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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:37 pm

AndrewH wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:The Maths buckle was around in my time. Never heard of the other two, though.

But as far as I can remember only one (either the oval one or one of the special ones) was worn.
That's right - I never saw two together.
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Post by Deb GP » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:06 pm

Great Plum wrote:We were some of the few who didn't get a silver buckle - they now give silver buckles out again...
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If they really are silver - are they hallmarked?

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Post by Vonny » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:15 pm

Deb GP wrote:If they really are silver - are they hallmarked?
Pretty sure they are - no idea where mine is so I can't check.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:32 pm

Deb GP wrote:
Great Plum wrote:We were some of the few who didn't get a silver buckle - they now give silver buckles out again...
RAGE! <logs on to e-bay to find one>

If they really are silver - are they hallmarked?
they definately are silver - I know- it's not fair is it?
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Post by sport! » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:38 pm

Deb GP wrote:If they really are silver - are they hallmarked?
need magnifying glass.......but looks like Anchor/Lion/X on mine
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Post by J.R. » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:25 pm

I'll have to dig mine out and have a look.

I know my Mum paid a fair bit for it second-hand !
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Post by Mark1 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:20 pm

well, i've three buckles at the moment, all legitimate: a maths buckle (the one you can't keep), a house captain buckle, and the normal one, all different designs...

In most cases, though, more than one buckle implies that someone is wearing one that they are not entitled to, if all of theirs are of the same design. Lots of seniors seem to end up wearing girdles anyway, through loss/misplacement of their broadie.

And concerning the 'introduction of buckles': the Maths (Travers) buckle seems like it's been around a while... it has 1724 on it (though I'm guessing that the original must have been replaced).

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Post by John Knight » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:20 pm

Mark, (picking up on an old thread)

I notice a lot of people in school today wear their 'Broadie Buckles' at the back.
WHY? WHY? - Is it a 'Human Rights' thing?

Recently, somebody said that the buckle was a 'thing of beauty' (or something like that) and I have to agree. It really bugs me when I see it being worn at the back.
Perhaps I am being too old fashioned but, having been in uniform of one sort or another from the age of 11 to 55 (CH>RAF>BOAC>BA) then I think 'if you have to wear it, wear it correctly'.
I am very proud of the CH uniform, it is unique, let's keep it correct.

Sorry Mark, not getting at you, but just wondering if you can answer my question. I had to get that off my chest, perhaps the new Head Master will agree with me when he arrives.... :wink:
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Post by J.R. » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:51 pm

Well said John.

I noticed the reverse buckle syndrome on a recent visit to CH and admit, I found it somewhat 'insolent' !
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Post by Mark1 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:06 pm

John Knight wrote:Mark, (picking up on an old thread)

I notice a lot of people in school today wear their 'Broadie Buckles' at the back.
WHY? WHY? - Is it a 'Human Rights' thing?
Well, your question is a fair one. It is the near absolute rule in present-day CH, rather than exception (or even act of rebellion) for buckles to be positioned at the back, and to do differently invites comment, at least for a while: I have grown so accustomed to Old Blues 'commenting' on it that mine now permanently resides at the front, but by doing this is definitely bucking the trend. To those not in contact with the older generation of Blues, having the buckle at the back is the correct tradition in itself!

I would be interested to hear from the moderately young old blues if they remember any transitional period when this changed (or evolved!)

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Post by John Knight » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm

Mark1 wrote:Well, your question is a fair one. It is the near absolute rule in present-day CH, rather than exception (or even act of rebellion) for buckles to be positioned at the back,
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I would be interested to hear from the moderately young old blues if they remember any transitional period when this changed (or evolved!)
Thanks for the reply Mark,
If,as you say, it has become a tradition then I guess it is going to be very difficult to change. That is a pity....
I find myself looking at CH photographs, not at the whole picture but looking to see who has the buckle in the right place... is that sad or what?
Thanks again Mark.
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Post by Mark1 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:54 pm

John Knight wrote:Thanks for the reply Mark,
If,as you say, it has become a tradition then I guess it is going to be very difficult to change. That is a pity....
I find myself looking at CH photographs, not at the whole picture but looking to see who has the buckle in the right place... is that sad or what?
Thanks again Mark.
(Please look after Gemma when she arrives in September)
Well, I'm sure I'll bump into Gemma during the Induction week, but by September I should be gracing pastures new... though not quite sure where, yet!

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Post by Mark1 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:57 pm

John Knight wrote:Thanks for the reply Mark,
If,as you say, it has become a tradition then I guess it is going to be very difficult to change. That is a pity....
I find myself looking at CH photographs, not at the whole picture but looking to see who has the buckle in the right place... is that sad or what?
Thanks again Mark.
(Please look after Gemma when she arrives in September)
As you say, new 'traditions' are hard to break! I found myself consciously moving my buckle to the back for Twickenham (as is just about visible), on the grounds that consistency on that occasion was more important than 'correctness'... :roll:

I'm sure I'll bump into Gemma during the Induction week, but by September I should be gracing pastures new... though not quite sure where, yet!

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Post by palgsm93 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:29 pm

After a brief look through the CH Photos section, it seems that people began wearing their Broadies at the back sometime after 1986. When I started in 1993, it was certainly the norm… except for the 2nd formers, who had to wear their buckle at the front with much enforcement from the 3rd formers and L.E.!

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Post by Mark1 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:10 pm

palgsm93 wrote:After a brief look through the CH Photos section, it seems that people began wearing their Broadies at the back sometime after 1986. When I started in 1993, it was certainly the norm… except for the 2nd formers, who had to wear their buckle at the front with much enforcement from the 3rd formers and L.E.!
Yes, that's still current practice.

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