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by J.R.
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19967

Re: Politics

Ian Paisley has gone but Arlene Foster appears to be a bit of a chip off the old block. She's got a voice like broken glass in a blender. At least there's no cries of No Popery this time round but instead we've got No Gropery, as far as Lesbians are concerned . And if it all continues in this unsat...
by J.R.
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

Ascension Day at Horsham was marked by a longer chapel service, and that probably meant no morning PT, because Thursday was a PT day in the summer (the other was Tuesday). But I think that was the extent of it. I have a vague recollection that one day we had a half-holiday at the request of a famou...
by J.R.
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Michael !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Happy Birthday Michael !!!!

Have a great 73rd. michael scuffil
by J.R.
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19967

Re: Politics

LongGone wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Cheer up, at least you don't have the Mango Mussolini tweeting covfefe.
I think I had that once, but anti-biotics did the trick !!
by J.R.
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

A lot of the above posts just go to show just how radical the changes have been at CH since the CMES headship era. As I have said before, discipline was similiar to the basic training in the armed forces when I entered in 1958. No menu in the dining hall - 'Eat it or go hungry' being the mantra. Chr...
by J.R.
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

I'm intriqued by the so called 'chapel split'. I think there were very few Catholic pupils during my time. I can't recall any, but do remember hearing of one or two. Certainly none of the Jewish faith if memory serves. Given the diversity of the current school and politics there are at present, I wo...
by J.R.
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

Michael mentioned above the 'disruption' of a CCF night exercise. I remember well getting a couple of hours sleep in an old barn near Amberley before our squad of four had to climb up the side of Bury Hill to the top carrying a bren gun to support forward advancing 'infantry'. We had to rendezvous a...
by J.R.
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

I agree with a lot of the above comments. Going to C.H. at eleven and a half, I suppose the juices were starting to stir, BUT any female seemed 'too old' . I have stated somewhere on here in the past, there was ONE nurse I adored, probably more as a sibling than a possible romantic adventure. (I am ...
by J.R.
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

About 10/15 years ago, CH via a University did a health and statistics survey on consenting OB's.

As the OB's parent statistics were included in the survey, I declined to complete it, being adopted.
by J.R.
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Great Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: The Great Fire

I was tempted to reply 'cobblers' Robert, but that would have been frivolous !!
by J.R.
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

With regard to weighing, (which I'm sure took place, but don't recall), Dr. (Tommy) Scott was renowned for recording development progress especially with regard to nutrition, so I imagine he was instrumental.
by J.R.
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2292

Re: RESEARCH

I am carrying out some research of a 'then-and-now' nature and would be most grateful if anyone can supply me with the following information regarding C.H., please: 1. Years. Any time between 1947 and 1957. 2. Weekly programme of lessons by time (not worried about subject). Something like Lesson 1 ...
by J.R.
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

Just to add to this thread on a matter already mentioned. My Wife's late maternal Grand-Parents lived in Westcott, (just west of Dorking) , during WW11. Her Grand-Father was a military policeman. To the day they passed on, they lived in Watson Road, Westcott. A german bomber dashing for home, jettis...
by J.R.
Mon May 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

Many Canadian, (mostly French) troops stationed on Ranmore, part of the North Downs between Leatherhead and Dorking.
by J.R.
Sat May 27, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 3998

Re: School scarf

For anyone who is interested....the answer is £15 available from the Tuck Shop which is now called Buttons. Sent a cheque back to school this time! Do I take it from this post that the tuck shop has been privatised? Or just rebranded? Would Saatchi and Saatchi have been involved by any chance? What...