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by J.R.
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4995

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Never been a fan of "Endeavour" or "Morse, I'm afraid.
by J.R.
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4995

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

I know I have referred to this in the past, but a few years back, I attended a Coleridge B reunion, by then of course a girls house. Several of ' old codgers ' were sitting in the day room talking to some of the Col B Girls. They produced a CH Housey Slang book. and wanted to know if we actually eve...
by J.R.
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reserve list
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Reserve list

Is there anyone in whose child is in the year 7 reserve list. Am so anxious and don’t know whether to contact the school and ask our position on the list. My hopes are not as high though as my dd will be requiring 90% and above bursary There are a couple of members of staff who use this forum. Hope...
by J.R.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Lamb Photos
Topic: Lamb House Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 22702

Re: Lamb House Photos

LongGone wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:32 pm
3078260061 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:23 pm
.For his subsequent career (and notoriety) see his obituary in the Guardian of 25 November 2998
The inventor of the first time travel apparatus.
And he was, at one time, on the short-list to be the next Dr. Who !
by J.R.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17223

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

It's getting so bad nowadays that if the announcer on the TV says, "Here is the ten o'clock news", I have to check my watch !!
by J.R.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2427

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I applaud the HM's comments entirely.

It will be interesting to see how the remaining trials pan out, especially if the accused contimue to maintain their innocence.
by J.R.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2427

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

One of the difficulties with sentencing Webb is that he served an 18 month sentence for offences against one of his victims. The effect of today's judgment is that the Court decided that he should serve the equivalent to a 7 year sentence for the totality of his offending. What we do now know is th...
by J.R.
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4853

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

My view is that historic cases of any sort ought not to be prosecutable. Seriously? Yes, seriously. I live in a country where the right not to be tried after a certain period is regarded with the same sort of reverence as the British regard trial by jury. Britain and Ireland are, I think, the only ...
by J.R.
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4853

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Last night's ITV documentary by Alex Renton showed up the reluctance of the boarding school authorities and bodies like the Independent Schools Couuncil to allow these scandals to spread too widely. Offenders were allowed to quietly leave and in some cases were still given references for jobs at ot...
by J.R.
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4853

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Just caught up on this thread after 10 days in hospital undergoing stroke scans/tests etc. ( Thankfully, clear ), but a deep MRI has reulted in the discovery of severe oesteo-athritis in lower spine, neck and hips, but I digress... I can only repeat what I have said before... I cannot recall ANY inc...
by J.R.
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2427

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

More and more interesting by the day.

Thanks, LHA.
by J.R.
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: CH and flu

I know I've commented on this before somewhere on here. At then end of one term, 1960-ish, I wasn't allowed home for two days due to being in the sicker. It may well have been a flu outbreak. Chicken Pox was the illness I managed to avoid completely at CH, ( 3 epidemics if memory serves ! ). Later i...
by J.R.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: CH and flu

My wife and I have had yearly flu shots for the last decade or so. Sometimes it apparently works and sometimes not. Same as that, Martin. If my wife and I forget to re-book our vaccinations, we get repeated automated texts from the surgery. The actual vaccine is slightly different from year to year...
by J.R.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4853

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

... and although slightly off-topic, this subject is somewhat relevant.

https://www.rt.com/uk/415057-black-cab-rape-worboys/

Maybe a thread entitled 'British sentencing going soft' might be appropriate ??
by J.R.
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1178

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I remember five Americans at CH for a year, but only two names. Peter Flynn (1960-61) and Al Sharp (1961-62). Peter Flynn was altogther unAmerican, as we thought: very arty and unsporty (he became a judge). Al Sharp was the all-American boy. Some say he was sent as an antidote. I was his ' swab ' i...