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by Ajarn Philip
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

This thread has taken a distinctly nauseous turn! Perhaps a new thread should be started entitled "Hangovers I have had" or "Projectile vomiting adventures"? :lol: :drinkers: :drinkers:
by Ajarn Philip
Sat May 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Article about the Tube

However, don't waste your time looking for the CH article on line!
by Ajarn Philip
Thu May 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

loringa wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:12 am
...indeed, I may be in a better position myself to help those less well off than me.
Excellent, could you lend me a tenner? :)
by Ajarn Philip
Wed May 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

Going to the cinema was forbidden by the school, for fear that germs would be picked up and redistributed at CH later on... Seriously? That sounds ridiculous, but at the same time strangely plausible, though I have no memory of such a prohibition. Then again, I have no specific memories of Saturday...
by Ajarn Philip
Wed May 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1892

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

It is important to remember with all the disgrace around the scandals at CH that teachers like Mr Jeffers were also there, and they should not be eclipsed by the darkness of those wretched few. These words, together with the numerous tributes in this thread and elsewhere, speak volumes about the li...
by Ajarn Philip
Mon May 25, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Finances apart, CH is, as it has always been, for paupers. Children from broken homes or orphans in childrens homes. If you can afford full fees, then your children have opportunity. They don't need CH. one slight element to the above; the fee is based on your income for the individual year. When i...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat May 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: Ken Grimshaw

loringa wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:28 am
... though I seem to remember a stripped down Wolseley without bodywork that lived in or behind the Manual School.
Behind the Manual School??? :shock: That's shocking, depriving pupils of one of the nearest smoking spots.
by Ajarn Philip
Thu May 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: The school glider

Incidentally, some of those in the RAF Section at that time may well have made their first flight, as I did, in a 2-seater De Haviland Chipmunk trainer on an RAF Section Field Day at White Waltham RAF station near Maidenhead. Anybody else who had that experience may like to know that, if they flew ...
by Ajarn Philip
Mon May 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 76
Views: 11644

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

Well done on your 'toys' research, but I must take issue with you on the following: ... rather pretentiously called the Senior Classics Don, bit like addressing the teachers at Hogwarts as Professor. There is nothing pretentious about Hogwarts teachers being addressed as professor as they all have c...
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

LHA wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:27 am
ah yes easier to buy nowadays than I thought!
When you do, can I borrow it...? :lol:
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5577

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

What does giving tangents mean? Using a ruler, striking downwards edgewise in a slicing motion, so tangentially (?) on the body rather than directly. I've confused myself with this description, so I hope it makes sense! :mrgreen: Also, apologies for accidentally 'liking' your post, and then removin...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

The McDaids! How could I have forgotten them? Paddy, Mick and... erm... McDaid Junior. Mid B. I have fond memories of Mick, who was my contemporary, particularly propping against him. I believe he joined the Hong Kong police.
by Ajarn Philip
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Pop quiz: which family had the most brothers at CH? In my day, the Savages. 3 (or 4?). Also in your day 3 Farnfields. I remember the Farnfields well, but perhaps not as well as I thought, as I only remember 2 of them! Pete was in the year above me, and became a very impressive Band Captain (is that...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Pop quiz: which family had the most brothers at CH?

In my day, the Savages. 3 (or 4?).