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by Spoonbill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb guilty. Again.
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Webb guilty. Again.

Are you up for being a judge yourself, Richard? Or would that mess up your plans to retire to sunny North Korea next year and play table tennis with Kim Jong-un once a week?
by Spoonbill
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

Katharine wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:21 pm You men you will never have been shouted at in the street to "Show us your t*ts love"....
Er....actually....
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 4181

Re: GRACE

Ajarn Philip wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:48 am Sadly, I don't remember ever being cheered! :lol:
On the other side of the coin, do you remember being booed? Or pelted with horse manure?
by Spoonbill
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 4181

Re: GRACE

In my experience, if you did well in your A-Levels and were staying on to do a scholarship term (or a four-term scholarship term, even), you were automatically awarded Buttons. As for the other Button Grecians, they were for the most part school monitors whom it was obvious from the Second Form onwa...
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 4181

Re: GRACE

When D H Newsome was headmaster at Horsham, there was an occasion when a Button Grecian read grace at the end of the meal and deliberately said So season and refresh our souls with thy heavenly spirit, that we may live to thy honour and Grolly - one of Newsome's nicknames. Killer Fry (in his capacit...
by Spoonbill
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 2282

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

You never threw up? What a wasted opportunity to drag the good name of Christ's Hospital through the mud. Shame on you.
by Spoonbill
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 2282

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

So did you throw up on the train or wait till you got back to CH before doing it?
by Spoonbill
Sun May 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Lockhart
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: Arthur Lockhart

And to think you found all that stuff out in spite of being in Azerbaijan.

The wonders of the internet, eh?

So, have you traced your own ancestors back to the days when they actually made nails for a living?
by Spoonbill
Thu May 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 3229

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

What I do know is that 'Pongo' was a common RAF term for Army officers. So, why it should have been applied to Mr Littlefield I have no idea. I understand that the word pongo denotes an orang utan. Did Mr Littlefield look uncannily like an orang utan? If so, it might explain why he qualified for th...
by Spoonbill
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.

Maybe it just seems smaller because you're getting bigger and bigger. And bigger.

Go easy on the carbs, I'd say.
by Spoonbill
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Re: Neil Simms

sejintenej wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:27 pm At 76 I am still doing some of those exercises but properly (under medical advice).
Star jumps?
by Spoonbill
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Well, yes, I remember that there was some sort of harness involved, but to the bystander it still looked pretty death-defying and almost certainly it was all rather primitive by today's rigorous standards, which would probably involve the wearing of a crash helmet and a foam rubber suit, with the st...
by Spoonbill
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Bring on the Whore Bring on the Whore Bring on the Whore of Babylon. And Ian Cook/Edgar Newman (?) taking it in turns to play Cain on alternate nights and climbing up a rope almost to the ceiling of the auditorium, spotlit, then swivelling around in the air like trapeze artistes. I've a sneaking fe...
by Spoonbill
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

Paul If the guy in the white suit is definitely the John Mason of Fruup, then to my mind there's no resemblance at all and I don't think that's just to do with my powers of memory. Our John Mason looked rather refined and a bit like he'd just stepped out of a stained glass window; this other John Ma...
by Spoonbill
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

Re: John Mason, teacher, circa 1976

He had surprisingly long hair for a CH master of that time. Longish dark hair. And I remember him carrying his guitar case, very smartly dressed. In fact he always looked immaculate. Very handsome in a rather ethereal way. I think perhaps he and Tom Jeffers performed on classical guitar together on ...