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by jhopgood
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12468

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Quotes sent to me by an Old Blue John Glenn: As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. Desmond Tutu: When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said “Let us pray.” We close...
by jhopgood
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

If they were in the band, then they would not have collected by houses.
by jhopgood
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19699

Re: Politics

J.R. wrote:I have a sneaky feeling Theresa May might be a good PM, as long as she doesn't do a 'Maggie' over something like 'Poll Tax' !
I don't think Soros agrees.
by jhopgood
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Food at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Food at CH

The one thing that I remember well was the huge toaster situated in the kitchen. I remember the toaster well, but not for a good reason. As a swab, I was designated to put flab in a jam jar and smuggle it back to house so that the monitors could put it on their toast in the evening. I used to hold ...
by jhopgood
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

Re: celebrity culture

I am sure every generation will make the same claim, but the '60s were certainly the era to see, if not meet, some of the greats. Unlike my sister, who was a dancer in pantomimes, TV and at the Palladium, I never spoke to any of the "stars", some of whom would prop up the bar at Uni before going on ...
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 68
Views: 6334

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

I can't believe that you mention Brian Augur without Julie Driscoll.
by jhopgood
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP

Just received this from a friend who was in the Para's Captain Richard N Fry MC There will be a celebration of the life of Captain Richard N Fry on Sunday 26 Feb 2017 at the chapel, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex. Details of Captain Fry, who won a MC under Alasdair Pearson, with 8 Para in Norman...
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Katharine wrote:When you were at Horsham were you regularly told the story of the school?
Not that I remember, but JR has a better memory than me.
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

JR, I wasn't in the country at the time of the merger, but some of my friends who attended Old Blues Days at Horsham soon after that, were shocked by some of the comments to the effect that they had no right to attend, as they had never been to Horsham. More recently, there are fears that the whole...
by jhopgood
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Taken from another recipe

'These shortbread biscuits with currants take me back to my childhood when we used to call them squashed fly biscuits.'
But not fig bars, which gives the unfortunate impression of flies being rolled out into a paste rather than being individually inserted.
by jhopgood
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Yes! Apparently from the Anglo-Norman French 'raisins de Corauntz' 'grapes of Corinth' - where they first came from. That explains it. I was in the Valencia Market looking for some to use in my Xmas Pudding, and was told they were called "Pasas de Corint" (pasas being the general term for currants,...
by jhopgood
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I always thought "squashed flies" were shortbread style biscuits with currants in them.
By the way, does anyone know whether the word for currants is a variation on Corinto, which is what they are called here in Spain?
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 68
Views: 6334

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

Back on topic and not read back to see if we discovered the origin of Toyce, but I was contacted by a former pupil of Epsom College (1948-52), who has investigated further and has discovered that it might have come from Winchester College where Evening Preparation Work was called Toytime: http://www...
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

When I cleared out my parent's house I found the milk tin, used to store screwdrivers.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I remember Miss Watts, (she of the "If you don't make your bed better, you and I will fall out!" quote), but have no recollection of either Malt or Cod Liver Oil at CH. Nor at my infant nor junior school, although certainly at home. I remember malt and still use it to make certain breads, but haven'...