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by rockfreak
Wed May 31, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 3563

Re: RESEARCH

Here are three other happenings from the President’s (Prince of Wales/Duke of Windsor) visit in 1921. After leaving the Manual School he visited Lamb A, where he joined a game of billiards (or demonstrated his prowess) and pocketed a red ball. While lunching on the dais a Col B junior poured a mug ...
by rockfreak
Fri May 26, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 4580

Re: School scarf

For anyone who is interested....the answer is £15 available from the Tuck Shop which is now called Buttons. Sent a cheque back to school this time! Do I take it from this post that the tuck shop has been privatised? Or just rebranded? Would Saatchi and Saatchi have been involved by any chance? What...
by rockfreak
Fri May 26, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 956

American soldiers at CH during the War

I was just browsing Orwell's four volumes of essays and came across an account whereby he'd nearly come to blows with some drunken and abusive American soldiers in a shop towards the end of WW2. The soldiers clearly weren't too happy to be over here fighting our war and Orwell remarked that this fri...
by rockfreak
Mon May 08, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Thornton Photos
Topic: ThorntonB 1959
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

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: 2646

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: 353
Views: 23557

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 353
Views: 23557

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: 353
Views: 23557

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: 1643

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: 4580

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: 1643

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: 676

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: 11826

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...