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by ASR
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 3277

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

... in a Barnes A House Play ... That would have been about 1968 or 69. Would that have been the one where Cobber Cornish was also sent up, I can't recall who by, with a spiel that ended with his favourite word 'absurd'? Pongo's bark was worse than his bite, I thought. I never got beaten although m...
by ASR
Sat May 30, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Charles Hazlewood

You can hear the Charles Hazlewood Desert Island Disc programme here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jfnv
by ASR
Fri May 29, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: The school glider

You had to sit on your own parachute in the plane . . . made into a cushion All very well having a parachute. 1) have you ever used one? 2) could you get out to use it? My brother had one but he couldn't get out of the Lancaster Exactly my thoughts !! It takes ages to be trained to use one properly...
by ASR
Fri May 29, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 3277

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

I found myself on stage playing opposite Pongo in a Barnes A House Play (can't remember what) where it was my job to have a conversation with him – to the amusement and amazement of the house – while provocatively fiddling with a cigarette doing his tapping thing on the fag box meanwhile trying to t...
by ASR
Sun May 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: The school glider

Yes, I was part of the team pulling the bungee cord on Little Side in the early 1970s to propel the glider a few inches off the ground. Also remember going up in Chipmunks at White Waltham, doing aerobatics, rolls, stall turns and barrel rolls . . . amazing to think those Chipmunks are still flying ...
by ASR
Wed May 06, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 21
Views: 4035

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

I don't remember Wounded Knee, but it seems that DNP had a definite western theme going when he first arrived, as I was in the last (I think) Big School production, Indians, centred around Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. No wooden horses, but I seem to recall there was a real pony, surely too small ...
by ASR
Sun May 03, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 3277

Pongo - Eric Littlefield

I was in Pongo's house, BaA, from 1966-1969. Does anyone have a potted bio of him? The rumour was he'd been a Spitfire pilot in WWII. He smoked Rothmans continuously, was single, taught French in a desultory manner, had a fondness for running his hands through your hair, beat me with a gym shoe and ...
by ASR
Sun May 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71

Sad news - just read the Guardian obit. Can anyone tell me what senior house he was in? I was in Peel A 69-73 and wondering if he was too, two years ahead of me? His name is so familiar, though not someone I knew. He leaves a great legacy.
by ASR
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

And here’s the current Bishop of Gloucester in response

https://twitter.com/GlosDioc/status/1217097091211845632
by ASR
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Here's the Guardian article about St Paul's School that Rob refers to above . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... ate-school
by ASR
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

If you want to watch on BBC iPlayer you have 27 days from now. I'd recommend all of it, but especially episode 2 which is illuminating on how institutions can behave in a cover-up. Links here: Ep: 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dbq7/exposed-the-churchs-darkest-secret-series-1-episode-1 ...
by ASR
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Watched the second part tonight - harrowing. The use of the phrase “non-recent” abuse or “historical abuse” by CH has always grated with me - somehow made it maybe feel like ages ago, and maybe somehow less significant.....but have never been able to articulate quite why. The documentary explained ...
by ASR
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

A very good, if somewhat disturbing Part 11. It just shows how much influence the Church has in covering up it's abuse of juniors. I'm surprised there hasn't been more comment on here, given Bishop Ball's connections with CH during his tenure as Bishop of Chichester. I think you meant to say he was...
by ASR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 1968 and all that
Replies: 16
Views: 2438

Re: 1968 and all that

Summer of 1968 I remember very clearly as a thirteen year old in BaA – Beatles music blaring out all over, long hair breaking out and Roger Martin rounding up a bunch of us and filming us naked in the bath with his Super 8 camera.

He went to jail this week for four years.
by ASR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

Re: History of the Band

I was in the band until 1973 - it was the era of the first flush of Monty Python on TV – and eagerly watched by all on the rationed, dodgy PeA black and white telly. How funny we thought it was when we regularly played the Liberty Bell march - the Python theme tune - as the school marched into lunch...