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by rockfreak
Wed May 07, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Marland
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: Michael Marland

Yes, my uncle (an old boy of the school) took me to see the play at St Anne's in Soho. I think they put on some sort of medieval passion play and hired a live lamb, which may have been "mock sacrificed" in the plot. I too as a young lad was agog at the ladies of the street. It was such a pity when t...
by rockfreak
Fri May 02, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15564

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

I'm still waiting for a reply from you so-called rugby experts out there as to why the flaming ball never goes into the set scrum straight! Any Brian Moores out there with an astringent view on the subject??!!!
by rockfreak
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 227
Views: 38384

Re: AH Buck

I seem to remember 'Killer' Fry had quite a glowing military record. Could that have had anything to do with it ? I seemed to remember he held quite a high decoration. N.T. Fryer was my housemaster, (see other posts), and stories of Mr Buck still resounded around Coleridge in the early 60's. I wasn...
by rockfreak
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Manual School
Replies: 22
Views: 2678

Re: The Manual School

The manual master I remember best was a Mr Wyncoll, not because he taught me manual, but because he was officer i/c the Civil Defence Section in the CCF, where I was the senior NCO. He was an easy-going sort of guy, but he didn't really seem to fit in with the intellectual side of school life, and ...
by rockfreak
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 227
Views: 38384

Re: Corks

OK - Cecil Cochrane ! He never actually taught me, but he gave me a lifelong love of music and an appreciation of its significant role in worship. His reputation may have become somewhat tarnished in his latter years, but he was a truly gifted and dedicated master. Thank you Corks! RIP He had a voi...
by rockfreak
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Masters' Nicknames
Replies: 76
Views: 4757

Re: Masters' Nicknames

Perhaps Hewitt turned out not to be OK and All-right and that's why he left.
by rockfreak
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 15564

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Re: WPC (Beaky) Davies - he was England's centre partnership with Jeff Butterfield if I remember. I think he was the beef in the sandwich (you'd have remembered that if you'd seen him) and the late Butterfield was the dummies and dodges. By the way, a question for you rugger ******* out there. When ...
by rockfreak
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PRIVATE EYE
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: PRIVATE EYE

"Private Eye is not a rag." "Rag" is an affectionate name for newspapers used by journalists - or was, when I was one. I certainly do not mean to disparage Private Eye, to which I have subscribed to for some 20 years. David :shock: Sorry! No offence intended. It's incredibly serious these days, isn...
by rockfreak
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Masters' Nicknames
Replies: 76
Views: 4757

Re: STAFF NICKNAMES

Coleridge B Deputy Housemaster early 60's "O-KAY" ???? R.A. Hewitt, who usually finished a sentence, thus ! He was sent up in the house play in the late 50s, John, when Nick Mudie wandered the stage adding an "OK?" and "All right?" to many of his character's lines - to howls of laughter from the au...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13569

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lob

He had a love of the Latin double i plurals. "Go and pick some radii and some lettii," he would command pupils helping in his patch of garden. To this day I find myself angrily inveighing against bankers' bonii.
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 20
Views: 3464

Re: Edward Malins

He told me I could write at age 13 when I turned in an essay on some mundane subject or other and it stayed in my mind when I made a rather belated entry into magazine journalism many years later. I too remember his lessons as being pleasantly unstructured. On one occasion we had a debate in which w...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Politics at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Re: Politics at CH

I vividly remember Newsome warning us all in a Big School assembly one morning in about 1973 that our school's very existence was being threatened by a dangerous left wing labour radical called Roy Hattersley. This was at the time when the law was being changed to allow 18 year olds to vote for the...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PRIVATE EYE
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: PRIVATE EYE

Interesting letter in latest issue of Private Eye (4 April 2014; p15). There has been some discussion in the rag about the tax affairs of the John Laing Construction Co. The letter-writer, one David Briggs, is upset by the criticism of a company renowned for its charitable activities and goes on to...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21280

Re: Politics

Thanks for your support Ann. I think we war babies and baby boomers are perhaps more aware than some that it wasn't just the good education that we were privileged to get from Christ's Hospital, it was also the building blocks put in place by the 1945 Labour government that built a better society - ...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confirmation Service
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Confirmation Service

I got confirmed at around 14 due to parental pressure (later becoming a confirmed atheist). My favourite bit at communion services in the chapel was where Rev Pullen (the Chain) drained the remnants of the communion wine in one gulp. I used to watch eagerly to see if he fell down the altar steps but...