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by Foureyes
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 689157

asset
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by Foureyes
Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 689157

overstep
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by Foureyes
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 689157

dore

(as in battledore and shuttlecock)

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by Foureyes
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

Further to my comments on the "shoulder piece" I have a book "The Annals of C.H." written by EH Pearce (Old Blue) and published in 1908. It is generally regarded as well-researched and accurate. In it he discusses whether the uniform was of monastic origin and says "...The one sign which I admit mak...
by Foureyes
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

The same boy and the two button grecians: there seems to be an extra crescent of cloth across the top of the sleeve where it meets the body of the coat - new? My understanding is that this is of Tudor origin and it was common in those times for men's tunics to have such an epaulette. So it is actua...
by Foureyes
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

Plum, The Blueboy was carefully removed prior to the rebuild of Exeter City Centre and is now back in position. See: http://www.exetermemories.co.uk/EM/Princesshay5Photos.html and scroll down - he is fourth from the bottom of the page on the right. ...and he is still blue! Signed "Someone" aka :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

Kerren, I was fully aware that you would know about the Abingdon business; I was only pointing that out to other users who might have missed it. As to the US sites, I believe that there are several medical institutions named "Christ Hospital" (ie, without the apostrophe "s" after Christ) - one in Ne...
by Foureyes
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

Just in case anyone is misled by the title, the book referred to by Kerren on e-Bay is about Christ's Hospital, ABINGDON, which is, I believe, alms houses for the elderly, rather than a school. I will check. Afternote: See http://www.ch-of-abingdon.org/
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by Foureyes
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain
Replies: 3
Views: 548

John,
jhopgood wrote:404 litres of rain (about 16 inches)
Litres?

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by Foureyes
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

jtaylor wrote:And what about Christ's Hospital School, Lincoln?? Part of the family?
From what I can make out on its web-site it was founded in 1907. However, the name cannot have been chosen by chance.
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by Foureyes
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

HOUSEY DRESS

...Is there any record as to when the uniform was first used?.." On Christmas Day 1552 the children of Christ's Hospital were described as being "all in one livery of russet cotton." There is some dispute about the meaning of "russet" and it may be that this was the yellow undergarment or petticoat...
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

YET ANOTHER BLUECOAT SCHOOL!

And there's more!! Go to:

http://www.gettyimages.com/Home.aspx?es ... ettyimages

and in the "search" box type "Bluecoat." Make sure you click on the image to get the caption!!

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by Foureyes
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

BLUECOATS

Julian, Further to my last, now you have really got me started! There was/is a Blue Coat school at Warrington and another in Nottingham. There are also Bluecoat/Blue Coat streets in a number of cities and towns (including I noticed on Monday, Exeter) , which were, presumably, once the site of such s...
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bumping into the Band - a St Matthew's Day blog
Replies: 77
Views: 7859

BLUECOAT SC HOOLS

Julian says: I'm aware I know almost nothing about the other bluecoat schools... There's another one at Reading, which I know of because I gave a lecture there some years ago. Its name is "Reading Bluecoat School" but it was founded in, I beleive, the mid-19th century. Their normal dress is normal d...
by Foureyes
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Deputy Grecian-2007+
Replies: 1343
Views: 104154

MAGIC ROUNDABOUT

There was also a nautical character named "Seaman Staines". Say it slowly and forget about the spelling. That was explained to me a couple of years ago by my daughter, who was laughing so much at her ignorant and naive parent that she was almost in tears. It seems that the producer must have twigged...