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by J.R.
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

All after my time, I'm afraid.

I have since been in the theatre. Impressive.
by J.R.
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I can definitely confirm that my first year at CH, starting January 1958 was to me, PURE HELL !!
by J.R.
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

An easy answer.

Make voting compulsory, but add 'NONE OF THE ABOVE' at the bottom of ballot papers.
by J.R.
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

Sorry. on re-reading, my post is rather misleading.

I AM a Brexiteer.
by J.R.
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

Okay, so let's turn the subject back to Brexit which seems to be getting ever weirder by the day! Now that Boris appears to have sold Mrs May's deal to Parliament, albeit with a bit of a tweak on the backstop, The Farrago seems now to be calling on his wide-eyed loons to reject it. Has he seen the ...
by J.R.
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

I'm not getting involved too far ! As an 'Old Codger' from way back, I have always voted against, ( Brexit ). I have both personal and political reasons. Looking at the possible options on the the coming ballot paper, I will probably have to vote Tory which I haven't done for some time. I wouldn't t...
by J.R.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

OOOH. It's hold your breath time.

And not a recent word from Freaky !
by J.R.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 186
Views: 30082

Re: The importance of walking

When reading think about your Forum signature :D :D :D :D Unfortunately I don't know the identity of the source - Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old To spend an additional 5 months in a nursing Home at £7000 per month - My grandpa started walking Five miles a day...
by J.R.
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

To be quite honest, I'm totally sick of ALL MP's. They are using their position to fight between themselves both within and outside their parties. Yes - There will soon be a general election, with no overall majority and then the Westminster ' kiddies ' will all start arguing again over who is playi...
by J.R.
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59956

Re: Politics

EXACTLY !! Start a new fashion trend.
by J.R.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 186
Views: 30082

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

In the John Mason thread Spoonbill wrote: 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 feeling there may have been n...
by J.R.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24083

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Breath holding time, me-thinks.
by J.R.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: History in the fifties?

At my ever increasing age, with two daughters, four grand-children, (and two G/Grandchildren), it seems to me that history today is taught to suit todays situation and political correctness :o .
by J.R.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: History in the fifties?

I only very vaguely remember history lessons at CH apart from the last couple of years when I became absorbed with WWII. Partly because one of my Mums younger brothers died in France after 'D' Day. I have continued reading and watching documentaries on the war. It now amazes how much history has "ch...
by J.R.
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13137

Re: Did anyone know?

I can only speak from my era.
Caught smoking was serious enough.
Caught drinking was probably enough to earn expulsion.