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by AStaverton
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Prince Charles, Bernard Levin and Shakespeare
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Prince Charles, Bernard Levin and Shakespeare

I have just come across an internet item with Prince Charles reading a poem of Bernard Levin (OB) for National Poetry Day, 2019. It’s clever, showing how very, very greatly Shakespeare influenced everyday speech in ways that most of us do not appreciate. The reading (3 min) is at https://www.faceboo...
by AStaverton
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

I confirm that my CH pocket money was a weekly shilling around the half century. Is it a coincidence that the Lord Mayor’s St Matthew's Day largesse (as Flecker put it) was a newly minted shilling? Has inflation increased this sum in the last 70 years? Monitors and Grecians then received half a crow...
by AStaverton
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 7427


During my days at Housey in the fifties Grecians’ Dances were of two types. There were the alternating home and away fixtures with girls’ schools, firstly Roedean near Brighton and later St Catherine’s at Bramley Surrey. One boy organiser was in Mr Chaundy’s house and a so-called “Captain of Dancing...
by AStaverton
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 6124

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

If phallic Matthews was a terrible example, then another (taken on during the Second World War) was a worse example, from today’s point of view. This was Francis Haslehust, who taught classics to lower forms. He was a reasonable chap and taught imaginatively, never using a textbook and always invent...
by AStaverton
Sat May 16, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 19
Views: 2786

Re: The CCF Signals Section

If Uncle is reading this thread, somehow, somewhere, I am sure he would be distressed because what he considered his pre-eminent achievement has not been mentioned (yet). This was his making of excellent mead in large quantities. (He also gave away pots of honey to masters’ wives and others.) He nev...
by AStaverton
Mon May 04, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 31
Views: 5162

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Here some facts (and opinions) about Eric Arthur Littlefield. - He was a pupil at Merchant Taylor’s School in Northwood, Middx. - He then studied French and German at Oriel College, Oxford. - He captained his college badminton team and always kept a photo of the team on his mantelpiece. It was accom...
by AStaverton
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 5572

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

In the last term of 1948, Edwards of Col B contracted Polio, about two or three weeks before the end of term. Certain activities at CH, Horsham were curtailed. They included large gatherings deemed not totally necessary, also energetic sports and travel to other schools for matches. With no trace of...