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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: 9408

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: 433

Re: HOLLY WALSH

The Other One. BBC Two
:shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOLLY WALSH
Replies: 6
Views: 433

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: 433

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: 1365

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: 1365

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: 1365

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: 797

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: