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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: 13479

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: 3
Views: 609

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: 692

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: 481

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: 481

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: 584

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: 584

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: 584

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 ...
by jhopgood
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: CH San

Ah, but is it still there?
Is that what was known as the San Mile?
by jhopgood
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 584

CH San

I was browsing through one of the first OB's i edited, and came across correspondence from OB's who had been at CH around D Day. One mentions a flying bomb that blew of the roof of the San and ruined the nearby masters garages. It was apparently close to the infirmary which survived. I assume it was...
by jhopgood
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9431

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

In the mid/late fifties confirmation was just about compulsory unless you were of a different faith. That is certainly not true. Not the slightest pressure was put on me to be confirmed. It was not even casually suggested, and no one thought it odd that I wasn't. (As it happened, I had been baptise...
by jhopgood
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

I actually got ejected from a language laboratory since I didn't realise that the teacher could listen in. She complained that I was not speaking Spanish nor acceptable English Reminds me; at work I had to learn Llanito which is pretty close to Andaluz Spanish. However I was warned never ever to us...
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13524

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set of tables, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he believes the man i...
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

At my Junior School, our class had to use another room to be told all about the school journey. Ian Johnson (LaB) and I were to share a room and sat at adjacent desks. I amused myself by dipping my finger in the ink well and writing on the desk. Ian egged me on but carefully did not deface his desk....
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1373

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

The trough and indeed the lav ends and baths, were both a bit of an eye opener. The trough was full of muddy water with people of all ages sitting as though they were a rowing quartet. All it seemed to do was get off the worst of the mud. I have no idea who controlled the changing of the water nor t...