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by gneuss
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 571


I've always really appreciated the fact that I was awarded one of the RAF Benevolent Fund scholarships and still have the plate I wore. I also met pilots and crew from 617 squadron when they visited the school and they gave me a 617 lapel badge. By the time I arrived at CH (1959) fathers of RAF scho...
by gneuss
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3299

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I've told the story here before of getting into trouble for talking to Randall Cousins when he came to Hertford, he'd stayed with us several times in school holidays. I don't think I had any idea that you were only supposed to speak to a brother. I was certainly aware of Hertford while I was at Hor...
by gneuss
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 8163

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

I'm surprised no one has mentioned 'Scratch' the vicar of Itchingfield in this thread. He used to teach me RE and had absolutely no classroom control. One of our favourite tricks was to get a mirror reflecting the sun and lower it down the wall above his head with the aim of getting it to reflect of...
by gneuss
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 9082

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

I do recall one sort of incident back in the 60s. in 1965 Geoff Russell (Maine A?) and I managed to find ourselves two local girls as ‘girlfriends’. We used to ‘entertain’ them in the back projection room in Big School as I used to do the lighting for the school plays and had a key for the very cram...
by gneuss
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 2364

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

I’ve read with interest the information of the plates that some of us wore (on the left breast just below the shoulder) when we were at CH. I still feel very honoured and grateful to have been the recipient of one of the RAF Benevolent Fund scholarships. I arrived at CH in 1959 and can remember John...
by gneuss
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Has anyone seen the Rock School ad on C4?
Replies: 140
Views: 11718

Good pictures and write-up in this week's Radio Times too.
What with Bob Dillon's 'Judas' concert on tonight - I was there at the Albert Hall a few weeks after I left the school in 1966 - it is a good week for nostalgia!
by gneuss
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes House Photos
Replies: 85
Views: 30197

Barnes House Photos

A house photo of Barnes B from the summer of 1961. Click on image for larger version:- (Photo added to webserver and hosted, to be added to gallery once established - JTaylor) Back row (L to R): M.J. Hillard, C.A. Perdue, P Chapman, P.S. Ledeboer...
by gneuss
Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Warning
Replies: 20
Views: 2963

What about the 'trough'

Lots of talk about showers but in my first few years I seem to remember we had a 'trough' which would take about six people (usually all covered in mud) all scrunched up in a long line. No swimming costumes then. I do remember Chris Miller taking a photograph to aid the publicity to raise the funds ...