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by JohnS
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind
Replies: 61
Views: 13181

Re: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind

An entertaining collection of memories Simon. I too possess a Collective Works of Shakespeare awarded as a school prize – guess I didn’t find the brochure with the Otto Titzlinger titles. You paint a picture of life at CH under the Newsome regime which is in tune with my own recollections. In hi...
by JohnS
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Middleton Photos
Topic: Middleton House Photos
Replies: 76
Views: 32248

The photos seem to be lacking a house tutor, too. Who was it at the time - Keith Stratton? That'll be right Richard - Uncle Keith's awol. I think the following year (1976) the house tutors were Nick Plumley and Mike Williams. Ubi stayed for another year and then Nick Jones became housemaster. Pluml...
by JohnS
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Masters or Mistresses From CH Days Who
Replies: 113
Views: 7517

I too would nominate Big Ron (Lorimer not Atkinson) as being one of my most influential mentors and John Shippen too for that matter. Their teaching methods were entirely different with Big Ron being more conservative in his adherence to the curriculum whilst John Shippen was a great advocate of ind...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Steve Irwin is Dead.
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Somehow I thought he wouldn't be around for an extended period of time.
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

He's still in training, JohnS - Believe me !!! I can well believe it John. I've shared quite a few "training" sessions with Mr.Ruck. I have vivid recollections of some particularly arduous training nights down at Le Grenouille in Edinburgh during young Richard's student days. Tired and emotional af...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

One of my regrets in life is that I still, to this day, cannot drink whisky. When I sit at the bar of a Scottish pub like Tigh an Truish and gaze at the array of bottles behind the bar I really feel that I'm missing out. Time you paid your old lady a visit so we can nip out for a sesh and cure that...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Oh, and you mention that Bill was 'bounding'.....Bill had had an arse transplant (or at least a fairly serious hip operation). Sounds as if he's made a good recovery. Let me rephrase that Dick.......he was bounding like someone who's just had an arse transplant. Maybe it was because he was fuelled ...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Haven't seen him for about 20 years! What was he doing in Ardnamurchan? Same as us - on holiday - by sheer coincidence it was the same week in July. I think Bridget his wife knows or is related to the owner of the Ardnamurchan Estate who own the bulk of the holiday homes up there. Bill and Bridget ...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Richard Ruck wrote:Yup, Bill played alto sax (mostly). Sorry for butting in there.......
Dick, have you met up with Bill lately? - he's only up the road in Farnham. My girls were swooning over him - Bill this, Bill that.......made me feel quite inadequate.
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Where in West Africa are you? The place where Mark Thatch was implicated in the coup attempt a couple of years back - Equatorial Guinea - an unpleasant little despotic backwater in the armpit of Africa. I'm working for the yankee dollar whilst pillaging the planet of black gold. I've also done time...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Small world indeed JS.... Good to hear you've been living in life's mainstream. West Africa , West coast Scotland, Can we expect to bump into you in Xinjiang (Western China) in the future....? Oi Rory - wazzup mate? My closest brush with China is ordering some spring rolls from the local takeaway. ...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Newbie but feeling old.
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Newbie but feeling old.

I've been lurking around these parts for a while but thought it time to sign up and introduce myself. My first PM with a message of welcome has already arrived courtesy of Dick Ruck - thanks mate :) . Dick and myself (John Sedgwick) were in Mid B together during the glam rock and later punk era of t...
by JohnS
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Having fun post farming...
Replies: 32
Views: 10755

englishangel wrote:It looks as though EVERYONE was taller than Matron.
But she punched way above her weight. Her habitual mode of greeting was a fast right into the solar plexus.
by JohnS
Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Having fun post farming...
Replies: 32
Views: 10755

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~teasel/MidB%201979.jpg Recognise anyone? Yes Tim I recognise a few because I'm sat between Nick Jones and Mike Williams sporting what has previously been described as a dodgy haircut. So then, that's me, John Sedgwick who lives almost next door to Dick Ruck's mum on ...