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by J.R.
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

the first one I remember was sh*t. You're a tough critic... :lol: I don't know if it was my screen but I got dates on the right of the screen. Your quote is about the first of two Col A house plays. The one I called sh*t included a lot of crockery being smashed off stage - I remember it for that an...
by J.R.
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 895

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

"Bring back slide rules, blackboards and fountain pens; so many unnecessary luxuries that could be done away with... " Slide rules and fountain pens!! What sort of nonsense is this? Fingers and an honest nib pen that sprayed in all directions were good enough for us. Don't forget the sand...
by J.R.
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

Re: Milk

You are quite right about the 'gentleman' with wooden leg. He was there in 1958. Rather a miserable guy if memory serves !

He had work connected with the wardrobe department. I believe his surname was HARDS.
by J.R.
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3183

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

Does it really Make an difference ?

It's all a case of control from the top. Something that has been seriously lacking in the past !
by J.R.
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2413

Re: Brexit

I'm fed up with Brexit. Brexit, Brexit.
I don't even watch the news now. ! GET ON WITH IT !!!
by J.R.
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Malwarebytes blocks this site
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Malwarebytes blocks this site

One for Julian, me-thinks!
by J.R.
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Trump - I don't wanna go!
Replies: 28
Views: 1638

Re: Trump - I don't wanna go!

Why doesn't the man get some common sense and GO
by J.R.
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

I can't remember any disabled pupils during my time at CH.
by J.R.
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nicko, Dicko and Kerensky
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Nicko, Dicko and Kerensky

I remember both Nick and Tim from Col B.

I seem to recall that they have both 'passed on'.
by J.R.
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Definitely payment in my day but I don’t recall how much. 15 florins seems a lot, all in one go, but I used to get one florin as a choir boy at weddings before I went to CH, so maybe it wasn’t that much. I was a swab for my second two terms to Launchfield, the Trades Monitor, and the all of my seco...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Definitely payment in my day but I don’t recall how much. 15 florins seems a lot, all in one go, but I used to get one florin as a choir boy at weddings before I went to CH, so maybe it wasn’t that much. I was a swab for my second two terms to Launchfield, the Trades Monitor, and the all of my seco...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

Rock School Series 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCae9R0HKHc Video diaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Q-96pst8M It should be noted that Josh (aka the Emperor) who was the lead singer of the band is now Father Joshua Bell and is a curate in Kings Lynn! Josh is member of CH OB's Official...
by J.R.
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

I well remember 'The Trunk' purchased from John Lewis in London along with all the other requirements. Very sturdy and shipped each way separately by rail. It was stored term time in the trunk room in the Tube. I think pocket money was 30 bob a term and was managed by R A Hewitt, dep h/m of Coleridg...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 87
Views: 16708

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

It was Sgt Guest during my day.

I never really discovered what he actually did other than teaching swimming. A rather elusive person as I recall !