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Post by cj » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:37 pm

eloisec wrote:Bob Hailey used to teach me French and Latin. A great teacher who made subjects I dreaded fun. His classroom was in the Prep Block.
Never came across him.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:28 pm

cj wrote:JED seems to have discovered the elixir for eternal youth. Or parsing Latin verbs puts the ageing process into reverse.
Yes, I managed to have a chat with him too. It's been a long time since he tried to get my Latin up to Oxford standard.

It's nice to know that he still says "yes" about once every second while you're talking to him. Some things never change!
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Post by cj » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:34 pm

Mmmm, est understood. (Of course, Sir, I was just about to say that myself.)
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Post by cj » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:38 pm

On my screen, this comes up as 'Topic Reply Notification - I bum'. Quite appropriate for a public school.
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:lol:
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Post by J.R. » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:20 pm

cj wrote:And why the moniker 'Rocker' for Mr Rae? Was he a bit of one, quiff and beetlecrushers in his youth? JED seems to have discovered the elixir for eternal youth. Or parsing Latin verbs puts the ageing process into reverse.
I've only ever heard of him referred to as 'Rocker', well after my leaving CH, so I think it must be quite a 'new' thing.
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Post by Ash » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:23 pm

Bizarrely a friend knows Emily Cummings .. Through this friend we have met at numerous social occasions over the last couple of years ... Neither of us realised that we were in the same year and many of the same classes at C.H.

Only a month or so ago did the penny drop...

Slightly strange.. :shock:
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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:40 pm

Great Plum wrote:I believe they both retired to Horsham... quite a lot of retired teachers live relatively close to the school...
Can you remember who by any chance?

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Post by Great Plum » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:48 am

I know the Cunninghams live in Tower Hill - the Vincent Smiths still live in Horsham as well if I remember correctly.

The Sillets are in Billingshurst and the Densions in Pulborough
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Post by Scone Lover » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:59 am

Does anyone know what happened to Mr Farrar?

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Post by Scone Lover » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:05 pm

And for that matter what happened to Revd Atkinson after 1978. He was my housemaster when I was in Mid B. It would seem that there were big changes after I left

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Post by Richard Ruck » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:12 pm

Scone Lover wrote:And for that matter what happened to Revd Atkinson after 1978. He was my housemaster when I was in Mid B. It would seem that there were big changes after I left
As far as I'm aware he's living in Scotland, and is involved with the Caledonian Society of Blues.

Kerren will know for sure - she was due to be speaking at their Founder's Day do yesterday.

Nick Jones took over from I.A. in Mid B - his style was rather different, to say the least!
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Post by Reuben » Fri May 11, 2007 3:16 pm

Very glad to hear Mr Rae's alive and well (as of 2005 anyway)... a pleasant and capable teacher, he got me through O-level Maths. I distinctly recall being rudely awakened at least once by flying chalks... my attention definitely tended to wander outside on hot summer afternoons.

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