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by richardb
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Time flies

It was Williams I couldn't remember.

Don't remember much about him.
by richardb
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Time flies

LHA.

I remember Ken Grimshaw joined the house in 1972 but he had the flat at Maine A.

The JRE Shaw joined in 1973 with the LHA flat but only stayed one year.
by richardb
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Time flies

Something seemed strangely significant about today's date but it was a long time before I twigged. It was 46 years ago today - 13 September 1971 - that I started at the school. I remember 3 of the 4 staff in LHA when I started and I remember those that joined in the following 2 years. But I can't fo...
by richardb
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Simon Kerruish
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Simon Kerruish

I re-read the underground tunnels thread and noticed that Simon had been an early contributor. Having moved to the senior end for what was Simon's last year at school, I wondered what became of him and sadly found this: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=simon-kerruish&p...
by richardb
Thu May 26, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Colin Martin CH c1970
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Colin Martin CH c1970

From memory he started in LHA in 1970 and left from ThB in 1975 after he should have taken his O levels. Not sure if he actually took the exams as impressed on my mind is him saying after the leavers service that you didn't need qualifications to succeed in life. I believe he was going to work on a ...
by richardb
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRECIANS CLUB
Replies: 56
Views: 5874

Re: GRECIANS CLUB

From memory the Club opened towards the end of the summer term 1972 which was the end of the first year. I might be wrong though and it might be 1973. I well remember the place as JamesF35 and I became the first people ever to be suspended for excess drinking in the summer of 1978. Drinks were paid ...
by richardb
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Langham
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Langham

Turned on the BBC news tonight to be confronted by a lot of coverage of the closing stages of Langham's trial. Couldn't help noticing that one of the police officers making a press statement was Inspector Derek Cuff who was a CH from 71-78(?)
by richardb
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

Ruthie-Baby wrote:Pinky was the nickname of a teacher who had been there years but left in the mid-90s, just can't remember his name. Think he taught in the prep block in my day.
"Pinky" Palmer ?
by richardb
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

"Potty" Burr
by richardb
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

An outrageous allegation. It couldn't possibly be true. Well, maybe ...

Another couple that occurred to me:

"Mongy" Torkington
"Slug" Plumley
by richardb
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

Just thought of "Pinky" Palmer and "Ping" Vincent-Smith.

And I seem to remember Peter Higgins had some strange nickname. "Chicken" rings a bell.

And I am hallucinating in remembering "Rip" Kirby.
by richardb
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

Come to think of it (and I know its not on topic, but what the heck), there seemed to be rather a lot of nicknames in the 70s:- "Rocker" Rae "Dolly" O'Meara "Bomber" Nicholson "Toad" or "Grolly" Newsome "Ubi" Atkinson "Kit" Aitken "Gomby" Shaw - one year teaching post in LHA Ken Grimshaw was - as I ...
by richardb
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

As I recall it was "Killer" Fry and "Bogey" Fryer.

Not too sure where "Killer" came from but I could take an educated guess at the other one :oops:

And yes, I believe that "Pongo" Littlefield did retire at the end of the summer term in 1972.
by richardb
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7811

Scone Lover wrote:How times do change. When I was there, they were nearly always terrifying old spinsters. Well Barnes excepted, they seemed to have some almost pretty ones
Bet you got yourself very excited about dear old Jessie Rawson, eh Sean ?
by richardb
Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH & Adult Material
Replies: 28
Views: 4356

Spoonbill wrote:Oi, richardb. Does JamesF35 give you huge discounts at his Le Rocher Eslier gites en Bretagne?

Or does he quote punitively huge prices at you to make damnably sure you never come anywhere near him again?
Neither. Never been there. Never asked for a quote. Never had a quote.