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by William
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1371

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

Thanks very much. You're younger than me, so with a better memory. I'd forgotten about pillow cases.
by William
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1371

Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

I’m trying to write something about school life 60-70 years ago and cannot recollect how often we received clean clothes. I think that we may have had clean bands, shirts and underpants twice weekly (on Wed and either Sat or Sun?) with handkerchiefs, sheets and vests weekly. Is that so? The laundry ...
by William
Fri May 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Official lists at CH Horsham
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Official lists at CH Horsham

I remember at least two sorts of official lists of boys at CH. There was the “Alphabetical List,” commonly called the Blue Book, because it had a blue cover. It listed all the teachers’ surnames in alphabetical order and their degrees with universities, on the first page. This was followed on page 3...
by William
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2888

Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I had two friends in Barnes. They were monitors and great healthy hunks of manhood, one even playing for a school XV (not the first). They were particularly thick with their matron, a battleaxe, named Miss M Watts. She had the power to select appropriate boys to receive supplementary Cod Liver Oil a...
by William
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: Day Pupils

Len Bates’s son was in La B and Sgt Maj Carter’s son in Pe A. I don’t recollect their initials, but the latter left CH to go to Cranwell (the RAF College) as an officer cadet. Does anyone know how he fared there and after? He was a bright spark and could imitate his father’s idiosyncratic way of spe...
by William
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 151949

Re: Jokes, please.....

Walter and Linda were a middle aged couple blessed with two beautiful daughters. Although they felt incredibly lucky for having their girls, Walter and Linda always yearned for a boy. They began trying for another baby, and it wasn’t long before Linda became pregnant. Nine months later, they welcome...
by William
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 1691

Re: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.

In fact there was not such a great difference in dates for the end of birching in England, Guernsey (and the Isle of Man), which were 1962, the mid 1960s and 1976, respectively, according to the following. From http://www.corpun.com/9feat2.htm In 1962 four adult men were birched in English prisons ....
by William
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 104
Views: 6942

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

You are totally and indubitably correct. The 26% FFP question is far, far, far more important than public executions, etc, etc.

Much good fortune and very many thanks to you, David Taplin, and your public spirited fellow Blues, working to retain CH as it SHOULD BE.
by William
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 1691

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Early histories of the school refer to public executions that were carried out frequently at Newgate Prison which adjoined the school buildings and were witnessed by pupils. I know the last such event took place in 1868 although I am not sure of the location. According to http://www.capitalpunishme...
by William
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 1691

I too have no recollection of public beatings in the 1950s. But when they ceased I don’t know. However I do have an account of such a beating in 1918 from someone who was present. “On one memorable occasion in 1918 Dr Upcott gave a morning sermon on personal purity. Then, after lunch, aided by two s...
by William
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bicycles at C.H.
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: Bicycles at C.H.

Dear Moderators, Isn't it more appropriate that this thread is in the section entitled "General Chat - CH Stuff," rather than here?
by William
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CHLF
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Re: CHLF

To answer the question about CH having any ex-communists – Yes, there was at least one, Campbell Hunter in the 1920s. He, Michael Stewart (former Foreign Minister), Dom Griffiths (later a Catholic Benedictine monk/priest/author, who lived in India and became a yogi, writing on Catholic-Hindu dialogu...
by William
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and Psychiatry
Replies: 6
Views: 623

CH and Psychiatry

Has CH always had an enlightened attitude to mental illness? I presume candidate pupils are always interviewed in part to ensure they are suitable for a boarding school life, for such aptitude may not always be evident from background knowledge and performance in a competitive examination. Meeting t...
by William
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Debates
Replies: 25
Views: 2217

Re: School Debates

One meeting of the Debating Society around 1955 was an address by Bryan Magee, on debating techniques. He was then President of the Oxford University Union (ie the prestigious debating society). I recall him saying that the secret to effective debating was frequently the converse of the structure of...
by William
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Accents of Housey pupils
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Accents of Housey pupils

The Housey accent story has a long history and the following about Rev Kelsey is not (to my knowledge) recorded in any official account. When CH came to Horsham, the new buildings included four ultra modern science laboratories (the Old Science School). These were a great novelty, most successful an...