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by Ajarn Philip
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 97
Views: 34034

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Can some rugger b*gger clear things up for me. Do Exeter Chiefs actually get a trophy (like silverware) for finishing the season by having accumulated the greatest number of points over a period of time in the Gallagher Premiership, or is it then submitted to a lottery in which the top four finishe...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 97
Views: 34034

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Joe is captaining Wasps in the Premiership final against Exeter this evening, kick-off 6pm.
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1940

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I imagine he would think of himself principally as a stage actor, but in terms of TV in the last decade his roles in Endeavour and Ashes to Ashes immediately spring to mind.
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1940

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

One of the things I like about this forum is the way topics are allowed to veer off track, however I can't help feeling we've had this conversation about charity status numerous times on other threads over the last decade and more. Does anyone know how much Roger Allam's parents paid towards his fee...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1940

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

One of my favourite actors; I confess I'm extremely envious. He was several years ahead of me at CH, but I have a clear memory, which has stayed with me, of him singing "In the Bleak Midwinter" as a tenor in the choir when I was a treble. It made quite an impression, so I'm hoping I won't be told I'...
by Ajarn Philip
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

sejintenej wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:44 am ( I later came across a typist with six fingers on one hand and that was also ignored).
There's an extremely poor taste joke there somewhere... :oops:
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

The nearest thing I remember to a disability was one lad who suffered from epilepsy, and I wasn't aware of that until he had a fit in the Avenue one day. That would have been in the early 70s, I think.
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Article about the Tube

Yes, fascinating. I can clearly recall the musty smell of the Tube after all these years, and I also seem to remember quite a lot of puddles. EDIT: on the subject of tunnels, I used to live in a house at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover directly beneath Dover Castle. There was a bricked-up entr...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 89
Views: 16461

Re: School Chaplains

Probably your best contribution to the forum so far! :clap: :clap:
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Oh gawd, the pre-first term John Lewis shopping trip. It must have almost bankrupted my parents, though I didn't realise it at the time. I can picture my blue trunk now with no effort at all. I can even see the lining. But for the life of me, I have no idea what happened to it after I left! Shame, i...
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 87
Views: 14780

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Goatherd wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:28 pm In addition, I read (OK in the Mail, so not true) that the earlier you get up the more likely you are to suffer from dementia!
Jings, I hope that's not true! I rarely sleep more than 4 hours straight these days, so I'm up at silly o'clock on a daily basis. :shock:
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: Morton Peto

Crap, that's sad news. He clearly didn't waste his life, making a major contribution, and died way too young. As have a surprising number of my contemporaries. Sincere condolences to his family.
by Ajarn Philip
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: Morton Peto

^^I agree, I have only vague memories of the Petos, including their daughter and the OB she married, so nothing of interest to post, but I can't imagine there being anything remotely scurrilous to post and I'd hate to think that Avon's or Comenius' posts could be misinterpretd.
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 6063

Re: Black Lives Matter

I've used Firefox as my main browser for a number of years, and I've never looked at the 'recommended' articles, at least not until you mentioned it. There are 21 on offer, none of which are remotely controversial, unless you consider kombucha tea (whatever that is), VJ Day and Cajun seasoning contr...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: English Exceptionalism

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. Is it that the English are the only nation to typecast or make fun of other nationalities? Surely not... As a rosbif/pom/limey/sasannach/etc. you must know better. Not to mention the wide variety of names we call each other: Tyke/Brummie/Manc/Janner. If...