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by Foureyes
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1031

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

"...during times of drought at CH I ignored the 10(?) inch, black painted level in the bath..."

Ah, yes, I remember that 10inch line, too. Obviously, there must have been a water shortage, but was it confined to C.H. or Sussex, or was it national? Does anyone know?
David
:shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1031

Re: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s

What's this about 'pillows'? My recollection is that they were called 'bolios' although I had no idea why at the time - nor do I now!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Sharks

I may be wrong on this, but my understanding about the significance of this painting is that it is the first relatively modern work of art in which a black American has been shown in an heroic light, and this was why the US gallery was so keen to buy it. As to blood and gore, there is more shown eve...
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Kit,
My timings are taken directly from the official termly calandars.
I only showed the timings for the actual lessons which is the subject of my research. I do have all the other daily timings, but thought that they would clutter up the post.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Katherine, Ref Ascension Day. In 1952 that fell on Thursday 22 May. It is simply marked in the Horsham calendar as 'Ascension Day' without any mention of a holiday. On the other hand, Horsham always had a whole holiday (of blessed memory), which always fell in late June/earl;y July - in 1952 it was ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Fitzsadou,
"Presumably Thursday should have been included here?"
Quite right - my apologies.I have amended the post.
David
by Foureyes
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Fitzsadou,
Not sure what you mean by that. If you are suggesting that ALL Thursdays in the Michaelmas and Lent terms were routinely half-holidays there is no trace of that in the 1951/52 Calendars. In each term the 'CCF Field Day' was on a Thursday, but that's it.
David
by Foureyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Michael, In answer to your comment, I could have added all sorts of things, such as breaks, PT, etc, etc, but stuck simply to the classroom times, as I did not want to clutter up the place too much. What would be helpful would be if you (or any one else) could recall any of the half-day holidays. So...
by Foureyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

For interest, here are the teaching timings for Horsham's Academic Year 1951-52, taken from the termly calendars, so can be considered authentic. The standard lesson was 40 minutes long, but the timetable made no allowance for pupils moving between classrooms and/or breaks in the middle of double pe...
by Foureyes
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Kit,
"Has anyone a full list of those masters who served in either world war ?"
The person to ask is Bill Richards.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Scuffil says: "Introduced 1958, I think. I remember going to junior chapel for a year. There were rules about acceptable behaviour for those not attending chapel. Basically 'quiet time' in houses, or 'quiet walks' in the grounds" Actually, Michael, they were older than that. I have the 1951-52 terml...
by Foureyes
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

It is fascinating that no matter how odd the thread the discussion so often ends up on the subject of the Horsham nurses nd the young ladies who did so many of the chores around the place. I am sure that a psychiatrist could explain it!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Alex,
Many thanks.
David
by Foureyes
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Ahem. most readers will think that you are addressing me (David Miller) whereas you are actually addressing David Redshaw.
In any case, in my time the young ladies -who lived above the Wardrobe, as I recall - were from Southern Ireland. The name Eithne springs to mind.
David (NOT rockfreak).
by Foureyes
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2224

Re: RESEARCH

Katherine, Of course.I only happen to be doing the boy's bit first and will turn to Hertford when that is complete. All, I now have the Horsham calendar for 1951-52. It is all pretty straightforward but while not part of my research there are a couple of activities which I cannot place: 1. 'Weighing...