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by Mid A 15
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Catherine Ennis
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Death of Catherine Ennis

Sorry to learn of the death from cancer of the distinguished organist Catherine Ennis (6's 1965-71; later a member of the music staff at CH Horsham until 1985), President of the Royal College of Organists from 2013 to 2015: https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=340 There's a Telegraph...
by Mid A 15
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Christmas 2020

I hope it is as Happy and Peaceful as it can be for you all in these strange circumstances in which we find ourselves.
by Mid A 15
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 111
Views: 40941

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Another solid 65 minutes or so for Joe yesterday. He also, to steal association football terminology, had a siginificant 'assist' in Mako Vunipola's try forcing him over the line. Unlike the other week against Georgia, when Joe did similar for Jack Willis, at least Bryan Habana noticed yesterday. L...
by Mid A 15
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Jack Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Jack Mount

Saw this on the BBC website. Worst thing is this guy got away with it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/ztdfudx91d/the-boarding-school-monster-who-always-walked-free Good to see you posting again Stan. I hope all is well with you and yours. It is a sad reflection of the world we live in that this p...
by Mid A 15
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 111
Views: 40941

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Another solid 65 minutes or so for Joe yesterday. He also, to steal association football terminology, had a siginificant 'assist' in Mako Vunipola's try forcing him over the line. Unlike the other week against Georgia, when Joe did similar for Jack Willis, at least Bryan Habana noticed yesterday. Le...
by Mid A 15
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 111
Views: 40941

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

On a related subject, did anyone see the Women's England vs France game at Twickers? Good skills, pulsating match, thrilling finish - and a mass catfight in the second minute. Unfortunately not. After 40 years my dearly beloved is well used to my interest in sport but Gillingham v Charlton Athletic...
by Mid A 15
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 111
Views: 40941

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Congratulations to Joe on his 50th cap for England today! 68 good minutes before Eddie removed him too. EDIT: I'm confused because on TV today they congratulated Joe on his 50th cap yet I've read elsewhere that he has 65! Can anyone clarify? Could it be 50 caps against 6 Nations teams they are refer...
by Mid A 15
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 111
Views: 40941

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Good to see Joe get an outing against Georgia today.
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 3638

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Going back to Roger Allam, as I started this detour(and I agree with all the previous comments and concerns, just don't have a thank button available): The only reason I have ever heard of a number of these famous OBs (Magee etc)is because I was at CH, otherwise Roger would never have been on my ra...
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

"Widely recognised as one of the best minds amongst his contemporaries": https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mark-cousins-obituary-theorist-architectural-association-b1202833.html I am sorry to read this. Mark Cousins was Senior Grecian in my first year and a fellow inmate of Ma...
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Remembering 50 years ago...
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Remembering 50 years ago...

Fifty years ago I was in my second year at CH. It had seemed a fairly normal day - getting up, marching to dining hall, breakfast, classes, and so on. Then in the afternoon my world - and my brother's - was turned upside down when we learnt that our mother had died unexpectedly at home. Our lives w...
by Mid A 15
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

An older boy in Mid A had severe problems with his sight. I believe he was registered as blind later in life.

Other than that described, which I was only aware of really because I happened to be in the same House, I do not recall any other visible disabilities during my time.
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: 2784

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: 2230

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: 1994

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...