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by Foureyes
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 648

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: 648

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: 6706

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: 6706

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: 6706

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: 6706

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: 6706

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: 6472

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: 548

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: 548

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:
by Foureyes
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Kit, The maids were certainly still at Horsham in the early-1950s. They lived in rooms on the upper floor of the extension behind the kitchens - above the Wardrobe, as I recall. The name Eithne, springs to my mind, so I suspect that at least some were from Ireland,l but I can claim no personal knowl...
by Foureyes
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Katherine,
OK, so I got the numbers wrong, for which I apologise. However, you might have given me a little credit for mentioning Hertford and the girls in the first place.
David
by Foureyes
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Dear All, I think that some of us are being rather unfair to C.H. staff about the standards of food in the war and immediate post-war years. OK, so the food was basic, but don't forget that food rationing persisted until 4 June 1954 and sourcing sufficient food within the permitted ration scales for...
by Foureyes
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

sejinetej
You should have tried my mother's cooking!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I cartainly had cod liver oil at home, but cannot recall it at school. It came as a yellow liquid and was administered by teaspoon, so that one could savour the full oiliness and total unpleasantness of the stuff. A daily desert-spoon of malt, too, at home but not at school (1948 on). I also recall ...