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by jhopgood
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 517
Views: 53482

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: 754

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.
by jhopgood
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: James Peto
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: James Peto

I have long assumed that CH's Morton Peto was a direct descendant, but that's based on pure guesswork. If I ever had any evidence for it, I've forgotten! Working on my family tree I have assumed/hoped that certain unusual family names were used by at least the next generation. Your guess is as good...
by jhopgood
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: The moon landing at CH

I was on holiday from university and alone at my parent’s house.
After it landed, for some reason I went into the garden and stared at the moon.
No-one waved back!!
I didn’t stay up to see them leave the capsule as I had to work next day, I think.
by jhopgood
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Band marching speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 286

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: 1762

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: 1762

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: 2072

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: 890

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: 427

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: 17051

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: 1353

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: 517
Views: 53482

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: 2836

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: 1387

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...