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by William
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 1894

Re: Teaching staff

I did Maths A level in the mid 60s, (for obvious reasons can't say I was a Maths Grecian!) and there was never any mention of computing as a career. I don't think it was seen as 'real' mathematics. It was seen as a tool, just as log tables were. All praise to Mr Bullard for taking you. Leo is well ...
by William
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 7037

Re: Dobbie's departure

Thanks. I'm most relieved concerning George Deakin.

Messrs Husband and Dobbie were at CH long after my time, so I did not know their initials.
by William
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 7037

Re: Dobbie's departure

Who are JAH and GWD? If the latter is GW Deakin (OB) I find this most strange. GWD seemed to have a very happy family life (including daughter nicknamed “Minnie”), did not leave suddenly but because his most important work (Engineering Grecians) was disbanded. Although he also directed the Manual Sc...
by William
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 20
Views: 1482

Re: Underachieving at CH

Of course Rockfreak is right, but for the record I am another type of underachiever. I was in the top sets for a while and then went off the boil but was allowed to be a Grecian. (In principle this was someone who was supposed to be able to win an Oxbridge scholarship. I didn’t/couldn’t although I t...
by William
Fri May 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 6397

Re: Reading to the dormitory

There are other factors, apart from all those emphasised so far in this thread, concerning the “success” of education. For example there are genetics and cultural traditions . At the risk of being labelled “racist” there are clear indications of apparently inherited genetic factors in the academic a...
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: 3511

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: 3511

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: 1003

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: 4754

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: 1511

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: 173687

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: 2911

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: 111
Views: 11370

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: 2911

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: 2911

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...