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by jhopgood
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Band marching speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: CH Band marching speeds

My recollection is that we marched at 120, rifle brigade 140, and slow march around 60 - 80 (not sure on that one). Playing with the local village band here in Spain, they do pasodobles at around 120, processions at about half speed, and Moors and Christians, around 60 - 80. https://www.youtube.com/...
by jhopgood
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

My grandmother left school at 15 and decided she’d become a nurse, so she turned up at the hospital, filled in a form and started the following week, with all the training as she went along. Now that would be years of studying and tens of thousands in cost. Maybe that’s a good thing in that line of...
by jhopgood
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

I am unable to read what the Head of Colfes wrote, but it would be interesting to know since many of my junior class went to Colfes, as did my late brother. It only went independent in 1977, so they must have had a fair amount of support for the decision and for staying independent. All of my genera...
by jhopgood
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

Re: History of the Band

J.R. wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Pretty sure there weren't any in my day in the band.
JH probably has a better memory than me.
At least two bassoons. Geoff Stearns played one.
by jhopgood
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 1968 and all that
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: 1968 and all that

I left CH in 1966 and went up to Nottingham University in 1967 after a year in industry. I am confused about the year as I thought our demonstrations took place in my last year and not 1968, and I have been unable to get a better date off the internet. Based on the Warwick University sit in, related...
by jhopgood
Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where in CH is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

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: 16200

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: 1198

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: 490
Views: 49660

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: 2707

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: 1305

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: 16200

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: 1465

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: 1041

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: 1041

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).