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by AMP
Fri May 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: Ken Grimshaw

John Perry I think.
Met us off the train when I first arrived and took over our woodwork class when Webb left.
Seemed a very meticulous and decent man.
by AMP
Fri May 29, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Charles Hazlewood

There were a number of very talented music scholars at that time. Chris Tambling, Charles, Adrian Bawtree. But the most talented was Piers Maxim, whom you have probably never heard of. His interest was and remains church music, so was never going to be mainstream. On my final day, Jeffers told the h...
by AMP
Thu May 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1892

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

https://www.oldcicestrians.co.uk/dougla ... 1943-2020/

Picture of T.J.Jeffers in 1st XV photo 1960-61

7th from left, back row
by AMP
Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Finances apart, CH is, as it has always been, for paupers. Children from broken homes or orphans in childrens homes. If you can afford full fees, then your children have opportunity. They don't need CH. one slight element to the above; the fee is based on your income for the individual year. When i...
by AMP
Sat May 23, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

One very, very expensive undertaking that upset me greatly was a Summer Holiday 'outing' of 14 days duration to Australia for 70-odd pupils and seven staff in (about) 2012-2013. I know that the Head Master at the time was an Australian by birth (but has now seen the light and settled in Sussex) but...
by AMP
Sat May 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Finances apart, CH is, as it has always been, for paupers. Children from broken homes or orphans in childrens homes. If you can afford full fees, then your children have opportunity. They don't need CH. If you are from a loving family, don't leave it, it's irreplaceable. Most bright children will do...
by AMP
Fri May 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

Let's not forget the North American Trailer Trash.

Can anyone explain the difference?
by AMP
Fri May 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 411

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 ...
by AMP
Sat May 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 1191

Re: R Rae

He was Fourth Master in my day, behind THK and HFS.
Moved up to Third when THK retired.
They must have been bewildered having to sit next to Cairncross in Chapel.
What a pygmy.
by AMP
Sat May 09, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 1191

Re: R Rae

He was my junior housemaster in Col B first under AH (The Groper) Buck and then the proverbial NT Fryer. I could never understand why he came by the nickname Rocker since he was one of the more taciturn people I've encountered. He was known just as much as Tonk Rae. Maths was not my subject so I wa...
by AMP
Fri May 01, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Sir Alan Traill
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

RIP Sir Alan Traill

Sir Alan Traill 7th May 1935 - April 18th 2020 I am sorry to read of his death on the CH website. He was Lord Mayor of London 1984-5 and then went on to become an Almoner of CH for many years. As a member of the Band and the Orchestra I fleetingly encountered him on several occasions. He was always ...
by AMP
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TfGdWKVHC9M/XqnzHQwzeLI/AAAAAAAAAAM/9hbficswYFgZyZQ_BWx6EKF3kn84w9JsACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/William%2BArthur%2BGibbs%2Bcropped.png Ian Allan the publisher was not only a Governor of CH but went on to serve as an Almoner throughout the Eighties, and from 1981 onwards Ian Allan Lt...