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by jhopgood
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wanted cerca 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 863

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: 863

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: 863

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: 341
Views: 21087

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: 1261

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: 1113

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: 1113

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: 1113

Re: CH Photo

Can't make out the athletics track which appears to have a pitch in the middle. When was that laid?
by jhopgood
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: CH Photo

by jhopgood
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Images of Christ's Hospital London
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Images of Christ's Hospital London

Naturally, for me, I don't have all of my papers to hand, and will have to rely on my memory. When I was OB editor, and the CHC was about to cease existence, I prepared a Blue which contained House articles from each decade for which the Blue had been produced. Since the Blue was started whilst in L...
by jhopgood
Thu May 19, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Shakespeare plays at CH
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: Shakespeare plays at CH

Joe Salkin was in Barnes A. Does anyone know what happened to him after he left school? University? Then what? And now? I have probably got this quite wrong, but the name rings a bell and I believe I did write in to the Blue about "Old Blue Coincidences", using this as an example. As usual, got thi...
by jhopgood
Sun May 15, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Art School
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: The Art School

Keibat gave me one of his paintings, three black crosses and a orange and something background.
I remember taking it home, but it never travelled with me and disappeared at some stage. Probably disposed of by my brother when he inherited my room at home.
by jhopgood
Sun May 15, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Art School
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: The Art School

Does anyone remember a large pen and ink drawing of devils and other imps, just inside the door to the Art School, signed by my predecessor at Barnes B 25, one Joe Curtis, whose brother, Robin, was also in Barnes B?
by jhopgood
Sun May 15, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Shakespeare plays at CH
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: Shakespeare plays at CH

Joe Salkin was in Barnes A. Does anyone know what happened to him after he left school? University? Then what? And now? I have probably got this quite wrong, but the name rings a bell and I believe I did write in to the Blue about "Old Blue Coincidences", using this as an example. I worked in Amste...
by jhopgood
Thu May 12, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21087

Re: Politics

That would not go down well in Spain, where most of the middle class have a flat in town and a holiday home, either near the beach or in the mountains, for use at weekends and during the summer. Just about all the Spanish I know in our village of 350 people, have either a house on land they have on ...