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by Foureyes
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 2076

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: 2076

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: 2554

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: 2554

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: 2554

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...
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Jumping Generations

Thinking about it a bit more I feel it may have been a rather clever euphemism - nice one, Avon!! If I am correct, there was supposed to be a court hearing in December, but I have never seen any reports.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Jumping Generations

That reminds me. What's the status of the legal case against some alleged generation jumping at CH in the 1990s?
Can anyone explain what "Generation jumping" means in this context, please, and why it shouild have possible legal implications for C.H.???
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7200

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Some 30 years ago, my wife and I visited a large garden in Germany. My wife, who is a dedicated gardener, but who only spoke eight languages at that time, tried to speak to the head gardener in English, which he could not understand, while he would only speak German, which she could not understand. ...
by Foureyes
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7200

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Michael Scuffil. Guilty as charged, m'lud. I should have been more careful with my grammar. Hail Mary's completed, as instructed. but I shall have to postpone the cold shower unti later, as I am completely gutted by 'flu and the shock of cold water would finish me off completely. Incidentally, I lik...
by Foureyes
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7200

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

"If you feel that strongly, David, I suggest you contact the Forum Administrator direct."
Quis custodat custodies?
Done.
:shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7200

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Post by Foureyes » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:27 am Ladies and Gentlemen, It appears to me that some of the messages above are becoming increasingly - and unnecessarily - political. I would draw the Moderator's attention to the post by JR on 4 Jan 2017, which I personally find offensive. Perhaps the Moderat...
by Foureyes
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7200

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Ladies and Gentlemen, It appears to me that some of the messages above are becoming increasingly - and unnecessarily - political. I would draw the Moderator's attention to the post by JR on 4 Jan 2017, which I personally find offensive. Perhaps the Moderator could have a quiet word with the author o...
by Foureyes
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 68
Views: 6810

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

It is just a thought, but is it possible that the name was not 'Toyce' but either 'Toye's" or 'Toyes''? I have sometimes found that messing about with the spelling can produce an answer. These items were installed after my time (left Christmas 1955) so I find it difficult to envisage precisely what ...
by Foureyes
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hockey at CH in London
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Hockey at CH in London

Roller skates. I doubt very much that the boys in Newgate Street would have been able to afford roller skates, which muit have been rare and expensive prior to 1903.
I should have mentioned that the picture of the Newgate Street hockey players comes from the C.H.Museum.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hockey at CH in London
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Hockey at CH in London

Sorry to disappoint you, postwarblue, but that photo has been around for some time. That variant of hockey was still played on the asphalt in the early 1950s; the pace was fast and furious, the rules were very, very few, and it was responsible for many cuts and bruises.
David. :shock: