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by Foureyes
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1366

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

I agree with sejintenej. I was in Lamb B 1949-55 and the monitors ran the house, with the occasional gentle steer from the Senior Housemaster, Mr. Archbold. I ended up as 3rd Monitor and was responsible for discpline, behaviour, etc, - a bit like an adjutant in an army regiment. The only privileges ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2918

Re: What was the food chain?

Mr Pink. I certainly remember him. He was senior housemaster of Prep B when I was there in 48-49, assisted by a Mr Keep as junior housemaster. Pink had a nasty practice of standing behind a boy who had upset him for some reason, placing his hands on the boy's shoulders and then digging fingers backw...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Charity Commission

Katherine,
You could be right. My historical adviser is having second thoughts. Watch this space,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 29
Views: 1200

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

I think that you will find that the suggestion of a 'Truth & Reconciliation Commission' came from me. I also observed that the CHOBA board has been totally silent on this matter, when it is supposed to lead in Old Blue matters. My suggestion for a T&RC was really intended to get discussion going on ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 73
Views: 3270

Re: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)

Not sure why you are relating Australia and Kerguelen as the former is an independent Commonwealth country and the latter is a French dependency and M Macron might not agree!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Charity Commission

John Harrison fund.
Ho, hum - I was wrong. I am assured by a most reliable source that it had nothing to do with Christ's Hospital, but was for the poor of Ware,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Charity Commission

James Harrison Relief in Need, etc, etc
It sounds like one of many funds set up through the centuries relating to C.H.
I know just the chap to ask, so leave it to me and I will report back.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2918

Re: What was the food chain?

Come on, guys, this thread is supposed to be a serious discussion of serious issues and the 'food chain' in the title does NOT refer to actual food. The subject of Housie food per se has been discussed ad nauseam (if you will forgive the expression in this context) on other threads, so please not he...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6806

Re: Who Knew What?

The Almoners would have been the only body in a position to remove him, so in that sense he fell out with them. However, I believe that the reason for which he was removed lay within the school.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2918

Re: What was the food chain?

Derek Baker seems to be featuring on two separate postings, so to save readers cross-referencing I'll repeat what I just said: "Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back. He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerab...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6806

Re: Who Knew What?

Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back. He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerable ill-feeling, but I do not know why. Some years later I attended a dinner as a guest, and unbeknown to many of those present, ...
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mr Clippy
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Mr Clippy

Returning to the theme of 'Mr Clippy' (man with clipboard) I was once told by a major in the Royal Military Police that it was a well-known confidence trick to be reasonably smartly dressed, look confident and carry a clipboard, which had to hold several sheets of typed paper - what the text concern...
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 62
Views: 3253

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Avon, You say: " ...Still, they do a lot for charidee, don’t they? Oh hang on, that’s Rotarians.. ." I think that that is a little unfair and were you to consult https://mcf.org.uk/ you would see that the Masons do quite a lot for charity. I was in the Army for 32 years and never knowingly met Mason...
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 62
Views: 3253

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Avon says: "...Quite the obverse in the Senior Service..." Hmmmm? What about Navy Lodge 2612 which is described as " the Lodge for Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy. "? It describes itself as: " ...being the premier Naval Lodge in the world, with an unparalleled history that encompasses four m...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 62
Views: 3253

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

This business of C.H. and Freemasons comes up about once every five years without fail. It is certain that there were links in the 1890s because they were paraded for all to see during the move to Horsham. There are several illustrations of the then Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) laying the...