Morbid, but...

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Post by J.R. » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:34 pm

You beat me to it, AKAP !! :oops:
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Post by englishangel » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:46 pm

AKAP wrote:
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Another digression.

I drive my husband to the station in the morning in a red dressing gown with teddy bears. I used to wear my slippers too but had some new ones for Christmas which are not suitable for driving.
Does he take the dressing gown off before he gets on the train? :lol:
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Post by J.R. » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:49 pm

englishangel wrote:
AKAP wrote:
englishangel wrote:
Another digression.

I drive my husband to the station in the morning in a red dressing gown with teddy bears. I used to wear my slippers too but had some new ones for Christmas which are not suitable for driving.
Does he take the dressing gown off before he gets on the train? :lol:
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.......... and you have the cheek to have a go at me for leaving the 'L' out of PUBLIC, Mary !! (It was a 'cut-and-paste' job, anyway !)

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Post by englishangel » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:57 pm

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AKAP wrote: Does he take the dressing gown off before he gets on the train? :lol:
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.......... and you have the cheek to have a go at me for leaving the 'L' out of PUBLIC, Mary !! (It was a 'cut-and-paste' job, anyway !)

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I believe I am the subject of the sentence so I am wearing the dressing gown.
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:20 pm

jtaylor wrote:
srcudlipp wrote:
Nyort wrote:...does anybody know of any pupil deaths that happened during their times at C.H.? Just wondering, as a couple of Chapel plaques have been tickling my brain recently - R.A. Slater is one that has kept me wondering, with him being Band Master and everything.
R A Slater would be Rick Slater. I had the good fortune of being at CH with Rick in the eighties. He was indeed bandmaster, an extreemely talented Trumpet player. He was also an all round top guy, and is still sorely missed by all those who knew him. RIP Rick :cry:
Do you mean Band Captain, rather than Master?

I remember Rick a little - he was a couple of years above me at CH.
He featured in the live Rememberance Sunday Service from CH in 1989/90(?) and did a stunning Last Post from the arch above the Avenue, between Chapel and Dining Hall.
I've got a DVD copy of it that I made from a VHS - he truly was a tragic loss, such a talented a likeable chap.

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Post by Vonny » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:03 pm

AKAP wrote:
englishangel wrote:
Another digression.

I drive my husband to the station in the morning in a red dressing gown with teddy bears. I used to wear my slippers too but had some new ones for Christmas which are not suitable for driving.
Does he take the dressing gown off before he gets on the train? :lol:
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Post by Nyort » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:59 am

What actually happened to Slater then?

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:19 pm

There used to be a railway crossing by the 1st XV pitch and he was killed by a train.
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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:50 pm

Great Plum wrote:There used to be a railway crossing by the 1st XV pitch and he was killed by a train.
Oh Dear.

Bit of a conversation stopper that one.
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Post by J.R. » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:02 pm

Great Plum wrote:There used to be a railway crossing by the 1st XV pitch and he was killed by a train.
....and that crossing had rather a chequered history, what with the crossing keeper/signalman in the 60's !
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Post by sejintenej » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:51 pm

J.R. wrote:
Great Plum wrote:There used to be a railway crossing by the 1st XV pitch and he was killed by a train.
....and that crossing had rather a chequered history, what with the crossing keeper/signalman in the 60's !
AFAIR there was no crossing keeper on that one. We used to put old pennies on the lines in front of trains ..... It was also on various cross country run routes.
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Post by Nyort » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:33 pm

Owch. Poor guy. Whereabouts is the 1st XV pitch (am I right in guessing it's the one by Peele pitches? I'm not of the sporting persuasion, so I wouldn't know)

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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:44 pm

Nyort wrote:Owch. Poor guy. Whereabouts is the 1st XV pitch (am I right in guessing it's the one by Peele pitches? I'm not of the sporting persuasion, so I wouldn't know)
Between the cricket pavilion and the railway line?

That crossing used to be regularly used by smokers nipping over the line for a quick fag.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:09 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
Nyort wrote:Owch. Poor guy. Whereabouts is the 1st XV pitch (am I right in guessing it's the one by Peele pitches? I'm not of the sporting persuasion, so I wouldn't know)
Between the cricket pavilion and the railway line?

That crossing used to be regularly used by smokers nipping over the line for a quick fag.
Yes, that's the pitch...
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Post by Mrs C. » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:08 pm

Nyort wrote:Owch. Poor guy. Whereabouts is the 1st XV pitch (am I right in guessing it's the one by Peele pitches? I'm not of the sporting persuasion, so I wouldn't know)
As that`s the only point where the railway runs near the school grounds............ where else would there be a railway crossing on school land???
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