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by Ajarn Philip
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 25
Views: 1586

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

Jabod2 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:19 pm Does anyone recall which leg he'd lost?
Argh! Do you realise what you've done?? We're all wracking our brains trying to come up with images of Kit cycling through the cloisters...

My money's on the left leg...
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Music recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Music recommendations

On the subject of radio, you might be interested in Radio Garden. The green dots on this Google Earth map represent radio stations all over the world. Click on any one of the dots and you will immediately hear that station with very good reception. For example, halfway up Ireland's east coast, there...
by Ajarn Philip
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A question regarding a punishment book
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: A question regarding a punishment book

... (no one really reads it but it's something to do) I like your style, Charlie! :lol: :lol: You might like to plough your way through these threads: https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4549&p=131769&hilit=drill#p131769 https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&...
by Ajarn Philip
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bohemian members of staff
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Bohemian members of staff

From another thread, re Nell Todd: In spite of my criticism, I agree that she was a pleasant person and clearly the only staff member who could be considered a Bohemian. Her clothing was colourful, always loose and often peasant-like in style. However most striking was her décolleté. "Her décol...
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: 23
Views: 1242

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: 9
Views: 467

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: 228

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: 37
Views: 2389

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: 37
Views: 2389

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: 37
Views: 2389

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: 25
Views: 1586

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: 25
Views: 1586

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: 25
Views: 1586

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: 921

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...