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by Avon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19916

Re: Politics

Blocking the traffic? Ooooh how radical. Are you sure UK Uncut isn't a typo? No. Is Ed Bell a typo? I was being partly facetious in case you hadn't guessed. Numbers in the street bringing things to a halt is better than doing nothing. I'm interested to see what OBs think about politics these days. ...
by Avon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19916

Re: Politics

Blocking the traffic? Ooooh how radical.

Are you sure UK Uncut isn't a typo?
by Avon
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School Dinners In Present Times.
Replies: 17
Views: 3856

Re: School Dinners In Present Times.

In the days of Mrs Keeley, the food was absolutely dire. I vividly remember the whole school served rice pudding which had been cooked with salt, not sugar. Nobody noticed until it was served to tables - no checking, no quality control.
by Avon
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

fra828 wrote:CH is described as a charity school.
Well, when he was there - it was.
by Avon
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Storm
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: The Storm

Probably no massive, unkempt limes left to fall over.

I do recall the schadenfreude of seeing all the trashed cars in the morning,
by Avon
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

Re: Hello

jtaylor wrote:...bringing the reputation of CH into disrepute.
Isn't it doing a good enough job of that itself?
by Avon
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WORLD WAR ONE GUNS
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: WORLD WAR ONE GUNS

Melted down for the second fixture?
by Avon
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3031

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Some OBs, who do not contribute to this Forum, are working against CH’s present trend to move upmarket and attract children from richer families. In the words of one such OB, “Housie … seems to be going from strength to strength. … [We] have been fighting a losing battle to keep it for the poor, bu...
by Avon
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3031

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Something deeply, deeply wrong here. I learn that children are also being withdrawn because of affordability. This entire process also lacks transparency.

Where is the open discussion about this happening?
by Avon
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Birthday Honours

Good bloke and widely respected - good to see some rare cause-and-effect in the honours system.
by Avon
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3031

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

I'm surprised this thread hasn't attracted more attention. Insofar as I care about CH it's the core ethos, not the fabric or some of the very dated mottoes and thinking. That core ethos seems to be under threat if it's feasible that a child be withdrawn because the parents previously satisfied the c...
by Avon
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3031

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

What are the checks and balances that would challenge the Headmaster and his coterie on such things as the 3% cap? Such a change does seem to be a challenge to the aims and ethos of CH.
by Avon
Sat May 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons & CH
Replies: 27
Views: 4749

Re: Freemasons & CH

I never liked that 'Love The Brotherhood' bit.

On reflection, it's all a bit shoddy - fearing God seems a bit fire and brimstone, and I'll leave it to someone else to honour the King. Perhaps it's time for a new motto?
by Avon
Fri May 17, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Barnes Wallis
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Barnes Wallis

Most were repaired swiftly, but the repairs were hasty and the reservoirs could not be fully filled. The flood damage was extensive and had the desired effect on manufacturing capability. Destruction to such sites is no longer permitted - something we learned in 2003 when trying to find ways of givi...
by Avon
Mon May 13, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Barnes Wallis
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Barnes Wallis

I will tell you two things about the Dambusters raid that were not mentioned in the film. 1) 1200 civilians were killed, most of them forced labourers from Poland. 2) The Möhne Dam was rebuilt within four months. The other two were barely scratched. It achieved nothing. That film keeps changing. In...