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Post by Jolyon » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:27 am

My brother remembers the beginings of Chelsea, back when it was subtle in '84 or so. When I got to CH in 89 it was 50 people behind a twig. (I am certain that the fag ends were starting to form there own hill).

Is it still there? Or is it like so many great things just left to our memories? Is there anywhere left to smoke in safety? Besides Lamb A's Back Roof?

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:09 am

Jolyon wrote:My brother remembers the beginings of Chelsea, back when it was subtle in '84 or so. When I got to CH in 89 it was 50 people behind a twig. (I am certain that the fag ends were starting to form there own hill).

Is it still there? Or is it like so many great things just left to our memories? Is there anywhere left to smoke in safety? Besides Lamb A's Back Roof?
Chelsea has nodied a death, when they built one of the many car parks around the backs of the houses...

People tend to smoke by the pavilions, the MSB (music school bush) and by the sicker - or at least they did when I left in 1999...
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Post by ben ashton » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:12 pm

Mid A lav ends was always packed at break time, especially in bad weather!
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Post by J.R. » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:16 pm

Chelsea ?? Explain please !

(I only opened this thread because I became a CHELSEA SUPPORTER at C.H. in 1958 ! - Stamford Bridge, and all that !)

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:27 pm

J.R. wrote:Chelsea ?? Explain please !

(I only opened this thread because I became a CHELSEA SUPPORTER at C.H. in 1958 ! - Stamford Bridge, and all that !)
A number of the smoking bushes were named after football times - by the time I came only Chelsea was left... it's behind Barnes B...
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Post by Deb GP » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:35 pm

The "Chelsea" was a group of bushes behind Maine A used for smoking.

The k.v. (cave) was someone shouting Chelsea in football supporter manner.
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Post by J.R. » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:59 pm

Thanks for that !

In my day, it was down at the assault course, or on bad days, the drying room under Coleridge House. The rancid musty smell of drying rugby gear obliterated the smell of ciggies !

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Post by qwerty » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:00 pm

I was told by someone who was around at the time the chelsea was born that there were three bushes all named after posh hotels, the ritz, hilton and chelsea, ah the irony! Anyway, the ritz and the hitlon were chopped down and only the chelsea remains

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:39 pm

qwerty wrote:I was told by someone who was around at the time the chelsea was born that there were three bushes all named after posh hotels, the ritz, hilton and chelsea, ah the irony! Anyway, the ritz and the hitlon were chopped down and only the chelsea remains
I thought they were named after football teams...
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the name

Post by Jolyon » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:30 pm

someone had scrawled "Chelsea FC" or something similar on the wall there. Not sure if that was before the name or the cause of it.

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