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by Foureyes
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: CH in Art

CH in art?
Yes. Check with the Museum.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: CH San

Kit,
See my email to you,
David
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: CH San

" I guess many of these things were aimed at the London docks but they had a habit of falling anywhere in the Home Counties." The V1 was inherently inaccurate and depended on a timer to stop the fuel supply to the motor, at which point the device would commence its near vertical descent to the grou...
by Foureyes
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: CH San

"...Reference has been made to the Head Master's wartime diary. Was this ever published does any one know ?" The reference was made by me. I was in the Museum about 10-12 years ago looking for something else and stumbled on this document, which was among other papers in a drawer. It is not so much ...
by Foureyes
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

OK, I was mistaken. Several times when I passed that huge Portacabin it was described to me as being temporary while the old kitchens were being rebuilt - which I assumed to be a work in progress. Obviously 'temporary' is a somewhat elastic expression. I shudder to think what a totally new building ...
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

Sorry, but I live in Devon, otherwise I would certainly attend.
Concerning Haslar with an 'a', the reason it stuck in my mind is that there was this gorgeous nursing sister.... but, I digress!
David
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

Is it not only three years since the entire kitchen block was stripped out and totally re-equipped?
Glad to see that the school is awash with money for such grandiose plans!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Ah, what blissful hours in the library! My favourite book, bar none, was 'Captain From Castile' by Samuel Shellabarger. It had plenty of action and some graphic lovemaking (as far as a 15-year old reader was concerned, anyway). I also remember a description of a high-class Spanish lady washing her h...
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

Aaaah! Many apologies. I mixed up Hasler and Haslar.
The original Hasler spelling is correct.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

Hate to be pedantic when the cause is so worthwhile, but if the RN hospital referred to is the one in Gosport it is HASLAR (with two 'a's) and not Hasler. I only know that because I used to drive past it!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

Brian, I was Lamb B 49-55, so we were contemporaries. I am not totally sure of my facts on this, but my understanding was that the GLC, or whatever it was called in those days (but not the City) had scholarships for 100 places at C.H. Quite how they were administered I know not, as I went to the sch...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: CH San

Here is an extract from HLO Flecker's reminiscences of his time as Head Master in wartime: "...The only serious damage to our buildings occurred when one of our fighters shot a flying bomb down onto us about 5.30am one morning. No blame attaches to the fighter pilot: their orders were to shoot them ...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: CH San

Dear All, This is an extract from HLO Flecker's reminiscences of his time as Head Master in time of war: "...The only serious damage to our buildings occurred when one of our fighters shot a flying bomb down onto us about 5.30am one morning. No blame attaches to the fighter pilot: their orders were ...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9166

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

" Which all goes to prove that Faith/Religion is far more dangerous than the occasional despotic dictator." Like all generalisations that statement does not stand up to close examination. It cannot be denied that religious wars have resulted in many deaths, but, on the other hand, the "occasional d...