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by ColA25
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Malwarebytes blocks this site
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Malwarebytes blocks this site

I must have taken an update to Malwarebytes recently and it has started to put a big warning page: Website blocked due to a suspicious top level domain (TLD) Website blocked: www.chforum.info Malwarebytes Browser Guard blocked this website because it may contain scam activity. We strongly recommend ...
by ColA25
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2526

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

I remember in the 1970s being able to buy a hot dog and a Mars Bar in the tuck shop for about 10p...

And the trunks were stored in the Tube.
by ColA25
Wed May 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 3401

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

In the 1970s I tended to end up in Brighton, Worthing, or on the South Downs with my parents. My father did have a small car, not really up to getting home to Romford and back in a day, pre M25 and M23. We usually started with a picnic just behind the 1st XV pitch on Big Side.
by ColA25
Tue May 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New job for Buster Howes
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: New job for Buster Howes

loringa wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 10:44 am not, if I recall correctly, a Scot.
During his (and my) time at CH his family were living on Hayling Island, I also don't recall any Scottish connection.
by ColA25
Tue May 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Lockhart
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Arthur Lockhart

Alyf wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 10:44 pm I may contact them to see if there is anything in the archives as it would be nice to be able to put a face to the name etc.
Contact for that would be CHMuseum@christs-hospital.org.uk and they hold absolutely all the historic records. Good luck.
by ColA25
Sun May 17, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Lockhart
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Arthur Lockhart

And to think you found all that stuff out in spite of being in Azerbaijan. The wonders of the internet, eh? So, have you traced your own ancestors back to the days when they actually made nails for a living? Strangely enough, my background isn't so very far from the Lockhart family. In the 1840s on...
by ColA25
Sun May 17, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Lockhart
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Arthur Lockhart

Found a bit more on Ancestry.com... In 1939 there's a document called England & Wales Register - it looks a lot like a census. This lists: Lockhart Wm P, correct DoB - Stockbroker's Clerk Lockhart Margaretta M, born 4 Feb 1903 - Unpaid domestic duties Lockhart Thelma M, born 11 July 1931 - at sc...
by ColA25
Sun May 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Lockhart
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Arthur Lockhart

On Ancestry.com there are two family trees showing William Patrick as born in 1900 in Botolphs (Parish of St Botolphs in the east end of London, not too far from Christ's Hospital at that time) and with parents Arthur William Lockhart (1851-1921) and Annie Webber (b.1865). He was baptised on 8 April...
by ColA25
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 28
Views: 6277

Re: Milk

If I recall correctly, during the 70s it was delivered in milk churns daily to the boarding houses from the home farm dairy. Yes, I think you remember correctly. Sometimes the milk was distinctly off even by breakfast time, though the staff (Mrs Keeley I think) tried to persuade us that it was just...
by ColA25
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 4789

Re: Neil Simms

Ajarn Philip wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:10 am for the life of me I can't remember who the house tutors were, never mind speaking to them!
In the 1974 house photo were Peter Brotherton, Neil Simms and Mike Barford. In the 1975 photo were just Peter Brotherton and John Trappes-Lomax.
by ColA25
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Not as I recall...bt I agree with the guitar. :rock:

But this link https://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5935 says the Visitor 2015/Fruup JM was Irish, which I also don't recall.

So many hazy memories, we could do with a house photo or a browse through The Blue of that era.
by ColA25
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

John Mason definitely wasn't a chaplain, throughout most of 71-77 (my time) the chaplains were John Robson, Ian Atkinson and Godfrey Hall. I remember Cain!, it was one of the first big school productions to make use of the then new theatre. I looked up Visitor 2035 and Craig Pruess, to find: "V...
by ColA25
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A photos 1970's
Replies: 32
Views: 17988

Re: Col A photos 1970's

...............and finally , for me anyway, Col A 1975:- Back row is a complete blank! Mitchell, ?, ?, ?, Stuart ?, ?, Hyatt ?, Boys, Harrison, ?, Olver, Ashe, Wetherhill Clifford, Laughton, ?, Mike ?,Wilson, Bryant, Hodges, Balle Crawshaw, Brown, Godfrey, Trappes-Lomax, Brotherton, Anne Lawson, St...
by ColA25
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 6618

Re: Teaching staff

J.R. wrote: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:35 pm I'm going to dust my trusty abacus off and see if it's worth anything on 'Floggit' !.
Just bought an abacus for my son...£10 in Ikea...