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by eucsgmrc
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?

.... A new radio was duly ordered & when it arrived it was realized that CH was still in the stone age & generating DC current. ... Not sure when CH switched to the national grid ... The school was still generating DC from the boiler house - part of the gym/swimming pool/armoury complex - i...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

"Never touch a younger boy ..." -I don't think I ever heard him say that, but it certainly was commonly believed to be a Kit quote. We all understood that his missing leg was a war wound, but we didn't have a clear idea of where or how it had happened. Tanks and D-day were mentioned, but t...
by eucsgmrc
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3552

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

If my memory serves me well this tension between the two sides in the US would have been the theme for classic westerns like "Shane" (Alan Ladd and Jack Palance) Ranchers vs settlers. Is that right? Spot on. But (adopting a more serious expression) I think we're now in the wrong thread in...
by eucsgmrc
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3552

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

What was the night time activity like in Col A John? The dormitories were a public forum. Nothing could happen without everybody else seeing and hearing. And commenting, loudly and for weeks thereafter. Col A, taking its lead from Kit Aitken, was inclined to prudery, censoriousness and mockery, so ...
by eucsgmrc
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3552

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

Would barbed wire have been that widespread in the 19th century? Besides, what would have stopped the boys using the normal entrance to the adjacent cubicle...? Barbed wire was becoming practical and widespread by the mid-1870s. It made it economic to keep cattle off good arable land. Barbed wire s...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4203

Re: Brexit

As an aside, both Scotland and NI voted to REMAIN by more than 52:48, so you could argue that if we are going to fully respect the 2016 referendum result, the option for them to decide whether to leave the UK and rejoin the EU/Ireland should have been granted when the UK officially left the EU in J...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Concerning eucsgmrc's mention of 'elite schools', I do not know what he means - perhaps he would care to define them, please? Grammar schools? Public schools? There's plenty of excited public discussion about this kind of thing, and has been for years. I'll leave it to the people who get excited ab...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

If the topic is independent schools, then we've already wandered off the point within the first day of discussion. We might get more clarity if we try to distinguish issues about independent schools issues about boarding schools issues about elite schools I'd like to raise one point about independen...
by eucsgmrc
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nicko, Dicko and Kerensky
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Nicko, Dicko and Kerensky

rockfreak wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:03 pm I've lost John Wexler's thread where there is mention of ...
It's not my post, but you'll find it a long way down in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3860
by eucsgmrc
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2499

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. That Louis Vuiton trunk did have casters - four of them, on the bottom, and they weren't steerable. It was a struggle to push the thi...
by eucsgmrc
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2499

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

As for the trunk it was a hand-me-down - very thick leather, too heavy empty to move and covered with shipping and hotel labels. Lots of us had hand-me-down or second-hand trunks in Sejintenej's and my era. There were plenty of them in junk shops (which don't really exist nowadays). My father found...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

"... many went awry for reasons the Germans were never able to establish. Of those launched from the Pas de Calais several ended up near Paris, another near Brussels ... Those may not have been intended for England. It's now almost completely forgotten that Antwerp was also the victim of a pro...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?

I suspect that Mr Flecker was not a scientist; otherwise I would probably have expected him to have written that the buildings were stressed: stress being the force applied; strain being the resulting deformation. That's all very well if the stresses and strains are within the elastic limits of the...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 6124

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

rockfreak wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:27 pm On corps days he was one of those masters who was prone to dressing up in khaki and generally hanging about.
I cannot imagine a better or more concise description of "the officers".
by eucsgmrc
Thu May 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: The school glider

I too recall seeing it very occasionally on Little Side. It looked perfectly capable of gliding, but not soaring, so with a bungee launch it would never be able to get far off the ground. I'm sure it would respond to all the normal control inputs of a plane, but it only had a brief time to respond b...