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by LongGone
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Music recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Music recommendations

On the subject of radio, you might be interested in Radio Garden. The green dots on this Google Earth map represent radio stations all over the world. Click on any one of the dots and you will immediately hear that station with very good reception. For example, halfway up Ireland's east coast, ther...
by LongGone
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Music recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Music recommendations

Another thread, about rock music in the 50's, contains a couple of peoples' suggestions for music/performers that might not be so well known. It occurs to me that we might pursue this as a topic. The forum contains people from very different locations, backgrounds, experiences and tastes, so we migh...
by LongGone
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bohemian members of staff
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Bohemian members of staff

“ CH was still a single-sex school when DNP arrived. I think he was fairly aghast that boys were required to dress up as women to portray female roles in most drama productions, and I'm sure he was determined to change this sorry state of affairs, asap. ” Though back then the school was renown for i...
by LongGone
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 30
Views: 5810

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

David, David, David - this is the problem with the Internet isn't it: a mixture of facts, falsehoods and half truths? A senior religious scholar in Saudi Arabia did indeed issue the said fatwa but he was not the supreme religious authority as such; as far as I know, there are no supreme (earthly) a...
by LongGone
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Meaning of colored walls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Meaning of colored walls

I feel that the original premise, housemasters influenced the image/actuality of each house, has merit. It has been mentioned several times on this site that bullying varied enormously from house to house. My memory of MaA was that it was rare and fairly random. Both Todd and Barker exuded an aura o...
by LongGone
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury

The great advantage of having Henry as our founder is Immediate recognition: when you say Edward VI it elicits mainly blank looks followed by “The guy who abdicated?”
by LongGone
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 25
Views: 1586

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: 2127

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: 817

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: 5302

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: 2330

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: 1027

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: 1507

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: 21226

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: 2784

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...