very wide indeed. They often had pronounced regional accents. Many were from London. But the west of England and Midlands were a...
by viejoazul
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 35
Views: 5398

Re: Last night antics

How virtuous we were in the 40s and 50s, compared with this lot!
by viejoazul
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CHLF
Replies: 8
Views: 3105

Re: CHLF

I came across this short but intriguing thread by chance and know nothing of the incident it describes. It made me recall that the politics of OBs is very varied. Our most successful former politician is, I suppose, Lord Michael Stewart, foreign secretary for Harold Wilson in a labour government. Ho...
by viejoazul
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Art School
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: The Art School

Benedict Rubbra’s portrait of Teddy was displayed in the Art School for quite a while. I studied it at length and remember being most impressed and envious too, for I had attempted a portrait without much success. Nell thought Teddy’s portrait was totally superb. But on looking at the BBC website, m...
by viejoazul
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Victoria Cross for Old Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Victoria Cross for Old Blue

In The Blue of November 1920 (Vol 48, no 1, page 3), there is an article reporting the Dedication of the Memorial on the Dining Hall’s southern wall to the 364 Old Blues who lost their lives in the First World War. The article notes that in that war, 2063 Blues served and they won 402 distinctions, ...
by viejoazul
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13507

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

A while ago eucsgmrc asked if Kirby ever “adapted to transistorised and miniaturised communications”. He did. In the late 1950s there were supplied the first transistorised sets used by the Signals Section. They were “45” sets (I think) and were in a cube shaped container, with sides about 15 cm lon...
by viejoazul
Sun May 18, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Best Solo Voice in the Chapel Choir?
Replies: 29
Views: 5142

Re: Best Solo Voice in the Chapel Choir?

Around the time of Stuart Holland Korks had the excellent practice of putting a treble in Chapel Balcony to sing the opening solo of 'Once in Royal David's City", at the start of the Carol Service, to magnificent, and almost eerie, effect. I think that Stuart Holland was chosen for this and in diffe...
by viejoazul
Sat May 03, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 44
Views: 4311

Re: CH and the Armed Services

If we include the Merchant Navy (and why not, for weren’t there armed Q Ships, about which I know very little?), then there were
- Michael Morris
- Peter Haines
at CH in the early 1950s and both in Barnes A.
by viejoazul
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Politics at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1574

Re: Politics at CH

I very vaguely remember a 'mock' house election, just before a general election, but not being a 'political-animal' at the time, I can't remember the outcome. Probably the 1959 election. I remember the same. The Labour Party got six votes, three from working class boys on scholarships (me and two '...
by viejoazul
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Smoking by CH pupils
Replies: 17
Views: 2015

Re: Smoking by CH pupils

....and those notorious nicotine addicts Matthews, JH Page and Reggie Dean. But who else? Another chain smoker was Pongo Littlefield. But unlike others somehow he kept his fingers scrupulously clean. Fal Matthews, probably the most addicted of them all (and called ‘Mustapha fag’ by some), once rece...
by viejoazul
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Films at CH Horsham
Replies: 34
Views: 3616

Films at CH Horsham

The last two postings on the ‘Roy Terry’ thread (partly on films shown at Horsham) revived so many memories for me that I feel Films deserve their own thread, so here goes. What about starting with a list? I remember some of those already mentioned (‘Lost Horizons’, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’...
by viejoazul
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 59
Views: 6056

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

BroadieMan wrote:
Chrissie Boy wrote:So it's more like "QUIS?" and "......Ego..."
I remember there being a third part of “Quis?” and “Ego!” It was “Fin” (the latin was not as good as the other two words), indicating that the process has been completed.
by viejoazul
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Matron's Inspection
Replies: 18
Views: 1967

The Matron's Inspection

Umpteen years ago at Horsham in the juniors’ dormitory after the evening washing the juniors were all lined up and the matron summoned. She then inspected them – backs of hands, palms, arms, face, behind one ear, behind the other, foot on a settle. (This was a cast metal cuboid container, about 60 x...
by viejoazul
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pranks in Chapel
Replies: 21
Views: 4083

Re: Pranks in Chapel

geoffreycannon wrote:
There are I suggest differences between demos, travesties, games, and pranks.
Are japes included here? After all CH is a public school.