Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns & CH

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Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns & CH

Post by Spoonbill » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:19 pm

Just been watching Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns on BBC iPlayer. At 7 min 33 secs, there's a fleeting shot of a page from The Boy's Own Paper, featuring an article entitled My Old School: Christ's Hospital by "an Old Blue", illustrated by the Author. An accompanying drawing shows Houseyboys running through the Quad at Newgate Street, possibly playing rugby in full Housey.

Does anyone know anything about this article and its author? And can it be read, at the British Library or elsewhere? If so, can any of our London-dwellers photocopy or scan it and stick it on this forum? Cheers ta.

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Post by Adrian » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:40 pm

I've just now watched that programme on iPlayer too, and was going to start a thread about the same subject.

The only reference I can find online is here:

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1967004 ... s_hospital

I do have a vague recollection of seeing something on eBay though.

Excellent programme btw.
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Re: Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns & CH

Post by sejintenej » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:12 pm

Adrian wrote:I've just now watched that programme on iPlayer too, and was going to start a thread about the same subject.
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1967004 ... s_hospital
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I haven't seen it but this extract from the link; note the publication date .......................
{{Citation
|publisher = Leisure Hour Office
|publication-place = (London
|title =
|url = http://openlibrary.org/books/OL19670048 ... s_hospital
|edition = My old school: Christ's hospital
|publication-date = 1902
}}
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Re: Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns & CH

Post by Adrian » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:09 am

The Ripping Yarns series used the boys magazines from the early 1900's as the inspiration for the stories. The Alexander Armstrong programme made this quite clear.

I'm a bit puzzled why you think the 1902 publication date needs mentioning.
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Post by sejintenej » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:05 pm

Adrian wrote:The Ripping Yarns series used the boys magazines from the early 1900's as the inspiration for the stories. The Alexander Armstrong programme made this quite clear.

I'm a bit puzzled why you think the 1902 publication date needs mentioning.
I was puzzled that it was there given that the yarn series (which I haven't see) seems to be a recent publication. Perhaps it is a reissue of something a century old?
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Re: Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns & CH

Post by Adrian » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:11 pm

I said previously that I was pretty sure that somebody had listed on eBay the Boys Own article mention in the opening post, well it seems that somebody has just listed a similar one:

The Boy's Own Paper - Famous Runs At Famous Schools - 1908

Article extends just over two pages and includes references and pictures for Rugby, Shrewsbury, Clifton College, Christ's Hospital. All jolly good "ripping" stuff.
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