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by jhopgood
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 82
Views: 14702

Re: School Chaplains

Almost on topic. After A levels I remember a class with J C Tod entitled “ The Bible as History”. I have always considered that the Old Testament was history interlaced with teachings.
by jhopgood
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

Goatherd wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:29 pm I think Willie Watson played the trumpet.
Probably correct. Can’t remember clarinet nor percussion.
by jhopgood
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

Michael “Joe” Froggatt, (Pe B), a direct contemporary of mine as we went to junior school and CH together, formed the Jabberwocks, who played traditional Jazz. Froggatt was on the Euphonium, Noel Abel on trombone (he later went on to become a distinguished bass trombonist with top symphony orchestra...
by jhopgood
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Definitely payment in my day but I don’t recall how much. 15 florins seems a lot, all in one go, but I used to get one florin as a choir boy at weddings before I went to CH, so maybe it wasn’t that much. I was a swab for my second two terms to Launchfield, the Trades Monitor, and the all of my seco...
by jhopgood
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Pocket money, Nausea and more
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

Re: Pocket money, Nausea and more

Definitely payment in my day but I don’t recall how much. 15 florins seems a lot, all in one go, but I used to get one florin as a choir boy at weddings before I went to CH, so maybe it wasn’t that much. I was a swab for my second two terms to Launchfield, the Trades Monitor, and the all of my secon...
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4891

Re: Black Lives Matter

I was recommended to use DuckDuckGo as a search engine.
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Housey Hotspots, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: The Housey Hotspots, etc

There is a letter in the Lent 1994 Blue from Brian Stanley (Mid A 46 - 52), which mentions the Housey Hotspots. There is obviously a photo of them in a previous Blue, since he names some of them, Perry, (Col A) on saxophone, Austin (Th B), Bill Butler on drums and Nick Hull on French Horn. Unfortuna...
by jhopgood
Wed May 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Obit written by my cousin, Aidan Simons.
Apparently died of Covid-19
by jhopgood
Wed May 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

AMP wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 10:39 pm http://thepilgrims.org.uk/wp/tom-jeffers-rip/
Small world and I will have to check up with my cousin, but I believe my Uncle Mick was instrumental in setting up these Pilgrimages and if so, would probably have met Jeffers, who was after my time.
by jhopgood
Wed May 20, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: Mr Redshaw's Rednecks

My 85 year old aunt lives near Deal and a couple of years ago I visited and was chatting to her son in law. He claimed it was impossible to discuss Brexit in the area because of the number of London Pensioners who had retired to the North Foreland and were all belligerent Brexiteers.
by jhopgood
Mon May 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?
Replies: 4
Views: 555

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

There is a Shadrach Hopgood on the Speedwell whom my cousin believes is related to us, but I cannot trace the connection.
by jhopgood
Thu May 14, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

Re: R Rae

The outcome, I don't recall, but it didn't reflect badly on Rocker. Remembering Mr. Rae, as I do well , I can only imagine the outcome as DIRE for the miscreant. Knowing Mr Rae from after your time JR, I think experience had mellowed him. He didn't have any problem keeping order and we were a Deps ...
by jhopgood
Tue May 12, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: CCF alternative

In my era it was called PSG (Public Service Group).
Three years in CCF then a choice of CCF or PSG.
I spent my year in the library helping classify the books according to the Dewey Decimal System?
by jhopgood
Sat May 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

Re: R Rae

J.R. wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 1:17 pm But I seem to remember he did have a habit of rocking his chair back on the rear legs.
And falling over
by jhopgood
Sat May 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

Re: R Rae

AMP wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 12:12 am Didn't he have a rocking chair in his classroom in the Maths Block?
Not that I remember