CH Postcards - Series 1

Post any pictures of your time at CH, or pictures of people/places at CH now - what's changed over the past years? What's good/what's bad?

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CH Postcards - Series 1

Post by jtaylor » Sun Apr 17, 2005 7:25 pm

I've found a selection of postcards published in 1989.
Scanned here - click on each picture for bigger versions of each picture.

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The notes are from the back of the cards.
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:46 pm

Amazing how much the school has changed since 1989...
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Post by Hendrik » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:43 pm

just what i was thinking! a good set of postcards though, maybe they should keep the layout and format, but re-shoot the 1989 pics...

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picture of school chapel 1956

Post by UserRemovedAccount » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:37 pm

Although a matter of monumental unimportance, the date of "1956" on the bottom left picture is almost certainly incorrect. The choirmaster is certainly Cochrane (Corky) but he left very suddenly (ahem!) during my time and I left in December 1955. Also, the chap in the top left corner is Leonard Pearcey who had his buttons before I left, but does not appear to do so in this picture. (The chap immediately in front of Pearcey is Geoffrey Hines, also of Lamb B and now a distinguished academic). So, I suspect that it was Christmas 1954, possibly even 1953 - not that it matters, but it's nice to get these things correct!

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Post by HowardH » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:12 pm

Is that the same Geoff Hines - rugby player - that I met in the Queensland Club in Brisbane in 1994 on the school's Australian Rugby Tour ? I do not recall a distinguished career in academia, but then again we might be talking about somebody completely different.
It must be the same chap as I remember he was still very passionate about singing and gave us a stirring rendition of the Votum in front of an enormous stuffed crocodile.
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Post by Katharine » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:53 pm

I find it sad that they can find photos of London but not of Hertford to include. Is the infirmary still the largest in Britain, if so why? Is it such an unhealthy place to live?
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Post by Vonny » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:26 pm

Katharine wrote:I find it sad that they can find photos of London but not of Hertford to include.
I agree - it's as if it never existed.
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:33 pm

HowardH wrote:Is that the same Geoff Hines - rugby player - that I met in the Queensland Club in Brisbane in 1994 on the school's Australian Rugby Tour ? I do not recall a distinguished career in academia, but then again we might be talking about somebody completely different.
It must be the same chap as I remember he was still very passionate about singing and gave us a stirring rendition of the Votum in front of an enormous stuffed crocodile.
Yes. Sorry about that. :oops: It is Geoff Hines, but I confused his subsequent career with someone else. He is big in management consultancy and lives in Australia. What did the crocodile think of the Votum?

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Post by HowardH » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:39 pm

I think, though obviously dead, it had a big enough smile for me to infer that it enjoyed the Votum !

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Post by Alexandra Thrift » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:59 pm

Vonny wrote:
Katharine wrote:I find it sad that they can find photos of London but not of Hertford to include.
I agree - it's as if it never existed.

When I'm dead I'm gonna come back and haunt the Hertford Tesco's car park.I shall materialise eerily now and then around where the chapel used to be ,wearing my chapel cap and blazer,clutching my bible and mournfully singing the foundation hymn.

That should teach 'em.

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Post by Katharine » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:41 am

Alexandra Thrift wrote:
Vonny wrote:
Katharine wrote:I find it sad that they can find photos of London but not of Hertford to include.
I agree - it's as if it never existed.
When I'm dead I'm gonna come back and haunt the Hertford Tesco's car park.I shall materialise eerily now and then around where the chapel used to be ,wearing my chapel cap and blazer,clutching my bible and mournfully singing the foundation hymn.
That should teach 'em.
Well if I join you, Alex, with my non-CH singing voice that will really put the heeby-jeebies on them!

I have a friend here in N Wales who vowed to me he would never shop in Tesco's, when one was being built here. When I asked why, not knowing my background, he said that he used to live in Hertford and had seen what Tesco had done there. Naturally I asked for more details, and it was the building on the school field, when I told him I had been to school there he was amazed!
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:36 am

Katharine wrote:I find it sad that they can find photos of London but not of Hertford to include. Is the infirmary still the largest in Britain, if so why? Is it such an unhealthy place to live?
It' still there but not very much of the building is for the infirm.

One wing is staff flats, the top floor is the museum and a large part of the ground floor is the now mothballed house, Hertford.
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Post by Alexandra Thrift » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:36 am

It's like they couldn't get rid of the Hertford House quick enough. I believe there is a " Hertford Avenue " somewhere at Housey ( ? ) but there should also be a permanent building ....the girls house was perfect....but "mothballed" with indecent haste.

btw Katharine....A ghostly duet it shall be!

Amazing story about your friend and Hertford. During my last years at CH, Hertford Town had a " Don't Take the Heart out of Hertford" Campaign....something to do with a planned new route through the town, I think. They couldn't have imagined what was really in store.

However I remember that there were already strong rumours of moving down to Horsham when I was in the Lower Fifth ,or even before.

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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:06 am

I fully understand all your frustrations over the lack of interest in Hertford, although the Hertford organ is now in the Dining Hall. Those of you who have visited the Horsham site will be familiar with the cloisters, on the walls of which are a number of large stone memorial tablets commemorating various Old Blues. Why not club together and commission a plaque in memory of both the Hertford site and all those who went there? If it were to have a suitable and not too long message it would be read by at least some of the girls and boys who pass along the cloisters on a daily basis.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:24 pm

Alexandra Thrift wrote:It's like they couldn't get rid of the Hertford House quick enough. I believe there is a " Hertford Avenue " somewhere at Housey ( ? ) but there should also be a permanent building ....the girls house was perfect....but "mothballed" with indecent haste.

btw Katharine....A ghostly duet it shall be!

Amazing story about your friend and Hertford. During my last years at CH, Hertford Town had a " Don't Take the Heart out of Hertford" Campaign....something to do with a planned new route through the town, I think. They couldn't have imagined what was really in store.

However I remember that there were already strong rumours of moving down to Horsham when I was in the Lower Fifth ,or even before.
The Hertford House was only meant to be a temporary fix whilst they were increasing numbers at the school to 850 and refurbishing the accommodation.
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