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by AndrewH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

As far as I remember John Mason arrived as a recent graduate (Cambridge?). I think he was teaching French. He left shortly after Cain to try his luck with music.
by AndrewH
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 21444

Re: Who Knew What?

So I think we all have to agree that after the leadership of Clarence M.E. Seaman ended, the rot set in. Phew, ‘What would Seaman have done?’ post. Back on form, JR. What he did do before retiring. Losing dead wood and decaying branches. I'm now so glad I went when I did before the onset of namby-p...
by AndrewH
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 2508

Re: Wendy Fryer

Mid A 15 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:31 am
Condolences to their son, Tim, who was at CH at the same time as me if he reads this. I believe there may have been a younger son too but am not 100% sure.
Younger son was Andrew who was in Maine A at the same time as me.
by AndrewH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 3018

Re: Transcripts

I must say I think it's just not on that the transcript of Burr's appeal identifies the victims by both their firstname and surname initials. What kind of anonymity is that, when anyone with an old Blue Book or anyone who was in Maine A at the time could identify them with relative ease? Surely bet...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Water Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 5137

Re: The Water Tower

The water tanks in the tower got their water from an artesian well in SHARPENHURST hill. The black and white water level board on the top of SHARPENHURST could be seen from the foot of the watertower. Should the level become too low then a steam driven pump at the base of the tower helped the water...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 37
Views: 6565

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Here are some more facts Ivor R Maconnell A quiet maths teacher (Cambridge graduate) who taught grecians (and others), son of a vicar. For a time he taught divinity too. An oboe player of (near?) professional ability. When stricken with a fatal cancer, in spite of strong suggestions to quit as head...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 37
Views: 6565

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Mr Matthews - (I don’t know his first name) Non Oxbridge graduate. Chain smoker with much stained fingers. Taught chemistry and sen housemaster of Peele B. He seemed ineffectual and has torticollis (head permanently bent sideways). Was a war time appointment who stayed on long after the war’s end. ...
by AndrewH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: There's a Copy of Cain! on eBay

I still have my copy (I think), but no (working) way of playing it! If I remember correctly some of it was live recordings and some was re-recorded at the end of the summer term that year, I helped with the re-recording.
by AndrewH
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: James Peto
Replies: 4
Views: 2566

Re: James Peto

Both Morton & James Peto were reported as being at Ted Bradley's funeral back in 2010.
http://chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3530
by AndrewH
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Donations needed for Forum - July 2011 - Comments here
Replies: 24
Views: 45157

Re: Donations needed for Forum - July 2011 - Comments here

Could you PM some bank details

Andrew
by AndrewH
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: the Tube
Replies: 17
Views: 2863

Re: the Tube

I assume that the "Tight Passages" must be as now. During the War, the Tube from the Houses to the Dining Hall, were wide enough for a House to march to meals, in wet weather ------- Regrettably they were sandbagged into House divisions, to avoind a "Through-blast" from a bomb, and in my first year...
by AndrewH
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: the Tube
Replies: 17
Views: 2863

Re: the Tube

Does anyone know whether The Tube which extended in a North South direction when built in 1902 as well as West to East under the boarding houses is still in existence? Chris Bartlett To the boiler house near the old swimming pool (series of skylights around the edge of Littleside), under the cloist...
by AndrewH
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Automotive Anecdotes
Replies: 25
Views: 5823

Re: Automotive Anecdotes

JDS had a succession of increasingly fast cars whilst I was at the school - I think he started off with a BMW 325I, worked up to a 5 series and then moved onto Jaguars. I remember going up to the Lakes at some speed in the Jag whilst he was testing out both the cruise control and the bass of the sp...
by AndrewH
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind
Replies: 61
Views: 18943

Re: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind

Private Eye had run a story on the shenanigans surrounding Newsome's contractually premature departure from CH in 1979 over his lack of sympathy for a co-educational future – Head of half the world was clearly enough of a job. Was that why he went? I think that I heard a slightly different versio...