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by Spoonbill
Wed May 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?

I generally don't mention to anyone at all that I went to any sort of public school and that's pretty much how it's been since I left education. Perhaps it's partly because I worry slightly about other people's ill-informed preconceptions about private schools and the people who've been to them, but...
by Spoonbill
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

J.R. wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:58 pm

Highly inteligent, as are their cousins in the bird world. They also have their dedicated keeper to care for their welfare.

Would that be you by any chance, John? One of the many strings to your bow? I know you don't like to boast about your achievements.
by Spoonbill
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

Did the band bother going back to Horsham overnight?

Or did they sleep rough with their instruments under railway arches in King's Cross?

The school's not made of money, you know.
by Spoonbill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7527

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

I bet you still wear your orange sash and your Union Jack underpants though.
by Spoonbill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7527

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

J.R. wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Spoonbill wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:24 am
Maybe Burr, Webb, Karim, Husband and Dobbie were all Orangemen. They don't wear bowler hats all the time, you know.
Isn't that a rabid organisation run Mr Trump of Trumpton, Spoony ??? :lol:
Weren't you a member yourself during your stint in the R.U.C.?
by Spoonbill
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7527

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Maybe Burr, Webb, Karim, Husband and Dobbie were all Orangemen. They don't wear bowler hats all the time, you know.
by Spoonbill
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7527

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Are you saying they don't?
by Spoonbill
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: The Blue

Have you forgotten the Obesity Corner feature in every issue? Naming and shaming, with a picture of Billy Bunter?

O, the humiliation.
by Spoonbill
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: The Blue

And you had to buy it. With actual money. Which was why I only ever owned one copy of it. I was habitually boracic. After you left the school, you were sent it free for a year, presumably in a bid to keep you onside and make you want to be a governor one day. I remember it mainly for it for the fact...
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7527

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Well, as a Town Clerk during his post-CH career, Husband would certainly have associated with plenty of councillors/local businessmen who were Masons, no doubt about that. But perhaps his involvement with the Rotary Club was something he embraced on the grounds that the Rotarians, like the Oddfellow...
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 38
Views: 2891

Re: What was the attraction?

On the other side of the coin, I remember one bachelor master who, during the holidays, had only two options: stay on in his study and bedroom at the school or go back to his hometown and live with his mother. Not much of a life, really. Whether he eventually put aside a lump sum and bought a house,...
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7527

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

I'd be very surprised indeed if Husband turned out to be on the square . I remember him as a man who could be pretty scathing about anything at all 'establishment' and that included fogeyishness, stuffiness, pretentiousness and elitism of all types. The Andrew Husband I recall would've considered so...
by Spoonbill
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: NEW DRUM

So very true, John. In fact I was thinking of bunking off for the next three months and returning when the ambience was a little bit less funereal. I'm sure nobody'd miss me. Maybe a long break in Mablethorpe?
by Spoonbill
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: NEW DRUM

Wasn't there a moderator called JR once?? Sacked for cracking appalling jokes??
by Spoonbill
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 2627

Re: Transcripts

I respected Basil Gregory a lot. He had standards and didn't tolerate sloppiness. He ran a very tight ship, which looked kind of weird from the outside but which definitely got results. Personally I'm glad I wasn't in Maine A, being neither a Spick nor a Spanner myself, but I respect what BSG did wi...