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by Richard Ruck
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Olympics trip
Replies: 39
Views: 2902

Re: Olympics trip

J.R. wrote:The Christian gentleman who walked on water, (allegedly), according to The Bible !
And there I was thinking he was Jewish.....
by Richard Ruck
Fri May 11, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Prospectus
Replies: 61
Views: 6374

Re: School Prospectus

Well done David. I am just amazed that the school 'wasted' what must have been an Awful Lot of Money on printing and then posting the glossy magazine (sorry, prospectus) to zillions of Old Blues who would not be in a position to put forward full fee paying pupils - either from the UK, or from Europ...
by Richard Ruck
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Prospectus
Replies: 61
Views: 6374

Re: School Prospectus

I also received a copy, and I've been holding back while trying to think of something positive to say about it. To be honest, I can't see much difference between this and any other glossy advertisement for an English public school. It strikes me this brochure is in no way aimed at parents / guardian...
by Richard Ruck
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

The usual lily-livered false equivalence. Germans were fighting to plunge the whole world into a thousand-year Nazi night. Their dead have no honour. Ours were fighting for freedom, justice, democracy and the rule of law. Thnere is a difference. A bit sweeping, don't you think? Sounds as if you kne...
by Richard Ruck
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Some Sad News - Michael Carrington
Replies: 21
Views: 6325

Re: Some Sad News - Michael Carrington

I certainly remember Mike Carrington very well. He was Housemaster of Th.A during my time at C.H., and had a sort of catchphrase: " Get off the track !", usually shouted at top volume (his voice could be turned up to 11) from the back of Thornton A at any youth foolish enough to set foot on the cind...
by Richard Ruck
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

Foureyes wrote:It will be interesting to see what effect the increasing number of German pupils will have on Remembrance Sunday and other British national memorial events.
:shock:
I would rather hope that the current generation of pupils have moved on from the mutual animosities of their grandparents.....
by Richard Ruck
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

OK, I give up. No answer to be had, apparently......
by Richard Ruck
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

However, what has any of this to do with Day Pupils? Nothing much, really, although the discussions have been both entertaining and enlightening! As an aside, it strikes me that if any particular church feels able and willing to give their blessing to same-sex relationships by affording couples a m...
by Richard Ruck
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Re: Day Pupils

And a consequential shift from the school's original ethos? A fundamental lurch, I would say - probably not quite what King Eddy had in mind. I never imagined that CH would evolve into some kind of international cramming academy. Didn't the H.M. conduct a similar recruitment drive when he was at Ar...
by Richard Ruck
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils
Replies: 135
Views: 9540

Day Pupils

Hi all, haven't been on here for a while...... A few adverts in the West Sussex County Times in recent months have got me wondering about the take-up of day places at CH. The adverts have been big on the customs and traditions of the school, but with very little mention of an education available to ...
by Richard Ruck
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Richard Ruck !
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Happy Birthday Richard Ruck !

Thanks! No horse manure, I'm afraid, but the day was very non-hellish, in a pub / Japanese restaurant / pub sort of way.....
by Richard Ruck
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 27
Views: 4022

Re: Cabinet of Curiosities

Back to Mid.B............ I too spent my senior years (bar my last term) in Mid. B during the reign of Rev. Atkinson. He was always a good mate of Mid. A's Ron Lorimer, and I think he wished we were all as disciplined as our handbell-ringing bretheren next door. However, Mid.B. was always home to mo...
by Richard Ruck
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 62
Views: 8125

Re: Sad news

I think Network rail have something wrong here - if you look at their information about all Footpath crossings (see http://www.networkrail.co.uk/documents/Community%20and%20Environment/Level-Crossing/10820_Level_crossing_user_guide_footpath_crossing.pdf ) they state that "There are stiles or self-c...
by Richard Ruck
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: David Clements
Replies: 14
Views: 3268

Re: David Clements

A few of us were pondering this very question at The Retreat. Jon Riley reckoned he might be able to find out, but we didn't
get any further. Jon's on Facebook, so you could contact him there. I'd also be interested to hear any news,,,,,,,,,,
by Richard Ruck
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Glorious seventies
Replies: 32
Views: 3630

Re: The Glorious seventies

loringa wrote:
Brown wrote:[Come to think of it, I also spent a bit of time in Helen Watters' company, but then who didn't...
I didn't - but I should very much have liked to; a lovely girl.
I always wondered how she felt about being 'admired' by around 850 boys.......