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by jhopgood
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: WATER TOWER

How did you know the location of the base of the tower?
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

Just as a red herring, my son in Lulea has read an article which suggests that the COVID 19 virus has things common to SARS and AIDS viruses, which are unlikely to appear naturally, leading to the suspicion that the virus is man made. It could have been made by the US, to gain some advantage in thei...
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

Spain has just gone into lockdown which has caused me a quandary. I have a ferry from Bilbao booked for Tuesday, all other Brittany Ferry departures from Spain have been cancelled. According to a friend, who intends to drive up from Spain through France next weekend, he can be considered as an excep...
by jhopgood
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Writing letters home

I seem to remember being chucked out of the house from 2.30 to about 4.00pm on a Sunday afternoon and then doing letter writing until going up to Dining Hall for tea. Sunday morning would have been out because we had Band practice from after morning chapel until just before 1.00pm. On a related matt...
by jhopgood
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Cross-country runs

Back in the Dark Ages, when sejintenej and I were there, monitors were allowed to give running punishments: miles, double miles and, dependent on which end of The Avenue your House was, loops or Post Office Runs. A monitor would track you on a bicycle as you completed the requisite distance. How do...
by jhopgood
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: An interesting date today !

I had to look that up, John, in case you were being rude! My wife’s Costa Rican niece was visiting and challenges her family to discover unusual words. This was one of them but I had to ask her to remind me what it was. I believe that it was one of the possible names that Andersen Consulting looked...
by jhopgood
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: An interesting date today !

Capicua
by jhopgood
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Cross-country runs

THE STEEPLECHASE, in the 1950s How sadistic to make the whole school run in The Steeplechase in the 1990s! In the 1950s each house had to enter a team and the rest gathered at the end (eastern end of the quarter mile) in time to greet the winners. This engendered much more ‘house spirit’ than the f...
by jhopgood
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1517

Re: Milk

... to clean up afterwards. They disposed of the unused milk, after setting aside enough for the monitors' late night coffee and cocoa drinking, then placed the crates and empty bottles outside the back of the house for pick-up. "Setting aside": we couldn't keep the bottles back, so, in Col A, the ...
by jhopgood
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 1806

Re: Neil Simms

He was Junior Housemaster in Barnes B in 1960, along with C J Miller, who replaced Cherniavsky as Senior Housemaster. He took us for rugby and I believe played County Rugby for Sussex. I think he was a centre. Being in my second year, I tried to have a little as possible to do with masters, so can't...
by jhopgood
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: History in the fifties?

I remember Mrs Hurst, only for 2nd form, and am pretty sure we must have done history in 3rd form, although no idea with whom. My Housemaster was Cherniasky, so history was taught, and a contemporary, Chris White, became a History Grecian. I also remember a book, "1066 and all that", which seemed to...
by jhopgood
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 18487

Re: Did anyone know?

I must say, I am somewhat confused about that CH attitude to alcohol on the school grounds. Whilst I was on the CHOBA Board, I suggested we might try to do a Hash on Old Blues Day. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers) This would have involved a run off site, Steeple chase style adapte...
by jhopgood
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christopher (Kit) Bartlett
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Christopher (Kit) Bartlett

Very sorry to hear this. Only met him once or twice but corresponded with him re OB. Seem to remember that either he or his brother lived in Mottingham, and were involved in the Eltham Little Theatre, which changed it’s name to the Bob Hope theatre, when Bob visited his home town. They were instrume...
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 609
Views: 67583

Re: Politics

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Bozza blunders on with bumbling, buffoonery, and Latin quotes.

There was an old letch called Boris
Accused by a lady named Doris
Of grabbing her tit,
But he said: "Not a bit,
I was occupied reading my Horace".
Can't be said of Donald, who probably thinks Horace is a hole on the back nine.
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP BRYAN MAGEE
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: RIP BRYAN MAGEE

ZeroDeConduite wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Growing up in a War. ?
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=A72 ... &q&f=false
Read it and worth reading.
He sent something to me once for inclusion in the Blue and I was rather overwhelmed when he also sent a list of his achievements and publications.