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by J.R.
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

I believe the FF % has been reduced from 26% to about 20%. But, apart from future planned percentages, there are other crucial questions. Have sufficient donations arrived to cover the resulting increase in costs, are some economies underway, and/or is there a current increased running deficit? Int...
by J.R.
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Languages, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: Languages, anyone?

David, (above), mentioned patois. I spent many holidays in my teen years in Guernsey where I still have relatives today. My Uncle liked a pint, and often frequented a local pub used by Island fishermen who spoke Guernsey patois which I found fascinating. I also remember well on my earliest visits th...
by J.R.
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Sharks

It was in the small corridor just off the dining-hall which also housed a telephone call box which I often used. You were allowed to use a telephone box??? We really were second class citizens. No way were we allowed such luxuries. I was allowed one phone call home in all my time, to tell my parent...
by J.R.
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Sharks

I remember the painting very well.

It was in the small corridor just off the dining-hall which also housed a telephone call box which I often used.

I can't say the painting ever frightened me, though I did find it striking, and studied it often.
by J.R.
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

I believe the FF % has been reduced from 26% to about 20%. But, apart from future planned percentages, there are other crucial questions. Have sufficient donations arrived to cover the resulting increase in costs, are some economies underway, and/or is there a current increased running deficit? Int...
by J.R.
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21062

Re: Politics

Don't worry rockfreak, we have a govt. which has not only found the magic money tree to buy itself a majority (the same money would have re-clad all the tower blocks in the country, but not bought their votes), but also one which is positively rolling in its love of red-tape and regulation, as witn...
by J.R.
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday David !!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Happy Birthday David !!!!

sejintenej is still keeping a few years ahead of me.

Have a great day David !


:P
by J.R.
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I have no idea if such escorted tours of the Tower of London still exist for CH pupils in uniform. My only knowledge of visits in CH uniform to the Tower is that allegedly no entry fee was required. Is this true? Was it ever true? I don’t know, for my home was not in London, so I was never able to ...
by J.R.
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21062

Re: Politics

Ian Paisley has gone but Arlene Foster appears to be a bit of a chip off the old block. She's got a voice like broken glass in a blender. At least there's no cries of No Popery this time round but instead we've got No Gropery, as far as Lesbians are concerned . And if it all continues in this unsat...
by J.R.
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2717

Re: RESEARCH

Ascension Day at Horsham was marked by a longer chapel service, and that probably meant no morning PT, because Thursday was a PT day in the summer (the other was Tuesday). But I think that was the extent of it. I have a vague recollection that one day we had a half-holiday at the request of a famou...
by J.R.
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Michael !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Happy Birthday Michael !!!!

Have a great 73rd. michael scuffil
by J.R.
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21062

Re: Politics

LongGone wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Cheer up, at least you don't have the Mango Mussolini tweeting covfefe.
I think I had that once, but anti-biotics did the trick !!
by J.R.
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2717

Re: RESEARCH

A lot of the above posts just go to show just how radical the changes have been at CH since the CMES headship era. As I have said before, discipline was similiar to the basic training in the armed forces when I entered in 1958. No menu in the dining hall - 'Eat it or go hungry' being the mantra. Chr...
by J.R.
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2717

Re: RESEARCH

I'm intriqued by the so called 'chapel split'. I think there were very few Catholic pupils during my time. I can't recall any, but do remember hearing of one or two. Certainly none of the Jewish faith if memory serves. Given the diversity of the current school and politics there are at present, I wo...
by J.R.
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2717

Re: RESEARCH

Michael mentioned above the 'disruption' of a CCF night exercise. I remember well getting a couple of hours sleep in an old barn near Amberley before our squad of four had to climb up the side of Bury Hill to the top carrying a bren gun to support forward advancing 'infantry'. We had to rendezvous a...