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by loringa
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Absenteeism
Replies: 52
Views: 4948

Re: Absenteeism

The original topic and talk of School Sergeant reminds me of the so-called School Marshall we had in the 1990s. I think his name might have been Smith but I could be completely mistaken. To be honest I'm not sure what his role was except standing outside Dining Hall most of the day, making sure pup...
by loringa
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 32
Views: 1571

Re: Cross-country runs

Drills overseen by Chief Bradley on Tuesday afternoons and were also handed out by masters. I believe he may still be alive - hope so. Sadly not - I went to his funeral in about 2011; there is something on this in another thread. A delightful chap; I was very fond of him and kept in touch with him ...
by loringa
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 32
Views: 1571

Re: Cross-country runs

Ah yes, cross-country - the default setting for any wet afternoon when the games pitches were OOB. I certainly remember the mud of Shelley's Wood and slogging up (or down) Sharpenhurst in the pouring rain - all very unpleasant. Once, and only once, I decided to give the Sharpenhurst bit a miss and w...
by loringa
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: An interesting date today !

It won't happen again until 12 Dec 2121 or 12.12.2121.
by loringa
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants

Professor EJ Kenney obituary Distinguished Cambridge Latinist whose loyal cat, Fufu, played an important role in selecting prospective students Although prospective students thought they had come to Edward Kenney’s office to be assessed on their Latin ability, the object of their test lay purring o...
by loringa
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: Milk

If I recall correctly, during the 70s it was delivered in milk churns daily to the boarding houses from the home farm dairy. On a Sunday, one of the trades (probably only in the junior houses) was to go to the dairy before breakfast and collect churns of fresh, home-made yoghurt and deliver them to ...
by loringa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 1763

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Take the British armed forces. Consensual sex is NOT allowed. The Royal Navy is particularly hot on this for obvious reasons with both men and women serving on ships. Again, not strictly true. One thing that the Armed Forces, the Royal Navy as much as the others, recognise is that it is impossible ...
by loringa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 1763

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Also true in employment. Because you didn't get an A, B, C, D, ....grade in GCE O level I knew of companies who would not even interview you. They were too thick to understand that grades came in with GCSE - no GCSEs - no interview. Umm - not strictly true. From 1975 GCE O Levels were graded A to E...
by loringa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Ken Grimshaw

Welcome to the forum Ken. I remember you well as a house tutor in Leigh Hunt A (including 3 cracks from a slipper which no doubt I richly deserved). You also taught both my brother Ben and me woodwork for our Design and Technology O Level which I greatly enjoyed (and got a Grade A as did Ben I think...
by loringa
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65492

Re: Politics

Mental illness is not a badge of honour nor is it an excuse for bad behaviour or an easy way of getting something wanted but not needed. Mental illness is like physical illness; most people don't suffer from it most of the time but when it rears its ugly head it needs to be taken seriously and trea...
by loringa
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65492

Re: Politics

As for the list of services; where do you draw a line? some might say no more transplants, some may say no treatments devised after 1st January 2019; the entire concept is a minefield. New conditions are constantly being "discovered" and large sums set aside for research. New methods of treatment a...
by loringa
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65492

Re: Politics

The majority of the population of Britain live in England, and I have lots of friends who live there, and I have heard their horror stories of waiting lists. Waiting lists in England are undoubtedly a problem but the ills of the NHS go far deeper than simply this. On the one hand the population is ...
by loringa
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65492

Re: Politics

Maybe now we can move forward. To be honest, comrade Corbyn won the election for Boris. Let us all hope that we can. I think everyone has had enough of the whole Brexit issue and on that, at least, we can hopefully move forward. Mr Johnson's majority is so large that he can get legislation passed w...
by loringa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 607
Views: 65492

Re: Politics

There hasn't been a post on this thread for a while but I'm assuming Julian hasn't imposed a period of purdah! I am delighted to report that my postal vote eventually arrived out here! My completed ballot paper will be mailed from Heathrow on Tuesday and should thus arrive before the constituency de...
by loringa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57

There is a picture of all 3 of them on this twitter link: https://twitter.com/choldblues/media The photo is of them at Christ's Hospital on Old Blues Day on 30 April so they were all still alive then at least. According to the caption, the ladies had come over from Australia and James from the West ...