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by rockfreak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Matrons

I think a grasp of child psychology probably helped. And a good dose of common sense. Mrs Riches was our matron in Coleridge. I don't know what qualifications she had but she always seemed to me to have a relaxed and pragmatic way of dealing with our various little problems. Her son Graham was in on...
by rockfreak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Would someone like to offer some odds on Hilto's next career move? "Strictly", "Bake Off" or "Love Island"? Or maybe "Naked Attraction"?
by rockfreak
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 23
Views: 1431

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

We in the Coleridge houses in the 1950s always knew when the illustrious BW had turned up to visit because he would be standing there at lunch parade chatting with Clarence on the HM's front lawn. But the rest of them knew it only when the band struck up the Dambusters march. He must have got terrib...
by rockfreak
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Yes, it's an interesting point Charlie that when Hilton was advisor to Cameron one of the first things that the Coalition government did was to devise £26 billion of cuts to public services that they all knew perfectly well was going to impact on the most vulnerable. So much for an education at Chri...
by rockfreak
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Brightness and intellectual honesty do not always follow. The need to be clever clever and make a good living from it sometimes becomes too much of a temptation.
by rockfreak
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

I was using taig in a satirical manner to make a point. I'm not always politically correct and it doesn't worry me too much. As to taking sides, I'm broadly in sympathy with the Catholic cause from a civil rights perspective. I worked with a guy who'd experienced this from the other perspective. He ...
by rockfreak
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Ages ago I started a thread on the boy Hilto and pointed out his political changes of position over the years. Someone else posted to say that they thought he was a political chameleon. If there's money to be made from broadcasts, magazine articles, etc, he seems to sway with the prevailing wind. He...
by rockfreak
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Nothing wrong in doing him down Katharine. He's played his part in promoting a referendum which is going to consign our country to third world status next March unless we can find a way of stopping the jump off the cliff before then. It's interesting the way that people like Hilton talk glibly about...
by rockfreak
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2313

Re: The Old Blue 2018

A question never asked is why are there so many children of Anglo origin either in social care or running wild in the streets? In many of these cases the parent appears to be single (nothing wrong with that as such) but often dysfunctional with drink or drug issues. What kind of parents are letting ...
by rockfreak
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: Wendy Fryer

She was certainly a nurse in the Sicker at about this time, Nurse Herbert as I remember, and yes I think she then married NTF. Probably the same person.
by rockfreak
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Nick Clegg joins Farcebook
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Nick Clegg joins Farcebook

It's funny but perhaps understandable why the Cleggster gets so much flack. After all he was only the junior partner in the coalition. The Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell used to portray him as Cameron's fag at the posh public school. First he was required to shine his master's shoes and make his toa...
by rockfreak
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 422
Views: 35920

Re: Politics

Katharine is quite right. What's wrong with a second referendum? The week before the first referendum, when it was thought from the polls that Remain might shade it, Nigel Farrago said that if it was a close call there should be another referendum. Well it was a close call Nigel so where's our secon...
by rockfreak
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 422
Views: 35920

Re: Politics

Brilliant turnout in London today for the Remain cause. I still don't think Brexit is going to happen. I believe that if a hard Brexit stares us in the face the markets will go on the attack with a vengeance, savaging the pound, sterling assets and government bond prices. The 13% the pound has lost ...
by rockfreak
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.

I think their own women are mostly under curfew aren't they John? That's the trouble, they can't hang out with their own until marriage. But let's not get too race oriented. After all, Husband, Dobbie, Webb, Burr - all Anglo. And Karim the Ugandan Asian. Then this week there was that Bishop characte...
by rockfreak
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 11763

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Some very interesting points of view TMF and quite right in my view. As one of the people who tried to locate the CH punishment books years ago and was unable to even establish their original existence, I also wondered at the extensive archives of CH documentation. I think someone at the time refer...