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by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Liars say they saw the Sex Pistols - who did you see?
Replies: 24
Views: 2195

Went to see 'The Stranglers' at Crawley just after their first album was released. The hairs on the back of my neck still stand up when I hear the opening riff of 'No More Heroes'. I absolutely LOVE the Stranglers - 'Rattus Norvegicus' got played to death in my study. I've still got the L.P. with a...
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was your favourite year at CH?
Replies: 13
Views: 2122

Last term at school, (summer 1963), because I'd already made my mind up that I WASN'T going back in the autumn.
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How did you get in trouble?
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Centre of senior dorm, right by the door through to the Inner Sanctum, hence VERY near R.A.H.'s pit !

(Whatever DID happen to R.A. Hewitt ???)
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did anyone else fall out of a tall tree and survive?
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Richard Ruck wrote:
Rory wrote:What....like a sheep?????
Exactly! A sheep is not a creature of the air.....
....apparently, also a high class Welsh Leisure Centre, (allegedly !!) :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Liars say they saw the Sex Pistols - who did you see?
Replies: 24
Views: 2195

Went to see 'The Stranglers' at Crawley just after their first album was released.

The hairs on the back of my neck still stand up when I hear the opening riff of 'No More Heroes'.
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How did you get in trouble?
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

At the end of term before the Heacham trip. Phil Wey (?) and I were both buglers, and were taking bugles home so we could meet up on the train in London for the trip. Remember, that breakfast was early on the last day, so that the boys could make the train home. Seem to remeber the school bell was r...
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: Housey! The 'magazine'
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Nice photo of Julian though :) As the late, great Capt Mainwaring of Dad's Army' would say, "Well done Mid A 15 ! I was wondering who would notice that !" ............ and in reply to Great Plum, 'Any advertising must be good advertising' I thought our illustrious editor of the Blue looked a little...
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: MasterPlan - from bad to much much worse
Replies: 48
Views: 4913

Re: masterplan

englishangel wrote: I am open to offers
.... and that statement from Mrs Angry of Amersham ???????????????

The mind boggles !
by J.R.
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Would Your Schoolmates Still Recognise You?
Replies: 163
Views: 15910

Spoonbill said - Peele B housemaster Tom Keeley once told me that when he was a teenager, he was just as skinny as I was. When did he say that to you? Yeah, 1970s. Keeley was like Northern England's answer to a Sumo wrestler at the time, so I found the idea of him as a skellington pretty far fetche...
by J.R.
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 47195

Regarding the Prep Block, where were the lessons? What was the upstairs used for - did they have the numbers such as 'F8' or 'F9'? After so many years, my memory has dimmed. HOWEVER...... As I recall, we walked out the rear of the Prep house, across the rear avenue, (where 'tip-and-run- was regular...
by J.R.
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Would Your Schoolmates Still Recognise You?
Replies: 163
Views: 15910

I haven't been back for an Old Blue's Day since the early 1980s and don't fancy the idea. But if I die anytime soon, I'd definitely go back to the next one as a ghost just to see how everyone's changed physically. It's a constant source of surprise to me the different speed/different manner in whic...
by J.R.
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 47195

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: 2145

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: 47195

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: 927

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...