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by Chrissie Boy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay

I never heard the record, only saw the production itself, but I suspect the sound quality of the album could have been better. For anyone who's in the dark, Cain! was the school play in 1976 (I think): a collaboration between local prog-rock band Visitor 2035 and CH master/lyricist John Mason. If yo...
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 314

There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay

Can you believe it? A copy of the CH/Visitor 2035 album 'Cain!' has just surfaced on eBay. Yours for £115.17, squire. The seller will mail it from the USA for an extra £11.59. But probably these prices will have risen by tomorrow due to the weak pound. So what are you waiting for? You know you want ...
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: "Endeavour"

Years ago, not long after leaving school, I read David Niven's autobiography The Moon's a Balloon , in which he refers to hashish as having been known as kif in his early days. I immediately assumed that the tea at CH was known as kif because the pupils c.1920s believed it to have been drugged by th...
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is There Another Old Blues' Forum Elsewhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Is There Another Old Blues' Forum Elsewhere?

I can't help noticing that the House Photos section here doesn't include any halfway-recent house photographs or even any photos of the girls' houses at Horsham, even all these years on. Is this because there's another web forum for OBs elsewhere, where the relatively young and the relatively hip ha...
by Chrissie Boy
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 8211

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

Going back to someone's suggestion that nobody paid the full cost in the seventies (and I read that as up to and including the seventies) there was the policy that once in the school you did not leave if the family fortunes changed. If their income increased then fees increased accordingly so it is...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Weekend (Wearing Full Housey)
Replies: 62
Views: 3695

Re: Old Blues Weekend (Wearing Full Housey)

Bafflingly, I'm still not understanding any of what you're saying, Dave. We appear to be attempting to communicate in different languages. Ah well, no matter. Life goes on. Fair play.

CHRISTOPHER BOY
(a non-smoker)
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Weekend (Wearing Full Housey)
Replies: 62
Views: 3695

Re: Old Blues Weekend (Wearing Full Housey)

From a security point of view totally impracticable. What will the Horsham publicans do when someone in full uniform demands 2 Polish Spirit, a St James and four pints of Abbot! You've lost me, Dave. Non comprendo. How is it impractical from a security point of view if it takes place when the CH pu...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Weekend (Wearing Full Housey)
Replies: 62
Views: 3695

Re: Old Blues Weekend (Wearing Full Housey)

Having just spotted the "What happens to ‘retired’ Housey coats?" thread on page 1 of the General Chat - CH Stuff forum, I thought I'd revive this thread. I continue to believe that holding periodic Old Blues' Weekends involving the wearing of full Housey is a thumping good idea and would prove a he...
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Could Someone Put Cain! on YouTube?
Replies: 0
Views: 1441

Could Someone Put Cain! on YouTube?

My memories of the mid-1970s CH/Craig Pruess/Visitor 2035 production Cain! are getting pretty hazy now, so it's definitely time someone dug out their old vinyl copy of the privately-issued album, turned it into a file and posted it on YouTube. I've recently been listening to Visitor 2035's one and o...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom
Replies: 27
Views: 2005

Re: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom

1970s icon Pegleg ("Next smelly boy!") abused our hair and the skin of our necks throughout my time at CH Horsham. He did have a shop of his own, but it was in Shoreham-by-Sea, not Horsham, presumably so that Houseyboys couldn't easily exact revenge by throwing bricks through his shop window or pour...
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 59
Views: 5914

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Are the words stick and slurp still used at CH, denoting a swot and/or a pupil who tries to suck up to members of staff?
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 59
Views: 5914

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Thanks for that, Oliver and PR. Call me reactionary, but I dread to think what the (presumably) latter-day Housey slang is, even though it's certain to be no less valid than older terminology...as long as it doesn't consist of words which are also used beyond the ring fence by ordinary mortals witho...
by Chrissie Boy
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 59
Views: 5914

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Reverting to the original topic:

Do pupils still say "Quis?" "Ego!" or was all that stuff left behind in the days of Jennings & Darbishire, Billy Bunter and yours truly?
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: World War 2, CH Teachers, etc
Replies: 24
Views: 4017

Re: World War 2, CH Teachers, etc

Am I not right in thinking that Basil 'Greg-Nut' Gregory arrived at the school during the war, with no university degree at all, yet remained as a teacher until the mid-1970s, teaching up to LF level only? Do we know how he came to be employed by CH and why he wasn't serving in the military? Had he ...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19043

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

The one abiding memory I have of Miss Haigh in Prep A days, was the occasion (1962) when a family friend sent me a fruit cake for my birthday. I was summoned to Matrons room, allowed to open said parcel and eat one small slice. The parcel was then rewrapped and returned to sender!! Cruelty or What?...