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by brian walling
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Another expense arose for monitors. It was payment to a swab. That too was about 30 shillings a term. I had one friend from a very poor family who told me frankly that his parents could not afford this additional thirty bob. He would have had to forgo having a swab, he added, if it were not for a m...
by brian walling
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

I was in Maine A shortly after your date (1953-60), but I don't recall any local rules similar to what you describe. Of course at that time Ma A had much more easy-going housemasters (Senior HM Tod/Barker, Junior HM Jesson-Dibley/Whitfeld) than La A under ALJ. Pocket money: I couldn't remember the a...
by brian walling
Fri May 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Charles Hazlewood

This looks like the Charles M E Hazlewood listed in the 1997 Who's Blue. BB/LB/MaA 1978-85. Organ scholar Keble College Oxford and subsequent distinguished musical career largely as conductor/music director. After my time I'm afraid, but he ought to have quite a wide network outside and inside the O...
by brian walling
Sun May 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 3174

Re: What is CH for these days?

David Redshaw should be thanked for bringing these issues up again. I agree generally with his thoughts and with much of the comment posted in response. It's good to keep these concerns alive. I watched the 2020 ''Virtual Speech Day'' video made available on the CHOBA Web site yesterday (in my view ...
by brian walling
Sat May 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?

I wonder whether any forum members have connections of any sort going back to the "Pilgrim Fathers", who emigrated from England to America in 1620 (which is only 68 years after the founding of CH). The 400th anniversary of this event is coming up. The specific date that I shall be celebrating is 1 A...
by brian walling
Tue May 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: CCF alternative

I can offer some memories of this, being one of the earliest people to take advantage of it. Some of this has already been covered by the other posters, but here's my detailed recollection. I believe that the option to serve in the Public Service Group (PSG), as it was called, came into being at the...
by brian walling
Fri May 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: The school glider

Incidentally, some of those in the RAF Section at that time may well have made their first flight, as I did, in a 2-seater De Haviland Chipmunk trainer on an RAF Section Field Day at White Waltham RAF station near Maidenhead. Anybody else who had that experience may like to know that, if they flew ...
by brian walling
Thu May 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: The school glider

I don't have the answer, but I have wondered about this myself and was intending to make a post about it (I assume that we are talking about the same thing and same time frame: the CCF (RAF Section)'s glider, about 1959-60. Postings about Pongo (E A littlefield) in recent days reminded me of this is...
by brian walling
Mon May 04, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 3277

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Pongo: I doubt very much whether he had been an RAF Spitfire pilot in WWII. I don't think that he had the dash and flexibility required for that. I was in the RAF section at CH, but never heard anything like that. As I recall, the belief generally was that he had served in the War in the RAF in some...
by brian walling
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: WATER TOWER

An interesting ‘aside’ from the underlying topic: Quite coincidentally, the CH Water Tower and its height were fresh in my mind yesterday when I answered the original post. My wife’s family in UK has ancestral links to a small town in central Germany and just the day before yesterday we unearthed a...
by brian walling
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 4265

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

A beautiful obituary note. I missed it earlier. Ian Christie was three years later than me at CH. I don't recall him and thus unfortunately cannot add anything. However, there was an earlier D C L Christie, a contemporary of mine, who was 1952-59 (including one year in the Prep, I think). D C L Chri...
by brian walling
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: THE AVENUE

Referring to my previous post, I just noticed that the latest Google Earth image of CH, which carries the date of 26 Sep 2018, in fact shows an unusually clear picture of Dinner Parade (or is it now Lunch Parade?) in progress, with just a small band present - presumably because the school was just s...
by brian walling
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: THE AVENUE

Although this may not be of much use for the question originally posted (magnetic bearing of the Avenue), members of the Forum may like to know that there is a dead-simple procedure in Google Earth for finding the bearing of anything (I presume that Google Earth's bearings are true north). Proceed a...
by brian walling
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: WATER TOWER

An interesting ‘aside’ from the underlying topic: Quite coincidentally, the CH Water Tower and its height were fresh in my mind yesterday when I answered the original post. My wife’s family in UK has ancestral links to a small town in central Germany and just the day before yesterday we unearthed a ...
by brian walling
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

Re: WATER TOWER

In my day it was clearly known as being 120 feet high. In a Maths class with I R McConnell we once did some trig exercises and surveyed the tower with some rudimentary surveyor's tools, so I remember the 'official' height clearly. Not sure whether the quoted height of 120 feet was to the peak of the...