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by J.R.
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 46782

My agolopies Dave. I see what you mean.

How I remember that classromm block ! TRYING to learn Latin from B.S. Greg--- Greg----- Gregory ! (How DID he survive with that stutter ?)

I don't re-call a 'Tube' entrance in there either.
by J.R.
Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PUNISHMENT DRILLS
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

We get rather tame punishment nowadays. Disciplinary (spend 45 minutes in complete boredom, for medium offences such as fighting), Academic (Not doing prep after 2nd request, doing the prep on a Saturday night), Drill DT (getting up on a Sunday morning, marching into breakfast and picking up litter...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 46782

The house entrances to the tube are in the hallway between the two joined houses. A downward staircase almost opposite the Housemasters study.

The girls of Coleridge told me that ALL the entrances to the tube have now been sealed due to asbestos.

If asbestosis strikes, can I sue Housey ???
by J.R.
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues are naughty boys!
Replies: 4
Views: 914

With apologies to Derek and Clive..... "You mustn't do that, Higgins. If Sir catches you doing that, he'll get jolly batey......" What a great loss to this Country when those wonderful two comedians passed on.... I adored the television tribute to those two, when they covered the 'Derek & Clive' da...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sneaking off to the Cowsheds/Cut/Bird Sanctuary/Garages etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 5173

....and of course the tube. That was a great invention and convenient when smoking in large numbers.... Reminds me of one (of many) of your finest moments when, as House Captain of Col.B (and School Monitor) you led most of your house away from the Christmas party and down to the tube for a 'House ...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Would Your Schoolmates Still Recognise You?
Replies: 163
Views: 15799

I can confirm that Richard still looks like Richard! Saw him and many others at the 2004 OBs Day and I thought the majority were instantly recognisable. But, Spoonbill, I do remember Iain Harris, but I have to admit I don't recognise you! The only reason Richard R. was recognised at the Newgate boo...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PUNISHMENT DRILLS
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

Talking to the girls in Coleridge B last year. They were horrified to discover we could be beaten, and just as amazed that a monitor could ORDER you to run a mile or a quarter. I got the impression that a 'quiet chat' seems to be the order of the day nowadays. On this theme, I see Tony Bliars lot is...
by J.R.
Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: MasterPlan - from bad to much much worse
Replies: 48
Views: 4873

Re: Masterplan

As you know I have to put in my 2 penn'orth. (I even had a letter in yesterday's {20th Oct} Independent. !7 years ago I was the commissioning manager for a new Maternity Unit in West London. 34 beds, SCBU, antenatal clinic, 12 room deliverysuite, 'special' delivery room/theatre 2 and theatre 1. I c...
by J.R.
Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 30754

So Richard has been in a Ruck.
He's really is down on his luck.
He's working in sales,
instead of drinking fine ales,
And really couldn't give a monkeys what anybody thinks about it.

and I bet you thought the last line was going to be rude !!!
by J.R.
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 30754

I see Richard found his way home from The Bax, then !!
by J.R.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 46782

Chern was my Housemaster in Barnes B for the first year but was replaced by Chris Miller after that. I am not sure but the rumour was that he was/asked for a replacement as he lost a bit of control when there was reputed to be a bit of older boys in junior boys beds. All hearsay, despite the fact t...
by J.R.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: MasterPlan - from bad to much much worse
Replies: 48
Views: 4873

They should have never renovated the houses in the over the top way in the first place imho... I thought The Masterplan was a brilliant and ambitious project; the boarding houses really did need renovating. Would your opinion be different if they actually had the money to finish it or do you think ...
by J.R.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 166082

Julian !!!!!

May I refer the Honourable Gentleman to one of my earlier posts ???

How DO you spell plagarism ??
by J.R.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teachers on Friends Reunited
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Do I detect a 'Hertford Conspiracy Theory' in the offing ??

Do tell !!!!
by J.R.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: MasterPlan - from bad to much much worse
Replies: 48
Views: 4873

Can't help but think but this all reminds me of the De-Nationalisation of our once great Rail system.

Look at the way the N.H.S. is going !

Someone has a bright idea, and generally, that person is the ONLY person to profit.

(Who muttered Communist ? Come on - Own up !!) :evil: