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by Wuppertal
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Newspapers

We had the Times, the Daily Mail and the Sun; though for some unknown reason (in a 11-17 boys' house), the Sun was banned after not very long.
by Wuppertal
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 4640

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

I was surprised to see the comments about the broadie buckle being at the rear, as I've never heard of it being otherwise! I started in 1998 and it was like it then. As has already been said several times, the only people at the school who wear any kind of buckle at the front are 2nd formers. Then t...
by Wuppertal
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Grecians' Path
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

Re: Grecians' Path

The grass in Quad is a no-no to everyone - except the band at Beating Retreat of course! Staff can and do use the grass in Quad all the time to cut the distance between e.g. the Common Room and the Maths Block (at least when I was there up to 2005 anyway). I did know one teacher (who is still there...
by Wuppertal
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New book - murder mystery set at CH!
Replies: 47
Views: 5544

Re: New book - murder mystery set at CH!

I know I'm bringing up a very old thread, but I've just read this book so wanted to say how much I liked it! I am a terrible reader, I get though maybe 3 or 4 books a year, so the fact that I read this in 4 days says something about how much I enjoyed it. I enjoy murder mystery TV/books in general b...
by Wuppertal
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Aspects of Housey 1984-90
Replies: 33
Views: 3549

Re: Aspects of Housey 1984-90

Fab videos! I started in the last year of those dorms before they were changed to partitions at the beginning of my 3rd form. Took me back very strongly to my first day, and the bit with the Wardrobe as well, a part of the school of whose existence I'd completely forgotten. At the time my predominan...
by Wuppertal
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New book - murder mystery set at CH!
Replies: 47
Views: 5544

Re: New book - murder mystery set at CH!

how many of us have said at some time or another "there's a book in me somewhere ..." and never done anything about it! I couldn't agree more! Sadly most of us do not have the patience or self-belief to see it through. I have belatedly just stumbled across this particular thread. Funnily enough, wh...
by Wuppertal
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Security to visit CH these days
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: Security to visit CH these days

What about members of the public who use the Sports Centre? Do they now have to register at security every time they go? Or is that exempt and they just have to give their word that they won't go anywhere else on site? When I drove past on Monday I noticed barriers had been put on a number of entran...
by Wuppertal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cynthia Maddren
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Cynthia Maddren

This is old news now, but I have searched and found there is surprisingly no post on here relating to this. I learnt yesterday that Cynthia Maddren, wife of Dr. Paul Maddren, sadly passed away almost a year ago, after a long illness. She was a piano teacher at the school and always gave up a lot of ...
by Wuppertal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Security to visit CH these days
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Security to visit CH these days

I went to CH yesterday for the first time in years. I didn't go onto the grounds but drove round the ring fence to have a look for old time's sake, and met up with an old member of staff who lives nearby. I have read in recent emails and Housey s etc. about the new rules whereby every visitor must r...
by Wuppertal
Fri May 07, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Forthcoming General Election
Replies: 96
Views: 4465

Re: The Forthcoming General Election

It's 3:50pm and my constituency hasn't even declared yet! One of the last two to do so, typical!
by Wuppertal
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Kate Davidson RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Kate Davidson RIP

Very sad news. I will always remember her as she rushed me to Crawley hospital in the nick of time when I had appendicitis when no other nurse would believe me as they thought I was just trying to get off school. My thoughts are with those close to her.
by Wuppertal
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 2009 GCSE results
Replies: 20
Views: 1640

Re: 2009 GCSE results

I heartily agree too! It works in both ways I reckon - you can have excellent results and be a hopeless employee and you can have poorish results but be a great all-rounder and go on to achieve much more. I don't mean to be negative, but young people are led to believe a degree certificate means eve...
by Wuppertal
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 2009 GCSE results
Replies: 20
Views: 1640

2009 GCSE results

Check this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/09/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/938_6011.stm The 2009 GCSE & A-Level results for all schools came out today on the BBC website. Naturally I looked up CH and was astounded to find that the percentage for "pupils with equivalent ...
by Wuppertal
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ANY DUTCH SPEAKERS OUT THERE?
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: ANY DUTCH SPEAKERS OUT THERE?

I only log on from time to time and just found this; glad you have it all solved. I also speak Dutch if need be in future.
by Wuppertal
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Master Keys
Replies: 31
Views: 5295

Re: Master Keys

I came across a master key once and I stupidly handed it in straightaway, not realising what it was. When a non-foundationer friend informed me afterwards I was kicking myself, all those opportunities for exploration.