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by Foureyes
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Trump - I don't wanna go!
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Trump - I don't wanna go!

Katherine says: " They need to bring their election systems up to date..." That's as maybe, Katherine, but we in the UK are scarcely in a position to preach. For over one hundred years people have been saying that 'something must be done' about the House of Lords. There has been a little t...
by Foureyes
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Trump - I don't wanna go!
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Trump - I don't wanna go!

loringa wrote: " Except, of course, these are just a highly visible minority. Most Americans who voted for Trump, this election as much as the last, are not wide-eyed loons any more than most Brexiteers are; they are ordinary, decent people who see the American dream slipping away from them and...
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

sejintenej says: "I admit to being somewhat puzzled that David has mentioned boarding schools in France... " I draw attention to my original caveat: " ...Of course, more research would be needed to ensure that one was comparing like with like..." This really boils down to the que...
by Foureyes
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

OK, I admit to a bit of sloppy writing - by 'independent schools' I mean independent boarding schools and just to clarify that - NOT independent day schools and NOT state-funded boarding schools. It struck me that this cannot be just a UK problem, so I have done a bit of research and find that there...
by Foureyes
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Replies: 10
Views: 780

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

The merits (or otherwise) of independent (i.e. 'public') schools has been discussed off-and-on across this Forum, usually under totally unrelated headings. I would like to draw attention to the recently published book 'Public Schools and the Second World War," by David Walsh and Anthony Seldon....
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2269

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

".. .Sorry but you have lost me with the word "foundationers" ." In olden times, the term 'foundationers' was applied to those admitted to C.H. under the terms of the original 'foundation' (i.e., charter.) This covered something like 97-98 percent of those at the school whose par...
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1848

Re: Going nuts at CH

" Surely this is not entirely correct. I certainly remember boys who went to the RN College at Dartmouth throughout the 1950s, who left CH at the usual leaving age (eg Robert Griffiths of Col B who was a button grecian and often contributed to this Forum). " Perhaps I was a few years out. ...
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1848

Re: Going nuts at CH

"...he complained that there had been a growth in parents wanting to live their lives through their children and pushing them on." I am not criticizing rockfreak, but is that new? I think that there have always been parents who seek to ensure that their children progress in life. Maybe, n...
by Foureyes
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

There was a boy in the same house as me with a deformed hand. He was a very nice guy and, to the best of my recollection, his disability was never an issue, nor indeed a subject for discussion, for any reason. In fact, there was one matter for which we envied him, because he had a watch as the strap...
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Article about the Tube

Many years ago and in a different existence I was the official keeper of the list of 'holes-in-the-ground.' From that I learnt two things. The first was that there were many more such holes than the public knew about, although most have since been declassified. The second was that there could be man...
by Foureyes
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Article about the Tube

Thank you Charles. A really interesting article with superb illustrations, which I have read with great enjoyment. In my time (1948-55) we used the Tube to march to Dining Hall when it was raining, with one of the side-rooms for storing trunks, and (I think) a drying room for wet sports clothes - an...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: Writing letters home

As a matter of curiosity, what do today's pupils do, in this era of mobile phones, smart phones, skype, emails, etc, etc? Or has the weekly written missive to one's parents (i.e.,'letter writing') been consigned to history?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: Writing letters home

I agree (as usual) with John Hopgood: " I seem to remember being chucked out of the house from 2.30 to about 4.00pm on a Sunday afternoon and then doing letter writing until going up to Dining Hall for tea. " That was how it was also in Lamb B 1949-55. If I remember correctly one had to ha...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 250
Views: 52479

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

If you choose to re-post something from a third party then you are taking responsibility for it.
DM
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 250
Views: 52479

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

I am sure that sentinenej thinks that he is very amusing, but having been in the Army for 32 years the vast majority of those remarks just do not ring true. For a start the heading is 'military;' which implies Army, so all those referring to ships, submarines, flying, etc can be disregarded. Secondl...