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by michael scuffil
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2491

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

It occurs to me that they did have a legitimate use too. In Thornton B we stored the house sledges in the loft. I was there from 55 to 63. We used the sledges twice: in my first year (early 56), for about three days, and in my last year (early 63) for a very long time.
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Coleridge House Photos
Replies: 73
Views: 23050

Re: Coleridge House Photos

Incidentally JR, you dated the original photo "1962 (?)". For the record, it must actually be 1961, because that was when my good friend the late Nick Cox, the tall blonde button grecian next to Tony Hewitt, left. There are various other pointers to a 1961 date, but I won't bore you with them.
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Coleridge House Photos
Replies: 73
Views: 23050

Re: Coleridge House Photos

Re pancake races, there was a very different one held from about 1959 on Lamb Asphalt (CMES wisely called a staff meeting every Shrove Tuesday at 12.15). The trophy was a pair of antlers called the Colonel Pussfoot-Smythe Trophy. The History Grecians supplied an MC, and the trophy was awarded to whi...
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Coleridge House Photos
Replies: 73
Views: 23050

Re: Coleridge House Photos

Graham Riches was in Thorn B from about 1952/3 to 1960. He then went to be House Captain of Maine B. He was one of the early VSO volunteers and then went to Emmanuel College Cambridge, where I also was. That was the last I saw of him.
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Constant Lambert
Replies: 29
Views: 2837

Re: Constant Lambert

Constant Lambert is quite famous, but I cannot recall ever having heard anything by him. Am I alone?
His son Kit managed The Who.
by michael scuffil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 171841

Re: Jokes, please.....

Spot.
by michael scuffil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 171841

Re: Jokes, please.....

What did the Irishman call his zebra?
by michael scuffil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Constant Lambert
Replies: 29
Views: 2837

Re: Constant Lambert

Re the bare knees: while it's true that the breeches could often bare the knees like this, I was always surprised that the artist didn't correct this discreetly.

Who is this person that CL is said to resemble?
by michael scuffil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2491

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

The tubes were more interesting, but more crowded. They were used by smokers, but not I think for romantic assignations, or at least, not much. Another (in itself) boring place was the flat roof on top of the staircase. This was used by nude sunbathers.
by michael scuffil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Shine Jesus Shine
Replies: 11
Views: 1813

Re: Shine Jesus Shine

Church music's been on the decline since about 1580 (I choose my year advisedly) in my opinion. Put like that, you'd think not many people would agree with me. But here in Germany at least, sing-along (or should I say chant-along) Gregorian-chant services are hugely popular, so maybe I'm not quite s...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2491

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

Angela, this is not a pornographic site, so I'm afraid you'll have to use your imagination. But you're a big girl now... Actually, it is said that in the whole of Jane Austen, there is not a single conversation between two men where no women were present, because JA didn't trust herself to report ac...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: " Claims to fame"
Replies: 113
Views: 8515

Re: " Claims to fame"

And I forgot to say that at CH I was friends with the great and good Martin Linton, honourable member for Battersea. (He probably owed his selection to the fact that his very distinguished predecessor was Marcus Lipton, and they didn't have to change too much.)
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: " Claims to fame"
Replies: 113
Views: 8515

Re: " Claims to fame"

Why isn't this thread called "name-dropping"?

Anyway, my brother's first mother-in-law was Pat (eggs is loverly) Hayes.

At CH I must have shared a trough with John Snow on numerous occasions.

I once spoke to Peter Ustinov on the phone in a professional capacity.
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2491

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

They were used for purposes which delicacy prevents me from recounting. I shall not reveal the names of my credible first-hand sources, one became a SG.
by michael scuffil
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What's going on with the Bax Castle?
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: What's going on with the Bax Castle?

Perhaps a procession of flagellants to the grave of Alfred Golding Badger is called for.