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by Paul N
Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 227
Views: 38294

Chris Nicholson was much more reasonable. He didn't mind you getting the smallest plimsol available and there were some really small shoes to choose from. I don't think he took any pleasure in this activity. I had Bomber Nick in 3A but now I know that he gave out cracks my opinion has changed of hi...
by Paul N
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

I remember Hoskins getting the whole school to have flu jabs as part of his "research".

I also seem to remember getting paid for it, a fiver or so.
by Paul N
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The infamous car park bogs
Replies: 31
Views: 3383

blondie95 wrote:ahhh where grange hill is!
I cannot believe they demolished the car park bogs in order to stick a load of portakabin classrooms in there. When I saw them I thought they were temporary rooms for builders or something - they are stacked on top of each other like some post apocalypse movie scene.
by Paul N
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 40350

Great Plum wrote:Yes, I think he is now the longest serving member of staff...
What does he teach ?

I remember he had thick dark hair and perhaps a beard. He really was gangly, like an octopus, legs all over the place.
by Paul N
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Mid A 15 wrote:Bradasol. Those were the days! What about balmosa? (spelling?)
Didn't know about that one. Bradasol's were popular because Ciber Geigy were based in Horsham, must have bought a job lot of them.
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The infamous car park bogs
Replies: 31
Views: 3383

Stan wrote:I remember them well and only once experienced a no.2 there. Pure desperation mind.
Too many spam fritters I reckon !

Nice car denting story !
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Joke of the Day

Boy: "Matron, Matron, my head has fallen off"

Matron : "Have a Bradasol"

Boom boom !
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 40350

Another slang list

Here's my collection of slang, probably covered in the 20 odd pages before this one: Crud and Flab - bread and butter The eternal and never to be banned "BOCKERS" ! Mobbing - to boot off a junior by merely due to the fact that you were senior Squits - presume this one is still around Snilliards - a ...
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 40350

marty wrote:dr maddren - spider
Spider Maddren - classic ! He was a big gangly !
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 40350

paddy wrote:I'm interested in this one: zob - to use a PC, to play computer games

That was used in my time (78-84), but in 2 different senses.

There was a teacher (a "master"?!) whose "insult" was Zob.
Zob was Mr Lorimer. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzob !
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue On TV...
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Old Blue On TV...

Jason Flemyng is apparently appearing in Losing Gemma ITV 1 tonight at 9 pm continued tomorrow night. It still amazes me that he is now an actor. I read an interview with him around the time of "Plunket and Mclean", where he was moaning that it was the first role he had had that allowed him to wear...
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The infamous car park bogs
Replies: 31
Views: 3383

The infamous car park bogs

Who remembers the car park bogs ? Now sadly departed (covered in Portakabins the last time I was there) ? It always amazed me they were ever built - out door loos, no doors. Did anyone ever use them for anything other than smoking ? I can't believe anyone ever did a number two in one ! The only usef...
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Best Quad Decor by the leavers?
Replies: 41
Views: 4247

Sorry but I think this one takes the prize: Remember those odd occasions where they used to rope off part of Little Side with white wooden posts and very long lengths of thick rope ? Two of these pieces of ropes disappeared, and were for months hidden in the innards of someone's sofa. I think it may...
by Paul N
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 227
Views: 38294

Absolutely correct. Never did get to the bottom of why he was asked to retire. Must have been about the time of C.M.E. Seaman's retirement. I understand he got a position of teaching maths at another school and for some reason, shot himself. He was my housemaster in Col. B. Rather scary but a very ...
by Paul N
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Religion at CH
Replies: 20
Views: 2036

Religion at CH

For a religious school, it always struck me that in some ways CH was pretty relaxed when it came to religion. Only two chapel services a week (Sundays and Wednesdays), grace at meals, and that was it. What CH gave me was a great education. I don't think I ever believed in a supernatural deity before...