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by Katharine
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GRACE

Sorry Chrissie, even with your prompt it doesn’t ring bells. I do remember those lucky enough to have fruit slicing bananas ove the cereal. I was very rarely given any, although a lot of sharing went on.
by Katharine
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GRACE

Thanks, rather different from us then. Our Sunday breakfast was far less interesting, it was the one day of the week we had rice crispiest! I presume followed by bread and marmalade but I can’t really remember. Sunday tea was a lump of cheese, bread and butter and CAKE! The cheese and cake were meti...
by Katharine
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GRACE

I'm impressed anyone can remember that much of them! I fairly sure I couldn't have repeated them while I was there and my only memories of it now are trying not to get caught messing around during, and the occasional time the lunch master(?)/monitor/the one with the gavel, made the Grecian read it ...
by Katharine
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GRACE

I think Mr Ed is right with the ending of the first grace for Jesus Christ his sake, but I’ll definitely stick with the word which rather than that!
by Katharine
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GRACE

The Royal Family was certainly there in Hertford, we longed for the times the reader said OIL the Royal Family instead of ALL! More likely to happen at House tea than in the Dining Hall! I’ve now looked it up in my Dad’s copy of The Christ’s Hospital Book, the words there match those I gave earlier....
by Katharine
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GRACE

I could recite the one for before without even thinking, but got a bit stuck half way through the second! I found this after a search here, but I'm not certain of the end of the second one, it doesn't sound quite right! Give us thankful hearts O Lord God For the table which thou hast spread for us B...
by Katharine
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

Here is one thing in ‘Phallic’ Matthews’ defence (although I acknowledge that everything said about him so far on this Forum is true). His method of teaching was in effect solely to dictate notes and do hardly anything else. But these notes were excellent. If one spent any effort at all on chemistr...
by Katharine
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 7027

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Andrew - thank you for your comment re Bakunim's assertions earlier this year. My dear Father was a priest and I take offence at his comment. Perhaps some people should give thought to their comments before pressing the send button? You are not the only one Mark, my OB Dad was also a priest, as wer...
by Katharine
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

In my day*, several subjects had Mods as their First Public Exam, which just meant you received a classification in it, as I did in Maths. Most Mods were at the end of your first year. Other subjects had Prelims (presumably Preliminary Exams), History had theirs at the end of their first term, many ...
by Katharine
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coronavirus: David Norgrove gives 'em both barrels
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Coronavirus: David Norgrove gives 'em both barrels

I’ve been cheering him on! Presentation of statistics was something I used to teach at one stage, and I have difficulty following HMG’s efforts. If Sir David is anything like his elder sister, Jane, 6s not sure of the dates, he’ll be a terrier for facts! We couldn’t get away with anything if she was...
by Katharine
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Yellow dresses
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Yellow dresses

Big Jim, welcome to the forum. I don’t know when you were at Horsham, but there was a time when the girls entrusted to the care of the Religious, Royal and Ancient Foundation of Christ’s Hospital were educated in Hertford not Horsham. For some time our Summer Sunday uniform was a yellow dress, the s...
by Katharine
Fri May 29, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Charles Hazlewood

Just now on Desert Island Discs, I heard Charles Hazlewood say he’d been to CH, where he says the rudeness saw themselves as a bunch of misfits. Hmmm! Possibly a good description!

Did anyone know him?
by Katharine
Wed May 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

I didn’t experience them in Horsham, but they sound very like Long Saturdays (Long Sats) in Hertford.

However I was one of the ones who lived close enough to school to go home, get out of uniform for a few hours and eat decent food!
by Katharine
Mon May 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 1622

Re: What is CH for these days?

I know my father was expecting that Hertfordshire would expect him to pay the same sort of contribution to my grant when I went to Oxford as he had paid to CH. Nothing like it, one year he was asked to give me just £6. I remember the figure £120 for CH but don't know whether that was per term or for...
by Katharine
Wed May 20, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

I'd always thought roughneck referred to riggers who, for the most part, have happily taken the name on. Didn't know it had other meanings. And with regards to the Brexit vote in Wales, it was the retired English old-timers in Wales who made the difference. I've heard that a lot, but besides being ...