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by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

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 Mid A 15
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

Michael “Joe” Froggatt, (Pe B), a direct contemporary of mine as we went to junior school and CH together, formed the Jabberwocks, who played traditional Jazz. Froggatt was on the Euphonium, Noel Abel on trombone (he later went on to become a distinguished bass trombonist with top symphony orchestr...
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Morton Peto

^^I agree, I have only vague memories of the Petos, including their daughter and the OB she married, so nothing of interest to post, but I can't imagine there being anything remotely scurrilous to post and I'd hate to think that Avon's or Comenius' posts could be misinterpretd. Sadly, Nick Luxmoore...
by Mid A 15
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Morton Peto

I’m not sure we can discuss this. Even if Peto is de facto and legally dead, I think all sorts of due process probably needs to be concluded before we can start talking about it on an open forum. We should wait until the new Head writes an dull and platitudinous statement about the issue. It is how...
by Mid A 15
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4891

Re: Black Lives Matter

No reasonable person of any colour or creed is going to dispute the ideology.

The conduct of the organisation taking that ideology as its name is open to debate.
by Mid A 15
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 86
Views: 13719

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

In my time Sgt Guest used to conduct the 12:15 pm School Drills that took place on the back asphalt between Lamb and the Scout Hut and Manual School approximately. Not that I had many of those :wink: As others have said he ran the Post Office. I think as well as swimming he looked after gymnastics, ...
by Mid A 15
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3452

Re: GRACE

I recall one occasion when a Jewish Grecian (the name escapes me) modulated the closing formula to: "Through Jesus Christ your Lord" – and was reprimanded, though perhaps not punished more concretely. Frankly – as a practising Christian both then and now – I think this was an honest and rather smar...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: User edenmajamay
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

User edenmajamay

Spamming a digital x ray machine.
by Mid A 15
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Frank Ledwith
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Frank Ledwith

I bumped into Frank shortly after leaving CH. We were both staying in the same hotel in the Lake District. 'The Hollins' was exactly like Fawlty Towers. He was in the lounge after dinner surrounded by family and was holding court. It was obvious from what he was saying that he was an OB, so I signe...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday JR!
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Happy Birthday JR!

Have a good one John! :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers:

Hope you and everyone else on here are keeping and coping well in these strange times.
by Mid A 15
Fri May 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

in the unlikely event that any of you immensely serious, snotty English public school types actually like country music) Cheeky generalisation. Friday nights down t'pub it was standing space only if you could squeeze in. For a pint and a couple of quid in the bucket you got three hours of country b...
by Mid A 15
Sat May 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sad news of Colin Somerville
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Sad news of Colin Somerville

I see Colin was at CH for some of the time I was although I never knew him.

He sounds a good bloke and highly regarded. Sadly I have come across a lot of bright people who have been cursed with early onset dementia. My own Uncle was one.

RIP Colin.
by Mid A 15
Thu May 14, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: The CCF Signals Section

David O'Meara's death was rather sad. Three retired C.H. masters, all living in single flats in Horsham, used to meet on Friday evenings for a pint (or two), something to eat and a long, long chat. One was Bob Rae, one was David O'Meara, but the name of the third I never knew. Anyway, one Friday Da...
by Mid A 15
Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: CCF alternative

We had the Police Cadets as an option during my time. We drove a panda car round the mile, went out on patrol with a constable on a Sunday, visited the control tower at Gatwick and Bramshill College in Hampshire where the 'accelerated promotion' candidates studied amongst other activities. I don't t...
by Mid A 15
Fri May 08, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2612

Re: R Rae

However, my main reason for posting is off-topic curiosity. Who was (is) RKW? I either have a mental block or he appeared after my time. The late Roger Wilson, father of Jeremy and Simon. He taught maths and was housemaster of one of the senior houses before going off to be headmaster of another sc...