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by J.R.
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 360
Views: 40944

All far too recent for me, I fear.

Ali G. There's a name to be conjured with.

Personally, I thought Richard Maddeley's 'take-off' was better than the original !
by J.R.
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is need these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 3133

In response to JR - I am not sure who reads this site. I think that some staff do read it, but they may not comment publicly. As for the CH Admin ( I assume by this you mean the Foundation) who knows? I only found out about this Forum by default. When I comment, I do so personally. My views do not,...
by J.R.
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the CH Club accounts in the post?
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Have to pass on that one, Plum

Last communication I had from the school was the questionaire regarding proposals for change. Nothing since !
by J.R.
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: CH Ties....
Replies: 10
Views: 2447

I have the one on the left, AND the one on the right.

Left one is the OLD O.B.'s tie, (given to me years ago by my late Mums cousin who was at C.H. just before WW2.

The one on the right was the official O.B.'s tie when I originally joined the O.B's in 1963, (I think ?)
by J.R.
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is need these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 3133

Ian.

I would be intrigued to know, (given your position), if members of C.H. aadmin visit this site, and if so, any feed-back generated.

(Try to avoid Doctors Pond and the Gallows being erected behind the pavillion !)
by J.R.
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: Why is there no OB Wales?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Something like that.

It came backj to me this afternoon.

The village was Pen-Y-Groes. (Not sure of spelling)

Needless to say, we renamed it Pen-Y-Groes-Indecency !! :oops:
by J.R.
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: Why is there no OB Wales?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

we were in Bala and Llangollen (cue lots of spitting to pronounce the ll's) I'm sure we were based in a hostel in or near Llangollen. (Between Caernarvon and Snowdon?) Nearly got into trouble with local plod when the local boyyos took exception to us chatting up their 'local-talent', (if you could ...
by J.R.
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: Why is there no OB Wales?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

eloisec wrote:I had to do my silver DofE hike in Wales. sheep and rain ...
Did my D of E Gold in Snowdonia.

One weeks acclimatisation, and four days/3 nights under canvas !

Didn't do much to improve my love of the Celts !
by J.R.
Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: Why is there no OB Wales?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

I refuse to make any comment, other than.

I went to Wales once. It was shut !!!
by J.R.
Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Future of"Master Plan"-where will money come from?
Replies: 86
Views: 8929

Thanks Ian, for that candid and honest view. I cannot imagine you being dragged screaming to the Counting House, to face your accusers. (Is there still a ducking-stool at the Doctors Pond ??) This is the age of free speech. I echo the previous two posts re 'responsible' Merchant Bankers, (and no, I ...
by J.R.
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Future of"Master Plan"-where will money come from?
Replies: 86
Views: 8929

eloisec wrote:A huge and, it appears, emotive topic!

One the school would be wise not to ignore.
Very well said, eloisec !

I'm sure certain staff watch this new site with interest ! :shock:
by J.R.
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Future of"Master Plan"-where will money come from?
Replies: 86
Views: 8929

I'm SO glad this debate is gathering pace. Again, I speak as an 'older' O.B., but NOT in the 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' bracket. I hated being sent away to school for an education, and probably 'bucked' the system more than most, and it wasn't until many years later I realised the full benefits ...
by J.R.
Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 35486

Glad my memory did ring some bells. When at the Col B Re-union last year, I was introduced to him. He seemed much smaller than I remembered him, though age had been kind. He HADN'T lost any of his rapier wit. I told him my name and years at Housey, to which he replied along the lines of, "Don't actu...
by J.R.
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christ's Hospital February/March 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 2649

Were these taken a couple of weeks ago, tbs ??

Photo-Lab might have brightened up a bit.

I might try for you !
by J.R.
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chelsea
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Thanks for that !

In my day, it was down at the assault course, or on bad days, the drying room under Coleridge House. The rancid musty smell of drying rugby gear obliterated the smell of ciggies !