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by Mid A 15
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: CH in Art

Checking out the website for the "Impressionists in London" exhibition which has just opened at Tate Britain, I note that it includes a painting by James Tissot called "London Visitors" which depicts some important looking members of the bourgeoisie plus a couple of Housey boys. Do CH pupils crop u...
by Mid A 15
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

jhopgood wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:19 pm
I think you will find that comments have been made on n OB page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/202297119829844/
Followed through on the link John but get the closed group message.
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

As I understand it, it was the West Gift that kept the girls school open, as the will specified a number of girls to benefit as well as boys. As to scholarships to Oxbridge, I know the one I had has changed a lot. It was an Abbott's Scholarship, then for the sons and daughters of the clergy of the ...
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

Sadly Mike Trubridge, the originator of this thread, is shown as 'no longer with us' in the newsletter I received from Gina Skillings today. I'm shocked having met him again in 2012 at the 40 years on event. At that time he still looked fit enough to be eminently capable of giving a good account of ...
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Time flies

My first day was 52 years ago today
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 1840

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Bogey Fryer had a dreadful temper. I remember him nearly throttling someone with his own scarf in one math class. Truly alarming. Beats Tom Keeley bashing someone in the front row over the head with a Lewis & Short. N.T. Fryer was my housemaster during my entire time in Coleridge B. Everyone knew h...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Richard 'Dickie' Dawe
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Richard 'Dickie' Dawe

I'm very sorry to read this. Mr Dawe was a very approachable teacher and his encouragement in the years to 'O' level enabled me to 'punch above my weight' in English until my true lack of knowledge and expertise of literature was exposed at 'A' level. He ran an ornithological club on Hobbies Afterno...
by Mid A 15
Sun May 28, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13264

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

Perhaps that explains his highly suspect habit of drawing the bone structure of the human skeleton on naked boys in class? Was he even teaching by the time you attended CH? He was retired from formal teaching when I was there although he still assisted with CCF and had his lab, bees etc. I am in no...
by Mid A 15
Tue May 02, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: Threads being moved

When I checked the "First Time Visitors" section which heads off the list of categories I noticed with interest that some of the threads that were previously on the "CH Stuff" site had been moved on to the former section. Including threads like "God in the Quad". Now why should this be, I wondered....
by Mid A 15
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15298

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

So Warren Gatland decided not to select Joe Launchbury after all for the Lions tour.

What a classy reaction though from Joe:

https://twitter.com/joe_launch/status/8 ... 0311443456
by Mid A 15
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 40059

Re: Housey Slang.....

For some unknown reason the word 'drut' recently came into my head so I thought I should post while I remembered! Whether it was a word peculiar to Maine A in the mid sixties or a more general term of CH slang I don't recall at this distance. It was a derisory term for somebody considered wet and pa...
by Mid A 15
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: problem with Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: problem with Chrome

This Forum (for me) has suddenly become unreadable on Chrome -- it's covered in red circles enclosing symbolic lines representing text (and I can't shrink the drop-down menus). This doesn't happen in incognito mode, but there of course I can't post, because surprise surprise I'm incognito. I'm writ...
by Mid A 15
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15298

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Again the accolade was richly deserved in a somewhat surreal match. Having listened to his two post match interviews he comes across as a very modest self effacing young man for whom actions speak louder than words. Not sure how that goes down with an Aussie like Eddie Jones but all the time we're ...
by Mid A 15
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15298

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Man of The Match again against Italy today.
by Mid A 15
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15298

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Our man Joe had an immense match against Wales in Cardiff today and was deservedly selected as Man of The Match.