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by Katharine
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: Where is home

Possibly because I had been a boarder, I made sure we remained connected with our sons. Yes they started boarding at 8, but they certainly knew us! We saw them every school holidays and they went to their grandmothers for half terms. One of their comments on their lives is not that they missed us, b...
by Katharine
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: Where is home

J.R. wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:35 pm
CH was NEVER home to me.

Home was home and CH was School
Agreed, John!
by Katharine
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: Where is home

It’s not just boarding school pupils. Our sons had difficulty with this concept, we were a British Council couple and were moved every few years, mostly moving continent as well as home. To the boys, Home was moveable it was where their parents were, not a fixed physical building. Recently I went to...
by Katharine
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13474

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I haven’t seen any these “very public open air urinals” here, but I admit I haven’t been looking for them, so I’ll ask a local. I wonder if they have vanished as did the elegant Parisian “Pissoirs” some years ago. But at least there seem to be no unisex toilets in The Hague. I first saw them in 201...
by Katharine
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

I think it is coincidence. She told us the history of the school every Founder's Day, and I'm sure she would have mentioned it had she been related!
by Katharine
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

As I understand it, it was the West Gift that kept the girls school open, as the will specified a number of girls to benefit as well as boys. As to scholarships to Oxbridge, I know the one I had has changed a lot. It was an Abbott's Scholarship, then for the sons and daughters of the clergy of the C...
by Katharine
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9422

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

At Hertford, while I was there, if you were not down as belonging to another denomination and you did not put your name down for confirmation then the Headmistress did ask you why not. As I had been confirmed, I don't know how the conversations with DR went, nor how much pressure was applied. You we...
by Katharine
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Time flies

LongGone wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Somewhere there is a thread devoted to first day/last day memories.
It's here
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2485
by Katharine
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Time flies

I'd be surprised if any Old Blue did not remember their first day, certainly those of us who had to change completely into school uniform and had no familiar clothes to wear. Surely it is seared on the memory? I didn't remember the date, but have just searched for a1959 calendar, so I almost certain...
by Katharine
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Ladies !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday Ladies !!!!

Why thank you kind sir! I was actually due on Partition Day of India and Pakistan, and my father used to tease me that had I been born then I would have had the extra name of Pakistan for the new country and the new baby. At least I think he was teasing, I was never quite certain! With everything ab...
by Katharine
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1371

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

I'm surprised that the depth allowed was as much as 10", that's pretty deep and far deeper than our line! (Or wasit 10" with a boy in the bath?). 6s didn't actually have any markings but some houses had markers fixed to the plug chain at about 6".
by Katharine
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roy Salisbury
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Roy Salisbury

I have certainly remembered it since September 1959, which is quite a long time! I don't remember other things said to me that day, but I do remember that!
by Katharine
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roy Salisbury
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Roy Salisbury

I remember the name, but that's all. I don't remember any medicals in London. I do remember the address 26 Great Tower Street, I remember where I sat for the Almoner's exam - who sat opposite me and who sat at the end of the table, but I don't remember any medicals. I do remember a medical my first ...
by Katharine
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1371

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

It is astonishing how similar this all is to the regime at Hertford in the late 50's and 60's. Sheets top to bottom and a clean one on top every week; clean underclothes and lisle stockings twice a week; clean blouse and pinny once a week. Maybe that was just the national norm at that time. Quite a...
by Katharine
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Sharks

It was in the small corridor just off the dining-hall which also housed a telephone call box which I often used. You were allowed to use a telephone box??? We really were second class citizens. No way were we allowed such luxuries. I was allowed one phone call home in all my time, to tell my parent...