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by wurzel
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Milk

Pre merger 80's Yellow buckets containing a bag of milk from school farm accessed via a spout which stuck out the keyhole shaped hole in the bucket (like a big wine box) Post Merger a counter top fridge thing in each brew room containing a cardboard box with a bag of milk in it accessed via a little...
by wurzel
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 3328

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

In the summer holidays of 88 i taught by step brother clutch control on a 125 motorcycle on the mile as i lived local and Peele gates were never locked Totally off topic; my mother's employer (who later became my semi-adopted father) taught me to drive on private property from when I was about 11 a...
by wurzel
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 3328

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Same in my day, 1985 to 1992. No doors ever locked, and no boundary security of any sort, except the mythical “night watchman” Haha, that brings back memories, the night watchman with 1200 acres to patrol. Ridiculous really, but I suppose it ticked a box in the insurance. Masters could drive their ...
by wurzel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Clearout
Replies: 34
Views: 5057

Re: Old Blue Clearout

Trying to remember whose mini (Gunning's ?) was placed sideways in the cloister archway whilst we there. I also still have a photo of the last morning of term on my deps (88?) when the year above had made a house of cards from toilet doors in the quad along with setting up a couple of classrooms (d...
by wurzel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 94
Views: 26778

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

I think they were all part of the Saracens Academy, who sponsored their place at St George’s, IIRC Harrow had a similar arrangement with Wasps until they moved to Coventry. London Irish have deals with both Wellington (the Armitages for instance) and Gordon's School Woking (Jake Ball and my daughte...
by wurzel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 94
Views: 26778

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

I think they were all part of the Saracens Academy, who sponsored their place at St George’s, IIRC Harrow had a similar arrangement with Wasps until they moved to Coventry. London Irish have deals with both Wellington (the Armitages for instance) and Gordon's School Woking (Jake Ball and my daughte...
by wurzel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Clearout
Replies: 34
Views: 5057

Re: Old Blue Clearout

Trying to remember whose mini (Gunning's ?) was placed sideways in the cloister archway whilst we there. I also still have a photo of the last morning of term on my deps (88?) when the year above had made a house of cards from toilet doors in the quad along with setting up a couple of classrooms (de...
by wurzel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2306

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

I was starting my UF when the merger happened. It was quite usual for UF/GE girls to have a relationship with Grecians - in general terms girls are a bit more mature than boys of a similar teenage and on a specific basis initially there were 3 times as many hormonal teenage boys looking for relation...
by wurzel
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I remember being incredibly glad to be at CH. I lived between Itchingfield and Slinfold on the parish Boundary in a house adjoining the endicotts but as they were at CH i never saw any children outside school, i had no social life with my peers and lived in a small cramped cold house (4 later 5 chil...
by wurzel
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1697

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

When the Capital Theatre in Horsham shut in the early 80's CH theatre i believe managed to get the arts council grants for the area which is why we used to get all sorts of weird and wonderful productions (i remember there was always posters up for Button Moon). We also used to have school films in ...
by wurzel
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 61
Views: 6449

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

I am pretty sure her retirement was planned about 5 years ago as my son left WCS on the same date as her and all the handover and succession planning had been in place for years
by wurzel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2037

Re: The moon landing at CH

Having a July 12th Birthday I can remember end of term dates pretty well, think the earliest in my 7 years was the 5th and the latest the 11th I wasnt alive for Apollo but do remember watching the Mary Rose being lifted - for some reason I was in the sicker and was able to watch it all on the TV in ...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 61
Views: 6449

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

Governor Qualifications and Disqualifications https://www.governor.support/recruiting-governors/governor-qualifications-and-disqualifications/ Section 13 - prohibitions from working with children Section 14 - prohibitions with criminal convictions None of the 1980/90s SMT would be barred from being...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 4394

Re: Letter to Head Master

Would it be possible (or worth exploring) that the School (or foundation) promises to basically give the Benevolent Society of Blues a blank cheque to deal with any counselling etc required. I am sure the BSB being an arms length organisation already used to confidentially helping people would be ab...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT
Replies: 11
Views: 1004

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT

Yes there is a little known scheme called AIPS (assisted instrument purchase scheme) that allows pupils of state schools learning an instrument to purchase their instrument nominally through the school to not have to pay the VAT - the local music shop flagged it up to us when we were buying a trombo...