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by AndrewH
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Spoonbill wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Were you on the other end of the safety rope, Andrew?
Some of the time, I think that there were three or four of us in turns (two at a time).
by AndrewH
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

And Ian Cook/Edgar Newman (?) taking it in turns to play Cain on alternate nights and climbing up a rope almost to the ceiling of the auditorium, spotlit, then swivelling around in the air like trapeze artistes. I've a sneaking feeling there may have been no Risk Assessment and there was definitely...
by AndrewH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

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: 23177

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: 2680

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: 3226

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: 5300

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: 7012

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: 7012

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: 1157

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: 3185

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: 45366

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: 2948

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: 2948

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...