Roger Martin

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Post by John Knight » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:45 am

The Roger Martin that I knew is in the Barnes B photographs that I posted to the forum last March.

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1949 photograph - 3rd row #3
1951 photograph - 4th row #7
Prep B 49 / Barnes B 39 - 1946-1952

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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:11 pm

The Roger Martin I knew is housemaster in the Barnes A photo on the same page.
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Post by J.R. » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:54 pm

I STILL don't know Roger Martin !!!!
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Post by John Knight » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:41 pm

J.R. wrote:I STILL don't know Roger Martin !!!!
Will the real Roger Martin please post to the Forum (with photograph) so that J.R. can see who you are....
Wow! Look at that - I now have 60 posts without using Mallett's Mallet - Ha!
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Post by J.R. » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:22 pm

John Knight wrote:
J.R. wrote:I STILL don't know Roger Martin !!!!
Will the real Roger Martin please post to the Forum (with photograph) so that J.R. can see who you are....
Wow! Look at that - I now have 60 posts without using Mallett's Mallet - Ha!
I think it would make a mess of the keyboard !! :oops:
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Post by Keithbyatt » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:47 am

The one I remember was a housemaster in Prep A during my time (1962-1964, then Ba B then Col B). At the time he owned a Landrover Safari, and his registration number, which he transferred from car to car was WAM 115. Before that it was an Austin J4 or JU250 type caravannette, with column change gears.It is amazing what you remember from 45 years ago!
I upset him once. He had a reel to reel tape recorder, with a tape of Hillaire Belloc poetry on, read by Mr Belloc himself. It fouled up whilst I was listening to it and ruined it.
If you read this Roger - Sorry again.

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Post by Reuben » Fri May 11, 2007 2:54 pm

One of the Roger Martins was house master of Barnes A when I joined in 1982, and later of Thornton B for a year or two following the girls arrival. I remember him quite kindly, and certainly never knew he was an Old Blue. I think he retired from teaching at C.H. during my time there (i.e. before 1989).

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Post by adlop » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:55 pm

Reuben wrote: I think he retired from teaching at C.H. during my time there (i.e. before 1989).
Fairly sure he was still there in 89 when i left. The main thing i remember is his big 'dulux' dog who spent half the year with heavy,matted fur and the other half of the year looking half the size after his/her annual shearing. I was never taught by him but he was a really nice guy.

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Post by DavebytheSea » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:02 pm

Dogs were never allowed to teach in my day, though come to think of it, I did once hear someone describe a lady teacher as something of a ..... well, you know, .... a female dog.
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Post by Reuben » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:54 am

adlop wrote:The main thing i remember is his big 'dulux' dog who spent half the year with heavy,matted fur and the other half of the year looking half the size after his/her annual shearing.
Etheldreda!! Poor old dog, I don't think she ever had a bath in her life... I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Roger's old classroom at the rear of the English block still has a doggy aroma...
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Post by Mid A 15 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:09 pm

Have we ascertained yet which Roger Martin is registered on the forum?

Is it the former teacher and pupil?

Or perhaps with all this talk of dogs I've inadvertently wandered into a discussion about Bob Martin!
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Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:17 pm

Strangely enough, some of us were chatting yesterday at OB's Day about when you could check on the Members List when a registered member last logged in which is something we can't now do.

Over to you, Julian !
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Post by adlop » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:17 am

Reuben wrote:Etheldreda!!
That was his/her name. Fantastic name for a dog.
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:55 am

adlop wrote:
Reuben wrote:Etheldreda!!
That was his/her name. Fantastic name for a dog.

Hmmmm, well that would depend on how well behaved the dog is ......... I just can't envisage any of our dogs returning to heel if I were trying to bellow 'Eth-el-dre-da! Come!' as they took off down the paddock after a kangaroo.

Maybe clicker training would be called for?
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Post by mperry » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:00 pm

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Hmmmm, well that would depend on how well behaved the dog is ......... I just can't envisage any of our dogs returning to heel if I were trying to bellow 'Eth-el-dre-da! Come!' as they took off down the paddock after a kangaroo.

Maybe clicker training would be called for?
She certainly answered to Etheldreda. I can remember RM being very strict when she was introduced to Barnes A as a puppy that she was not to be called "Ethel"!

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