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by Avon
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Giving back to CH - some ideas....
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Giving back to CH - some ideas....

What a good idea! Arguably 1902 is precedent...
by Avon
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21276

Re: Politics

He is a buffoon if he thinks that anyone with an iota of intelligence will take him seriously. He doesn't care about anyone with an iota of intelligence. He thinks that they are outnumbered by the followers of sound-bites and clowning. He may be right. Plenty of other politicians share that view. S...
by Avon
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 104
Views: 6963

Re: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Was that written in 1552?
by Avon
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 1698

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Madly interesting though this delve into CH in the 50s and 60s truly is, there are numerous other threads devoted to trying to resolve the obscure habits of obscure teaching staff.

Meanwhile CH goes to hell in a handcart - 26% FF is obscene.
by Avon
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 1698

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Rockfreak, you should be ashamed commenting as you have upon Norman Fryer. A loyal member of the staff of CH for many decades. My personal experience of him as a Maths teacher and coach of the first thirty, was as a kind, devoted, and considerate servant of Christ`s Hospital, and family man. As to ...
by Avon
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fives versus Squash
Replies: 18
Views: 3196

Re: Fives versus Squash

Seeing as the incident happened sixty years ago I was drawing stronger conclusions about the posters than any of the actors at the time. Was it just me?
by Avon
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Innovations in Housey dress
Replies: 16
Views: 1759

Re: Innovations in Housey dress

Richard wrote:Some of the marching, mainly of girls, is very poor.
That's because it's a school, not a 1950s timewarp.
by Avon
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Derek Baker
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Derek Baker

BBB!
by Avon
Sat May 16, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: General Election: Old Blue candidates
Replies: 29
Views: 2460

Re: General Election: Old Blue candidates

Avon - Of course your views are always welcome, though I am rather up-set you seem to think this site is controlled by pensioners well in to their dotage. I for one, have VERY strong political views, and NO I am NOT racist, but a realist. Seeing as you invite the topic, I'm happy to assure you that...
by Avon
Sat May 16, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: General Election: Old Blue candidates
Replies: 29
Views: 2460

Re: General Election: Old Blue candidates

Because he must be seen to be Politically Correct. Pitiful. Bollocks. It's got nothing to do with being seen as PC. Pitiful that you think so. I reckon the average age on this dormitory of a site is 60. So it's full (insofar as it can be with ten or so posters) of baby boomers on stable pensions wh...
by Avon
Fri May 01, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: General Election: Old Blue candidates
Replies: 29
Views: 2460

Re: General Election: Old Blue candidates

UKIP. The shame of it...
by Avon
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Constant Lambert
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Constant Lambert

DavidRawlins wrote: He also notes that he never wore a hat, a hangover from Christ's Hospital (I think most of us don't - until we start loosing our hair).
What's the correlation? I've never felt the looming CH influence over my decision to wear hats or not - but then the RN dinned that out of me I suppose.
by Avon
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Victoria Cross for Old Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Victoria Cross for Old Blue

CH 'has' 4.
by Avon
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Victoria Cross for Old Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Victoria Cross for Old Blue

Fantastic news! Someone should update the VC wiki.
by Avon
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9528

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

LongGone wrote:While no one would ever accuse me of supporting religion, the idea that the 'religious' component in the original charter should be ignored leaves it open to ignore the 'charitable' charge as well.
Well that's going down the Swanee too. CH is going to become like Cranleigh.