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by Mid A 15
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

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. Sorry JR - does this mean you voted against Brexit, ie remain? Your reply to Mid A 15's post indicates the opposite. Thanks I was confused at fir...
by Mid A 15
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

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 Mid A 15
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24092

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

A disappointing end to it all for England.

As it transpired that match would have suited Joe Launchbury although I am not implying that his selection would have changed the result.
by Mid A 15
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

J.R. wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:30 pm
OOOH. It's hold your breath time.

And not a recent word from Freaky !
I think he is still pumping out regular letters to 'The Guardian' and others.

Now the election has been announced he has more pressing matters than conversing with the likes of us I fancy.
by Mid A 15
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

For those of us on the other side of the Atlantic, what is going on? Does BJ think an election would give him a clear majority? What is the rationale (if any) behind the support of other parties? I understand I may get very different answers from various members. I think BJ is thinking about BJ and...
by Mid A 15
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24092

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

I learnt yesterday that no less than three of the England side, Farrell, Wood & Itoje, I think, went to the school I was at before CH, St George’s Harpenden, my father was school chaplain. I wonder whether this is the most in an England team from the same school, no brothers. Does anyone know? Many...
by Mid A 15
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24092

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Eddie Jones proved right today disappointing as it is both for Joe not to play and us not to watch him.

As they say in football though it's a results business and we miraculously got the result!

Bring on Wales or South Africa!
by Mid A 15
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24092

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Got to feel sorry for Joe in that he is not really getting much of a look in this World Cup. I don't think any other country has the depth at second row that England does.

Meanwhile let's hope England finish the job against Australia in the second half.
by Mid A 15
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

May I ask, out of interest, whether or not you were ever offered alcohol by Masters or frequented the Grecians Club? If I have misunderstood you I apologise in advance but I sense a disapproval of alcohol at CH regardless of any link to abuse. Is this revisionism in the light of terrible events or ...
by Mid A 15
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations Gerald Davies
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Congratulations Gerald Davies

CH's former English teacher from the early seventies has been elected President of the Welsh Rugby Football Union.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49880384

I was lucky enough to be taught by Gerald and he was very supportive to me when I needed it.
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

Agreed, as I said, you are entitled to your feelings and perspectives. It's not about being an enthusiast or apologist. It's about maintaining a bit of perspective. The guy taught for over 3 decades after. Yes, he is and was a paragon of virtue. In his own words: 'Durrant, of Milton Abbas, Blandfor...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christopher (Kit) Bartlett
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Christopher (Kit) Bartlett

I was sorry to read in the latest CHOBA newsletter that yet another member of this forum, Kit Bartlett, has passed away. He seemed very knowledgeable on here regarding Old Blue sportsmen in particular but on other subjects too. It has come as no surprise thus to learn, recently and coincidentally, t...
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

During my senior years at CH i got a bit drunk in more than one teacher's house Which teachers? Like i would say! So adults giving minors alcohol (like Durrant did) is entirely normal? If so, why not indicate which teachers did this with you? I think we need to take a little bit of a step back here...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

Holiday cottages for me.

Also an invitation to sign up for Medical School. The algorithm cannot know my age or the fact that my Physics with Chemistry 'O' level was obtained at the lowest pass grade!
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 2017

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

The survey seemed to be a crass mechanism to identify where to focus their fundraising efforts; “What is your income and are you likely to part with it?” I’d Be happy if someone proved me wrong Agree. It is not a survey but a data collection exercise. I would have filled it in had they made it clea...