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by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHERE IS CHOBA?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

WHERE IS CHOBA?

In all this turmoil in the Old Blue community, there is one body which is deafeningly silent. So, I would like to ask 'where is the Christ's Hospital Old Blues' Association board'? By this I do not mean the non-Old Blue Development Office suits in the Counting House, but the Old Blues on the Board, ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 17
Views: 382

Re: A WAY AHEAD?

Actually, I was not suggesting a government enquiry, with all that would entail. I envisage an enquiry set up by the Council of C.H. but thereafter strictly 'hands-off.' I think that could be made to work.
:shock: David
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 17
Views: 382

A WAY AHEAD?

Very sadly, it is clear that there is a lot of murkiness in the past five decades at C.H. and all (or, possibly not quite all!) concerned would like to see the facts exposed. It is also clear that few would trust C.H. itself to conduct such an investigation. So, I would like to suggest something on ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1104

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

May I add one further issue to sejentinejez (?) list?
'Agreeing with your wife, even though you know for a certainty that she is wrong.'
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Thornton B Sword

Good grief, Hopgood, you sound like a one-man assassination squad! To meet you, have the appearance of a benevolent, kindly, peaceable sort of chap, but hidden from view is this armoury of cutting, hacking and stabbing weapons, together with a multi-purpose blowpipe complete with tube (for poisoned ...
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29336

Re: Politics

May I correct one specific item for the sake of accuracy? Reference has been made to the 'Herrstadt crisis' and 'covering up in secrecy.' In fact, the crisis was at the HERRSTATT (ie, 'statt' not 'stadt') bank in Koln and there is quite a lot about its troubled demise on the Internet, although it is...
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29336

Re: Politics

I disagree totally with rockfreak, but, first I should say where I am coming from. I speak and read German (perhaps not as well as I used to, but enough to get by). I enjoy German poetry. I have lived in Germany for seven years, mixed with the local community, had good German friends, and travelled ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Thornton B Sword

My father served in Singapore and Indonesia in 1945-46 and brought back a Japanese sword. His story was that he saw a Japanese officer walking along a street wearing the sword, which was supposed to have been handed in, so he took it off him. It seems that, rather like the game of fist-paper - sciss...
by Foureyes
Tue May 22, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5126

Re: Reading to the dormitory

John,
"1-3-1"??
:shock: David :?:
by Foureyes
Sat May 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5126

Re: Reading to the dormitory

I was thinking about rather further back in time - to the 1960s. At that time the Apprentices spent 3 years (if I remember rightly) and the Junior Leaders six months to two years depending on their age when they joined. They could not graduate until they reached the minimum age for man's service. Th...
by Foureyes
Fri May 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5126

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Many apologies. For some reason my previous post has come out in very large font and I do not know how to change it to 'normal.' Sorry!
by Foureyes
Fri May 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5126

Re: Reading to the dormitory

.Like the press and MPs we do forget the "other class" of boarding schools - borstals - whose form of education seems not to have been of any quality " There were two other types of boarding school, both run by the Army: Apprentice Colleges and Junior Leader Regiments. Entry, until ROSLA, was 15 an...
by Foureyes
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1227

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

As a matter of interest, did any C.H. boys go to the States for a year, or was it just a one-way affair?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1227

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

David, There may have been an even earlier manifestation of 'globalization.' I can remember Mr Archbold talking about a German student having been at the school in the pre-war days. I cannot remember the details, but I got the impression that he was very unpopular as he seems to have been imbued wit...
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1227

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

There was one I recall, named Clem Hastie (Hastey?). I think he was at C.H. in either 1949 or the very early 50s. He certainly had his buttons. I think he was in Lamb B but wouldn't put any money on it. I am sure that the names of the others could be followed in the House Notes in The Blue. I also b...