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by Great Plum
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Theo Usherwood in hospital with pneumonia
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Theo Usherwood in hospital with pneumonia

I’ve been texting him (he was on my year) and I’m pleased to say he’s out of hospital.
by Great Plum
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WATER TOWER

Is it not something like 6 feet lower than Sharpenhurst to balance the water from the reservoir there?
by Great Plum
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2843

Re: Cross-country runs

AMP wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Great Plum wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:24 am

These days, the don’t run it outside the ring fence so I assume they must just run around big side or something...
Any idea why?
I would expect the danger of kids running on roads, especially over Peele Bridge as well as potential child protection concerns...
by Great Plum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2843

Re: Cross-country runs

In the 1990s, there were two versions of the steeplechase (junior and senior) They both started at the 1st XI cricket pavilion, over Peele Bridge, down Peele Straight and then up the footpath across the field to the church at Itchingfield. Then it was left. The junior course then turned left at itch...
by Great Plum
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Milk

I seem to remember nobody ever used a knife but just wiped the bread on the still-wrapped butter. :lol: knives were hard to come by, but I remember doing this too. Peeling the top of the butter pack, then rubbing it on the toast until the coverage was acceptable. I did this in the first share house...
by Great Plum
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Milk

I remember getting milk in cubes (like a wine bladder in a box) that fit into a little fridge. Must have been at least 20L in those, they seemed to just keep on coming. Can't remember there ever being a milk shortage :lol: I think they were called ‘milkpaks’ - they were an endless source of milk! O...
by Great Plum
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

I was starting my UF when the merger happened. It was quite usual for UF/GE girls to have a relationship with Grecians - in general terms girls are a bit more mature than boys of a similar teenage and on a specific basis initially there were 3 times as many hormonal teenage boys looking for relatio...
by Great Plum
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Clearout
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Re: Old Blue Clearout

Trying to remember whose mini (Gunning's ?) was placed sideways in the cloister archway whilst we there. I also still have a photo of the last morning of term on my deps (88?) when the year above had made a house of cards from toilet doors in the quad along with setting up a couple of classrooms (d...
by Great Plum
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Stopped? Yep, unless school policy has changed you both got your marching orders. As for allowed? Well, as said above, it's a grey area. Unless you're advocating a totalitarian regime, best option IMO is ensure there is open access to information and education on sexual health, consent, and sexuali...
by Great Plum
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

Thank goodness for that - the foyer was tiny!
by Great Plum
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Peter and Miranda Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Peter and Miranda Harris

A friend of mine’s brother passed away in this car crash sadly.
by Great Plum
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

I think they are extending the foyer too!
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

It was a great palce. i was at CH from 1978-1984 and perhaps witnessed the wonder years of Duncan Noel-Patton productions. I even acted in 3 myself. It was indeed a massive stage and depsite the awful red benches and red surroundings, the quality of the performances on stage soon put to rest any po...
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

Does the Prep Hall still get used for productions of any kind? By the time I was at CH (1992), the prep hall had been converted into two classrooms (mr Stannard - RE and Mr Fleming (archaeology). When they started renovating the boarding houses (2001-2010?), the prep block was used as a ‘decant’ bo...
by Great Plum
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

The seating was awful when I was first at the school in the early 90s - it was replaced with much more comfortable seating in around 96 I think. The ‘moveable’ galleries at the back of the stage were fixed down due to health and safety but they have sorted them out now so they move pneumatically I t...