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by Ajarn Philip
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1757

Re: Cross-country runs

This post, like the cross-country runs it refers to, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, and if the Mods have any remaining shred of compassion they'll delete it immediately. Some boys were designed for such activity (the Sean Phelans of this world in my era), but for those of us built for str...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65638

Re: Politics

Like most people I am a massive fan of the NHS but I am not sure it can go on as it is. The only real way to pay for improvements is to increase taxes and no political party seems willing to grip this particular issue. I am not talking just about increasing taxes on the better off but it needs to r...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65638

Re: Politics

I [...] am sad at the national F Off at anyone from a low-income background doing an honest day's work and striving to improve their lives. I'm inclined to agree, but I'm equally sad that a majority of those "from a low-income background doing an honest day's work and striving to improve their live...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 1504

Re: Neil Simms

Neil Simms was a house tutor in my senior house for the whole four years I was there, in which context we only spoke once in all that time. Frankly he was pretty uninvolved in house activities and only seemed to put in the barest minimum of appearances necessary. His life seemed to be more about te...
by Ajarn Philip
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1444

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

I don't remember Wounded Knee, but it seems that DNP had a definite western theme going when he first arrived, as I was in the last (I think) Big School production, Indians, centred around Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. No wooden horses, but I seem to recall there was a real pony, surely too small t...
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65638

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: 94
Views: 25991

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: 1259

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: 6889

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: 462

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: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17810

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: 607
Views: 65638

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: 6471

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: 3052

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: 1743

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: