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by Ajarn Philip
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59982

Re: Politics

Anyway, that's just my take on the whole affair. An interesting and very readable take, though. My problem is who to vote for? I feel quite strongly that we should have stayed in, so that's the Tories off my list. I don't think I could bring myself to vote for Corbyn, even if I were ever able to wo...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24089

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Hmmm, I can't help thinking that we'd be saying the same about Kruis or Lawes if either of them was the OB (I'm assuming we all agree that Itoji is a shoo-in). Joe is just unfortunate that we have great strength in depth in the 2nd row. As for ... the 3rd place playoff! shame on you, Elvie! Blasphem...
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: History in the fifties?

Today's kids are undoubtedly being taught about the history of the fifties... :mrgreen:
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Current/Former Staff who were at CH
Replies: 73
Views: 5776

Re: Current/Former Staff who were at CH

https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?t=3740&start=15 by kerrensimmonds » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:41 pm Morpurgo is a big CH name. JE wrote a number of books around the subject (you can check him out in Who's Blue 1997). He had (at least) two sons - and Linda, the wife of Mark Morpurgo, taught Engl...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations Gerald Davies
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Congratulations Gerald Davies

I was lucky enough to be taught by Gerald and he was very supportive to me when I needed it. The only lesson I ever learned from Gerald Davies was extremely painful and occurred several times during a Colts vs Masters rugby match... Don't try to tackle the Ringer!! :lol: [Edit: and at 74 he looks a...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13159

Re: Did anyone know?

richardb wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:09 pm
With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word they say.
I'm guessing your talents led you in the direction of the prosecution rather than the defence. For the sake of defendants, I certainly hope so.
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59982

Re: Politics

By the way, why is the CH Unofficial website suddenly getting lots of ads for exotic eastern ladies looking for husbands? Do they suspect that the English boarding school turns out loads of repressed, inhibited chaps who would welcome a bit of oriental fun and games? I'm no expert, but I've always ...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 23
Views: 6169

Re: Edward Malins

I'm no expert, but I think you'll find that by WW2 they used tanks and the like rather than horses! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalry_regiments_of_the_British_Army In October 1928, a new era began as the 11th Hussars became the first regular cavalry regiment to "mechanise", to change from a hors...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: Riskywrags post
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Riskywrags post

^^Yes, it's getting silly!
by Ajarn Philip
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 1262

Re: The moon landing at CH

Now I really want to know what I watched on John Hall Matthews' tv! I can only assume it was the second landing in November 69. I didn't realise they were so close together. 50 years worth of memories up the swannee... :roll: :lol:
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 1262

Re: The moon landing at CH

Otter wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:50 am
Summer holidays must have been shorter then! Throughout my time at CH we broke up on the first weekend in July.
Good point, backed up by harryh being in Holland at the time! I wonder if I'm remembering a later landing...? :?:
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3386

Re: Letter to Head Master

Junior: Barnes, Maine, Leigh Hunt
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3386

Re: Letter to Head Master

Impressive memory, AMP!
Yes, I also noted Atkinson's 'demotion'. Mid B had some disciplinary problems while he was there, but whether or not that is relevant I have no idea.
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 1262

The moon landing at CH

I've just realised that "The moon landing at CH" is a rather ambiguous thread title, but I'm sure you know what I mean... :lol: I would have been 12 years old when the landing took place, so at the end of my first year, and watched it with others in the front room of John Hall Hatthews and family, t...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3386

Re: Letter to Head Master

On the subject of Burr and his car, I seem to recall a phenomenon known as "Potty driving", which I think involved Burr zigzagging (deliberately) his way up the Avenue. I don't think I ever witnessed it myself. Further to previous posts, Rev Atkinson was housemaster of Mid B in c.73-75 (I left in 75...