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by scrub
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: GRACE

Unless you were cooking for yourself, or had to bring something back from breakfast/tea for the older kids, the only in-house meals I remember were Sunday breakfasts once (or twice) a year in the junior house where the kitchen dropped off croissants, yogurt, bread, and jam the night before, and occa...
by scrub
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: GRACE

I'm impressed anyone can remember that much of them! I fairly sure I couldn't have repeated them while I was there and my only memories of it now are trying not to get caught messing around during, and the occasional time the lunch master(?)/monitor/the one with the gavel, made the Grecian read it a...
by scrub
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 55
Views: 6090

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I don't think you can use that example to claim that it goes to show things were 'out of control' at the school in the 90s. That story was a couple of years after I left and was the first I'd heard of it (I'd left the country well before it was published), and you're right in that one story alone c...
by scrub
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2122

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

Interesting. Drama was my main outlet in a tricky couple of years during the end of my time at CH, and I've always seen the theatre and DNP as one (or rather two) of the best things to happen to CH while I was there. Ah yes, I forgot about DNP, an oversight on my part. I do agree with Scrub that CH...
by scrub
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2122

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

why the school these days has to employ what seem to be dedicated staff in sports, arts, drama, etc. There are multiple reasons why and I think that one of the biggest drivers is to keep up with parental expectations these days. This isn't just a CH-specific thing, but a UK-wide issue. A belief tha...
by scrub
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2122

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

So what is the general tendency of successful graduates from CH? Has there been a discernible bias in any one discipline? Depends on how you define success. Assuming that means 'have completed a degree', then I don't think there's any noticeable bias. Granted, I haven't kept in contact with that ma...
by scrub
Wed May 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

Whereas in my part of North Wales I didn't see a single Leave poster and the majority vote was Remain - we've had a lot of EU money spent here. A ton of money has been spent in the south too. Last time my folks were there, not long after the referendum, they got into a number of arguments with the ...
by scrub
Wed May 20, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

I'd always thought roughneck referred to riggers who, for the most part, have happily taken the name on. Didn't know it had other meanings. And with regards to the Brexit vote in Wales, it was the retired English old-timers in Wales who made the difference. I've heard that a lot, but besides being a...
by scrub
Wed May 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: CCF alternative

In the 90s you had a choice of CCF, scouts, DofE and Community Service That was it, although I don't remember too many people choosing com service. If I remember right, if you were in scouts, you automatically did DoE as part of that. I remember doing a lot of gardening as part of my DoE. A mate an...
by scrub
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2987

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

Will the extent of the lockdown prove to have been worth it...? 17,000 people die every year from complications related to seasonal Flu in England alone. A few years ago, when the vaccine didn't match up with that year's strain it was over 35,000. We're only going to know that in hindsight, by that...
by scrub
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 2319

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

That's a damn shame, dementia is a terrible disease. He was a nice guy and one of the few teachers whose classes I can still remember. For years I had to make a conscious effort not to sing "Können sie mir bitte sagen, wo der Marktplatz ist?" when speaking German :lol: .
by scrub
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 3434

Re: COVID19

I saw this morning a doctor claiming that the virus cannot survive above 28C. If he's your Doc, find a new one. :lol: No, seriously. Find a new one once you've managed to stop laughing long enough to see if they were serious or not. Just as a red herring, my son in Lulea has read an article which s...
by scrub
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 5512

Re: Cross-country runs

Oh god, the steeplechases, definitely not a prop's best friend and insisting that the whole school ran them just seemed pointless and a touch cruel. I remember that the start was a mass sprint and pretty soon after the pack split into the people who could run and the rest, a mass of smokers coughs,...
by scrub
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 5512

Re: Cross-country runs

Oh god, the steeplechases, definitely not a prop's best friend and insisting that the whole school ran them just seemed pointless and a touch cruel. I remember that the start was a mass sprint and pretty soon after the pack split into the people who could run and the rest, a mass of smokers coughs, ...
by scrub
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: Milk

I seem to remember nobody ever used a knife but just wiped the bread on the still-wrapped butter. :lol: knives were hard to come by, but I remember doing this too. Peeling the top of the butter pack, then rubbing it on the toast until the coverage was acceptable. I did this in the first share house...