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by rockfreak
Mon May 08, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Thornton Photos
Topic: ThorntonB 1959
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: ThorntonB 1959

I was in Prep B and would have gone in at the same time as your brother. One memory: we in Col B were playing his Thornton house at cricket and your brother was wicket keeper. Our batsman got a thick edge and your brother took a catch and was congratulated on taking his first "snick" catch by the ve...
by rockfreak
Sun May 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Thornton Photos
Topic: ThorntonB 1959
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Katharine, just taking a flyer here, would your brother have been Hills P who was in Prep A in the 1950s?
by rockfreak
Sun May 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21230

Re: Politics

One of our problems over here Michael, which you may already have deciphered, is that if we flounce out of the EU and the single market, customs union, financial passport without an interim EU deal, we shall then be thrown onto WTO rules. This means, from what I've read that, until we can negotiate ...
by rockfreak
Sat May 06, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: Threads being moved

If France wants Frexit, surely they'll just face the same problems that we are going to have with Brexit. The mindblowing attempts to unravel forty years of legislation. The so-called populist right failed in Austria and Holland; if they fail in France that will be the end of any so-called "domino t...
by rockfreak
Sat May 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: Threads being moved

Have I got the gender of "tete" right (see above)? I did French for six years at CH and was recently struggling to give the most basic directions to some French tourists in London.
by rockfreak
Sat May 06, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21230

Re: Politics

Freaky gets a letter in today's FT - "Challenge politicians who fog employment figures" (May 6, P10). About how the Tories have deviously changed the system of measuring the figures in recent years. So the nation is electing local councils on the basis of their own views of Brexit and the idiot gran...
by rockfreak
Tue May 02, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21230

Re: Politics

So the Maybot is still on the TV news every night spouting strong and stable platitudes. Getting on for a year after the referendum and she and the Three Musketeers still haven't got down to serious negotiation with the EU. I'm currently sticking my neck out by questioning whether Brexit is actually...
by rockfreak
Tue May 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: Threads being moved

Sorry! It's probably just down to me having le vieux tete up le vieux derriere as I get older.
by rockfreak
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 4307

Re: School scarf

So what happened to the 'official' scarf of the 50's ? It had to be obtained from John Lewis. Woolen, long and blue with yellow bands on each end. When did this drop from being part of the 'official' school uniform ? Yes - As, I have stated before, I still have mine. Yes, it was a perfectly good sc...
by rockfreak
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Threads being moved

When I checked the "First Time Visitors" section which heads off the list of categories I noticed with interest that some of the threads that were previously on the "CH Stuff" site had been moved on to the former section. Including threads like "God in the Quad". Now why should this be, I wondered. ...
by rockfreak
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A CURIOUS PHOTOGRAPH
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: A CURIOUS PHOTOGRAPH

Renton also went to Ashdown House Prep, a feeder for Eton which also educated Viscount Linley, at about the same time - like Renton he apparently wasn't much impressed by it although more reticent on the subject. The head beak, Billy Williamson, now dead, was by Renton's account a gleeful sadist. CH...
by rockfreak
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 10396

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Someone (possibly Geoffrey Cannon) has mentioned elsewhere that Chern had a lisp, although a soft one. Of course this didn't stop boys impersonating it. I did nineteenth century history under Chern and to this day, whenever I hear talk about electoral reform, I think of rotten boroughs and "Old Thar...
by rockfreak
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21230

Re: Politics

What a strange idea of Banker Brown's that the City is the saviour of British industry. Immediately after WW2 Churchill fretted about "proud finance", the way the City of London coralled so much of its wealth into its own coffers rather than bankrolling other more kosher and useful sectors of the ec...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21230

Re: Politics

Right on cue with my poem Vitae LamBrexit a German EU negotiator complains that Britain seems to be treating these negotiations as a game. Well of course. Look who's in charge. Bumbling Bozza the toast of the Bullingdon. It's all down to plucky Brits dodging bouncers hurled down by dastardly foreign...
by rockfreak
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 2097

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Science wasn't my subject but I was taught for a year by Gordon Van Praagh who got an obit in the Guardian for his inclusive teaching methods. I vaguely remember something of this at CH because whenever he wanted to teach a science issue or phenomenon he would ask for our ideas and then chalk up "Jo...