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by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 50
Views: 6781

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Staff moved around a fair bit during my time, as I remember it anyway, not any specific reason as far as I can recall. The Endacott's, Holdsworth's, Flemming's, for example, all were in multiple houses while I was there. Also a bunch of teachers who were house masters/tutors then moved out but stil...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 66
Views: 7944

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

I know of 3 marriages between CH couples from my year and the year above. I’m sure there are many more. Certainly there’s a couple from my sister’s year that are married... Two separate friends of mine (one was a year below and one was 2 years above) got together and eventually married when they me...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 66
Views: 7944

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

My understanding is that there is far less alcohol on a Saturday night as the house parents have breathalysers - no Grecians’ club either I LOVE IT PLUM ! Breathalysers at CH. Are they often used, and if so, what are the consequences ? 35 mg being the driving limit, is there a limit for pupils ? I’...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 66
Views: 7944

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

My understanding is that there is far less alcohol on a Saturday night as the house parents have breathalysers - no Grecians’ club either
by Great Plum
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Duncan Noel-Paton [FOUND]
Replies: 60
Views: 19443

Re: Duncan Noel-Paton [FOUND]

Just spent some time going back through this thread. I believe the large castle type house mentioned in places is Holmbush House at Faygate which is just off the dual carriageway from Horsham to Crawley. I'm sure Plum would be able to confirm this. Lovely oldie worldly pub near by as well. Just spo...
by Great Plum
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

I’m sure most of you will have heard by now but if not, here’s the email from the development director... I wanted to let you know that the CH Band will have the great honour of leading a special procession of 10,000 people past the Cenotaph in London this Sunday. The procession - called The People'...
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3886

Re: The Old Blue 2018

On the 'flags' issue, as I recall, anyone has the right to fly the Cross of St. George, but MUST have local authority permission to fly the Union Standard, (Union Jack). Nope - not anymore see: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/15438/fly...
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3886

Re: The Old Blue 2018

A quick skim read - I thought it was pretty good
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3886

Re: The Old Blue 2018

I’ve yet to see it yet but the tag line ‘a school like no other’ has been running for a number of years...
Every school seems to have one it seems...
by Great Plum
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 4200

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Wow, that's quite a coincidence that there are two Michael Porteouses (rare name) who are both roughly the same age and both employed in private schools... Indeed. What a coincidence. A photo, if possible, of the 2nd., (West Country) Porteous might be interesting. I’ve not found one but his wife is...
by Great Plum
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 4200

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

I would think it’s a different Michael Porteous - there’s a Canon Michael Porteous in the West Kerrier benefice near Penzance who is more likely to be him...
http://www.westkerrierbenefice.org.uk/c ... -team-.php
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 4200

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

LHA wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:54 pm
A decent enough letter. Who are the six expelled? Husband, Dobbie, Webb, Burr, Karim and ???
It could be any old blue who has been convicted of sexual offences m
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 4200

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

J.R. wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:41 pm
I have received the October CHOBA newsletter, but not this letter, but then again I didn't receive any response to an E-Mail to the HM some weeks ago.

Persona Non Grata, me wonders ??
Such a conspiracy theorist, John! :D

There is a link in that email from choba...
by Great Plum
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 47
Views: 9392

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

When I was at CH, I was a vertigo guide and there was one occasion when we took (with a member of the maintenance staff) a group of engineers down the tube around the dining hall area.

In recent years, there have been tours on OB day - nothing recently due to the rebuild of the kitchens.
by Great Plum
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 3617

Re: Attitudes to sports

Talking of sport, oldies among us will remember the athletics track, which was dug up some years ago and turned into a carpark. Now, under a revolutionary plan, the carpark is to be dug up and turned into - would you believe? - an athletics track. That's progress. No wonder the school has to keep a...