CH uniform worn by non members of school?

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CH uniform worn by non members of school?

Post by Crippen » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:06 pm

On the XTC album Skylarking from 1986, Andy Partridge is wearing a CH coat on the inner sleeve photo. Has anyone spotted another non CH person wearing one? (The fella on the inner sleeve of the first Madness album doesn't count - he was at CH and sent in his photo)

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Post by White Flag » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:07 pm

Found this where they are said to be " Quaker Costumes "

http://www.xtcidearecords.co.uk/discs/discs_1.htm
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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:38 pm

Whereabouts on the site?
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Post by White Flag » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:51 pm

Click on " discograpy "
Click " Skylarking " about half way down
Roll down to trivia.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:35 pm

The only picture I have of a non school pupil wearing on is when Marcel (a German gapper) borrowed mine to see what it was like!
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Post by jtaylor » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:01 pm

I'm sure there was a picture somewhere of Mark Duley (organist in my day) wearing a Housey Coat, possibly during our Chapel Choir tour or Venice and Florence...
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Post by postwarblue » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Corks (Rev WCM Cochrane) always wore a Broadie to hold his trousers up.
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Post by michael scuffil » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:26 pm

postwarblue wrote:Corks (Rev WCM Cochrane) always wore a Broadie to hold his trousers up.
Seeing that Broadies are not readily adjustable, that seems peculiarly eccentric. (But of course, he was. The last time I ever saw Corks was in the Rising Sun, his watering hole by St Paul's. He wandered in wearing a sort of Chinese hat with a pigtail attached. The barmaid was unperturbed: "The usual, canon?" she said.)
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Post by sejintenej » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:52 am

michael scuffil wrote:
postwarblue wrote:Corks (Rev WCM Cochrane) always wore a Broadie to hold his trousers up.
Seeing that Broadies are not readily adjustable, that seems peculiarly eccentric. (But of course, he was. The last time I ever saw Corks was in the Rising Sun, his watering hole by St Paul's. He wandered in wearing a sort of Chinese hat with a pigtail attached. The barmaid was unperturbed: "The usual, canon?" she said.)
I can't remember his costumes but, yes, he was different!
As for the House of the Rising Sun, that was only one of his many haunts as he progressed through the day. I can't remember the names (but I could walk there) but he claimed and it seemed feasible that he could legally drink 24 hours a day. This was about 6am in Smithfields as we had breakfast and before we went to the brewery across the bridge in Borough. Then, and more so now, there was no way I could keep up with his consumption.
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Post by adlop » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:41 am

There was an urban myth in my time that Housey coats were on sale in various emporia on the Kings Road during the late 70's and early 80's. I'm guessing that the XTC photo might explain where the myth came from.
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