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by Ajarn Philip
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?

Well, whither Craig Douglas now? In a wheelchair, apparently, but still performing until comparatively recently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Douglas He continues to perform, with bookings at night clubs and on cruise ships.[1] Until 2010, Douglas toured venues across the UK, including the M...
by Ajarn Philip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Old and New London by Walter Thornbury

While temporarily distracted from work (I have no idea how that happened...), I came across Old and New London vol. 2, by Walter Thornbury (Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878). Chapter XLVI is devoted, in considerable detail, to CH. I'm sure it's known to many of you,...
by Ajarn Philip
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Korea veteran Sam Mercer dies at 91
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Korea veteran Sam Mercer dies at 91

Can you copy/paste the article for those of us who don't have a Telegraph subscription?
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 31
Views: 1418

Re: Brexit

Pe.A wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Ajarn Philip wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:09 am
Pe.A wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:02 am

Such a good question.
My niece, who works on the Dover ferries, informs me that duty-free Bells whisky is going for £10 a litre...
Not my favourite tipple (awful stuff) - but what did it cost before...?
About £20 for a litre bottle.
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 31
Views: 1418

Re: Brexit

Bells is fine if you like a wee dram in your coffee now and then... :oops: Morrisons invariably have a couple of decent single malts on offer at around £20-23, and Amazon, would you believe, recently had a very attractive offer for a bottle of Jura delivered to your door! Effortless Hebridean bliss...
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 31
Views: 1418

Re: Brexit

Pe.A wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:02 am
Katharine wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:27 pm Andrew, Can you or anybody else tell me just what is meant by this often much vaunted sovereignty?
Such a good question.
My niece, who works on the Dover ferries, informs me that duty-free Bells whisky is going for £10 a litre...
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

All of this is so much more interesting than the bare bones. I love the idea that in 1938 Kit could just pop over to Kingston for a few weeks to visit his brother. I dare say he spent longer travelling there and back than he did in Kingston!
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

Further to the above, Ancestry.com has a record of Kit arriving at Bristol on the SS Ariguani - travelling 1st class... 8) - from Kingston Jamaica on 12 September 1938. Address, the Vicarage, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. I have a screenshot of the page, but can't post it.
by Ajarn Philip
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

My only memory of Kit is of him getting around on his single-pedal bicycle. In my day the story was that he had lost his leg in a plane crash returning to England at the end of the war.
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Britt or European
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Britt or European

How one identifies nationally is an interesting question. I consider myself to be British even though I also hold Irish nationality. I live in England and both my parents were born in England but I don't particular identify as English, and I was born overseas in Malta. As time goes by I am increasi...
by Ajarn Philip
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

I don't argue with many of those BUT do they really need a new drama building - was Big School not enough? Will getting up and spouting on a stage help the average Joe? That actually turned me off speaking for life which I have found a major detriment but do they care? No. Seriously? The theatre wa...
by Ajarn Philip
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 26
Views: 5209

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

^^ Very interesting, thanks for posting it.
by Ajarn Philip
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4191

Re: Brexit

^^Andrew, this seems an appropriate moment to wish you and all forum members a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4191

Re: Brexit

... And I meant to add that while we get the opportunity to correct electoral errors every 4-5 years, this referendum seems to be final (unlike the Scottish independence referendum, which would undoubtedly have been final if the vote had been 'yes'), although I have absolutely no doubt that if the s...
by Ajarn Philip
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4191

Re: Brexit

I'm fed up with Brexit. Brexit, Brexit. This is probably not the best thread for you then... I hope history is scathing to a generation that was either complicit or duped. Some legacy. I agree with much of what you say, Avon, particularly that Brexit is a Bad Thing, as will undoubtedly be pointed o...