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by jhopgood
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

This is vaguely off topic and probably only of interest to me. When I was helping my uncle on my mother's side to do the family tree, one of his ancestors (1890's) had a relationship with a servant whose surname was Traveller, and they had 2 children. He married someone else but I always wondered wh...
by jhopgood
Wed May 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 4973

Re: Reading to the dormitory

One year industry, three years university, one year industry
by jhopgood
Sun May 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 372
Views: 27776

Re: Politics

How many “Western” countries are not in the same situation you have just described?
by jhopgood
Sat May 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 4973

Re: Reading to the dormitory

I left CH in 66 and was a student apprentice at Vickers, on a 1-3-1. Other apprenticeships were 5 - 7 years I think. On one of my university holidays, I was asked to work alongside a young Sikh, who although he could make a good approximation of the tool he was making (in the apprentice school we al...
by jhopgood
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2345

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

LongGone wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:52 pm
jhopgood wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Uruguayo
Meh! Close enough. :-)
You remind me of a director where I worked, who was reputed to have refused to go to Central America as there had just been a revolution in Peru. :lol:
by jhopgood
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2345

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Uruguayo
by jhopgood
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2345

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

J.R. wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:21 pm
aliburns wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 pm


One last question, why does everyone seem to hide behind pseudonyms? Yours fraternally, AliBurns
Not me !!

Never have on any site I regularly use.
Nor I
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coleridge: the bones
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Coleridge: the bones

My neighbour in the village is Paul Kennedy, who was married to an author, Maeve. She wrote children's books under the name of Maeve Friel but died of cancer a few years ago.
When I saw the author of the article, I thought for a moment that she had come back from the dead!!
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 15
Views: 3060

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

postwarblue wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Something's gone wrong with the drill. We were told 'Take with the left, shake with the right, bow to the Lady Mayoress'.
Could it be that the photograph is reversed? Look at how the coat buttons up.
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5009

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

I will ask my sister but it was Kipling 3373, later changed to 857 3373, not Mottingham.
by jhopgood
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

This should probably go in a Thread called, "Promises CH made but never completed." The Hertford Avenue seems to have gone the way of the replacement for the CH Club Room. David Miller and I are probably the only CHC committee members on this forum who remember the promise. CHC had a club room at th...
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

In Col B we had a comedy LP by Peter Sellers called "Songs for Swinging Sellers". One sketch saw a couple interviewing the headmaster of a rather seedy co-ed boarding school before deciding to send their child there. "Tell me," said the father, "Do you segregate the sexes?" "Oh yes," replied the HM...
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5009

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

gneuss wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 pm
J.R. wrote
Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, I'm afraid.
Pillow is one word for it - rock is a better description.
Two rocks either side of the head, like ear muffs.
I slept without a pillow for years because a bolio was worse than useless
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5009

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Back on subject.

What happened to the Bolio's, Fobbed (or was it Fudged) Bands, or Skiffage?
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5009

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

We seem to have wandered from the original topic, but... In my junior school, when we got caught hiding in the toilets rather than go in to lunch, (so that we had the whole playground for football), we were smacked behind the knees, as somewhere not immediately visible. Unfortunately for the teacher...