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by Foureyes
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

I did not serve alongside US forces until the 1970s, but offer the following thoughts. 1. It is correct that US forces overseas tended to live in ghettoes - either barracks or air bases - where they concentrated troops accommodation, married accommodation, schools, playing fields, PXs (Post eXchange...
by Foureyes
Wed May 31, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2298

Re: RESEARCH

LongGone, Many, many thanks. I have now found the thread which, to my complete astonishment, is headed 'Daily Timetable'!! Duh!- should have looked there first. To take it a step further, can anyone remember any standard disruptions to the teaching timetable? My only recollections are: the Whole Hol...
by Foureyes
Tue May 30, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2298

RESEARCH

I am carrying out some research of a 'then-and-now' nature and would be most grateful if anyone can supply me with the following information regarding C.H., please: 1. Years. Any time between 1947 and 1957. 2. Weekly programme of lessons by time (not worried about subject). Something like Lesson 1 0...
by Foureyes
Sun May 28, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

I have dug out the Flecker memo and reread it. There is NO mention of any US units stationed at Housie. He does mention that Canadian troops held a parade on Big Side where they were addressed by Monty, but that seems to have been a one-off event. As Flecker wrote his memo after the war I can think ...
by Foureyes
Fri May 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

Mmmm - curious. I have done some (but not a lot) of research into C.H. in WW2 and have a copy of HLO Flecker's (the head master of the day) reminiscences of the war. I cannot remember having seen any mention of US, nor, indeed, any other troops being billetted in the school during those years. Will ...
by Foureyes
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Concerning C.H. crockery, I have a very clear memory of a curious incident. At some time in the early 1950s we were suddenly provided with clear plastic mugs for water at lunch. This was the first attempt at any sort of modernisation and we were very impressed. BUT, after a few days there started to...
by Foureyes
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A CURIOUS PHOTOGRAPH
Replies: 2
Views: 484

A CURIOUS PHOTOGRAPH

The 16th April 2017 edition of the Sunday Telegraph included (page 23) a review of a new book. The title of the book is 'Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and Schooling of a Ruling Class.' The author is one Alex Renton, who went to Eton. I have not read the book, but apparently it combines Renton's p...
by Foureyes
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ENGLAND RUGBY
Replies: 1
Views: 292

ENGLAND RUGBY

I am posting this here because there is an Old Blue in the victorious (hoorah, hoorah!) England team. I notice that all the England players' shirts have a rectangular plate (about 4in x 2in) sewn into the back of the shirt above the number and just below the neckline. Can anyone tell me what this is...
by Foureyes
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: "Endeavour"

The label went through a number of iterations, the current one showing the two men sitting side-by-side enjoyinbg a companionable 'cuppa'. No question of one being superior to the other. I suggest that a lot lies in the name - Camp. I.e., it was intended to be used as a quick, easy-to-prepare hot dr...
by Foureyes
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: "Endeavour"

Camp coffee.
Still widely available - see Tesco, et al - so someone must like it!
I tried some in 1976, I think it was, and the memory lingers to this day - ugh!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: "Endeavour"

The Army would have bought tea leaves in vast quantities and at the lowest possible price, so it may have been that any peculiar taste was inherently due to the cheap-o leaves rather than to any supposed additive. After all, remember the Housie Sunday morning coffee which bore no relation whatsoever...
by Foureyes
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: "Endeavour"

The 'bromide in tea' story is a hoary old chestnut. As Kit says, it was widespeard in National Service days and I have come across it when reading World War Two reminiscences. I was a uinit Messing ~Officer in the late 50s and we never had any bottles/tins/packets of potassium bromide, the contents ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2317

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

Ref correcting the £30K error. First, as a former journalist, it is simply not worth the effort unless it is a really serious or libellous error. Persuading the paper that they had made an error and then drafting and agreeing a rebuttal would take weeks, and even if that all went well would result i...
by Foureyes
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2317

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

Oooops! Despite my hopes otherwise, this man is an Old Blue - see Franklin's statement on the CHOBA website.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2317

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

I suggest that this report is treated with caution until the facts are established. It is normal police/MOJ practice to hear a case in the area where the alleged offence took place (bigger ones go to London). Therefore, if this offence had taken place at C.H. Horsham it would have been heard in Hors...