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by Chrissie Boy
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does CH Take In a Fixed Quota of Ginger Kids Each Year?
Replies: 48
Views: 6812

Re: Does CH Take In a Fixed Quota of Ginger Kids Each Year?

Not sure where the whole anti-ginger thing began. Did it start with the 'nobody wants a ginger baby' sketch Harry Enfield did? Whatever, it's just not on, especially when the ginger brigade were presumably here long before the Saxons arrived. Personally, I too can only remember one ginger member of ...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10484

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Dick Dawe did indeed have his finger broken during a rugby match. By the time he got to hospital, nothing could be done about the nerve damage, so the paralysis that had already set in remained with him for the rest of his life. In the eyes of the boys, it imbued him with a certain cool-value along ...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10484

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Any team that beats Manchester United is okay by me. As for getting one's ass whupped in the more physical sense, I was cracked with a gym-shoe a few times but it never had much of an effect on me, except in the sense that on one of the occasions myself and five other boys were cracked quite hard wh...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Absenteeism
Replies: 37
Views: 3064

Re: Absenteeism

Re. the concept of School Beatings, I remember Alan O'Neal (Ma.A/Col.B, 1970s) telling me that when his uncle was at the school (1950s?) there was a big outbreak of thievery amongst the pupils and when the guilty parties were finally identified they were caned in the Quad in front of the entire scho...
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SCHOOL RULES BOOK
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: SCHOOL RULES BOOK

I remember there was a School Rules folder in the Quiet Room of my junior house in the mid-70s. It was seen as an object of ridicule by one and all. One thing that surprised me was that The Lag (real name Sparrow Copse) was actually Out Of Bounds to all CH pupils, though no explanation was given and...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Clearout
Replies: 24
Views: 2091

Re: Old Blue Clearout

When I was at the CH, I heard tell that in earlier years there'd been an occasion on which, as a last day of term prank, someone had gone round both dormitories in their house at the dead of night and collected up everyone's breeches, which were then carried down to the Quad and arranged in rows on ...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 10461

Re: Re:

When we got close to them, myself and Steve "Boggy" Moore charged down towards them, yelling wildly, but unfortunately when we got to about 5 yards away we realised we were the only two (everyone else were frozen like statues 50 yeards behind us)..... What a bunch of big girls' blouses. What in hel...
by Chrissie Boy
Sun May 22, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues on You Tube...
Replies: 34
Views: 6494

Re: Who is the Barnes block named after?

Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog wrote:Isn't it named after Barns Green, then?

I thought Barns Green was named after Barnes Wallis.
by Chrissie Boy
Fri May 13, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Just a glimpse...
Replies: 369
Views: 23952

Re: Just a glimpse...

Pah! You're only an amateur at living in the Stone Age, mate. I'm still using a 20-year-old PC at home - a truly ancient 486 with no CD drive or USB ports, running a prehistoric version of Windows (Windows for Workgroups 3.1) and quite incapable of being connected to the Web or interacting with mode...
by Chrissie Boy
Wed May 04, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 692998

Re: Mallett's Mallet

chinless
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Richard Ruck !
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Happy Birthday Richard Ruck !

Hey, I didn't spot this thread till now....and I'm guessing that quite a few other folk didn't either, unless of course you've recently done or said something to alienate the rest of this community and they're all giving you the bodyswerve now. Whatever, I hope you had a tolerably non-hellish day, R...
by Chrissie Boy
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Kissing Practice
Replies: 62
Views: 6816

Re: Kissing Practice

Well as CH was rife with boy/boy relationships in the seventies I presume the same was happening with the girls! As I recall it, boy/boy relationships were exceptionally rare in the 70s at CH. In fact there was a marked climate of hostility towards homosexuality amongst the boys. Those (very) few l...
by Chrissie Boy
Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?

I'm thinking maybe I'd ask to have The Smurf Song played at the crematorium when I die, just to see how far you can get away with taking the pi55. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4MHNkT7b1Y&NR=1 A few pole-dancers wouldn't go amiss either, though by 2040 such things will probably be seen as rather t...
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?

Ajarn Philip wrote:A friend of mine died suddenly in his early 40s. He was a regular in The Louis Armstrong pub in Dover. What a Wonderful World was played at his cremation service. Very moving.

Did you play along on the spoons, Phil?

I'm guessing that would've been pretty moving too.