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by John Saunders
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

I went to CH on a West Gifts Scholarship from Reading. The same year as Sinclair Wynshank. 1948. There was no charge to my parents. I understand that the West family were local Berkshire worthies who also endowed similar opportunities from Newbury. JHGS
by John Saunders
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I went in Housey uniform in early fifties. No charge! JHGS
by John Saunders
Thu May 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 3
Views: 569

History of the Band

I have today received my copy of the band history. What a splendid piece of work.Congratulations to Clifford Jones. Buy now before stocks run out. John Saunders retired first trumpet.
by John Saunders
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

I read somewhere that Buckie left school at 16, enlisted in the army,was discharged as under age and returned to CH to complete his studies before proceeding to University. Any truth in this? JHGS
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by John Saunders
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15295

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

A monstrous error by Gatland! I hope he has to eat his selection. How can you not take the best 2nd row in the UK? John Saunders. past President Tynedale and Northumberland RU.
by John Saunders
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Jumping Generations

Over 60 years ago c.1950 I was returning home at the end of term from Liverpool Street when an elderly lady began to ask about CH. She told me that her father had been a pupil in London and that one of the favourite occupations of some pupils was to get a good vantage point within the school premise...
by John Saunders
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Johnny Coggins Mid B.
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Johnny Coggins Mid B.

I would like to speak to him. Missed him when his ship came to Newcastle some 10? years ago.He was a Commander then and in charge of various underwater activities I think.Great backstroke swimmer. JHG Saunders
by John Saunders
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who's Blue?
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Who's Blue?

Website is perfect idea. At my advanced age the possibility of computerising the data did not occur to me! JHGS
by John Saunders
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who's Blue?
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Who's Blue?

Is there any chance of a new edition of this most helpful volume? Probably too costly to produce. Regards John Saunders
by John Saunders
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 2046

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

I seem to remember the introduction of an RAF badge in the late 50s. Did not Riches of Th.B wear something similar? JHGS
by John Saunders
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

National Service in the Tower of London

I was enrolled in the Education Corps as I was medically unfit for a proper line regiment.Two perforated eardrums was not considered suitable for the Royal Artillery my first choice.As I played the trumpet and the Corps orchestra in London was short of brass players I was detached as an instructor t...
by John Saunders
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

I also carried my trumpet into post Housey activity. Formed an eleven piece swing band at Cambridge in 1958,after national service in the Tower of London.I made a point of swinging the Last Post just behind the Household Brigade buglers-and slightly flat! No one noticed and it was very silly.Since t...
by John Saunders
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Memorable Sermons
Replies: 30
Views: 3488

Re: Memorable Sermons

Does anyone remember Bishop Bell's sermon around early fifties,on the Valley of Dry Bones! The Bones was delivered with a high pitched squeal. Brought the house down. JHGS
by John Saunders
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: Fishing

I understand that a fly was dressed for Housey. Has anyone the details please as I wish to try one .Thanks John Saunders
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer

I thought I imagined the Housey boy also. Thanks.John Saunders