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by JohnAL
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 977

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

Oh for the happy joys of life with a monitor’s privileges! I took a hot bath almost every evening as a mon and (together with the accessibility of many bread crusts as a bottom-of-the-table mon in the Dining Hall) have for the last nearly seventy years always chosen a bath and bread crust (not neces...
by JohnAL
Wed May 31, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2124

Re: RESEARCH

Here are three other happenings from the President’s (Prince of Wales/Duke of Windsor) visit in 1921. After leaving the Manual School he visited Lamb A, where he joined a game of billiards (or demonstrated his prowess) and pocketed a red ball. While lunching on the dais a Col B junior poured a mug o...
by JohnAL
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Less flamboyant CH teachers

There have been some excellent threads dealing with masters of the 1940s, 50s, 60s and other decades. Messrs Jesson-Dibley, Cherniavsky, Daunt, Page, Rider and Malins and Miss Todd come to mind. Apart from pleasing those who knew these masters, a potentially useful stock of relevant knowledge has be...
by JohnAL
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 1982

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

I understand the name Exhibition was indeed used to commemorate the Great Exhibition of 1851, but with a more specific connection. During its successor (The Festival of Britain of 1951) I was at CH and at that time a copy of the brochure of 1851 was used for various history and other lessons. I reme...
by JohnAL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?

This recycling suggestion is interesting, likely to be popular and potentially profitable. I am likely to be a purchaser. But it is not so simple. Would a dry cleaning device need to be installed before coats could be sold? That would be expensive. But then a dry cleaning service could be offered to...
by JohnAL
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAILY ATTENDANCE RECORD
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: DAILY ATTENDANCE RECORD

I clearly remember in the mid 1950s Sgt Usher making the rounds of all classrooms in the second period of the morning (so that those who had been to the sicker would have returned to class?). He carried a clipboard with TWO lists, on blue and yellow paper. One list was the attendance register (the b...
by JohnAL
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fives versus Squash
Replies: 18
Views: 2972

Re: Fives versus Squash

If I remember correctly AH Buck (Buckie) was driving back to CH from London, under the influence and probably slowly and deliberately. He decided to go straight across a roundabout (rather than follow the more conventional route round its periphery). A constable saw him do this and so after a court ...
by JohnAL
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Innovations in Housey dress
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: Innovations in Housey dress

Thanks Barnes Mum for your comprehensive explanation.
by JohnAL
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Innovations in Housey dress
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: Innovations in Housey dress

I am not familiar with the girls’ housey clothes, which seem more varied than the boys’. So the girls’ gray tights in the 2013 Speech Day film are for seniors. Thanks. Girls seem to have at least three types of coat. One is long and seems the same as the boys’ Housey coat, worn with a navy skirt and...
by JohnAL
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?
Replies: 29
Views: 1494

Re: What was done in World War 2 and by whom?

This information about HLOF’s plan for coping with a German invasion is fascinating. What was the essence of his plan? In the thread “CH and the Armed Services” there is more relevant information, about Basher Jenkins (his DT obit is still available at ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/14...
by JohnAL
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 106
Views: 12665

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

‘Uncle’ always used his own nicknames when speaking to or about habitués, ie those who were often in his lab, whatever age they were. They ranged from small boys who were keen on nature study and did dubious experiments, to senior NCOs in the OTC/CCF Signals Section, who were practising for the adva...
by JohnAL
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Marching
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Marching

Marching, in general and at Hertford, was mentioned by FJ Grogan and others in the thread ‘Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses’. Perhaps it deserves its own thread, since I think it is unique to Housey, for, I know of no other (non-military) secondary, educational establishment which has a tr...
by JohnAL
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Rider
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Arthur Rider

Having followed the thread "Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)" and its recent diversion, which deals with Arthur Rider, it seems that such an important and influential master deserves a thread just for himself. So now you have it. If you are interested do read the last few posts for Corks to supplement whate...
by JohnAL
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Charge - has it been changed?
Replies: 90
Views: 7759

Re: The Charge - has it been changed?

:roll: The idea that a fee-payer excludes a needy child is I think wrong. Taking away one fee-payer does not generate any extra funds for an additional needy pupil. Basically it costs £x to run the school at full numbers with competitive modern facilities and that £x has to come from somewhere. Post...
by JohnAL
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Charge - has it been changed?
Replies: 90
Views: 7759

Re: The Charge - has it been changed?

To blame John Franklin for the apparent degradation of CH’s “former” ethos and dedication to those in greatest need of CH’s benefits may be slightly unfair. He is a pleasant fellow and certainly means well. (He must also be a keen and articulate Christian, or he never would have been appointed.) But...