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by jhopgood
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Just a brief look confirms they run in Kabul, Lahore and Islamabad.
There are about 4000 groups worldwide.
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

I would have thought that the success in moving children up the social strata (if that is the correct way to describe our society), would be more important than exam success etc.
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Avon wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:42 am
In the RN section I didn’t get a gun and could smoke too, when Chief Bradley wasn’t looking.
After proficiency I spent my CCF time in the RE's, pretending to build an assault course in the Bird sanctuary. Also a haven for smokers.
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

PSG was certainly there when I was but I had no idea one could opt out of CCF.
I did the 3 years in the CCF then worked in the library classifying books.
I did not think about it at the time but it must have been one of the PSG works.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

There are quite a few in the UK.
Some come and run with us on the Costa Blanca Hash when they are visiting and others, having run in Madrid, come back when the Madrid Hash have their annual Hash in Javea.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Hash House Harriers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

Look up the Buenos Aires Hash!!!

jmh (aka hopeless)
by jhopgood
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Thanks to all. Not a great one for parties but arranged a get together in a local bar for friends, both Valencian and Brits from the village, and some from the Hash group I run with. About 30 in total with beer, wine and tapas, so a good time was had by all. You would not have thought that a lot hap...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 14019

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

From recent memory, nothing has replaced these open air toilets. The library now has a rear entrance, presumably from the back of the Dominions Library, which extends into the car park. This entrance was used by CHOBA on a recent OB day.
by jhopgood
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: History of the Band

" The Liberty Bell " which was written by John Philip Sousa. Yes - It was played and marched too during my time at CH, which was pre Monty Python, hence no silly walks/marches. The playing of Glen Millers version of St Louis Blues March was frowned upon though by band master Mr Bailey . Not sure wh...
by jhopgood
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Slightly off topic but to get off CCF and Other similar activities, I was part of the team to classify the books according to the Dewey Decimal System.
Big mistake, as I spent more time browsing or reading then classifying.
by jhopgood
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

It maybe but I believe Matthew Holdsworth is administrator, (and main input on this subject), so I am sure he would let you in.
by jhopgood
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

I think you will find that comments have been made on n OB page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/202297119829844/
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: CH San

Found the letter from Patrick Field (PeB37-44) in articles on D Day at CH in the summer 2004 OB. Basically confirms Flecker but refers to Infirmary as Infirmary (not Sanatorium) and does not mention that it is a temporary San. Mrs Robisnon had a cut hand (not lip). He also mentions windows broken in...
by jhopgood
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: CH San

Thank you David
by jhopgood
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: CH San

Surely "sanatorium" has a meaning very close to hospital which could be translated as our "sicker". Might be worth exploring from that angle. It was a 2004 OB which I don't have in front of me at the moment. However, the letter definitely differentiated between San and Infirmary. (Typical. I saved ...