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by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Was The Old Blue in Frankie Goes To Hollywood?
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Who Was The Old Blue in Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

I remember years ago (1980s/1990s) reading an interview in a provincial newspaper with a vocalist who'd been appointed replacement vocalist in Frankie Goes To Hollywood during their last days. It said he was an ex-pupil of Christ's Hospital. Glancing at the Wikipedia entry for Frankie Goes To Hollyw...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Sat May 21, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues on You Tube...
Replies: 34
Views: 5654

Re: Who is the Barnes block named after?

Barnes, for one, is named after an early Benefactor, whose portrait used to hang at the East end of the Dining Hall --- he has now been "Relegated" to the Counting House ! Never heard that one before, Neill. I've always understood it was named after the industrious Cambridge scholar Joshua Barnes (...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Wed May 04, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Your nickname
Replies: 130
Views: 13417

Re: Your nickname

I think that almost anyone who came into contact with Uncle (Kirby) was christened with a nickname by him. I am surprised that this has not been mentioned, maybe he gave up after I left. The (I hope) immortal Chips Ryder also used to give nicknames to most of the boys in his class. I remember that ...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Wed May 04, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH on Google Street View
Replies: 18
Views: 3454

Re: CH Horsham on Google Street View

Interesting.

Meanwhile on Two Mile Ash and at Donkey Bridge, it appears to be autumn.

Curiouser and curiouser.
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?
Replies: 73
Views: 4568

Re: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Dusted down ang polished for the occasion, it was the only vehicle used, in the Village, for such an event !

What's more, he directs hit movies such as Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well as polishing funeral biers. A very talented man indeed.
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Day 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: Old Bloes Day 2011

I don't get it.

What are Bloes?

Is this some sort of ultra-witty play-on-words that's going right over my head?

Or is it an in-joke that the likes of me simply doesn't get?

Or did you mean to write "Old Blokes' Day 2011"?

I'm confused.

Whatever it is, am I invited?
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HITLER YOUTH AT HOUSIE
Replies: 36
Views: 2605

Re: HITLER YOUTH AT HOUSIE

I have a very clear memory of being told by my housemaster, Mr TE Archbold (Archie), in the early 1950s that at least one Hitler Youth had been at Housie just before the war. I'd always understood that the Hitler Youth guy returned to Horsham after the war and actually became a member of the ancill...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9401

Re: Should Christ’s Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

Compulsory Chapel ended a long time ago (except for some particular commitments in termtime) and things are very different for the kids at CH now. Gorblimey, fan me wiv a cold kipper guvna. No compulsory chapel services? Not even for the under-15s? Since when? And do the choir and clergy play to an...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was CH Horsham Designed to Be Gay?
Replies: 157
Views: 11682

Re: Was CH Horsham Designed to Be Gay?

So, do kids still get punished for being gay at CH? If not, does that mean that it's condoned/tolerated - or do gay pupils get given a stiff talking-to, along the lines of Save that kind of thing for after you've left school ? And are kids who were actually caned for being gay in past years allowed ...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Collyboshers and Wallybonkers
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Collyboshers and Wallybonkers

When I was a junior, we all knew how to make a near-lethal weapon by simply folding a pocket-handkerchief in a certain way and then folding it in two. Depending on which house you were in, it was called either a wallybonker or a collybosher. Being whacked over the head with one was not unlike the ex...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seriously Non-PC Terminology at CH
Replies: 214
Views: 16582

It occurs to me to wonder whether silly boys still tell one another Rastus and Mary-Lou jokes at Christ's Hospital.

They weren't even funny thirty years ago, so I doubt they are now.
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Fri May 19, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Would Your Schoolmates Still Recognise You?
Replies: 163
Views: 14798

I'm still not quite persuaded. Have a close look at this photo of Wurzel Tony Baylis taken some years ago. Shave off the moustache, add on a few years......(Mind you, it's worth remembering that RR was and still is a musician from Somerset, so maybe they're one and the same.) http://i24.photobucket....
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Thu May 18, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Would Your Schoolmates Still Recognise You?
Replies: 163
Views: 14798

And that's a Richard Ruck, is it?

Can't say I'd have recognised him. (Are we sure it's RR and not just a member of The Wurzels?)

I remain only partially convinced.
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Fri May 05, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brew Rooms: A Portal to the Bowels of Hell?
Replies: 32
Views: 3712

It was always butter on the ceiling in Thorn A. Butter on the floor was also useful for a bored UF who had been instructed to deliver toast to demanding Grecians. Yeah....The pleasures of slipping on a buttered floor whilst carrying a pan of boiling milk and cracking one's skull. Absolutely unmissa...
by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Holborn versus Golden Virginia Red Green or Blue Rizlas
Replies: 97
Views: 8173

Sorry, it's a good story but no, not true in my case. Perhaps someone else tried it and Bingo's memory is playing tricks after all these years. Bingo memory no play trick. Bingo memory top-hole. Simon Stock speak with forked tongue, lie to Bingo. But Bingo bets RR did lots of similarly fruity thing...