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by Adrian
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Sharks

When the painting was sold, the school had a copy made, which hung in the entrance to The Court Room which is where Maine used to eat. It held me in awe during my first year at CH since 1975 was the year that the film Jaws was released. Since I am in Washington next month I look forward to looking f...
by Adrian
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Great Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: The Great Fire

Thanks for the heads up, I've just watched Episode 1. Quite interesting, particularly the bit about the shoemaker Sibbil Theame. I have in my possession one of her rather rare trade tokens which I managed to obtained on eBay. A rather naughty lady it would seem, it didn't tell me that in Mike Barfor...
by Adrian
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Allegations of abuse in today's news
Replies: 45
Views: 4594

Allegations of abuse in today's news

Oh dear ... Police have arrested three former members of staff at a top boarding school on suspicion of historical sex abuse against pupils. The men, all aged in their 60s, were arrested in an investigation into events at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, West Sussex. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...
by Adrian
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?

Re Kit Bartlett's reminiscences, in the 1950's we also had two coats issued but I can't remembr where the second was kept. ISTR we had it for the London parades, at the end of summer terms and maybe Speech Day. I remember that in my early years at the start of each year I received last year's "best...
by Adrian
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Wilson RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Roger Wilson RIP

Sad news indeed. He was a fine housemaster. I think he left CH after my first year in Peele A, which would have been 1979/80. Although my memory for all things CH is very poor these days. What I do remember, and with immense fondness, is being entertained by the Wilsons on Sunday evenings, playing c...
by Adrian
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zDXxQpuRCg

I've watched the above a couple of times, and cannot see any CH related clothing.
by Adrian
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 13216

Re: BROADIE BUCKLES

Almost any street market or craft shop would sell leather belts of the right size and colour. You'd just have to cut the existing buckle off and trim the end. I thought about that, but my memory of the girdle is that it is very different to what is generally available. I don't recall any of the emb...
by Adrian
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 13216

Re: BROADIE BUCKLES

Picking up on this old thread, I still have my old broadie buckle and have recently acquired the Samuel Travers buckle pictured in my avatar. It must be a very rare find indeed. This Travers maths prize buckle was presented to Wm R. B. Briscoe in 1868 who gets a mention in Ken Mansell's book as a fa...
by Adrian
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer

Do you mean the boy holding the cup?

I thought he was wearing Housey uniform at first, but he's got black tights on.
by Adrian
Mon May 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Any ideas about what this might be/have been?
Replies: 43
Views: 2750

Re: Any ideas about what this might be/have been?

Back up for sale:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTIQUE-19thC ... 1463648960

£1295 or make an offer.

Knock the 1 off the front, that's my offer. :)
by Adrian
Fri May 20, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old broadie buckles
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Old broadie buckles

I bought my own broadie buckle, and still have it. But I have no idea how much it cost, how I came to buy it, or where from, or even if there was any choice. I wish I could remember.

I recently acquired an old Travers Buckle on eBay, which is now my avatar. :)
by Adrian
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Holly Walsh
Replies: 81
Views: 8386

Re: Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh was a guest on the always entertaining Museum Of Curiosity on Monday, and the school gets quite a bit of a mention.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vk8xv
by Adrian
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons & CH
Replies: 27
Views: 4744

Re: Freemasons & CH

I've certainly not seen one of these before. Christ's Hospital masonic apron currently for sale on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Masonic-Chris ... 1479020604
by Adrian
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH
Replies: 66
Views: 2871

Re: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH

Clive James is a big fan of Keith Douglas. Here he is reading one of Keith's poems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo3SjTAUyW0