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by Straz
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 782

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: 202

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: 41
Views: 2843

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: 9
Views: 6468

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: 17
Views: 1691

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: 17
Views: 1691

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: 17
Views: 1691

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: 1836

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...
by Straz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

The man in the white suit was definitely the John Mason that I knew in the 1980s. He replaced Fruupp's original keyboardist in January 1975 and played on their fourth and final album 'Modern Masquerades'. Clearly there is a mistake on the internet, where the two names are the same, and the timeline ...
by Straz
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Thanks Spoonbill. Much appreciated. The John Mason who was the keyboardist with Fruupp (and who I knew later on in the 1980s) is pictured on this Fruupp fan site. http://www.alexgitlin.com/fruup.html He is in the third picture down, wearing a white jacket, with white trousers and blue shirt. Is this...
by Straz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Much appreciated Andrew.
It's looking increasingly likely that there has been some confusion on the internet.
by Straz
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Clearout
Replies: 34
Views: 5049

Re: Old Blue Clearout

A cow in dining hall? What a great story!
But surely a case of pulling the udder one...
by Straz
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Thank you for your reply Phil. It's most helpful. I think it's possible that there may have been some confusion on the internet, linking Irish keyboardist John Mason (who had played with Fruupp and I got to know in the 1980s) with the Visitor 2035 project and CH. Any more information from anyone wou...
by Straz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

I'm guessing that John was a music master, but that would need confirmation.
by Straz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1836

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Hi all, I'm trying to find out some information about John Mason, a former CH teacher, circa 1976. There have been a few posts on this forum about Cain! - the CH/Visitor 2035 production, circa 1976 - and it seems that John may have been involved in this. The production was shortly after I left CH, s...