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by jhopgood
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

I have a feeling that his CH dates are incorrect. I remember the name and according to his dates, he would have been on my year, but he was not in any of my forms. Given that he received a First in 1968, he must have been at least one or two years before me, probably one as I will be 73 later this ...
by jhopgood
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

I have a feeling that his CH dates are incorrect. I remember the name and according to his dates, he would have been on my year, but he was not in any of my forms. Given that he received a First in 1968, he must have been at least one or two years before me, probably one as I will be 73 later this y...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I was just about to say much the same thing! Equally irrelevant, but John Gower, at the time chairman of CHA, and I, met the CHA manager in London to go over some stuff related to the Blue. At one stage the CHA manager remonstrated with us, saying that she had noticed with Old Blues, their tendency...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Those figures ring a bell, but at university my parents contributed nothing as I had to get a job so that they didn't have to pay. In fact I got a student apprenticeship and the company gave me an annual grant of £100. This is something that puzzles me. The only thing I heard at CH about universiti...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I strongly subscribe to the view that Old Blues go to Christ's Hospital so their children won't need to. The excellent education I received enables me to choose how to educate my daughter; this doesn't apply to everybody of course, especially the non-foundationers, some of whom are on this forum (a...
by jhopgood
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

Two people whom I remember. Bob Galbraith (Col A), who only had thumb and little finger on right hand. Played the French horn, was my partner in some science labs and had no problem doing the experiments. Met him at a 50th reunion and think he said he was in the medical profession but I investigated...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 92
Views: 18925

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: 1727

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: 1727

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: 2211

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: 2211

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: 8797

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: 1727

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: 4451

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: 4451

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.