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by loringa
Mon May 13, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Barnes Wallis
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Re: Barnes Wallis

Barnes Wallis attended the RMS tercentennial dinner in 1973 and I was lucky enough, aged 11 and during my first term, to be picked at random by the Senior Grecian, along with another squit (possibly Richard Charlesworth), to join the great man for dinner. I was in considerable awe of him but he and ...
by loringa
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: fuel story
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: fuel story

She was very lucky. Petrol lacks the lubricity of diesel and will cause wear on the fuel pump amongst other things. Quite apart from writing off the fuel pump there is a danger of particles getting into the injectors. Hopefully the fuel filter will have caught most of them but I suspect that she wil...
by loringa
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 24320

Re: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories th

fra828 wrote:There were several Hil(l)arys at Hertford in 60's/early 70's. Was that name made popular by the climber?
Do all Hil(l)arys look the same? Check out Hillary Clinton and Hilary Mantel.
by loringa
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Saluting
Replies: 36
Views: 4889

Re: Saluting

I certainly would have had a problem in referring to a female as "Sir" and would probably have failed utterly; madam or ma'am would have been it. Indeed I woult have (and do still) consider it an improper instruction; imagine a host / horde / whatever plural of OBs greeting some unfortunate woman i...
by loringa
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 7965

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

HowardH wrote:Methinks you have misinterpreted my drift.
Yup - definitely misinterpreted, thank you.
by loringa
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 7965

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Yes to the first question, but the pre-Cathedral march and the drop-off are both closely guarded at the request of the police. Sorry. What sort of world are we living in when the location of a school trip is such a closely guarded secret; another example methinks of a ridiculously over-egged risk a...
by loringa
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Memories, memories
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Memories, memories

I well remember piles of elephant dung (fascinating to an 8-year old) in the forests of Malaysia but we never saw a wild elephant; did they really exist there? Bristol Zoo has mouse deer but I've never seen one in the wild. What a lovely part of the world this is; I lived in Singapore for 20 months ...
by loringa
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: House Of Lords Reform
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: House Of Lords Reform

Another thread which has been hijacked by the non-CH 'AlanP5age' whoever he/she is - in respect of which I will unsubscribe immediately. To be fair he did initiate this topic so it is a little unfair to claim that he hijacked it. Also, in this instance I don't think he has written anything to which...
by loringa
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday loringa !
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: Happy Birthday loringa !

Thanks for your kind words. It has been a busy old week celebrating with family parties, cake and drinking far too much but along with the Jubilee it is now over and this week it is end-of-course exams to mark (hooray)!
by loringa
Sun May 06, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Long careers of C.H. Masters
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: Long careers of C.H. Masters

[Is Moreton Peto still alive? He would be over 90, surely. I saw Morton Peto at Chief Bradley's funeral in 2010; he was frail but entirely with-it. On that occasion, he was accomapnied by his son James. I imagine he is still alive or we would have heard on this forum or in one of the CH publications.
by loringa
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Prospectus
Replies: 61
Views: 6289

Re: School Prospectus

I do have a child who might benefit from a CH education but it is clearly not going to happen. There is no way that even with only one child I'd ever be able to afford the fees and I doubt I'd qualify in any other way. Anyway, the school is too far away to make access practicable now that it seems t...
by loringa
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Can you hear the bells?
Replies: 28
Views: 2745

Re: Can you hear the bells?

Josh - my earlier congratulations have been transferred to another topic so please let me reiterate them here. I am delighted for you as, I suspect, are most contributors to the forum. Best wishes, Andrew Loring (and family - my wife remembers Rock School).
by loringa
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 29572

Re: Current reading matter

by loringa » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:33 pm I have just purchased 'Vespasian Tribune of Rome' by Rob Fabbri (CH 70s I think) as advertised in the CH Newsletter. £3.99 including postage from Amazon. Hopefully I'll find the time to read it soon as it looks to be an enjoyable read. I've got this on my 'to...
by loringa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does anyone on this forum go to church?
Replies: 396
Views: 21699

Re: Does anyone on this forum go to church?

I'll not start the debate about High Church rituals being used in Cathedrals/churches and being like Roman Catholic churches when most cathedrals and the older churches started life within the Roman Church!!! Indeed they did but fortunately Henry VIII had the good sense to break with with Rome whic...
by loringa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Scouts
Replies: 55
Views: 4891

Re: CH Scouts

As a Scout and Venture Scout for all my seven years at CH I am interested in this, whatever it is. Unfortunately I am not 'on' facebook or whatever it is you do on facebook so I can't read what this is all about. If anyone would be kind enough to post a very brief summary it would be much appreciate...