Was CH Horsham Designed to Be Gay?

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Re: Was CH Horsham Designed to Be Gay?

Post by CHAZ » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:28 pm

Jo wrote:There speaks a man who likes to live dangerously :lol: :lol:

And one who doesn't realise just how quickly the years go by....I'm still 21 in my head and when I remind myself that was 30 years ago, I find myself asking "no....how did that happen?" :? :shock:
I am seeing the years go by, Jo...Already middle aged for a man...24 in fact or reversed...
Actually I started living at 40 (marriage, first house and baby!)..lifet does begin then as they say!
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Re: Was CH Horsham Designed to Be Gay?

Post by Chrissie Boy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:28 am

I refuse to believe in the Soggy Biscuit Game.

Brain simply rejects the concept.

(Will never be able to eat Digestive biscuits again, though.)

I now realise that the 1970s were a golden age, when all pupils (mostly) were (mostly) straight as a dye and very little seriously pervy funny business went on.

(I now start shrieking uncontrollably whenever I hear a helicopter coming over.)

(Oh gawd....coming over.....Suddenly there's a furtive sexual side to everything in the world. If only life could remain as simple and innocent as Pogle's Wood forever.)

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:33 pm

OH Angela ! I would love to be on your Geriatric Ward --- any time, However since marrying Anne (33 Years) I have only been able to say "Yes Sister"----- :santa: :mrssanta: :roll: :roll: As an Ex Boxer, I recognise a Left Hook like a bagful of red-hot marbles !
From the tenor of most of these posts, I shall probably be accused of marrying my sister ! But it makes a change from Gay CH !

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Post by englishangel » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:50 pm

When my Dad married my Mum she was a Sister and her maiden name was Dear. So she was Sister Dear, very confusing when her brother had his appendix out on her ward.
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Post by Jo » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:30 pm

englishangel wrote:When my Dad married my Mum she was a Sister and her maiden name was Dear. So she was Sister Dear, very confusing when her brother had his appendix out on her ward.
Love it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:48 pm

englishangel wrote:When my Dad married my Mum she was a Sister and her maiden name was Dear. So she was Sister Dear, very confusing when her brother had his appendix out on her ward.
Excellent story, Mary! But, as a brother, I have to disagree - it was the perfect opportunity for him to be polite to her for perhaps the first time in his life! (especially as she had the upper hand - "Hmm, I think patient Dear needs an enema this morning...")
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Post by englishangel » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:54 pm

She was 25 and he was only 14 so she couldn't be too harsh. Those were the days when children only saw their parents for an hour on Sundays when they were in hospital.
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Post by barwen » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:31 pm

Spoonbill wrote:
And was the man who designed the doorless toilets ever brought to justice and hanged from a lamppost?
Probably not, more likely that he went on to design and patent Flat Packed Furniture which has prevented many including myself from getting into the closet. :!:

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Post by englishangel » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:22 am

:roll: :lol: :roll: :lol:
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Post by rockfreak » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:05 pm

Does anyone read Camille Paglia? Vamps and Tramps is my favourite. Paglia is a feisty Italian-American, bisexual professor of gender studies at an American university and best-selling author. She has always hung out with gay men because she says she likes their waspish sense of humour and artistic sensibility. She has some fascinating ideas about the gender balance and the first chapter in her book, "No Law in the Arena", is a must-read for anyone interested in this stuff, even if you don't agree with all of it. It helps if you've got a good knowledge of modern literature but it's not essential.

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Post by Vegetable Man » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:22 am

Just found this blog article, an American man's take on rugby and those who play it in the US. You may or may not agree with the content.

"Periodically, I have been asked to play rugby by friends who play. I then laugh at them and call them homos......"

http://acrappywebsite.com/rugby.htm


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Post by Kit Bartlett » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:27 am

The Toilets in the Art School Car Park which were I believe built somewhat later than 1902 did not have any doors.
Any visitors using the car park could therefore see straight into them . I do not recall many boys using them and can remember adverse comments being made about the lack of privacy Are they still there ?
The downstairs House toilets all had doors. All Houses had a new toilet block installed sometime in the nineteen thirties which was outside the main building extending into the courtyard. These certainly had doors . They were known as the lower bogs in Coleridge A

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Post by sejintenej » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:35 am

Kit Bartlett wrote: The downstairs House toilets all had doors. All Houses had a new toilet block installed sometime in the nineteen thirties which was outside the main building extending into the courtyard. These certainly had doors . They were known as the lower bogs in Coleridge A
and younger boys were not allowed in the bogs in the main part (ie the original) though they could use the urinals there
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Post by J.R. » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:56 pm

Kit Bartlett wrote: The Toilets in the Art School Car Park which were I believe built somewhat later than 1902 did not have any doors.
Any visitors using the car park could therefore see straight into them . I do not recall many boys using them and can remember adverse comments being made about the lack of privacy
Are they still there ?

The downstairs House toilets all had doors. All Houses had a new toilet block installed sometime in the nineteen thirties which was outside the main building extending into the courtyard. These certainly had doors . They were known as the lower bogs in Coleridge A

No - They disappeared after my time. They ALWAYS smelt disgusting and were only ever used in dire emergencies. (No pun intended !)
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Post by michael scuffil » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:00 pm

and younger boys were not allowed in the bogs in the main part (ie the original) though they could use the urinals there

That was a house thing; there was no such rule in ThB or many other houses.

They had doors but no locks. To signal occupation, one hung one's coat over the door (it was a sort of saloon door). No coat? Then a belt would do. No belt? Then you wedged some paper between the door and the frame.

There was a notice in all the bogs, whose exact wording I can remember to this day. It read: 'Boys are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to loiter or play in or around these buildings. Cutting or writing on the woodwork or walls is also STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.'

(Curiously, the second prohibition, at least, was observed.)

The bogs were cleaned by a bocker whose sole job this was, I think.

It was in the CH bogs that I became aware of a phenomenon which I later included in a seminar paper for a phonetics class. I realized that even though the door was closed, from my position behind it I could recognize who had entered by the sound of the grunts and coughs and yawns they made, although they might not actually speak. This has important implications for voice-recognition software (honest!).
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