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by DC
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Olfactory Memories of CH
Replies: 59
Views: 6427

Olfactory Memories of CH

The other morning I was walking down a road through a wooded area after the rain and the smell suddenly transported me back to The Avenue twenty-odd years ago as a kid walking to lessons. For a moment I almost felt I was wearing the uniform and carrying my books. It made me feel quite emotional as i...
by DC
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roger Sutcliffe
Replies: 38
Views: 5001

He was our house tutor in LHA in the early 80's and the bloke displayed a clock-watching obsession that was borderline autistic. If he wasn't giving us a 10 second countdown out of the dorms in the mornings he was standing at the front door to the house during the summer term counting down the 7pm b...
by DC
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: If You Could Apologise.....
Replies: 28
Views: 5172

Yes, Andrew Gunning was a nice bloke. We actually made him cry one lesson - I think it was on the UF. All we were doing was chatting amongst ourselves at the beginning of the lesson and not paying attention, kinda waiting for him to tell us to shut up and listen (like most teachers did). He must hav...
by DC
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Haircut, Sir!
Replies: 118
Views: 7784

School haircuts were a disgrace. It wasn't so much that we had to have them, it was more the fact that the people who they hired obviously didn't care one jot about the quality of the work they were doing. The bloke we had was a podgy red-faced chain smoker with a blond highlighted mullet. Vidal Sas...
by DC
Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mr.Grimshaw.......
Replies: 38
Views: 8041

No Rambo was kicking about during the 80's. From what I remember, he was a little black muscle on 4 short legs. Not the sort of dog you would go up to and pet, unlike say, Tigger ( a good-natured overweight mongrel owned by Peter 'Pinky' Wright), that didn't look as though he would hurt a fly.
by DC
Sat May 06, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mr.Grimshaw.......
Replies: 38
Views: 8041

I never quite knew how to deal with Grimshaw as he could be a bit unpredictable. If he got the hump with you, you always knew about it. He used to run the RAF CCF and he came with our sorry little ragamuffin outfit to RAF Wittering in 1987 (I think) for the summer camp. Now as we all know, smoking w...