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by J.R.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coleridge: the bones
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Coleridge: the bones

A very interesting article, Michael.

Maybe a more fitting interment for STC and his family could be arranged.

After all, a certain Monarch found in a midlands car park was re-buried more majestically.
by J.R.
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 56
Views: 4042

Re: Reading to the dormitory

How times change !!
by J.R.
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St

Another change to have occurred in this area is the re-erection of Temple Bar (which once stood in Fleet St. and was removed as an impediment to traffic, being moved to Theobalds Park in Herts.) in a position roughly corresponding to . that of the group of cranes in John's bottom picture above{/b} ...
by J.R.
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1577

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Thanks for the above.

It gets more interesting by the day.
by J.R.
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1577

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I haven't had time to scan all Crown Court lists etc. Does anyone know if the 'not-guilty' pleas have started yet, and if so, where ?
by J.R.
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1577

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Time will tell. - Times are changing, at last !
by J.R.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

jhopgood wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 am
postwarblue wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Something's gone wrong with the drill. We were told 'Take with the left, shake with the right, bow to the Lady Mayoress'.
Could it be that the photograph is reversed? Look at how the coat buttons up.
Well done, Insp. Maigret !!
by J.R.
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1577

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I believe one or more of the NOT guilty pleas are to be heard this or next week, supposedly at Lewes CC.
by J.R.
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes B 1954 to 1955
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Re: Barnes B 1954 to 1955

I would like to ask if an omission on the Barnes B photograph of 1955 could be corrected - the second row correctly identifies C J Jelley and A N Barnard, but omits J W B Read seated between them. James Walter Beaton Read (Jimmy) was my closest friend, but died of Hodgkin's disease tragically young...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Ask the CHOBA Board
Topic: Who's Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 2723

Re: Who's Blue

Are there any plans to publish an updated Who's Blue ? It is now 22 years since the last one in 1996. I believe that there are Data Protection ramifications which have developed since 1996. Indeed even more stringent regulations become operative in May. Despite pointing out the issue I do not profe...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4499

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

michael scuffil wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:51 am
Things resembling bolios (hard cylindrical pillows) are common in Germany. They're called 'Nackenstützen' (neck-rests or 'neck-supports') and many people swear by them.
And there was me thinking that meant "Crushed Nuts" !!
by J.R.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu in 1957
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Flu in 1957

seajayuu wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:44 pm
"Up Tinf" maybe that should go on the Housey slang strand, but - it would probably be lost on them.
I have heard this one before, but memory fading. Might have been on this site, or at Horsham mid-sixties.
by J.R.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4499

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Back on subject. What happened to the Bolio's, Fobbed (or was it Fudged) Bands, or Skiffage? I remember skiffage, ( food-waste ), and fudged bands, (pre pinned and ready to tuck into coat collar) basically, to save time. Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, ...
by J.R.
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4499

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

There was a programme on television on corporal punishment last night John. Strangely they neglected to mention our old housemaster. And they only touched briefly on the sado-masochistic side of things. Le Vice Anglais was always thought to be the result of young upper class people being sent to si...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4499

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

sejintenej wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:38 am
Kit Bartlett wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:58 pm
. Was corporal punishment ever done on the hand ?
Not at CH to my knowledge but my primary school teacher loved using her ruler.

Same as that, David. I was lucky enough to pick up my 'times-tables' quickly enough in primary school, not to get my knuckles rapped.