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by gneuss
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12377

Re: Expelled

John asked Just for my education, is there a difference between expelled and excluded? I used to be the Chair of Governors of a comprehensive school and had to deal with this quite a lot. Exclusion can either be fixed-term exclusion in which case it is also known as suspension or it can be permanent...
by gneuss
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

I'm confused by this I’m so proud that 98 per cent of our leavers, many of whom have faced high levels of adversity, leave us as confident young men and women, having secured places at top universities and who often later return to help future generations of pupils either financially or through adv...
by gneuss
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5508

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Ah well - I remembered the number OK!!
by gneuss
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5508

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Keibat wrote Hillard, I think, not Hilliard: Michael John, from Thames Ditton (I once visited their lovely riverside bungalow!) Sadly, my memory lets me down It was Hillard. Amazing thing about memory is how sometimes you can remember the most trivial of facts and forget the simple things. I bet Joh...
by gneuss
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5508

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Michae Scuffil wrote, Things resembling bolios (hard cylindrical pillows) are common in Germany. They're called 'Nackenstützen' (neck-rests or 'neck-supports') and many people swear by them. Maybe that is where the word "knackered' comes from as they were excellent at preventing a sound night's slee...
by gneuss
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5508

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

J.R. wrote
Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, I'm afraid.
Pillow is one word for it - rock is a better description.
by gneuss
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5508

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

John Hopgood wrote As a Ba B contemporary of Keibat, I can only remember Flab and Kiff. His memory is obviously better than mine, so maybe he remembers where my nickname came from, which I inherited from Michael Hilliard, I think. My brother inherited from me. I'm a BaB contemporary of Keibat and Jo...
by gneuss
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

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: 4371

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: 10100

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: 10308

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: 2944

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: 12434

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!
Geoff
by gneuss
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes House Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 34669

Barnes House Photos

A house photo of Barnes B from the summer of 1961. Click on image for larger version:- http://www.chforum.info/pictures/BarnesB1961Small.jpg (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: 3200

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 ...