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by colb28
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34807

Re: Corporal Punishment......

In my day (overtones of Monty Python) I remember that gym-shoeing and caning were quite normal events but came to be seen as more or less a 'badge of honour'; so we 'bad boys' had an unofficial competition to see who could accumulate the most 'cracks' in the course of a single term. 'Paddy' (name no...
by colb28
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Masters' Nicknames
Replies: 76
Views: 4712

Re: Masters' Nicknames

Re nicknames I agree with Osram (Mr Lorimer) and Pegleg (Kit Aitken) Bogey (Fryer) etc. but I don't remember too many more. However, further to correspondence relating to Headmaster CME Seaman I distinctly remember the nickname 'Banzai', apparently referring to his comment to a passing boy: 'No band...
by colb28
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Noseblowing by numbers - how did it work?
Replies: 28
Views: 3118

Re: Noseblowing by numbers - how did it work?

No, no, no, no! As I recall (LHB, 1965-7), 'nose-blowing by numbers' took place in the morning after breakfast in the day room. The procedure was (with a military intonation): 'Handkerchiefs....out!!!' 'Blow........ noses, ONE! TWO! THREE! etc..' 'Handkerchiefs...away!' But I also wanted to mention ...