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by jhopgood
Wed May 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2836

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: 2836

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: 874

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: 466

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: 2099

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: 992

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: 2099

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: 2099

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
by jhopgood
Fri May 08, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Re: R Rae

I remember Rae well. I came across his name before I went to CH. 3 of us went to CH from my Junior school, and Ian Johnson told me that his Housemaster was Hip Hip, after which I was supposed to say, "Who?", and he would say "Rae". Ian became a member of Mensa and Professor at Nottingham University,...
by jhopgood
Thu May 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: The school glider

I remember seeing it on Little Side, even moving, but I joined the Lazy Gang in the RE's where we spent most of our time sleeping in the Bird Sanctuary.
by jhopgood
Mon May 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 76
Views: 13113

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

We had the box beside the bed ..... ....which we used to call a "settle". Strange how I remember that but I don't remember using the word 'Toyce'. The more usual term for a toyce is a 'carrel unit' but I don't think it was ever called that at CH. Not surprising, Geoff. Toyces were only in the desig...
by jhopgood
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 8322

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

My Junior school has 3 classes of 40 per year, meaning there were close on 500 of us. Add three years of infants and we must have been over 600. Still in touch with some of my last year in Juniors, as we got together in about 2004 when the building was 100 years old. As well as the main building the...
by jhopgood
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Windows Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Windows Updates

An Apple a day keeps Bill Gates away
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 6566

Re: Now it reaches Eton

There are some very interesting articles in recent Guardian Weeklys, some of which point to part of the reasons for these viruses jumping from animals to humans, is our encroachment into their environment. One also suggests that it is highly unlikely that it is man made. I prefer to believe the scie...
by jhopgood
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 6566

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Exactly. Class really is an British obsession, and a pretentious one at that. On the Continent it really is a case of 'it's not where you're from, it's where you're at'. You could be born dirt poor, get a decent education and have a 'white collar' job and be counted as one of the middling classes, ...