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by Foureyes
Fri May 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5373

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Many apologies. For some reason my previous post has come out in very large font and I do not know how to change it to 'normal.' Sorry!
by Foureyes
Fri May 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5373

Re: Reading to the dormitory

.Like the press and MPs we do forget the "other class" of boarding schools - borstals - whose form of education seems not to have been of any quality " There were two other types of boarding school, both run by the Army: Apprentice Colleges and Junior Leader Regiments. Entry, until ROSLA, was 15 an...
by Foureyes
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

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

As a matter of interest, did any C.H. boys go to the States for a year, or was it just a one-way affair?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

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

David, There may have been an even earlier manifestation of 'globalization.' I can remember Mr Archbold talking about a German student having been at the school in the pre-war days. I cannot remember the details, but I got the impression that he was very unpopular as he seems to have been imbued wit...
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

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

There was one I recall, named Clem Hastie (Hastey?). I think he was at C.H. in either 1949 or the very early 50s. He certainly had his buttons. I think he was in Lamb B but wouldn't put any money on it. I am sure that the names of the others could be followed in the House Notes in The Blue. I also b...
by Foureyes
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Martin Barker, master/housemaster 1950s, any news?
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Martin Barker, master/housemaster 1950s, any news?

Brian, Can't help you find Martin Barker today, but the name rings a distant bell. Would he have been a junior housemaster in Lamb B in the early 50s, when I was there? A young, very pleasant, quietly-spoken man as I recall. I see that you live in Penang, which must be one of the roughest, toughest ...
by Foureyes
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Katherine, You obviously know the answer! It has always made me laugh that DR should have ordered such an 'adjustment' to the original artwork. In any case, the scale of the girls' badge was so small that the offending object would have been all but invisible. As far as I know the boys' and girls' p...
by Foureyes
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Katherine, To fill in the gap: 1956. BUTT, Lesley 1957. CHERRY, Angela Jane 1958. TEMPLER, Susan Margaret 1959. HENSON, Pamela Elizabeth AND TOMALIN, Penelope Jean 1960. COOKE, Sheila Jane etc, etc. According to the Roll I prepared and published in 2003 and which nobody challenged at the time, ther...
by Foureyes
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Katherine, I wrote a booklet on the RAF Foundationers Trust so have the info: The early Hertford RAF Foundationers were: 1951. MARSHALL, Diana May. 1952. SELLICK, Pamela Jean. 1953. ONLEY, Elizabeth Anne. 1954. DENZEY, Vyvyan Irene. 1955. SCOTLAND, Vivian Jane. The first entry (i.e., Diana Marshall ...
by Foureyes
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Katharine, Oooops! Sorry about that. Actually, I did see the lady to whom you are referring (note the grammar!), but she was so much taller and older looking than the boys that I assumed she was a teacher. I don't normally feel sorry for Princess Maragaret but I did on seeing this, with all those ha...
by Foureyes
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59R3BhpiTBw

Worth watching if not seen before. Some interesting young chaps about half-way through!!
David
by Foureyes
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57

Philippa's sister = Nichola (Nicky).
:shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: CH in Art

CH in art?
Yes. Check with the Museum.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: CH San

Kit,
See my email to you,
David
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: CH San

" I guess many of these things were aimed at the London docks but they had a habit of falling anywhere in the Home Counties." The V1 was inherently inaccurate and depended on a timer to stop the fuel supply to the motor, at which point the device would commence its near vertical descent to the grou...