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by eucsgmrc
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?
Replies: 29
Views: 3214

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

... John Wexler might disagree with me but to Kit it was a total ban on anything; he just m i g h t have given permission for the National Anthem, perhaps even Rule Britannia but Jerusalem would have been trying it on. I suspect Kit categorised music by what the performers were wearing: hymns (cass...
by eucsgmrc
Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Films at CH, 1956-1960
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Films at CH, 1956-1960

If someone wants to compile all the titles of films shown at CH Horsham in those days, I believe they were listed on the school Calendar. This was a small piece of printed cardboard, which also mentioned all the sporting and Debating Society fixtures, names of visiting preachers, meetings of the 19...
by eucsgmrc
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 77
Views: 6632

Re: Brexit

Very few countries understand hot water suet pastry. France understands the concept of "cold meat in a pastry wrapper", but while the meat texture is OK, the pastry isn't. I have enjoyed some exceptionally delicious patés en croute, and the pastry has been good. Not, it's true, actual hot...
by eucsgmrc
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 141
Views: 47815

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

Do you remember the huge picture of a cow defecating on the wall of his lab? It was there for years. The picture I mean - not the cow. I do. I believe it was a rather simple representation of the nitrogen cycle, but the only memorable bit (for the likes of us) was the pile of poo. We were well acqu...
by eucsgmrc
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 141
Views: 47815

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

The 'tickling stick'? Surely it was 'Tickle-toby'? Indeed it was! Until you mentioned the name Toby, the whole "tickling stick" thread meant nothing to me - just another feature of Housey life that I had forgotten, or never been aware of. But yes, I certainly recall Tickle Toby as somethi...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: In 1966 I was:
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: In 1966 I was:

... at a friend's wedding reception. Reception in function room. Free drinks in function room. Television in public bar, but no free drinks. Reception strangely quiet. Bride not best pleased. I can't remember much about it. There must be an explanation for that.
by eucsgmrc
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Dorm Raids
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Dorm Raids

In the late 40s and 50s, not only were Dorm raids totally unknown, but entry into the passage between the two houses of the same block was forbidden and I am not aware of any who disobeyed this rule. I agree with Richard and Sejintenej. As long was I was there (up to 1962) those passages were prett...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 25
Views: 3272

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

One morning the pedal was removed and put on the other side! He had to walk back to the House. ... I'm suspicious of the bicycle pedal story as the pedal have opposite thread. Swapping the chain from one side to the other might have been possible, but more complicated and would have taken longer. I...
by eucsgmrc
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Flecker’s Banning of some Comics
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Flecker’s Banning of some Comics

... A boy in Col A ... collected bog paper - not just ordinary bog paper but he even had bog paper marked OHMS from various prisons! ... Edit: I suspect the collecter might have been Blogg - at least the name rhymes! It was indeed the late Colin Blogg. He had his sheets of paper (all unused) neatly...
by eucsgmrc
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?
Replies: 29
Views: 3214

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

But John, you must remember the loud racket that used to come out of the left hand monitor's study when we were trying to study!!!! I suspect that you were a little further away from it than me. That may well be true, David. I can't even remember who was in that study - except for my last year, whe...
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: 29
Views: 3214

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: 25
Views: 3272

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: 5386

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: 5386

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: 5386

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...