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by Foureyes
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

Sorry, but I live in Devon, otherwise I would certainly attend.
Concerning Haslar with an 'a', the reason it stuck in my mind is that there was this gorgeous nursing sister.... but, I digress!
David
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

Is it not only three years since the entire kitchen block was stripped out and totally re-equipped?
Glad to see that the school is awash with money for such grandiose plans!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Ah, what blissful hours in the library! My favourite book, bar none, was 'Captain From Castile' by Samuel Shellabarger. It had plenty of action and some graphic lovemaking (as far as a 15-year old reader was concerned, anyway). I also remember a description of a high-class Spanish lady washing her h...
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

Aaaah! Many apologies. I mixed up Hasler and Haslar.
The original Hasler spelling is correct.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

Hate to be pedantic when the cause is so worthwhile, but if the RN hospital referred to is the one in Gosport it is HASLAR (with two 'a's) and not Hasler. I only know that because I used to drive past it!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

Brian, I was Lamb B 49-55, so we were contemporaries. I am not totally sure of my facts on this, but my understanding was that the GLC, or whatever it was called in those days (but not the City) had scholarships for 100 places at C.H. Quite how they were administered I know not, as I went to the sch...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: CH San

Here is an extract from HLO Flecker's reminiscences of his time as Head Master in wartime: "...The only serious damage to our buildings occurred when one of our fighters shot a flying bomb down onto us about 5.30am one morning. No blame attaches to the fighter pilot: their orders were to shoot them ...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: CH San

Dear All, This is an extract from HLO Flecker's reminiscences of his time as Head Master in time of war: "...The only serious damage to our buildings occurred when one of our fighters shot a flying bomb down onto us about 5.30am one morning. No blame attaches to the fighter pilot: their orders were ...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 10192

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

" Which all goes to prove that Faith/Religion is far more dangerous than the occasional despotic dictator." Like all generalisations that statement does not stand up to close examination. It cannot be denied that religious wars have resulted in many deaths, but, on the other hand, the "occasional d...
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: HOLLY WALSH

The Other One. BBC Two
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by Foureyes
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: HOLLY WALSH

Have now watched play - brilliant. Liked the old man part - enter left, look surprised, fall down, die - all in about thirty seconds. All the men were either philanderers, wimps, or also rans - and several were all three! And who was Thursday? (That shows I watched it to the very end). Well done, Ho...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 593

HOLLY WALSH

Holly Walsh, Old Blue, is the writer of a play - The Other One - to be broadcast on BBC1 on Wednesday night.
Well done, Holly!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Clean clothes at Horsham in the 40s & 50s
Replies: 29
Views: 1952

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

No, it was while I was in Lamb B, which places it between 1949 and 1955, probably 1951-1953-ish.I recall the 10inch line with absolute clarity.
David
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: 1952

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
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