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by gneuss
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1753

Re: Matrons

Mike, I guess when you are only 11 or 12 any age over 18 seems like old age - sadly that it no longer the case. I consider 40 to be very young now! However I think she was probably in her 30s not 40s, at least when I first arrived in 1959. Maybe she had some private income so that she was able to af...
by gneuss
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1753

Re: Matrons

Michael wrote There was, after all, no such thing as a young matron and he also wrote -- certainly it didn't run to a car Evidence to contradict your first statement Michael can be found in the photo of Barnes B in 1961 I posted a long time ago (first post on Barnes House photos) as Irene Farr the m...
by gneuss
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 2286

Re: Wendy Fryer

by ZeroDeConduite » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 pm There was also an Assistant Music Master/Organist who married in the late 1950s - name escapes me... ********** EDIT********** Today's CHOBA News carries this obit info which fits the circumstances (John) David Swale Staff 53-61 who went on to be an org...
by gneuss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4318

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Reflecting on (returning to?) the topic “Old Blue 2018” the "school like no other" claim has already been discussed. I would take issue with almost the very first claim in the brochure, “Christ’s Hospital is the most diverse boarding school in the UK.” I can think of at least one school (e.g. https:...
by gneuss
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 18685

Re: Expelled

John asked Just for my education, is there a difference between expelled and excluded? I used to be the Chair of Governors of a comprehensive school and had to deal with this quite a lot. Exclusion can either be fixed-term exclusion in which case it is also known as suspension or it can be permanent...
by gneuss
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 2268

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

I'm confused by this I’m so proud that 98 per cent of our leavers, many of whom have faced high levels of adversity, leave us as confident young men and women, having secured places at top universities and who often later return to help future generations of pupils either financially or through adv...
by gneuss
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 7826

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Ah well - I remembered the number OK!!
by gneuss
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 7826

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Keibat wrote Hillard, I think, not Hilliard: Michael John, from Thames Ditton (I once visited their lovely riverside bungalow!) Sadly, my memory lets me down It was Hillard. Amazing thing about memory is how sometimes you can remember the most trivial of facts and forget the simple things. I bet Joh...
by gneuss
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 7826

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Michae Scuffil wrote, Things resembling bolios (hard cylindrical pillows) are common in Germany. They're called 'Nackenstützen' (neck-rests or 'neck-supports') and many people swear by them. Maybe that is where the word "knackered' comes from as they were excellent at preventing a sound night's slee...
by gneuss
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 7826

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

J.R. wrote
Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, I'm afraid.
Pillow is one word for it - rock is a better description.
by gneuss
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 7826

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

John Hopgood wrote As a Ba B contemporary of Keibat, I can only remember Flab and Kiff. His memory is obviously better than mine, so maybe he remembers where my nickname came from, which I inherited from Michael Hilliard, I think. My brother inherited from me. I'm a BaB contemporary of Keibat and Jo...
by gneuss
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 23
Views: 2396

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

I've always really appreciated the fact that I was awarded one of the RAF Benevolent Fund scholarships and still have the plate I wore. I also met pilots and crew from 617 squadron when they visited the school and they gave me a 617 lapel badge. By the time I arrived at CH (1959) fathers of RAF scho...
by gneuss
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 6183

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I've told the story here before of getting into trouble for talking to Randall Cousins when he came to Hertford, he'd stayed with us several times in school holidays. I don't think I had any idea that you were only supposed to speak to a brother. I was certainly aware of Hertford while I was at Hor...
by gneuss
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 13170

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

I'm surprised no one has mentioned 'Scratch' the vicar of Itchingfield in this thread. He used to teach me RE and had absolutely no classroom control. One of our favourite tricks was to get a mirror reflecting the sun and lower it down the wall above his head with the aim of getting it to reflect of...
by gneuss
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 12699

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

I do recall one sort of incident back in the 60s. in 1965 Geoff Russell (Maine A?) and I managed to find ourselves two local girls as ‘girlfriends’. We used to ‘entertain’ them in the back projection room in Big School as I used to do the lighting for the school plays and had a key for the very cram...