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by jhopgood
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Who will win................ ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2426

Re: Re:

Amamzing how we managed to hijack this thread to South East London. Shame we could'nt hijack the Cup as well. We should hold a reunion of OB's originally from SE post codes, which I would be happy to arrange in what I always consider as the Hopgood pub on Plumstead Common, "The Who'd Have Thought I...
by jhopgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 8175

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

J.R. wrote:NO31.....

A question.

Where was MHS and when was it founded ?

I have absolutely no recollection of it during my time at CH, (58-63). Nice to have you aboard on the forum.

JR.
http://www.muntham.org.uk/
by jhopgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Allegations of abuse in today's news
Replies: 45
Views: 4595

Re: Allegations of abuse in today's news

At least the DT said Christ's Hospital charges boarders up to £31,500 a year and counts Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge among its former pupils. Bursaries are granted to 75% of students who receive between 5% and 100% assistance with their boarding ...
by jhopgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP

https://paradata.org.uk/articles/person ... c-normandy

https://paradata.org.uk/images/richard- ... nneur-2016

For those interested.
A junior school friend, (who failed CH), went on the memorial drop (Normandy DZ-K) in June 2010
by jhopgood
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A recent book (partly) about CH
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: A recent book (partly) about CH

Sinclair Wynchank is an OB living in South Africa.
Maybe he has access to cheaper copies.
by jhopgood
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A photos 1970's
Replies: 31
Views: 9342

Re: Col A photos 1970's

Looking at these it seems that Barnes B was a bit of a clearing house. Both Nigel Simms and Pete Brotherton were junior masters in Barnes B (did Brotherton marry a nurse from the infirmary?). Malone was also one of the House masters when it was transforming into a junior house. I think Carrington al...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6537

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Recent correspondence on the Memorable Sermons thread refers to a nineteen twenties master who had a very poor disciplinary record in class. I can recall two such masters from my time, G,H, Bazely. Modern Languages and Rev. H, Poole Mathematics. Bazely had the classroom next to J.E.Massen, between ...
by jhopgood
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did I dream this?
Replies: 32
Views: 1908

Re: Did I dream this?

Remember the sun hat but not the grey shirt.
by jhopgood
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

What happens to your embouchure, or whatever it's called, if you're a saxophone player, and do your lips lose their musculature (or whatever it's called) if you're a brass player? Will you ever be able to blow with the flow again ? You can with practice. As a bugler who played Last Post at The Retr...
by jhopgood
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did I dream this?
Replies: 32
Views: 1908

Re: Did I dream this?

My memories coincide with most of the above, except that I don't remember a square for the cravat. It may have started out as a square but narrowed and was stitched on the part that went around the neck. Because I was shorter than my peers, I was forced to wear shorts until the LE, I think. Even whe...
by jhopgood
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

Correct. Unfortunately the whole programme seems to have disappeared with the demise of the Valencian TV service, so my interview etc are not available. These were just the "bloopers". Canal Nou was a job for the boys, political animal, run for and by the PP, and left enormous debts and many people ...
by jhopgood
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

I left CH in 1966 and never gave a thought to continuing to play the trombone, at which was proficient, but nowhere near the standard of others who included NYO players such as Colin Sheen, Jack Springbett, Noel Abel, Paul Barnes and another, whose name escapes me. I knew my place and it was amongst...
by jhopgood
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19703

Re: Politics

Along with Brexit, the politicians seem to be out of step with the public.
by jhopgood
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wanted cerca 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Wanted cerca 1946

I recall that the Bird Sanctuary was out of bounds, but where did "Out of Bounds" start if one continued out past the Old First XV rugby pitch?
by jhopgood
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wanted cerca 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Wanted cerca 1946

But have any of the others been completed, eg, Drinking water on Big side?