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by jhopgood
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 2800

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

William Armistead , Sen maths master, author of textbooks, married to a former Infirmary nurse. Lived in a house in the Avenue. Had two sons who were OBs and in MidA. Cambridge graduate He was also deputy Headmaster and I believe held Grecians end of Year Garden Parties. Eric Littlefield , replacem...
by jhopgood
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Some of the coffee cups in M & S are almost the size of kiff bowls but with handles
by jhopgood
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Old report card

I know my mother kept mine but cannot remember where I consigned them when I cleared out her house. I do remember CJ Miller (Housemaster) commenting that he was disappointed that I didn't like him, which required a bit of explaining. It was true but I can't remember why I disliked him. When I was in...
by jhopgood
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Am I the only one who as a squit had to serve kiff in those bowls? It took more than a few tries to get it right so that fingers were not scalded, nor bowls tipped up as one tried to set them on the table. I was relieved at the beginning of my second term to become a swab and not have to do trades a...
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?

Didn't Dave By The sea pass away, like Richard Ruck? Or am I confusing him with someone else? It would certainly explain why John Rutley couldn't locate his post. Definitely put my name down for a grave in the bird sanctuary though. David Eastburn is still posting on Facebook, and is alive and pott...
by jhopgood
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: problem with Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: problem with Chrome

.................... and when premium bonds first started, my fathers older sister wanted to know who ' Ernie ' was, and how did he know when to pick the winning numbers ! Reminds me of my sister, when Churchill was dying, who couldn't understand why he kept getting shot every time they issued a bu...
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ghost stories etc?
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Ghost stories etc?

Got this from the internet.

Bocker

The equivalent of a "fag" in English public school, Christ's Hospital. Simultaneously a term for the kitchen staff.

Amazing how things get distorted.
by jhopgood
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: God in the Quad ?

rockfreak wrote: Perhaps this is why, after due consideration, I turned against faith religion and decided that there was nothing quite like common decency, common law and natural justice. And common sense.
RIP Common Sense
by jhopgood
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: I'M BACK !!
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: I'M BACK !!

Welcome back. I trust you will have a speedy recovery.
by jhopgood
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 156
Views: 14829

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: 2275

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: 353
Views: 23608

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: 1450

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: 1746

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: 7229

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

I can't believe that you mention Brian Augur without Julie Driscoll.