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by LongGone
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Memories of trunks and even suitcases being lugged around, with the resultant arm, back and shoulder pain, make me wonder why wheeled luggage didn’t exist back then. Certainly the technology was available. All I can think is that most people who traveled a lot tended to have money and always paid ot...
by LongGone
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 86
Views: 13656

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

I recall Sergeant Guest sporting an army woolly pully but never saw him in any sort of uniform. As for what his duties were in my day, beyond supervising drills and swimming lessons and overseeing the Post Office, I have no idea. I never once saw him enter a classroom. Did he do things on Field Day...
by LongGone
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 45
Views: 7052

Re: Cross-country runs

Probably the more feared for me was Two Mile Ash to Tower Hill, down Parthings Lane, across several clay fields, swim/wade across the stream leading to Doctor’s Pond up past the Infirmary and back to the house. The only plus was, at the right time of year, Parthings Lane was loaded with blackberries...
by LongGone
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: GRACE

The Grecians’ ballroom dancing classes ended because Mr DCF Chaundy, who initiated and taught them (a teacher of physics, very pleasant chap and junior housemaster in Barnes A) left CH for a post at Malvern College. He was a most enthusiastic folk dancer and successfully taught ballroom and Morris ...
by LongGone
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: GRACE

Slightly off tangent but another area of responsibility was the conducting of the Band for the Lunch Parade formation before marching in. Two three beat drum rolls followed by a bang on the Bass Drum, repeated once. My memory is it started with a crescendo/diminuendo to get our attention. Then, Two...
by LongGone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: GRACE

seajayuu wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:00 am Come on Katharine, you must remember the thinnest possible slice of ham for Sunday breakfast! We never did figure out why there was always a green sheen to it.
Clearly the slices were so thin that they exhibited ‘thin film interference’ just like the rainbow patters seen on oil films. :D
by LongGone
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 3551

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

[quote=MrEd post_id=148130 time=1592167274 user_id=205After doing a biological sciences degree many moons ago, I recently enquired about an M.Sc in Marine Biology at Aberystwyth, I have to say that I was delighted to have been offered a plaice.
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Power tip: Don’t emigrate to Saskatchewan. :D
by LongGone
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 3551

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

Well, since I went even less than red brick (Prifysgol Bangor), I’m not sure CH would even tally mine. For what it’s worth my bachelors was in Zoology/Oceanography. After emigrating to Saskatchewan the Oceanography became somewhat moot and all my later work was in Molecular genetics/Cell biology.
by LongGone
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

Are Leave Days a renamed ‘Whole Holiday’ that forced us off the grounds with a brown paper bag containing a fish paste sandwich and a shriveled apple? Those with money went boating at Amberley, the broke but brave hitchhiked to Brighton and the rest huddled outside the school fence until it was time...
by LongGone
Mon May 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

CCF alternative

Sometime in the 50s you could opt out of the CCF and do odd jobs around the grounds. Do any members have additional information about this?
by LongGone
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dining hall dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Dining hall dimensions

Getting away from the current doom and gloom, and the political diatribes: does anyone know the dimensions of the dining hall? I can find how much it costs to rent, along with other unwanted information, but not its size.
by LongGone
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 2788

Re: WATER TOWER

In my day it was clearly known as being 120 feet high. In a Maths class with I R McConnell we once did some trig exercises and surveyed the tower with some rudimentary surveyor's tools, so I remember the 'official' height clearly. Not sure whether the quoted height of 120 feet was to the peak of th...
by LongGone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 2788

Re: WATER TOWER

In my day it was clearly known as being 120 feet high. In a Maths class with I R McConnell we once did some trig exercises and surveyed the tower with some rudimentary surveyor's tools, so I remember the 'official' height clearly. Not sure whether the quoted height of 120 feet was to the peak of th...
by LongGone
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 4476

Re: COVID19

“ EDIT: just seen some figures. These suggest that of those tested for the virus 3.7% died.”
So, obviously the safe thing is to not get tested! :D
by LongGone
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 4476

Re: COVID19

Since we are planning a visit to England next month, we are keeping a careful eye on things. We recognize that, both being in our 70s, we are in a potential high-risk group. On the other hand we are both in excellent health and neither even catch colds most years, so are fairly optimistic. One good ...