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by jhopgood
Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where in CH is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Where in CH is this?

If I am not mistaken, it is the library, which now seems to be a career centre.
by jhopgood
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 15433

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

I don't think Peter Austin Jones ever beat anyone. I would be surprised if Michael Cherniavsky did, though as a senior housemaster, he would have been sorely tempted. Was anyone here ever beaten by Chern? Or Tim Law? The Chern was my housemaster in my first year in Barnes B, along with Paddy Cullen...
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

sejintenej wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:02 pm
and the 1950's ice races on the canals of the Netherlands;
They also held the Elfstedentocht in 1985 and 1986 whilst we were living there.
by jhopgood
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 486
Views: 47363

Re: Politics

Personally, I'm sick of the whole thing !! I agree John. However, as someone who will be directly affected by Brexit, I still have a problem with the fact that I was not allowed to be involved in the referendum, and yet I am directly affected by the outcome. Hence, I would dispute that it was a dem...
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 18
Views: 2538

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

Last week I met someone who is a Major in the British Army and will be in charge of the Queen's Guard from the middle of January. I asked him to look into whether CH pupils are allowed to visit the Tower free if in uniform, and he said he would ask the Yeoman and let me know. Unfortunately I met him...
by jhopgood
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Things have obviously changed since the time I was the editor for the OB magazine. I used to get OB's wanting to advertise their efforts to raise funds for charities, but was vetoed by the Council House, who claimed that we could not publish requests for donations to other charities in a magazine wh...
by jhopgood
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 15433

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Surely RA Hewitt didn't teach Russian? And also, RAH was almost pedantically punctual. I suspect you may be thinking of Biddick, a lazy freeloader if ever there was one, who did teach Russian, and was eventually eased out. Hewitt also taught history (in fact he mainly taught history). His lessons c...
by jhopgood
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

Re: Identification.

Very much like David, I have had my signature registered in various countries around the world. I have an ID number for Spain, but not an ID card, as it is assumed that my country of origin has one, and I should use that. Fortunately I have a driving licence and this will do, when required. My wife ...
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: Sometimes I forget

I can't remember any showers as such in Coleridge B. Just the two baths and the one long trough with tin basins, and that was it. Then there were the two stand up urinals and the one semi shielded sit down bog. You're talking about the lav ends. The trough and showers were in the changing room area.
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: Sometimes I forget

The showers over the trough did work, at least in Barnes B.
I seem to remember someone being pushed under the shower, fully clothed, and on other occasions, a coat could be hung over the shower head, making it easier to clean, (a swab's trick).
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3997

Re: The Old Blue 2018

As someone involved with the Old Blue for about 10 years, I see this latest edition as a continuance of something started with the demise of the CH Club. The fee paying CH Club was replaced by CHA and then CHOBA because it was found it difficult to recruit young OB's and that an association of all O...
by jhopgood
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 15433

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Definitely not the same 'Hewitt'. R. Hewitt's subject was English, both Lit. and Lang. I believed he played rugby for The Harlequins. As far as I'm aware, he wasn't at CH for any great length of time If he is the person I am thinking of, then he also tried to teach some of us Russian. After "A' lev...
by jhopgood
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 15433

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

sejintenej wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:46 am


? Capital punishment California style is death by boredom?
I have often wondered whether it is a worse punishment to be in prison fo the rest of your natural life, or a "quick" exit by way of execution.
The waiting for the inevitable, in either circumstance, must be "hell".
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Seen in passing

Interesting that it is the only thing that hasn't changed, apart from the building.
by jhopgood
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 163
Views: 11809

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I have wondered whether the conversion from houses run by senior pupils to Senior and Junior houses run by staff, did not in some way, make it easier for abuse to take place. Barnes B had an incident in 1959/60, but to the best of my knowledge, it was between pupils. After that I can recall no incid...