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by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

Richard Ruck wrote:
shoz wrote:
DavebytheSea wrote:dining and wining with Flecker.....
Sorry, but I have to ask.... :)
H.L.O. Flecker - sometime headmaster..
better known as "the Oil".
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

button grecian - either for being very academic, or being a monitor (school or house) they have a fancy coat with more buttons and velvet cuffs ... well worth the hard work or extra responsibility :wink: In my day it was a mark for extraordinary conduct; you had to be a grecian, you would be a hous...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

I have a scar on my head (mentioned in 'would your schoolfriends recognise you') from being hit with a stoolball bat. So you know how it could feel if the ball goes 6 inches east of target. In fact I used generally to hit the target (wooden, not skulls) but after smashing a couple they decided that...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

Remember that there were 14 upper houses each with its own organisation and rules. Can anyone name these for me please? Going from west to east in my day: Peele A & B, Thornton A & B Middleton A & B, Coleridge A & B, Dining hall, kitchens etc. Lamb A & B, Barnes A & B, Maine A & B, Preparatory A & ...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 10301

Re: RUGBY

ps are you the man who started with tractors and then invented the Aston Martin - (David Brown is the DB in Aston Martin DB4,5,6,7,SV8 and 9) Tractors - got sold to those green fellas Deere (as in Oh Deere). Cars: No I didn't invent them - that was done in the last century by some clever geezers. N...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

I don't recall any reference to Remembrance Day (11th November) when I was at CH.

What puzzles me is clear memories of Remembrance Day type parades and services where I was living in Devon. - doesn't make sense
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: During the sixties and seventies.
Replies: 37
Views: 4385

Indeed, an interesting subject. I think the enforced regime, whilst producing well behaved and respectfull people, also turned out people who distinctly had trouble relating to girls. (Remember - there weren't any at Horsham in 1963). My wife Jan of 34 years plus, often tells me I can be very cold ...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 10301

Re: RUGBY

huntertitus wrote:
sejintenej wrote:
Kit Aitken (Housemaster, Col A) also played for Harlequins.
How did he do that with a wooden leg?
As Mr Bourne would declare

"Ooloo"

Just take it that he didn't have a wooden leg in his mother's (if he had one) womb.
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 10301

Re: RUGBY

Earlier someone asked whether Housie has ever produced an England rugby player? Admittedly some time ago, but during my time (1948-55) a mster named WPC Davies played for England and another master, Norman(?) Fryer, either played for or had a trial for Wales. Someone called Silk had cricket and rug...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH uniforms
Replies: 82
Views: 6837

On the question of uniforms, has anyone heard of anyone seriously penetrating vocal cords, adam's apples or similar with a "safety" pin when putting on bands? I didn't but came close enough times. (For Shoz; bands are like the tabs that priests wear - there is a starched linen band which goes round ...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

Thanks for your reply, I was hoping someone would do a 'rising bell to lights out' kind of thing. But, as ever it raises one or two more questions! I realise these might seem the sort of 'bleedin' obvious' type of question, as Monty Python might say, but..... .................. Thanks in anticipati...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

David Brown wrote: "...bee-keeping with Mr Fryer (or messing about in his lab)..." Actually it was CF Kirby who kept bees and had a lab - Fryer was a different chap altogether. One thing David forgot to mention in his otherwise very comprehensive reply was the "whole holiday" which took place in th...
by sejintenej
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 21923

Re: CH Trivia

I said I might start this topic so here goes...... Sorry but I'm going to bore you guys again with some observations and questions which hopefully you will be able to answer. Leisure time - It must be difficult entertaining hundreds, (if not thousands, I don't know the size of the population at CH)...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Just how hard were the entrance exams ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

Firstly, I think it was Mr Jones who was housemaster in Prep A. He lived in Salcombe during the holidays and my mum reckoned that he would be able to translate. Unfortunately he never learned the local language which caused me no end of problems. Exams fro 9 year olds were rudimentary to say the lea...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 37
Views: 3278

That was another question, lol, why is a first year pupil called a second former? Because previous to 1966 (I think) there was a 'prep school' for 9 - 11 year olds and they were first formers... Not in my day, Matt. You went straight into Prep House at the age of 11, so there must be another reason...