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by LongGone
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 45
Views: 6286

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: 2213

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: 2213

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: 2213

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: 2713

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: 2713

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: 1671

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: 996

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: 1187

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: 2443

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: 2443

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: 3923

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: 3923

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 ...
by LongGone
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 45
Views: 6286

Re: Cross-country runs

rockfreak wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:26 pm
Regarding Loringa'a complaint about being interrupted by advertisements, I have a theory that when you get to a certain age they feel that you are suitable fodder for Asian brides and penis enlargement. That's my theory anyway.
I could deal with those, but mine are for D cup swimwear!
by LongGone
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Tuck parcels

I fondly remember tuck parcels. When I missed a family birthday, I would get a parcel in the form of an empty plastic butter container containing a slice of birthday cake. I would also get the occasional refill of Pengiuns, Wagon Wheels, biscuits, etc. I am relieved to read this. I was beginning to...