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by michael scuffil
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wikipedia's list of notable Old Blues
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

All three of my additions are in wikipedia, but not in its list of OBs.

David Norgrove was a youngerr contemporary of mine in ThB. Howard Davies an exact contemporary in MaA. Ian Trethowan was much older.
by michael scuffil
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wikipedia's list of notable Old Blues
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Odd list in places. It omits, for example

Ian Trethowan (former DG of BBC)
Howard Davies (noted theatre director, played Snout in CH Dram Soc's production of Midsummer Night's Dream)
David Norgrove (a man with an interesting civil service and city career)
by michael scuffil
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Excuse my ignorance but....
Replies: 16
Views: 1783

In the mid-50s the forms went as follows: (III), LF, LE, UF, GE, Deputy Grecians, Grecians. There was also a V (after GE) for people mainly retaking O-level and not expected to stay on. Almost everyone started on the LF. I'm not sure why some people were put on the Third Form, which had only one str...
by michael scuffil
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Else Has Never Been Back to CH?
Replies: 132
Views: 12743

It seems to me that there are three reasons for going back to CH. 1) to see acquaintances (after 40+ years, this no longer applies to me) 2) to show wives and children (I've done this) 3) pure nostalgia As to (3) so much has physically changed that it doesn't really work. When I'm in the area, thoug...
by michael scuffil
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Roger Martin [STILL LOOKING...]
Replies: 11
Views: 4976

A curious memory of Roger Martin. He left (I think) in 1955. But he returned the following year on Passion Sunday to stage, with Corks, an evening processional St John Passion in a darkened chapel, for which I, and about 20 other first years, was dragged in to hold candles for the choir to sing by. ...
by michael scuffil
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Olfactory Memories of CH
Replies: 59
Views: 7116

Very occasionally I catch a whiff of the Horsham dining hall ca. 1960. It is almost unique. A curious olfactory experience was provided when Pat Cullen succeeded John Page as housemaster of Thornton B. The smell of stale cigarette smoke was replaced by an altogether more pleasant aroma of freshly-gr...