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by Rex
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Richard Palmer
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Death of Richard Palmer

J.R. wrote:I now take it Richard was part of CH Staff at one time.
Yes, John, he was on the Horsham staff from 1974 to 1981 - a superb, engaging, life-enhancing teacher.
by Rex
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Bomber Nicholson
Replies: 20
Views: 4465

Re: Death of Bomber Nicholson

Clive wrote:I'd be interested to know what Rex's view on this is.
Clive, I've sent you a private message.
by Rex
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Bomber Nicholson
Replies: 20
Views: 4465

Re: Death of Bomber Nicholson

Strongly sympathise with that, Paul. Tim Collard (ColB 72-77) pays his own tribute here: https://www.facebook.com/tcollard2/posts/10152224676062654 And here are a few brief Facebook tributes from former pupils of Bedford Modern School: https://www.facebook.com/BedfordModernSchool/posts/7097298424249...
by Rex
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Peter Farrar (Horsham Staff until 1953)
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Death of Peter Farrar (Horsham Staff until 1953)

Evidently a good man, but not to be confused with Peter Farrar (Horsham Staff 1973-91):

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/113612 ... _the_city/
by Rex
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Bomber Nicholson
Replies: 20
Views: 4465

Re: Death of Bomber Nicholson

Thanks, Andy. The funeral (family and close friends only) will be on Thursday 17th July at 3.15 pm at Bedford Crematorium, 104 Norse Road, Bedford MK41 0RL. There'll be a Memorial/Thanksgiving Service at Bedford Modern School - date not yet decided, but likely to be on a Saturday in September.
by Rex
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Bomber Nicholson
Replies: 20
Views: 4465

Death of Bomber Nicholson

I'm deeply sorry to report that Christopher Nicholson (Horsham Staff 1965-81, Governor) died in hospital on 30 June. He had been in poor health for some years following a stroke. He was a great teacher and a wonderful friend. No information yet about memorial services, etc. A tribute to him on the w...
by Rex
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffell

As it happens, The Making of Them was edited by the late Rob Bland (MdA 61-67) . Duffell thanks him "for years of friendly discussion of the problems of being English, for running many of the men's ['boarding school survivors'] groups with me, and for making this book readable." He is quoted occasio...
by Rex
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: clothes and the man
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: clothes and the man

By the time I was a Button Grecian, "Q-shott" had been renamed "beer money".
by Rex
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Our man at the Eastleigh by-election
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Our man at the Eastleigh by-election

One of the candidates today appears to be Iain Maclennan (Lamb A 69-76):

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politic ... n___VIDEO/
by Rex
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chris Grady on John Talbot
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Chris Grady on John Talbot

Chris Grady (Lamb A 69-76) writes about John Talbot (Lamb A 69-76) who passed away on 19 January, aged 54: http://www.whatsonstage.com/blog/theatre/london/E8831359898536/Funerals+%96+sad+but+true+catch+friends+before+too+late.html The CH chaplain whose "heartfelt" eulogy is mentioned is John Robson...
by Rex
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Guests" of HM
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: "Guests" of HM

Have there been other OBs with jail terms? I suspect very few, if any at all. The classic instance is Leigh Hunt (CH 1791-99) who served two years - in fairly civilised conditions, admittedly - for libelling the Prince Regent. Byron dubbed him "the wit in the dungeon". Charles Lamb (CH 1782-89) ref...
by Rex
Wed May 02, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: More sad news
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Ron Lorimer's date of arrival

Ronald Lorimer (CH staff 58 -92), died 14th April 2012 I thought it was a year or two later that he joined. I think so too. I recall him as a 'fairly new' master when I left. Well, I know how an error can reproduce itself in document after document, but just for the record: Ron's date of arrival wa...
by Rex
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BUCKLES
Replies: 26
Views: 3388

Buckled shoes

I have recently done quite a lot of research into Housie dress from 1552 to today. I have found neither written nor pictorial evidence to show that buckled shoes were ever worn. To my admittedly weak eye, Constant Lambert (Coleridge A 1914-22) appears to be wearing buckled shoes of some sort in thi...
by Rex
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Birthday Honours 2011

At least two CH people are on the list: David Green (ThB 64-71) , formerly director, Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office: Companion of the Order of the Bath Craig Oliphant (Horsham Staff 84-89) , formerly head, Eastern Research Group, Foreign & Commonwealth Office: OBE Congratulations to them both.
by Rex
Thu May 19, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues on You Tube...
Replies: 34
Views: 5537

Who is the Barnes block named after?

Not all CH Houses are named after famous Old Blues ----- Barnes, for one, is named after an early Benefactor, whose portrait used to hang at the East end of the Dining Hall --- he has now been "Relegated" to the Counting House ! Never heard that one before, Neill. I've always understood it was name...