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by Mid A 15
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: User edenmajamay
Replies: 4
Views: 548

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: 274

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: 777

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: 694

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: 415

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: 14
Views: 760

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: 779

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: 1712

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...
by Mid A 15
Fri May 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 1712

Re: R Rae

Bob Rae ended his CCF career as a Wing Commander (RAFVR(T)); when he retired he was presented with an RAF officers' sword paid for by general subscription from, amongst others, OBs. I got a strong impression he was well-respected by 'Chief' Bradley (along with Lt Col Morton Peto), both of whom were...
by Mid A 15
Sun May 03, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 2148

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

He was running the School cricket 1st XI when I started in 1965, being succeeded by John Dennison (?spelling) a year or two later. If he (Littlefield) was deemed good enough to run the the first XI, at a time keen and able cricketers like Basil Gregory and Tom Keeley, amongst others of similar age o...
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 5964

Re: Now it reaches Eton

I have no recall of any restrictions to access of the library. Indeed it was a place I regarded as a 'safe haven' when times were bad. You were left to your own devices which suited me fine.
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 5964

Re: Now it reaches Eton

There have been a number of adverse comment about the character witnesses in the Karim case, the latest being above: " Have I got this right but wasn't it parents and alumni of Eton and Queen's Club who appeared in the box as witnesses to attest to Karim's excellent character when he was up before ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Pop quiz: which family had the most brothers at CH? In my day, the Savages. 3 (or 4?). Also in your day 3 Farnfields. I remember the Farnfields well, but perhaps not as well as I thought, as I only remember 2 of them! Pete was in the year above me, and became a very impressive Band Captain (is that...
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

harryh wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:44 pm
Both of the boys, David and Jonathan, went on to be prep school Headmasters, one in Dorset and one in Nottinghamshire, I think.
Jonathan was my nursemaid.
by Mid A 15
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Pop quiz: which family had the most brothers at CH? In my day, the Savages. 3 (or 4?). Also in your day 3 Farnfields. I was in Maine A in my first year with 3 Pratts (name not nature), Graham, Robin and Martin, and they had an older brother apparently before my time. There were also (3 I think ) Pr...