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by Foureyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 4863

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: 4863

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:
by Foureyes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 4863

Re: RESEARCH

Scuffil says: "Introduced 1958, I think. I remember going to junior chapel for a year. There were rules about acceptable behaviour for those not attending chapel. Basically 'quiet time' in houses, or 'quiet walks' in the grounds" Actually, Michael, they were older than that. I have the 1951-52 terml...
by Foureyes
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 4863

Re: RESEARCH

It is fascinating that no matter how odd the thread the discussion so often ends up on the subject of the Horsham nurses nd the young ladies who did so many of the chores around the place. I am sure that a psychiatrist could explain it!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 4863

Re: RESEARCH

Alex,
Many thanks.
David
by Foureyes
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 4863

Re: RESEARCH

Ahem. most readers will think that you are addressing me (David Miller) whereas you are actually addressing David Redshaw.
In any case, in my time the young ladies -who lived above the Wardrobe, as I recall - were from Southern Ireland. The name Eithne springs to mind.
David (NOT rockfreak).
by Foureyes
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 4863

Re: RESEARCH

Katherine, Of course.I only happen to be doing the boy's bit first and will turn to Hertford when that is complete. All, I now have the Horsham calendar for 1951-52. It is all pretty straightforward but while not part of my research there are a couple of activities which I cannot place: 1. 'Weighing...
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: 1297

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: 4863

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: 4863

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: 1297

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: 1297

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: 2129

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: 843

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: 445

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...