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by Pe.A
Fri May 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Foureyes invites a debate as to why the international megarich would want to send their children to this country what with Coronavirus, etc. I would submit that the answer is heritage and tradition. The universality of the English language, our well-publicised but now defunct empire, our traditions...
by Pe.A
Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Foureyes invites a debate as to why the international megarich would want to send their children to this country what with Coronavirus, etc. I would submit that the answer is heritage and tradition. The universality of the English language, our well-publicised but now defunct empire, our traditions...
by Pe.A
Tue May 26, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Foureyes invites a debate as to why the international megarich would want to send their children to this country what with Coronavirus, etc. I would submit that the answer is heritage and tradition. The universality of the English language, our well-publicised but now defunct empire, our traditions...
by Pe.A
Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

The parents of many of these pupils paid a fee to the master who looked after them, but some of the children of masters at the school were also admitted on the same scheme, although whether they paid fees or not, I do not know. This business of 'off the roll' persisted well into the 1960s/70s - it ...
by Pe.A
Wed May 20, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

New thread as off-topic for Covid-19: Why do you assume that all working class people are rednecks? Rednecks come from all classes. There's an upper class redneck (ex-Bullingdon club) running the government at present. I didn't - you did. I most certainly do not think for that all working class peo...
by Pe.A
Fri May 15, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2902

Re: COVID19

I hate to butt in folks but unfortunately this virus is distinctly unpleasant. Many of my generation are required to stay behind closed doors with no visitors - family or others; it was until the end of June but some of us have had that extended to the end of October. OK if you have a garden plus f...
by Pe.A
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4529

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I was mainly thinking about the accomodation, but thank you for correcting me. And of course, there was the Arts Centre, the Octagon and the Modern Languages lab, to name but some. I should have said the food was mostly dreadful, not inedible, otherwise I wouldn't be here to criticise it 40 years l...
by Pe.A
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4529

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Not true. The school was brand new, very modern and equipped to a high standard when it came into use in 1902. It was by no means a typical Victorian institution. That said, the 1902 kitchens were still in u...
by Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4529

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The food at my ILEA primary school in the 70s was excellent. A bottle of milk in the morning. My free school dinner was always hot food and enjoyable. Pie, beans, chips, that sort of thing. Chocolate sponge cake with hot chocolate sauce or mint whip to follow. And there were nearly 600 of us. So it...
by Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2499

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

PeA questions whether I was truly thinking about class sizes and my unexpected privilege at age nine in 1952. Yes I certainly was. Even at that age I wasn't entirely stupid and maybe a bit more politically switched on than some on this site. It's called having your eyes open. Maybe I wasn't able to...
by Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4529

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Different for those who ate on the dais. And dais trades was a privilege as you got to nick some toast and orange juice. Dining room seating was by house and based on each table of 14 having a combination of...
by Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2499

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 Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2499

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

521278 ! That is the figure as at yesterday to the number of people who have actually tested positive. Remember that is the figure based purely on hospital staff and those who have been tested upon reporting to hospitals. There is an estimate that this is 10% of those actually infected; there are o...
by Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2499

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. 521278 ! That is the figure as at yesterday to the ...
by Pe.A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4529

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I can confirm this. It happened to me as well as at least one other poster on this forum. I lived on milk and toast. I would enter weird dreamlike states every evening before bedtime due to lack of food. There was a boy in Sillett’s LHB who was publicly and relentlessly bullied by many in the House...