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by LongGone
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

Well, since “Kit” is a common contraction for Christopher, and he is at Col A, I will go out on a limb and accept them as being the same person.
by LongGone
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 1588

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

"Bring back slide rules, blackboards and fountain pens; so many unnecessary luxuries that could be done away with... "

Slide rules and fountain pens!! What sort of nonsense is this? Fingers and an honest nib pen that sprayed in all directions were good enough for us.
by LongGone
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UNDERGROUND BUNKER
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: UNDERGROUND BUNKER

The only ones I remember were off Two Mile Ash in a wooded area. One was concrete, with an opening facing the road and had no back. My ex-army brother-in-law suggests it was probably for use by an anti-tank gun, which could be quickly removed out the back. The other was fairly close and was undergro...
by LongGone
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4251

Re: Brexit

They could aternate the skiffage pie with Marmite fritters to provide a balanced diet.
by LongGone
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Trump - I don't wanna go!
Replies: 28
Views: 1992

Re: Trump - I don't wanna go!

The problem with reforming the US electoral process is that it is embedded in the Constitution. To change it would require not just passing both houses but also to be approved by 75% of the States. Since none of the smaller States are likely to approve a change, as it would reduce their influence, t...
by LongGone
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Disabilities 50s, 60s

Thinking back, I cannot remember any students with disabilities. Certainly no blind or wheelchair-bound, but not even any that were excused participation in sports. Was I simply unobservant, or did the school avoid accepting such students?
by LongGone
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Article about the Tube

There is an older thread about the Tube: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4153&hilit=tunnel
by LongGone
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 92
Views: 19831

Re: School Chaplains

Just as well. He was probably too p*ssed. A lovely guy actually. He was, as the late lamented Dr Scuffil has observed, almost certainly homosexual. Nothing wrong with that of course, but back then definitely socially a bit of a problem in the outside world (ie outside the English boarding school). ...
by LongGone
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2525

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: 87
Views: 17559

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: 9779

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: 7483

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: 7483

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: 7483

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: 6138

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