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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: 25
Views: 772

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: 2872

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: 1605

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: 21
Views: 989

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: 35
Views: 2128

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: 1105

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: 4150

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: 518

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: 564

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.
by Katharine
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools

I'm not sure I hold a grudge, I just wonder why I toed the line and didn't rebel at some of the pettiness - I would now!!!
by Katharine
Sun May 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1253

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

rockfreak wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:27 am
Welcome back. Too few girls on site these days. Only Katharine still in there pitching away. They've all decamped into a distaff huddle on their Facebook page.
Welcome back Ruthie, I remember you posting before.

Ruthie is far younger than me, she's a product of Horsham not Hertford!
by Katharine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shrove Tuesday Plays
Replies: 26
Views: 4773

Re: Shrove Tuesday Plays

What a find! Interesting that I can see names of 4 of the 6 of us in the Senior VI that term, I did the lights for Quality Street, can't remember how Cott (Susan Cottingham) was involved. The Competition would definitely have to be complete by the end of term!
by Katharine
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

You will be pleased to know Katharine that there is now a Hertford building at CH. So named in order that Hertford is not forgotten. It is a "social" building with coffee shop etc. Pretty well the antithesis of Hertford but I am sure that it is very welcome and will be well used. What I can't work ...
by Katharine
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

You will be pleased to know Katharine that there is now a Hertford building at CH. So named in order that Hertford is not forgotten. It is a "social" building with coffee shop etc. Pretty well the antithesis of Hertford but I am sure that it is very welcome and will be well used. What I can't work ...
by Katharine
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

To be heretical, I'm amazed that anyone learns anything* at a co-ed school.... *what you do learn, of course, is how to relate to the opposite sex, which many of us didn't (at least, not till later). We didn't learn anything about the opposite sex either! DR famously said that You should all live w...