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by Straz
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 31
Views: 5147

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Mr Littlefield's nickname was always a mystery to me. I naively assumed it might have something to do with body odour, so it's interesting to read the various theories that have been put forward in this thread. All I can recall about him was that he was hall warden, there was no nonsense from anyone...
by Straz
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 28
Views: 6208

Re: Milk

Glad to read this thread... it's brought back a lot of memories! I remember the milk churns from the 70s. Normally the milk was OK, but when it was off - yuck!!! Fortunately it wasn't off the day that I got the largest electric shock I've ever had in my life... and celebrated my recovery with a very...
by Straz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Remembering 50 years ago...
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Remembering 50 years ago...

Fifty years ago I was in my second year at CH. It had seemed a fairly normal day - getting up, marching to dining hall, breakfast, classes, and so on. Then in the afternoon my world - and my brother's - was turned upside down when we learnt that our mother had died unexpectedly at home. Our lives we...
by Straz
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: Article about the Tube

Thanks for posting this Charles. It's fascinating, especially the map of the Tube system and photos of side tunnels, under the cloisters, chapel, etc. I recall various bods managing to get in to these out of bounds sections of the Tube, but I was never brave enough myself. Some years ago, my wife an...
by Straz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bob Rae - R.I.P.
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Bob Rae - R.I.P.

More sad news.
Rocker was quite a character that many of us knew over the years.
RIP Bob.
by Straz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sad news of Colin Somerville
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Sad news of Colin Somerville

Very sad news indeed.
I was a contemporary of Colin's at CH.
I didn't know him that well, but he was a good guy.
There's a longer obituary here, with a brief mention of CH:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/185 ... ncert-3am/

RIP Colin.
by Straz
Sat May 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

I remember leave days in the 1960s being rather dull, especially during the winter. But my brother was delighted to see us, wherever we went. Horsham - often on a rainy day - was inevitably the place to go. The Sunset restaurant - with a big hike up some steep stairs - was very popular with many hou...
by Straz
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4750

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Sad to hear this news.
I didn't know Tom very well, but very occasionally our paths would cross.
Definitely one of the good guys.
RIP Tom.
by Straz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: Michael Streather (LHB, PeA 1968-75), RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Michael Streather (LHB, PeA 1968-75), RIP

I was very sad to read in the Old Blue that Michael Streather (LHB, PeA 1968-75), had passed away.
I remember Mike from my time at CH. Nice guy.
I had no idea what he did after CH, and there's currently no obituary on the Old Blues section of the CH site, so I wondered if anyone had any news?
by Straz
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 45
Views: 9714

Re: Cross-country runs

I heard a tale of a certain fellow pupil who was forced to participate in one of the aforementioned cross-country runs during the early 1970s. He became a cropper on the treacherous mud in Shelley's Wood, slipped and fell badly, doing himself a very nasty injury in the process. It was so serious tha...
by Straz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chapel choir, c. 1956
Replies: 10
Views: 9338

Re: Chapel choir, c. 1956

Brilliant photo.
It may have been staged, but it's a class act from a pro photographer of the mid-1950s, carefully balancing available light and additional light to create a powerful yet intimate image that's full of detail.
Many thanks to eucsgmrc for posting it.
by Straz
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 21
Views: 5139

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

Great to hear such positive comments about the theatre from a current pupil. I remember the excitement when the theatre first opened, circa 1974. We'd never seen anything like it! Clearly it had tremendous potential, while its ability to help further theatrical study and improve performance was obvi...
by Straz
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 21
Views: 5139

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

Thanks for the update Matt. I remember all the upheaval that went into the theatre's construction in the early 1970s. Once it was finished, I thought that potentially it was a brilliant building, but badly let down by the seating, so good to hear that this was improved, and that a refurb is ongoing....
by Straz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 21
Views: 5139

What were your thoughts about the theatre?

In a recent thread - about John Mason, Visitor 2035 and the Cain! production of 1976 - it was interesting to read people's memories of the (then) newly built theatre. I attended drama lessons and the occasional production in the theatre's first year or so, but I left in July 1975, so I don't recall ...
by Straz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 4582

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. The information has now been passed on to my friend. As I said, good to clear up what has clearly been a confusion on the net. I found that people's thoughts on the (then) new theatre were interesting to read. I've started off a new thread about...