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by Katharine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: What was the attraction?

Going back to the original question, was the attraction having accommodation thrown in? I think at an early stage of one's career that could be very useful, then inertia might set in! At Hertford none of the teaching staff were billeted in the boarding houses, we had non-teaching housemistresses. I'...
by Katharine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHERE IS CHOBA?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: WHERE IS CHOBA?

You can count me out as well, David. I've got more than enough on my hands at the moment, having just taken on a big commitment which will last for at least the next five years.
by Katharine
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 33
Views: 988

Re: House structure

My memory from the 50s is that, with rare exceptions, we stayed in one house for our entire time and we’re not encouraged to interact with pupils from other houses. This led to a very parochial viewpoint and members of other houses were viewed with suspicion. I remember Barnes was seen as full of r...
by Katharine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHO TO CONTACT REGARDING ABUSE AT CH
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: WHO TO CONTACT REGARDING ABUSE AT CH

I think they should remove the tag line A school like no other I certainly hope that no other schools have such a story of abuse. Quite a few other schools have the slogan "A school like no other". In fact, CH is the 6th school in the search results on google! I wonder how much CH spent on corporat...
by Katharine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHO TO CONTACT REGARDING ABUSE AT CH
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: WHO TO CONTACT REGARDING ABUSE AT CH

JR you are not the only one, I don’t think we should be having to go to CHOBA to read such letters.

I think they should remove the tag line A school like no other I certainly hope that no other schools have such a story of abuse.
by Katharine
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Transcripts

I've said before that my husband worked with Burr for several summers on the Ffestiniog Railway, he's confirmed from the photo that it is the same person. PPdeWB was dismissed as a guard for committing offences that would nowadays have to be reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Board, such as...
by Katharine
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 38
Views: 1520

Re: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)

Thank you Richard, leaving home at 4am for this is really dedicated. Thank you
by Katharine
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Donations towards the running of the CH Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Re: Donations for the running of the CH Forum - August 2015

As there has been extra traffic lately, are you in need of extra funds, Julian?
by Katharine
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council
Replies: 36
Views: 1694

Re: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council

My husband was a Rotarian for many years. In the U.K. The Paul Harris Award is not given lightly. If I recall correctly, the Rotary Club has to give Rotary's own Foundation US$1000 before it can nominate somebody they consider outstanding to receive the award. The fact that Pickering Rotary Club gav...
by Katharine
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Curious
Replies: 23
Views: 1233

Re: Curious

I'm still not convinced that the good of the students is taking a higher priority than the once good name of the school.
by Katharine
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 37
Views: 2400

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

We know not if the school is doing anything to help and support you at these difficult times. If not, then the school should be. I think I speak on behalf of all former pupils in expressing the hope that if there anything that any of us can do to help, you need only say. You have all shown incredib...
by Katharine
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

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 advi...
by Katharine
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 37
Views: 4230

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

While potential athletic and musical talents were closely examined and encouraged, it would have been far more useful to focus on developing advanced science skills than on hobbies. At the end of our time in school, both of us were resentful of getting little recognition (we didn't get academic but...
by Katharine
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Thornton B Sword

We were given quite a collection during our time in Borneo - but left them all behind, we were advised against bringing them into the UK, but I can't remember who told us that. I know we had much the same armoury as John, but I'm not sure the blowpipe had a fixed bayonet, I think it was separate! I ...
by Katharine
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

Did anyone hear this morning's Book of the Week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4ztdd#play It is written and read by Damian Le Bas, who was at Horsham - his Mother was an Art Teacher there after he started. He is a gypsy and was terrified of anyone learning his heritage.