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by cj
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 24859

Re: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread

All the posts on this Thread fill me with dismay -- The more I hear about Hertford the more it appears, if only to me, as an awful place for intimidation, psychological punishments and very strange attitudes of the Staff. Can it be that those who experienced the "Great Transfer" were relieved to be...
by cj
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Highway" at CH
Replies: 22
Views: 1846

Re: "Highway" at CH

This was filmed on my Grecians year. I clearly remember the filming for the band parade (I'm on the second part briefly at 1.28!). Lots and lots of very familiar faces. You may not be aware that in the showband sequence the solo trumpeter was Rick Slater, who not long afterwards died on the railway ...
by cj
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SHOES !!!!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4287

Re: SHOES !!!!!!

Rubbing the inside of a banana skin on leather shoes (and then rubbing it off!) is supposed to bring them up lovely. I remember frantic shoe polishing very early in the morning before we hopped off to the Lord Mayor's Show or St Matthews Day. DGE would not been pleased with mucky shoes on display i...
by cj
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: SHOES !!!!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4287

Re: SHOES !!!!!!

Rubbing the inside of a banana skin on leather shoes (and then rubbing it off!) is supposed to bring them up lovely. I remember frantic shoe polishing very early in the morning before we hopped off to the Lord Mayor's Show or St Matthews Day. DGE would not been pleased with mucky shoes on display in...
by cj
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Scanlan (LaA81-88)
Replies: 22
Views: 2699

Re: Damian Scanlan (LaA81-88)

Bl**dy hell! I'm a bit shocked. Just seen this on the CHA newsletter. How awfully sad. I was in the CCF and Damian was heavily involved with that. I remember him marching around looking quite scary and shouting at us all. A lot. His sister Selena was in my year and in my Science classes. Thinking of...
by cj
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rob Gauntlett RIP
Replies: 61
Views: 3382

Re: Rob Gauntlett RIP

As I've said on James's page, the arbitrary cruelness of life is so sad. I knew neither of them but followed their progress up Everest, and was proud of the CH connection. Both families have a wonderful legacy left to them in the fullness of and achievement in the boys' short lives.
by cj
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: James Atkinson RIP
Replies: 29
Views: 2257

Re: James Atkinson RIP

How awfully, awfully sad. Life can be so cruel.
by cj
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Long time ...
Replies: 57
Views: 2179

Re: Long time ...

Isn't Adrian Bawtree's son called Theo? Or am I getting him muddled up with someone else? Anyway it's a great name for a little boy! Never mind Adrian Bawtree, Kojak was called Theo - and I'll bet CJ junior looks just like him ! (Oops, didn't mean that quite how it may have sounded... :oops: ) He's...
by cj
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Long time ...
Replies: 57
Views: 2179

Re: Long time ...

A quick update. Theo arrived 9 days early on Wednesday morning (6 August) at 2.39am weighing in at 8lbs 13oz after 1 1/2 hours of labour at home (result!). Big sister no.2 slept through the whole shouting match and woke up delighted to a little brother. Big sister no.1 is in Belgium and also slept t...
by cj
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday to......
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Happy Birthday to......

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Best wishes!
by cj
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Is this sharp practice?
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Is this sharp practice?

All our local garages are either low on fuel or have now run out and there is now talk of another 4 day strike over this weekend. £1.99 at Exwick does seem to be taking advantage of the situation. Rather embarrassingly the Morrison's in Tavistock filled their unleaded tanks with diesel last week an...
by cj
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy birthday sejintenej
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Happy birthday sejintenej

Best wishes for today!

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by cj
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Michael Scuffil
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Happy Birthday Michael Scuffil

And even later from me - happy birthday! Image
by cj
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Is J.R. 61 today......?
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Is J.R. 61 today......?

Birthday greetings (for yesterday) from me too, JR!! Image
by cj
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What the chuffin' 'eck is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1474

Re: What the chuffin' 'eck is this?

And the year 1 child who asked her teacher how to spell 'sex'. After the initial shock, the teacher asked why she wanted to spell 'sex'. "Well, I'm writing about insects and I've got as far as 'in' " came the answer. On a visit with a group of 8 year old primary children to Hampton Court, one of the...