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by DavidRawlins
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

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by DavidRawlins
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

Mary
by DavidRawlins
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom
Replies: 27
Views: 3477

Re: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom

The rumour, in my time, was that they were sheep shearers.
by DavidRawlins
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

trades
by DavidRawlins
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

site
by DavidRawlins
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

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by DavidRawlins
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

Fjgrogan wrote:You'll just get to four twenties, not sure that is any better!
I think I will describe myself as sixty twenty. Or I could just be in my twenties: I do not think I could get away with it.
by DavidRawlins
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

[quote="Fjgrogan"]Yes - I could take umbrage at Phil's comments, but I won't because it is so good to see him back on here! Feminist commune in Devon - mmmm that might be interesting! Meaningful life elsewhere - just tell me where and I shall make a beeline for it! In fact I think I shall plump for ...
by DavidRawlins
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Marching
Replies: 14
Views: 1932

Re: Marching

I vaguely seem to remember that in 1946, when I came to CH, that we were instructed to raise our arms parallel to the ground. In about 1950 this was changed, to about 60 degrees. Others may have better memories.
by DavidRawlins
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 55242

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

I was in Col A, as a swab, in 1947. I used to clean the fireplace for the second monitor, Ian Murray, but never hauled coal for him.
by DavidRawlins
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 6035

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

I was told that 'kiff' came from the Greek, meaning a drink of unknown origin, but I have found no evidence for this.
by DavidRawlins
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 6035

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

Fotch was used in Col A, but not bay. We used 'collops' for minced meat, that was served as a kind of stew on occasions. It was much tastier than Housey stew. Another word used in Col A was 'oz' for a slice of bread. Maybe this described it's presumed weight. During bread rationing in 1947 the most ...
by DavidRawlins
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

angels
by DavidRawlins
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)
Replies: 41
Views: 4615

Re: Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)

In about 1948 or 9 Coleridge produced 'Trial by Jury'. This was in Cork's time. I do not know what his reaction was as I was not involved at all.
by DavidRawlins
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 888283

Re: Mallett's Mallet

careful