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by Fjgrogan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 8841

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

At Hertford stodge was nothing to do with shoe polish. Friday lunch was always fish and stodge, the latter being various forms of sponge or steamed pudding. Another word which springs now to the aging mind is codge, which was the name for the senior study in each house/ward - or perhaps it was only ...
by Fjgrogan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 8841

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

'Dressing' is not only an army term - it is also used in the navy (don't know about the fly boys!). When I was on new entry training with the WRNR we were the only squad to fail the parade training course and have to retake it!! My husband was not amused - he having trained at Whale Island thought h...
by Fjgrogan
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Constant Lambert
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: Constant Lambert

Very off topic, but ................... In Hertford in the 1950s girls were not allowed outside the school gates without wearing a hat - this was clearly a hangover from previous times when it was not 'done' for young ladies to appear in public hatless - I blame it on Miss West's obsession with St P...
by Fjgrogan
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 24189

Re: Residential assessment?

Moominmama says that they now have a reason why their child was not offered a place, and that it is something fixable. That seems to indicate that progress has been made in the field of school/parent communications - rejoice and be glad!!
by Fjgrogan
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 24189

Re: Residential assessment?

Aha! Usually our 'insider' fount of all useful information is Howard H but he too has recently been remarkably absent - perhaps he has also defected to Facebook? Please come back Howard - all is forgiven!
by Fjgrogan
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 24189

Re: Residential assessment?

I don't think there is anyone left to shout - they have all defected to Facebook. I wonder if there is any point in keeping this forum going?
by Fjgrogan
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bullying & Abuse - Take II
Replies: 132
Views: 40319

Re: Bullying & Abuse - Take II

Aw, c'mon! Whilst I confess to a liking for some church music, in this particular case what attracted me was the primeval (savage?) beat, definitely illustrative of the savagery happening in the film. I was unaware at the time that it was either 'church' music or African. Or perhaps that just proves...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Bullying & Abuse - Take II
Replies: 132
Views: 40319

Re: Bullying & Abuse - Take II

I still cringe whenever I think of the film 'If' - I was convinced that 'outsiders' might think that CH was like that! It didn't help that my uncle was the production accountant on the film and had a small part as an extra (he appeared as a gowned master coming out of chapel). But I loved the backgr...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wearing of C H uniform
Replies: 21
Views: 6110

Re: Wearing of C H uniform

I remember that Housey uniform rated a pretty high score in one of the I-Spy books, but cannot remember whether it was I-Spy Sights of London or I-Spy Uniforms. Very handy little books they were too. Most of what I still remember about trees came from the relevant I-Spy book; I probably still have s...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 10023

Re: Bursary information

............. and some of us are even old enough to remember the days when there was no mention of bursaries, because we all qualified. We, or our parents, paid a parental contribution assessed according to income.
by Fjgrogan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: old house photo on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 2922

Re: old house photo on ebay

Don't be fooled by the creeper - that stuff grows incredibly quickly!
by Fjgrogan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: End of term
Replies: 22
Views: 8111

Re: End of term

I have nothing constructive to add re end of term activities, but mention of Men of Harlech struck a chord. The CH Guide companies used to sing a song to that tune called 'Ancient Britons'. It went something like this - I am sure Katharine could correct me if I am wrong? What's the use of shirts of ...
by Fjgrogan
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Aqua Manda
Replies: 105
Views: 31055

Re: Aqua Manda

It's a girl thing, JR. Stick with your Brut and Old Spice! I must admit I am tempted to try Aqua Manda now, having apparently missed it first time round!
by Fjgrogan
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: I AM STILL AROUND.
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: I AM STILL AROUND.

JR - we have managed to live almost without curtains for several years. With the lump sum which my husband received on his retirement we had the whole house double glazed, doors and windows, and siezed the opportunity to have the window panes as large as possible to let in the maximum amount of ligh...
by Fjgrogan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Aqua Manda
Replies: 105
Views: 31055

Re: Aqua Manda

AQUA MANDA IS BACK! http://www.aquamandaperfume.com/ along with Aqua Citra, which is being described as its new sister?