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by jhopgood
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 8217

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: 2349

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: 1264

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: 2349

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: 1264

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: 1264

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: 353
Views: 23639

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: 962

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: 962

Re: Wanted cerca 1946

But have any of the others been completed, eg, Drinking water on Big side?
by jhopgood
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wanted cerca 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Wanted cerca 1946

I might have put this up before, but I have a small booklet compiled by in 1944 by Members of Upper Fourth Form A (1943 - 44), with 21 compilers including the likes of B.E.Magee. On page 24 they concocted a list of wants as follows: The Quarter Mile bordered on both sides, and its whole length with ...
by jhopgood
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 353
Views: 23639

Re: Politics

A chance to vote in a referendum that directly affects me would have been welcome.
It´s not as if the vote was for MP´s etc.
by jhopgood
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1408

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

I suspect it was a "made up" house for the photo and article.
by jhopgood
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: CH Photo

Clifford's reply The photograph being discussed on the forum is from a postcard produced by The Aerial Photographic Co, which was in business 1937/1938. There are numerous postcard aerial views of CH, from different companies, some in the 1920s, others late 1940s on, e.g. a similar but later view by...
by jhopgood
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: CH Photo

I think you will find that the photo was taken by "The Aerial Photographic Company", and used as a postcard (8225A) as depicted on page 45 of Clifford Jones (Barnes B 1) Postcard booklet, which is part of the CH Heritage series. No date is mentioned in the booklet, but I am sure Clifford has more de...
by jhopgood
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: CH Photo

Can't make out the athletics track which appears to have a pitch in the middle. When was that laid?