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by Katharine
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Quite right, the girls' badges had him veiled, can't remember the details. Hmm, my niece was one of the last to wear such a badge as she was at CH at the time of the merger. I must ask her whether she was allowed to keep the badge. I wonder whether she even noticed the difference when she got a plat...
by Katharine
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

I remember the Islamabad one starting, however that was very definitely expatriate and started by somebody at the British Embassy*. It may have died later as the date given on John's link is long after we left Islamabad. *Pakistan was out of the Commonwealth at the time so an Embassy not a High Comm...
by Katharine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Thanks David, I bow to your superior knowledge! Pamela Henson was in my year, the other girl wasn't. As to your pub quiz question, are girls nowadays still protected from such obscene (!) sights? Are the current plates identical? Now the school is coed, presumably girls don't have to be protected fr...
by Katharine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

It seems to be far more raw competition than real need nowadays than it was when I was there!
by Katharine
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Thanks David, I remember Elizabeth Onley, swimmer and violinist, the name Vyvyan Denzey rings faint bells but no memory of Vyvyan Scotland. I’m surprised you say two girls in 1959, I can only remember one. It was the year I started, I think her name was Pamela Henson. She sat next to me at Great Tow...
by Katharine
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Katharine, Oooops! Sorry about that. Actually, I did see the lady to whom you are referring (note the grammar!), but she was so much taller and older looking than the boys that I assumed she was a teacher. I don't normally feel sorry for Princess Maragaret but I did on seeing this, with all those h...
by Katharine
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

One girl too, with a younger DR West than the one I knew!
by Katharine
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

It shows JR has never led the expatriate life! I think I first came across such groups in Islamabad. I should check, have they reached the UK?
by Katharine
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Our Rector's elder daughter - now 15 - shares your birthday John. Not the best of timings for a Vicarage family! I had a colleague in the 80s, who was born on Christmas Day, the only treat for her birthday she remembered from her childhood was that she was let off the washing up! We were told this e...
by Katharine
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Happy Birthday from another who turned that particular milestone this year!
by Katharine
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

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: 2306

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: 2306

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: 14320

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: 447

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!