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by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34122

LAMMA LOOKER.

The Welshman you are referring too, must surely be

NORMAN T FRYER. (My Housemaster in Col. B) )Not the Maths teacher I'm thinking of !)

I believe NTF commited suicide on moving from C.H. to another school. In his day, he played for London-Welsh.
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34122

menace wrote:
Anyone remember the math teacher who would throw chalk (fairly accurately) at any boy talking in class?
YES ! Bob ?? And I'll have to think of his Surname !

He is still alive and well, and I met him last year at a house re-union.

When it comes to me, I'll post !
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34122

Thanks - of course Rip Kirby and NellTodd. I was taught the art of cursive handwriting by Nell because my "art" was so bad. Won the writing prize as a result and was then punished by having to write out the inserts for all leaving bibles andprayer books for the next three years. If you left between...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Did the Christian Union kids end up as Satanists?
Replies: 35
Views: 4279

Allow this old-'un a word or two..... I was Chistened into the C of E Faith. Confirmed at C.H. Married a girl from a Catholic back-ground. (Now married 34 years, and that has to be some sort of record in this day and age !) As we have grown older and older, our daughters grown and blessed us with fo...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: If you were a member of staff, which house would you live in
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

I well remember The Coleridge B Housemasters house, (one down from the Head-Masters ??). N.T. Fryer had it in my day. A wonderful, friendly family house. He used to hold bird-ringing parties in the garden in the summer (NO PLUM. Not those sort of birds !) Sadly, I learnt a couple of years ago that N...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 41508

.... so back to the Tube. I distinctly remember, (probably 1958/1959), when I was still in Prep B, on a rainy morning, we were all told that the Tube was out-of-bounds, no matter what the weather. It transpired that one of the 'bockers' had decided that enough was enough, and suspended himself by hi...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 106
Views: 12851

I think all the previous posters have said it all. I used to help 'Rip' with the bees, which all went well for months, until I eventually received two stings to the right wrist and woke up in the 'Sicker', with Rip sitting beside me. Yes - It transpired I was extremely allergic to bee stings, and he...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 39628

Re: Housey Slang.....

Has any of the Housey Slang survived? "Bokers" "Crab, flab and muck" House "Trades" Hundreds more, but can't think............ I guess the "lav ends" have gone? Old Blues:- add to the list Pupils:- Do these still survive, or been replaced? J Bokers- The estates staff ! Surely you mean CRUG/KRUG, JT...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34122

The art mistress was certainly Nell Todd. Strangely, I have recently discovered a photo I took of her walking past the dining hall, I assume on Speech Day. Full dress with large floppy Ascot Races style hat. I did extra art in my last year at school and absolutely loved that woman, (purely in a pleu...
by J.R.
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34122

I think I received the cane about three times in Col B. The most memorable occasion was on the last morning of term, when all were awaked for early breakfast before heading for the station, etc. Phil Wey and myself were taking our band bugles home in preperation for a band concert at Heacham. (I was...
by J.R.
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 34122

Unfortunately Kit Aitken had a balance handicap which made his accuracy a bit suspect David Brown Col A 1952-61[/quote] What a character Kit was ! Thank God I was Col B. N.T. Fryer being our Housemaster. Kit, as I remember had a false leg, and rode a bike with a fixed pedal, so he only had to use on...
by J.R.
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Royals at CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

Not THAT hard, you ain't !!

Hope the Bangkok Express firm ain't got an Internet intercept on their server, young plum ! :shock:
by J.R.
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Squits
Replies: 25
Views: 3149

Re: Squits

In 1947 I was a Prep Squit aged 8! The only terrifying thing about being a squit in those days was the announcement passed down the Prep B house table a few days after first arrival (we sat in houses in Dining Hall in those days and this is often how official messages were promulgated!) that "tomor...
by J.R.
Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Royals at CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

They certainly do exist... .......... and alive and well and living in Reigate, perchance, Plum. (Ooooops ! Only 8 miles from me ! Best be careful !) No, not me - I was a non-foundationer - son of a master... But I had some friends! BTW, work in Dorking at a major tour operator! ;) ...which starts ...
by J.R.
Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Royals at CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

Great Plum wrote:
Jossgod wrote:Never heard of the infamous full fee pupil? (Though I am beginning to doubt their existance.....)
They certainly do exist...
.......... and alive and well and living in Reigate, perchance, Plum.

(Ooooops ! Only 8 miles from me ! Best be careful !)