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by jhopgood
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 842

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: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13137

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: 296

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: 578
Views: 59956

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: 924

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: 3097

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: 1262

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: 366

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: 2094

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: 2094

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: 2235

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: 1059

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: 500

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: 17616

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: 1453

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.