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by Alex
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 2046

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

More about Ian Sutherland: he was a pleasant young classics teacher and for a year or two in the fifties a junior housemaster of Barnes A, with EA Littlefield as senior housemaster. I imagine that they got on very well, since Littlefield’s passion was cricket. Sutherland left CH for Harrow School an...
by Alex
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Room wall colours & their possible significance
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Day Room wall colours & their possible significance

In some ways the general characteristics of a senior house master were reflected in the way boys in the house were viewed. This was so in the 40s and 50s and I suspect is still probably true. At the risk of giving offence I suggest that Peele B was sloppy (P Matthews), Mid A upright, keen and virtuo...
by Alex
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2726

Re: RESEARCH

Every house had an appointed time for the weighing (set about 20 min apart?) which took place at the Infirmary. On arriving (marching at ease) at the narrow path which led to the Infirmary I recollect we then marched in single file, the only occasion we ever did this. One senior boy in each house wa...
by Alex
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 2046

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Here are some more facts Ivor R Maconnell A quiet maths teacher (Cambridge graduate) who taught grecians (and others), son of a vicar. For a time he taught divinity too. An oboe player of (near?) professional ability. When stricken with a fatal cancer, in spite of strong suggestions to quit as head ...
by Alex
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7222

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Thanks. I never realised he taught Latin, so it didn't click.
by Alex
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7222

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Thanks for your two answers. That’s a very natty French pun. I have never met it before. But my real problem was the mantra,
'Rough Copy', 'Fair Copy', uttered many, many times during his Latin lessons.
Could someone explain that please?
by Alex
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7222

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

I may be a bit thick so could you please explain, “Kit Aitken's mantra of 'Rough Copy', 'Fair Copy', uttered many, many times during his Latin lessons”. Also I may have a poor memory, but I don’t think he taught Latin. As a senior boy, for a term I was in a class from Kit nominally on current affair...
by Alex
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?
Replies: 6
Views: 771

What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?

Once yearly boys’ Housey coats were changed for new ones, as they became outgrown or outworn. So what happened to the old ones? I suspect in the 50s they were sold to makers of reconstituted cloth. If the coats were in reasonable condition it is likely they would be highly prized by Old Blues for us...
by Alex
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 60 year Reunion
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: 60 year Reunion

I would like to attend the 60th year Reunion, but cannot unless it is between 16 and 30 May. Of course my desires cannot predominate. But whenever anyone does know the definitive date, please post it here? Incidentally my only source of information about the Reunion was this thread. How did others l...