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by HowardH
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 17606

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

We have been scratching through archives today and it appears that Joe might be the first Old Blue for c 111 years to gain a cap (if it happens!)
by HowardH
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 17606

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Now that he is in final 23 for the game against Fiji we are all hoping that the game goes well and that he will rise from the bench in the second half to become the first CH boy to gain a full England cap ... unless anyone can correct me.......
by HowardH
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 8807

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Methinks you have misinterpreted my drift.
Disembarking from 20+ coaches is not going to be the easiest of exercises. Perhaps the police were keen that there should not be hundreds of "wellwishers" in addition clogging up the pavements,
by HowardH
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 8807

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Look at the message on the School website.
by HowardH
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 8807

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Yes to the first question, but the pre-Cathedral march and the drop-off are both closely guarded at the request of the police. Sorry.
by HowardH
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 8807

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

The "march" to the cathedral is indeed very brief (no more than 5 minutes) and is happening VERY early. In my opinion it would not be worth watching. The march from St Paul's will commence at approx. 11.45 and will last for 15 minutes or so. That is the opportunity that I would choose were I still a...
by HowardH
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial Assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: Initial Assessment

Mistake in the Calendar, I am afraid.
20th October it is.
by HowardH
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Even further sad news
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Even further sad news

It is with regret that I have to inform the board of the passing of Harry Spurrier, former Housemaster of Middleton B and Second Master, in Horsham at the end of July. He was 87. The funeral has taken place. It might be the family's wishes for a memorial service to take place at some later stage. I ...
by HowardH
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: TV/ Old Blue
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: TV/ Old Blue

Yes I saw that too, Andrew. Went off to do a little research on him. Do you remember his predeliction for oriental art? Also I read somewhere that another contemporary, Steven Connor, is moving from his role as Profess0r of Modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck where he has taught since 1979 to t...
by HowardH
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Beating retreat, end of term.
Replies: 50
Views: 3859

Re: Beating retreat, end of term.

David's response and Frances's responses highlight all that is wrong with "tradition".
Both make salient points which need to be recognised. They defeat utterly Mid A 55's 1.08am offering.
by HowardH
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Beating retreat, end of term.
Replies: 50
Views: 3859

Re: Beating retreat, end of term.

Such passion, Andy, over something so pointless ill becomes you. Traditionally Coleridge was a boys block until 1985. Traditionally young students/pupils had to wipe tables. Traditionally Grecians used to be the only pupils allowed to walk on the Grecians path until 2001. Times change, things change...
by HowardH
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Beating retreat, end of term.
Replies: 50
Views: 3859

Re: Beating retreat, end of term.

I have it on very good authority that things will be changing - at last!
by HowardH
Fri May 25, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Girls' cricket?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Re: Girls' cricket?

Isn't it strange how many things are misunderstood.
I suppose in Utopia we would all be doing only things that we liked all day long!
by HowardH
Thu May 24, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Girls' cricket?
Replies: 21
Views: 2341

Re: Girls' cricket?

Some of you might like to know that a young 2nd Form girl, Inys Barnard-Masterson, made 20 not out yesterday, batting at no 6 in the Under 12A (boys) side to help her team defeat Cottesmore Prep School by 2 wickets in a thrilling match. It was an innings of great application and skill. She also has ...
by HowardH
Mon May 07, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: French teacher
Replies: 87
Views: 13940

Re: French teacher

ALWAYS known as Jo