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by J.R.
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 321

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: 768

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 1259

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: 1595

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: 14780

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 !
by J.R.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

I don't recall the jazz band of the 50's.

The Gene Simmons story is certainly true. It was televised and a OB who used to be a regular contributor on here was prominent in the production. He is now a member of The Cloth.

I don't think any pop band resulted.
by J.R.
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: English Exceptionalism

An interesting post Freaky.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 6065

Re: Black Lives Matter

I have purposely not commented on this thread.

'LIFE MATTERS' would be my train of thought.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Another charge for Peter Webb.
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Another charge for Peter Webb.

Just checked. Case listed for September 7th. 2020.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Another charge for Peter Webb.
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Another charge for Peter Webb.

Now listed for September I believe.
by J.R.
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bob Rae - R.I.P.
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Bob Rae - R.I.P.

Sad news just arrived in July edition of CHOBA.

Bob (Robert) Rae Staff, Deputy Head 53-90 appears in the Obituary section.

I know J.H. remembers Rocker well as I do. He taught us both.
by J.R.
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 4247

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

A Hertford OG, former teacher, asks whether female teachers were thought to be second rate, or was WW2 the first time Horsham had employed any? (my bold in the quote) Katharine. When you have 850 young healthy males cooped up, with very limited contact with the real world I suggest that any attract...