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by Foureyes
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH in this week's Economist magazine re sex scandal in 1815
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: CH in this week's Economist magazine re sex scandal in 1815

I am sure that few will want to follow this up, but for those who do, it is worth bearing in mind that there were several people around this historical period with the same name, all of whom were army officers. This particular one was Sir Eyre Coote born 20 May 1762 and died 10 December 1823. His pu...
by Foureyes
Thu May 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP

Thank you for that sad news, JR, I was not aware that Sir Barnes Wallis's daughter, Dr Mary Stopes-Roe, had died. She was a lovely person, always full of vim and vigour. I got to know her through my research for the booklet 'Barnes Wallis and the RAF Foundation' and she could not have been more char...
by Foureyes
Wed May 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 72
Views: 8843

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

Perhaps I have been a trifle remiss (nothing new there!), but I was not aware that the Grecians' Club had closed. Does that mean that the Grecian Houses have also closed? Can someone explain, please? :?:
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue May 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where in CH is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Where in CH is this?

Seems like a good idea if it was one-third as long. I gave up about half-way through.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri May 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dates of birth of convicted abusers
Replies: 45
Views: 2203

Re: Dates of birth of convicted abusers

I find some of these posts way, way over the top. First, lack of care . I was in Lamb B 1949-55. In about 1951-2 (I forget the exact year) my parents underwent a 'judicial separation'. It was extremely acrimonious. The original news of the split was passed on to me by my senior housemaster - TE Arch...
by Foureyes
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6135

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

The Bren - a very superior piece of kit, although the 7.62mm version was even better than the 0.303in we had at C.H.in the early 50s. For some reason, the only part I can remember, apart from the biggies like the barrel and butt, of course, was the smallest; the 'body-locking-nut-retainer-spring-plu...
by Foureyes
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6135

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

sejintenej wrote: " In my reply is that I omitted that we were being trained for Wipers (if you don't understand that your history teacher was a failure) " Thank you for the comment on 'Wipers.' You were not to know that I was in the Army for 32 years and that I authored the C.H. book 'In their own ...
by Foureyes
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6135

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

JR says: ".. .My wife, Jan, of well over 45 years often calls me a hard, cold and emotionless b@stard which she blames CH for directly ." While I hesitate to challenge Mrs JR's views, why should his 'hard,cold and emotionless' psyche necessarily have developed at C.H.? Could he not have been born th...
by Foureyes
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Blue - digitised/images
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: The Blue - digitised/images

LEEAUTEMPS,
You should contact either Clifford Jones (OB) or the curator, both at the Museum.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6135

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

rockfreak says: " ...Only that I don't think any other western European country has this obsession with Empire, conquest, marching and uniforms ." You are very mistaken in the case of France. See their annual Bastille Day parade, a seemingly endless procession of army, navy and air force units, plus...
by Foureyes
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 38
Views: 3024

Re: What was the attraction?

Many of these posts refer to the lives of unmarried masters as if they moved simply between their study (ground floor) and their bedroom (one of the upper floors). This is not the whole story and the Common Room has never been mentioned. This was (and I presume still is) a suite of rooms at the chap...
by Foureyes
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6135

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Rockfreak says: "... Look at the state of the country: we're the most unequal country in developed Europe ...." That is so easy to say, but I just do not think it is true. I have travelled all over the world visiting countries as far apart as New Zealand, Russia (post Gorbachev), East Germany (when ...
by Foureyes
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1686

Re: Matrons

Two points on matrons. First, the tradition of such posts goes back as far as that of the school itself. From the start, the pupils at C.H. were divided into wards and each ward was run by a 'dame', invariably middle-aged or elderly - no housemasters in those days. They were frequently widows. Secon...
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 6517

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

"...thinking back, I can't really remember any references to Hertford other than it existed in Hertfordshire and was our 'opposite number'." Things must have changed. I was at Horsham from 1948-55 and we were very aware of the girls school at Hertford. The Grecians used to go up there every Summer ...
by Foureyes
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 15763

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

JR wrote: " ...As one of the people who tried to locate the CH punishment books years ago and was unable to even establish their original existence, I also wondered at the extensive archives of CH documentation...." I think that I may be able to help here. In the 1990s and early 2000s I did a lot of...