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Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: Going nuts at CH

It's a balance act! The BBC once stood up for reporting what was going on in the world no more and no less. ( this explains why for those of us who have spent years abroad the World Service was so vitally important ) The BBC has now developed it's own political bias which leans to the left. The Mail...
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: Going nuts at CH

An interesting post, thank you. I live abroad during the last 46 years ( my experience at CH was not brilliant ) two weeks after passing through the main gate for the last time. I was asked to leave which was basically similar to winning the lottery. Nowadays when I visit England it is as a tourist....
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Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: Going nuts at CH

I note with interest that a group of senior pupils have instigated a symposium on mental health at school. They are including some state schools in their project but there are some prestigious boarding schools as well. What do we deduce from this? Is this the final admission (as some have long conc...
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Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5722

Re: Black Lives Matter

Ignorant, racist, both or neither? I very recently attended a chinese burial in Harlow for a friend who was born and bred there. Like all his siblings and cousins, he had been fluent in chinese and spoke english like any person born here. "We was going to go to the seaside but it rained" I was chat...
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 4038

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

I too always thought that his nickname was spelt with a f. Was that not due to the strange noise he made when inhaling?
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 2299

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

Being one of those pupils who should not have been at CH due to chronic homesickness Leave Days were a nightmare. I remember counting how many days minutes and seconds until I could meet my parents again, and then doing the same on the actual day until it ended. A very sad experience. We usually end...
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Fri May 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 4911

Re: COVID19

rockfreak wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 6:55 pm Just remember to wash your hands and sing the Votum.
Is this aimed at me? Because if it is then you have misunderstood that I am living in a country with a different way of trying to get to grips with this virus.
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Fri May 15, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 4911

Re: COVID19

Coping Strategy. I get up at 6 am at work by 7.15 am. Eat lunch out, finish work at about 3pm. Do some shopping and then 3 evenings a week Bandy training. ( hockey played on ice but not ice hockey ) Weekends are spent visiting children and grandchildren. To be honest it has not really affected me. (...
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Thu May 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 2265

The school glider

Did it ever get off the ground?
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Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry

I like free speech, I like a good debate, I like heated debates. I like at times in a debate to provoke. I like the fact that in debating occasionally one gets a ' I had not thought of that' experience. I like the fact that listening to other people increases my knowledge. What I do not like are peo...
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 21
Views: 3994

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

I took part in what I believe to be the first ever production in the Theatre. A play about Wounded Knee. I recall that I rode around on a wooden horse. It was embarrasing at the time and still is.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 27725

Re: Expelled

I was asked to leave or suggested to leave by Newsome. My life started !!!
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 11478

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Rockfreak, I think you summed it up quite well. I have often thought about what the school was trying to form us into. A couple of centuries ago it was quite easy to understand: you were the person in the rear rank who shouted " attack " and the "front rank died". Nowadays perhaps a person who can d...
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 5600

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

Were there cases of senior boys who, for whatever reason, were never appointed as a monitor? Yes - in part. For spending a balmy summer Saturday night at Horham fair trying to chat up a girl from Broadbridge Heath who had a Saturday job in Woolworths, on my return (at about 11.30pm) I was given 6 b...
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 5600

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

Were they not able to give out " Sit-downs " as punishment? I think it was a maximum of two ( 10 minutes ) before you were reported to a master. Nowadays I am not quite sure about using the word master!