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by keibat
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 92
Views: 19776

Re: School Chaplains

Apologies, Rockfreak, only just seen this. Fair question, but I'm unable to give a reliable answer. I suspect, but could be drastically wrong, that Pullin was probably more liberal about the New Testament than he will have felt able to reveal. It was his teaching that the OT was not to be taken lite...
by keibat
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 19
Views: 2786

Re: The CCF Signals Section

Not from Norfolk - a Yorkshireman from the flat parts of the East Riding. I have no idea at all why he called me Coypu!
by keibat
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 87
Views: 17526

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

06:55 was when the wake-up bell rang. I've always been an early-morning person, and usually woke around 06:30, and so one of my roles was waking people up earrly if they hadn't finished their prep - all they had to do was turn vertical their house-number card that sat in a little frame on the foot b...
by keibat
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 92
Views: 19776

Re: School Chaplains

I'm intrigued by the statement that Pullin was a literalist and Whitfeld [not WhitfIeld, I think?] a rationalist ... I remember having Divinity classes with Pullin on the Old Testament, where he was very clear that it was NOT to be all taken literally - an understanding that I have been very gratefu...
by keibat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 42
Views: 7717

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Back for a moment to the Relationships - Grecian /UF topic: my parents were at the same grammar school in Hull in the 1930s (Malet Lambert), and started dating when my dad was I guess in the Lower Sixth; my mum was 4 years younger, or 3 1/2 to be precise; and no one has ever suggested in my hearing ...
by keibat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 19
Views: 2786

Re: The CCF Signals Section

My experience of the Signals with Uncle was at the end of the 50s and very early 60s. I'm intrigued by some of the descriptions above about his lab = mead, pets refuge, etc, which I have no recollection of at all; I really only encountered him (and Chlorine) through the Signals. I also have no recol...
by keibat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 7427

Re: GRACE

I recall one occasion when a Jewish Grecian (the name escapes me) modulated the closing formula to: "Through Jesus Christ your Lord" – and was reprimanded, though perhaps not punished more concretely. Frankly – as a practising Christian both then and now – I think this was an honest and ra...
by keibat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Michael Scuffil
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: RIP Michael Scuffil

I was at his funeral / memorial ceremony today, with family and friends. A very Scuffilian occasion - the coffin, with his great broad-brimmed hat, and a birdwatcher’s manual atop it; and photographs all around the chapel of rest, from Michael as a baby to Michael as a grandfather, but also includin...
by keibat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Michael Scuffil
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

RIP Michael Scuffil

Following a serious illness, Michael Scuffil – an assiduous contributor to this forum – has passed away, shortly before his 75th birthday. His funeral is being held on Thursday 13 June, in Opladen, Leverkusen, where he has lived for some fifty years.
by keibat
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 15170

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Dear Rockfreak: this sort of nonsense has been largely consigned to history in other western European states Alas, this is extraordinarily blue-eyed about other western European states – not to mention those a tad further east. Le Pen's National Front? The populists in the Netherlands? The Sweden-De...
by keibat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 15170

Re: Reading to the dormitory

The problem, I submit [he says, somewhat prissily] with both shagging and screwing , tho' more so with the former, is that – to my Sprachgefühl, anyway – these words have and even more had very laddish overtones. Where laddishness has now blurred with lassishness, this probably doesn't matter any mo...
by keibat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 15170

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Fidésien, no one, I think, has claimed that Lady Chatterley's Lover was ever read to a dorm –but there were copies in circulation, somewhat clandestinely. Reverting to the vocabulary issue, it strikes me that as I have gradually come to realize (and certainly didn't know 50 years ago) the males of t...
by keibat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 15170

Re: Reading to the dormitory

For what it's worth, and without implying any stance on Avon's other posts, which I haven't read – of course Lady Chatterly's Lover is about class, and emphatically so. And of course Sir Clifford's invalid state is a metaphor for the decadence of the upper classes. Which doesn't disqualify the point...
by keibat
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 15170

Re: Reading to the dormitory

What an unexpected, and delightful, contribution from AliLiz! Back to reading in the dorm: When I was, I guess, still only 11 or 12, we were having Dracula read to us, and it must have given me a nightmare, and I must have foolishly mentioned this my mother, who promptly contacted the housemaster (m...
by keibat
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 14580

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Cathcing up after an absence, I came across John Hopgood's contribution: As a Ba B contemporary of Keibat, I can only remember Flab and Kiff. His memory is obviously better than mine, so maybe he remembers where my nickname came from, which I inherited from Michael Hilliard, I think. My brother inhe...