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by Foureyes
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6738

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Thanks Scuffil, that explains why angels are always depicted without genitalia - they had no wings left to cover them with.
David. :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A recent book (partly) about CH
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: A recent book (partly) about CH

Re Sinclair Wynchank.
When I corresponded with Sinclair about a month ago he was about to go into hospital (for a second time,) for a month. Suggest hold off contact until it is confirmed he is out of hospital.
If the book is that expensive it must have been privately published.
David
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS

"Premature leavers" What a super phrase! That brings me back to my original question, which is how many leave without having beclome a Grecian and at what age? If I remember rightly (but I might be mistaken becuae it was a long time ago!) the arrangement in the late 40s/early 50s was that all remain...
by Foureyes
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS

"As for Foureyes' final rejoinder, I suspect it was tongue in cheek. " Quite the reverse, and I do not disagree that many of those who fail to achieve distinction at school go on to spectacular success in later life, just as there are former Grecians who join life's failures. What I was seeking to ...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

SOME LESS EQUAL THAN OTHERS

I was interested to see that C.H. recently held a ceremony where leaving Grecians were presented with specially-produced glass thingies which bear a repeat of the leaving instruction to support the school throughout one's life. Quite apart from the unnecessary expense and duplication of the Bible, I...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Folk Music

Lili Marlene and In a Persian Market - not simultaneously, I hope?
:shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Folk Music

Singing beside the piano in Prep hall has got the memory banks working.
Were there not also songs called "rounds" (or some similar name) in which groups sang the same song but with delays betwen each group. Always seemd a bit pointless to me but it seemd to give Mr Dore great pleasure.
:shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Folk Music

Ooops. sorry! Confused 'nymphs and shepherds' by Purcell with a folk song - but it's so old that it almost qualifies.
David
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Folk Music

folk songs in prep hall?
How about 'nymphs and bleeding shepherds, come, come, come away'?
Pearcey. Had distinguished career in musical world, including with BBC.
:shock: foureyes
by Foureyes
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Norman Longmate obit
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Norman Longmate obit

Michael,
I am not clear why you are posting this about Norman as I have already done so - see index,
David
by Foureyes
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NORMAN LONGMATE
Replies: 0
Views: 571

NORMAN LONGMATE

Interesting obituary in today's Daily Telegraph for the late Norman Longmate, Old Blue and author.
by Foureyes
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: CH Photo

The Head Master's house has its own garden and there then appears to be another garden of some sort and then the tennis courts. As a matter of idle curiosity, can anyone tell me anything about that second garden, please?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Images of Christ's Hospital London
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: Images of Christ's Hospital London

The full story of the move to Horsham is given in Ken Mansell's outstanding book "Christ's Hospital in the Victorian Era" known to its many fans as "Chive." The book is available from the C.H. Museum and is well worth reading. Not only does he document the move which actually took place, but also th...
by Foureyes
Mon May 23, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Any ideas about what this might be/have been?
Replies: 43
Views: 2763

Re: Any ideas about what this might be/have been?

Further to the above I asked Mr Pushkin if he could shed any further light on the cup and his reply is: " The front is later engraved with a coat of arms for Christ's Hospital School, Newgate, London. The base is Hallmarked English silver (925 Standard), London, year 1805 (K), Maker's mark J.E (John...
by Foureyes
Mon May 23, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Any ideas about what this might be/have been?
Replies: 43
Views: 2763

Re: Any ideas about what this might be/have been?

This was discussed elsewhere on the forum some time ago, but here goes. The blazon (to use the correct term!) used by King Edward's Witley, referred to by Katherine, is CORRECT and that currently used by C.H. (i.e, identical to K.E.W.) is INCORRECT. The problem lies with the rose. The correct descri...