Olfactory Memories of CH

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Post by jtaylor » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:43 pm

Deep-heat in the changing rooms after a rugby match.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:27 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:Shoe Polish.

Reminds me of shoe cleaning in the boot room.
Jigger!
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Jigger?

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Post by Ruthie-Baby » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:51 pm

J.R. wrote:SPRIM (?): For cleaning unmentionable stains from housey coats !
Oh yes, Sprim at matrons for cleaning coats, until they banned it in about 1995 because it was dangerous (contained ammonia (?sp)) and we had to use spray-on carpet cleaner instead - didn't work half as well

And wet housey coats... at St Matt's Day this year it was pouring with rain and I got close enough to the band (taking photos) to be able to smell it... really took me back!
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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:55 am

We used to just hang the coats up until they dried, I have never heard of sprim

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Post by Richard Ruck » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:28 am

Scone Lover wrote:We used to just hang the coats up until they dried, I have never heard of sprim
We used it Mid.B - if you go to a zoo and get a whiff of lion's p1ss it'll bring the memories flooding back!
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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:27 pm

I can see the news now!

Cripple spotted lifting Lion's tails up to get a good sniff.
He has been remanded pending psychiatric reporst

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Scone Lover wrote:I can see the news now!

Cripple spotted lifting Lion's tails up to get a good sniff.
He has been remanded pending psychiatric reporst
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Post by sejintenej » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:46 pm

After Rip Kirby's lab and the tripe incident - I lost my sense of smell before I left CH - I wonder if it was nature's way of protecting me from the effects.

Darwin and all that .....
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Post by Scone Lover » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:09 pm

Erm tripe incident? Do tell Davd!

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Post by adlop » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:35 pm

The smell of wood polish when I first went in to Barnes B on my first day still lingers with me to this day.
Other smells that I remember are deep heat, wet clothes from housey coats to socks to rugby kit, dining room (OH NO NOT SPONGE AGAIN), burnt toast, the science block that just smelt of chemicals.

Most of all the smell of the theatre. Things like 'size' and the paint used in scenery gets me all the time now I work in the arts. One smell and I'm backstage waiting to move some mad piece of wheeled scenery

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Post by Scone Lover » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:03 am

Ah yes, the smell of wood polish. There seemed to be a need to ploish the floors even if they became so slippery they were dangerous!

One day in Maine B I slipped on the top step outside the uper dorm and fell all the way to the ground floor. I managed to sprain both ankles in that stunt.

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Post by AndrewH » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:57 am

Scone Lover wrote:We used to just hang the coats up until they dried, I have never heard of sprim
I'm sure we had this when I was in Maine A, but don't remember it being called sprim - it could be a name that only existed in some houses??
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Post by bap » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:21 pm

CH porridge had a unique nutty smell - never smelled anything like it before or since

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Post by DavebytheSea » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:55 pm

UserRequestedRemoval wrote:Jigger?
=shoe polish.
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