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by jhopgood
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

Last week I met someone who is a Major in the British Army and will be in charge of the Queen's Guard from the middle of January. I asked him to look into whether CH pupils are allowed to visit the Tower free if in uniform, and he said he would ask the Yeoman and let me know. Unfortunately I met him...
by jhopgood
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Things have obviously changed since the time I was the editor for the OB magazine. I used to get OB's wanting to advertise their efforts to raise funds for charities, but was vetoed by the Council House, who claimed that we could not publish requests for donations to other charities in a magazine wh...
by jhopgood
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 12313

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Surely RA Hewitt didn't teach Russian? And also, RAH was almost pedantically punctual. I suspect you may be thinking of Biddick, a lazy freeloader if ever there was one, who did teach Russian, and was eventually eased out. Hewitt also taught history (in fact he mainly taught history). His lessons c...
by jhopgood
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Identification.

Very much like David, I have had my signature registered in various countries around the world. I have an ID number for Spain, but not an ID card, as it is assumed that my country of origin has one, and I should use that. Fortunately I have a driving licence and this will do, when required. My wife ...
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Sometimes I forget

I can't remember any showers as such in Coleridge B. Just the two baths and the one long trough with tin basins, and that was it. Then there were the two stand up urinals and the one semi shielded sit down bog. You're talking about the lav ends. The trough and showers were in the changing room area.
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Sometimes I forget

The showers over the trough did work, at least in Barnes B.
I seem to remember someone being pushed under the shower, fully clothed, and on other occasions, a coat could be hung over the shower head, making it easier to clean, (a swab's trick).
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2498

Re: The Old Blue 2018

As someone involved with the Old Blue for about 10 years, I see this latest edition as a continuance of something started with the demise of the CH Club. The fee paying CH Club was replaced by CHA and then CHOBA because it was found it difficult to recruit young OB's and that an association of all O...
by jhopgood
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 12313

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Definitely not the same 'Hewitt'. R. Hewitt's subject was English, both Lit. and Lang. I believed he played rugby for The Harlequins. As far as I'm aware, he wasn't at CH for any great length of time If he is the person I am thinking of, then he also tried to teach some of us Russian. After "A' lev...
by jhopgood
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 12313

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

sejintenej wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:46 am


? Capital punishment California style is death by boredom?
I have often wondered whether it is a worse punishment to be in prison fo the rest of your natural life, or a "quick" exit by way of execution.
The waiting for the inevitable, in either circumstance, must be "hell".
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Seen in passing

Interesting that it is the only thing that hasn't changed, apart from the building.
by jhopgood
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8046

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I have wondered whether the conversion from houses run by senior pupils to Senior and Junior houses run by staff, did not in some way, make it easier for abuse to take place. Barnes B had an incident in 1959/60, but to the best of my knowledge, it was between pupils. After that I can recall no incid...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Annoying car man
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Re: Annoying car man

Not exactly related, but when my son was using our house in Guildford, he paved over the front lawn so that I could park my car off road when we visited. (The council charges a fortune for visitor's tickets and you only get a book of 30 per year). He works in Farnborough, got knocked off his motorbi...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3341

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

In 1959 under Chern, Barnes B had mainly classical music. CJ Miller arrived and we got Blues and Jazz. I have a couple of 10" records that belonged to CJM with music from Leadbelly, Paul Whiteman, (History of Jazz) and also one of Edmundo Ross and his Rumba Band. I had forgotten about the last one, ...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Annoying car man
Replies: 21
Views: 1131

Re: Annoying car man

marty wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:26 am
I think I'm going to have to follow him aren't I?
Isn't that what you pay the men in blue for, if they think it is worth it?
by jhopgood
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 7094

Re: Dobbie's departure

J.R. wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:47 am
jhopgood wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:24 am
Didn't Rev John Robson go on to be the Queen's chaplain?
Maybe there is some connection somewhere?

Didn't he arrive at CH To join Rev. Pullen around 1963 ?
Yes
He had also been involved in Hungary in 1956, I believe.