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by J.R.
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

but his reply was that he [Kit Aitken] would wait for the film For an English-language film, he would have had to wait until 1981. Did he live that long? In fact, a film was made in French long before the novel was published in Britain. But in those days, there was no video. (Actually, Lady Chatter...
by J.R.
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Foureyes wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
Also made into a very good film.
by J.R.
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

Foureyes wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Is it not only three years since the entire kitchen block was stripped out and totally re-equipped?
Glad to see that the school is awash with money for such grandiose plans!
David :shock:
That's what I was thinking, but maybe it's something to do with health laws and Envirmental Health issues.
by J.R.
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Certainly NOT in the CH library at the time, as THAT court case was in progress, but someone, somehow managed to get a copy of 'Lady Chatterly's Lover' into school.

Now that WAS an eye opener at such a tender age !!
by J.R.
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9936

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

Which all goes to prove that Faith/Religion is far more dangerous than the occasional despotic dictator.
by J.R.
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: HOLLY WALSH

Foureyes wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:50 pm
The Other One. BBC Two
:shock:

Thanks.
by J.R.
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Time flies

I can remember walking into Prep B for the first time in January 1958, as if it was yesterday.

NOT a happy memory !!!
by J.R.
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: HOLLY WALSH

Unfortunately, I had to miss it.

What was it called ? Which channel ? I'll try and catch it later on 'Catch-Up'.
by J.R.
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9936

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

I left CH in 1963, a C of E Christian, baptised and confirmed. Years passed, and I realised more people die, often violently, in the name of 'Faith'. I suppose I am basically still a 'Christian', though my wife, bought up as a Catholic is now more pagan with a dash of C of E thought. I refused to en...
by J.R.
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: HOLLY WALSH

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Holly. Well done - Another string to your bow.
by J.R.
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Ladies !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Happy Birthday Ladies !!!!

Two very important people celebrate today.

Katharine and Mrs. C !!


Hope you both have a great day !!
by J.R.
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

I knew several swear words before entering the hallowewd cloisters at Horsham, including the 'F' word, though I wasn't too sure of it's meaning.

Do I still swear today Occasionally.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1786

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

I don't ever remember any water restrictions through drought during my time at CH, so I assume you are referring to the 1970's and the times of the hose-pipe bans in the south of England.
by J.R.
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roy Salisbury
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Roy Salisbury

Wow Michael !

Your memory is sharper than mine, though now you have reminded me, it all comes flooding back.
by J.R.
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Sharks

This painting is important enough to have its own Wikipedia entry. And Copley felt it important enough to paint not one, but three originals. When I was at CH, it was in the Court Room Passage, where it could be inspected close up, and probably fingered by little boys' dirty paws. This location, it...