Mr.Grimshaw.......

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Mr.Grimshaw.......

Post by Fertii » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:14 am

While doing design A'level, I remember walking into the classroom that was at the top of the stairs in the CDT building and there was our Mr.Grimshaw.

He was scratching his beard and I said to him," Sir, you're looking pensive."

To which he replied, "No. I'm just thinking."

I will remember that until the day I die. Great teacher too....

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Post by Great Plum » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:16 am

Grimshaw was my Dad's predecessor in Maine B.

He must have been an organised man - he was the only person I know that had a plan for the Christmas decorations!
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Post by marty » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:57 pm

I don't know if this is true or not but I heard that Mr Grimshaw used to get all his new squits together for a lovely informal chat about the dangers of self abuse. I think the phrase he was alleged to have begun his little talk with was: "now I want to talk to you about masturbation!"

Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Post by BTaylor » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:42 pm

marty wrote:I don't know if this is true or not but I heard that Mr Grimshaw used to get all his new squits together for a lovely informal chat about the dangers of self abuse. I think the phrase he was alleged to have begun his little talk with was: "now I want to talk to you about masturbation!"

Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Post by FrogBoxed » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:22 pm

Didn't he have a dog he used to send into the Cut and other such smokey dens?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:18 pm

Grimshaw taught me metalwork / forge stuff when I was a third former.

He was VERY particular about how we treated the various tools we used.

Any perceived misuse would be greeted with a cry of "Eeeeh, Mr. Stratton wouldn't like that!".
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Post by J.R. » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:52 pm

At last a thread that has made me chuckle out loud !

GRIMSHAW.
MASTURBATONn.
DOG INTO THE CUT.

I feel a Norman Wisdom joke coming on.......................

Oh no, sorry..........................................

That was GRIMSDALE !!
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Post by englishangel » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:50 pm

Funnily enopugh that was how it struck me too.

We are showing our age JR. (and I didn't even LIKE Norman Wisdom)
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Post by Katharine » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:58 pm

My favourite instantaneous translation story - A French delegate says 'Nous avons besoins de la sagesse Normande'

The French translator says, absolutely correctly, 'We need Norman Wisdom'

Collapse of all British participants to consternation of the French.
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Post by graham » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:53 pm

As someone who was under the housemaster-age (is that word?) of KHG for a year and a term before his departure, I feel I should make a few corrections. We certainly didn't have any talks about masturbation, at least as far as I can remember. He was, as Matt has pointed out, a very organized man, however. He also had a firm belief in the merit of priveleges, which is why we weren't allowed duvets until our 3rd form, or to boil water until our LE. He did have a dog, but I can't imagine it being any good at busting smokers - it was a fat little bulldog called frodo and it had a penchant for licking people, or maybe that was just me.

Beard stroking and comments of 'eeere chaps were rife, but he was a great housemaster (one morning at shoe inspection "would the person who wrote KHG is a sh*t in the condensation on the toilet window please see me after breakfast. Thank you chaps")

Where is he now? I heard a rumour a while ago he was going to go back to CH.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:38 am

Katharine wrote:My favourite instantaneous translation story - A French delegate says 'Nous avons besoins de la sagesse Normande'

The French translator says, absolutely correctly, 'We need Norman Wisdom'

Collapse of all British participants to consternation of the French.
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:12 am

graham wrote:Where is he now? I heard a rumour a while ago he was going to go back to CH.

He'd certainly make people grateful to be in the 'now'...!
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Post by loringa » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:47 am

graham wrote:Where is he now? I heard a rumour a while ago he was going to go back to CH.
I understand that KHG went to Malaysia to teach after CH. The School would undoubtedly benefit from his return but he must be pretty close to retirement now. He was an outstanding teacher of woodwork - an excellent craftsman who did an first class job of passing on his skills. All but one of my woodwork O level class achieved A Grades which was not that common in 1978. KHG was a thoroughly honourable and decent man but I think he got fed up with CH and went to teach abroad where he felt the standards of behaviour and general attitude would better meet those he expected from his students.

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Post by Rory » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:01 pm

FrogBoxed wrote:Didn't he have a dog he used to send into the Cut and other such smokey dens?
YES HE DID.......

although I have to say that I dont think he reported me for it - so he cant have been too bad.....

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Post by J.R. » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:16 pm

englishangel wrote:Funnily enopugh that was how it struck me too.

We are showing our age JR. (and I didn't even LIKE Norman Wisdom)
....even though he speaks very highly of you, Mary ???????????
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