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by jhopgood
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Peter Padfield, naval historian
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Peter Padfield, naval historian

I think he was mentioned on the CH age on Facebook.
by jhopgood
Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Films at CH, 1956-1960
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Films at CH, 1956-1960

I learned to set type and we did lots of programmes etc.
Failed at woodwork but enjoyed printing.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?

Unless he was referring to the Triumph Mayflower!
by jhopgood
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse
Replies: 109
Views: 7943

Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

I agree with the view that the families are totally innocent and also victims in a different way. I do remember that one of Husband's relatives went on the Old Blues Facebook group after Husband's conviction to proclaim Husband's innocence and to attempt to undermine the victims' credibility. I wou...
by jhopgood
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 289
Views: 78240

Re: Heroes?

I have a lot of respect for the active soldiers and Hereford College even more so. Supply clerks in the War Office - very different matter. I In the Falkland's conflict one company group of RM from 45 Cdo was ashore, yomping across the islands yet never engaged the enemy; were they any less heroic ...
by jhopgood
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 77
Views: 6499

Re: Brexit

If I've got my geography right, Valencia is a fairly big city and has a busy port, so it should be saved some of the distribution problems that other places have. The thing I missed most about Oz when I was back in the UK was fruit that tasted like fruit. I don't have that problem in France. You ar...
by jhopgood
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 62
Views: 7804

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

These don't appear to be the interview in question, but are quite interesting nevertheless: https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/roger-allam-on-his-doctor-who-ambitions-and-why-hes-sick-of-background-music-on-tv/ https://all-allam.com/endeavour-series-viii/ Oh, here it is on Roger's website: https:/...
by jhopgood
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: March 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: March 1990

Rae was well past his sell by date by 1990, renowned for nodding off whilst teaching. As was Tom Keeley, many years earlier. I have always wondered about that ability. I had a boss who did exactly the same, nodded off in board meetings, presentations, and worst of all, at traffic lights. More than ...
by jhopgood
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 118
Views: 25900

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Yes, getting on for two centuries after Darwin and then Dawkins in recent times, how does faith religion hang on in there for the modern age? We've covered some of this on other threads about school chaplains. I used to enjoy bellowing out the old hymns with their wonderful chord changes but I didn...
by jhopgood
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: March 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: March 1990

Taken from Poulton's remarks on Rae during the incident. "From abroad, I wanted to fly back." "If you come back" he (Rae) said on the phone, "you will seem to indicate no trust in me and the team, and I will resign." It gives an indication of how they all stuck together...
by jhopgood
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: 1950s HANDHELD CALCULATOR
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: 1950s HANDHELD CALCULATOR

I was a long time advocate of a slide rule! Still have mine. For a long time I opposed the use of calculators in schools as GIGO. If you have no idea of the answer, how do you know if the calculator is correct? I taught my children long division as their primary school teacher in Amsterdam advocate...
by jhopgood
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Richard Slater
Replies: 11
Views: 8795

Re: Richard Slater

Fertii wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:34 am Being called in at break to the chapel. Tongues guessing at what it was. That must have been particularly difficult for Dobbie and Poulton to tell us...

And that night someone put candles on the crossing and they burnt all night.

Sad times.
From my understanding, Poulton was abroad.
by jhopgood
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: March 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: March 1990

Sorry I brought it up. I had no idea.
by jhopgood
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: March 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 751

March 1990

Reading the farewell notes for R Rae, in the Summer 1990 Blue, RCP (trying to work out who he may have been), writes that Rae was Acting Head in March 1990 at a very dark hour in the School's history.

Can anyone elucidate?
by jhopgood
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Who would you Shop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Who would you Shop?

In conversations with my son, we got on to the subject of child abuse and how to reduce these incidents. I mentioned that growing up, I had not come across such abuse and put it down to parental education, and in some circumstances, school education. I suggested that better education of children wou...