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by Katharine
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CHOBA Webinars
Replies: 1
Views: 100

CHOBA Webinars

Did anyone else sign up for any of the CHOBA webinars? I've enjoyed two of them, Bletchley Park and today on the Welchman-Turing Bombe, used to decode Enigma messages. I learnt a lot and may well sign up again if something catches my eye.
by Katharine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Twelve Camels For Your Wife
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Twelve Camels For Your Wife

At the time I was in the far north of the country, close to the border with Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso. The tribes there were vey fragmented and definitely not Akan.

As to tribal markings, I used to be able to recognise the local ones, they varied a lot in number and depth of cut.
by Katharine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Twelve Camels For Your Wife
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Twelve Camels For Your Wife

Welcome George. I left Hertford in 1965, in 69 I went to Northern Ghana as a VSO, but I don’t think I can have been as beautiful as the wife in your book title! A chief only offered Four Cows and Seven Goats for me. He had 16 wives and 42 children already, but I’d have become number one wife, or so ...
by Katharine
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nell Todd painting for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: Nell Todd painting for sale

For some reason I’d always imagined her as a much younger woman when she went to Horsham. I remember my brother talking about her. She is possibly the only one of his teachers whose name and subject I remember!
by Katharine
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury

I agree with you David. In the Book I quoted only one former monastery was quoted and that wasn’t for a school.
by Katharine
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury

While temporarily distracted from work (I have no idea how that happened...), I came across Old and New London vol. 2, by Walter Thornbury (Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878). Chapter XLVI is devoted, in considerable detail, to CH. I'm sure it's known to many of you...
by Katharine
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Old and New London by Walter Thornbury

Thanks for bringing it to our attention. That bit about our founder goes against everything we were ever told. I wonder whether there is any corroboration of the statement?

I’ll check whether it’s referenced in the 1953 book, I have my father’s copy.
by Katharine
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: A Glimmer of Hope!

A glimmer of hope perhaps but I note the ongoing lack of engagement on this forum from the Brexit enthusiasts. I think that it is fair to say that little or nothing that is currently occurring is unexpected so where are you with your defence of Brexit? Come on - Brexiteers, you voted for this shamb...
by Katharine
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

Andrew, Can you or anybody else tell me just what is meant by this often much vaunted sovereignty?
by Katharine
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: The Great Benefits of Brexit!

Now, let's please have some comments from the Brexiteers of whom there are (were?) a number on this forum. I'd like to know what I have missed and why, in reality, leaving is a good thing, thank you! I would love to know why it is supposed to be a good thing - so far I have seen nothing whatever to...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Britt or European
Replies: 23
Views: 921

Re: Britt or European

How one identifies nationally is an interesting question. I consider myself to be British even though I also hold Irish nationality. That’s true for me too, my mother was definitely Irish all her life, having gone to England to train as a nurse in the 30s. She did hold a British passport, I don’t t...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Catherine Ennis
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Death of Catherine Ennis

She has just been featured on Radio 4’s Last Word, no mention of her schooling! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rnlk
by Katharine
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 2127

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Thanks for reminding me, I tried to give when I got my email but my iPad ground to a halt, I’ll try again.
by Katharine
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Catherine Ennis
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Death of Catherine Ennis

Very sorry to read this, I overlapped with her for just one term in 6s, so don’t really remember her.

I could read the Telegraph obituary without being registered.
by Katharine
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Christmas 2020

It was 55 years for me a few days ago, my Leavers Bible says December 24th but I know it wasn’t then! I think it was 21st. I don’t know what went wrong preparing my Bible, it doesn’t have the charge in it!