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by sejintenej
Fri May 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Charles Hazlewood; sexual abuse as a child

Excerpts from The Times. Several other papers cover the disclosure. He says that his family helped him to deal with the abuse The conductor Charles Hazlewood reveals today that he had been a victim of sexual abuse “through most of my childhood” b Charles Hazlewood paid tribute to his family for help...
by sejintenej
Thu May 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 197
Views: 38104

Life in today's world - upside down

- 2019: Stay away from negative people. - 2020: Stay away from positive people. - The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house, and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors! - You think it’s bad now? In 20 years our country will be run by people home-schooled by da...
by sejintenej
Wed May 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Saying “NO” . Many masters/teachers at CH had their idiosyncratic ways of speaking. Pongo had a way of saying “No” that I have never come across anywhere else. He would say quite often, “That is OUT , definitely OUT ”. That looks as if he had adopted a popular and effective trick used in public spe...
by sejintenej
Wed May 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Having worked in several far-flung nations I would put the reason down to honesty, respect, responsibility, common decency and perhaps going beyond the expected, all of which freaky detests and of which he demands the abolition. Coronavirus? Don't be so b***** stupid; everything goes back far befor...
by sejintenej
Sun May 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: What is CH for these days?

Would your criticism include all school trips? What exactly was this 14 day 'jolly' for...? As it was to Australia we can safely assume that it was not a cultural exchange. Depends how you define "cultural". I seem to recall that in addition to the Rose Bowl in the US of A the band did go to Austra...
by sejintenej
Sun May 24, 2020 4:07 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 sejintenej
Thu May 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

in the unlikely event that any of you immensely serious, snotty English public school types actually like country music) Cheeky generalisation. Friday nights down t'pub it was standing space only if you could squeeze in. For a pint and a couple of quid in the bucket you got three hours of country b...
by sejintenej
Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 411

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. I can understand that, Katharine. If someone is totally pro something then they will do almost anything to enforce their way. I live in a very blue constit...
by sejintenej
Mon May 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Were You Useless At?
Replies: 35
Views: 5569

Re: What Were You Useless At?

Oh yes - I forgot music. I don't have a musical bone in my body. I think there were some lessons on music on the 2nd form and then I never reentered the building. I do wonder if there was a deliberate anti-music attitude even amongst the staff. Why, for goodness sake did they not tell us why we wer...
by sejintenej
Mon May 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: The school glider

ASR wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:32 pm
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
by sejintenej
Sat May 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?

No real connection (my background goes back to Denmark via Northern France and probably some Spanish) but sometime in the 1950's I was taken to see the (facsimile) Mayflower being built by hand in Brixham, Devon and also a nearby town has a sign claiming to be the settlement of origin of the Mayflow...
by sejintenej
Fri May 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: The CCF Signals Section

(re Uncle Kirby) He had no interest in drill. The Signals never drilled, nor did he bother with shiny boots and buttons, blancoed webbing, etc for normal CCF activities. But he did insist that all were smart for General Inspections. The same went for the Civil Defence section. One third of the time...
by sejintenej
Fri May 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: Ken Grimshaw

Squash was never really pushed at CH, the Squash Courts were almost like an abandoned building, just in terms of the feeling that they had been abandoned. A few initiates would play now and then, but it seemed to be not one of the sports that the School thought worthy (I am recalling my impressions...
by sejintenej
Fri May 15, 2020 7:41 pm
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 sejintenej
Thu May 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 197
Views: 38104

RThe other side of covid

After suggesting injecting disinfectant to beat covid-19, Trump is being charged with Bleach of the Peace and Domestos Violence * I used to spin the toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe. * I need to practice Social-distancing from the refrigerator * Sti...