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by eucsgmrc
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 19
Views: 2880

Re: Folk Music

... A whole wedge of our culture lost, lost for ever! Not really. They're in many published song books, in all kinds of arrangements. Some of them did indeed have a previous life as folk songs, but before we got to sing them they had been tidied up for "community singing" as approved by the establi...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 112
Views: 13880

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

The aim now is to set-up an online Petition 1552 and Katharine is helping. I would like to sign the petition. I would prefer to sign on paper. I don't in general sign on-line petitions, which have become very much devalued. It is too easy to set them up. There are thousands of them, and they can ge...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 486
Views: 47446

Re: Politics

HowardH wrote:He is a buffoon if he thinks that anyone with an iota of intelligence will take him seriously.
He doesn't care about anyone with an iota of intelligence. He thinks that they are outnumbered by the followers of sound-bites and clowning. He may be right. Plenty of other politicians share that view.
by eucsgmrc
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 486
Views: 47446

Re: Politics

Boris - I have seen more brain cells in a puddle. The man's a buffoon of the highest order. If only that were true! The buffoon is a pose, or, if not a deliberate pose, a facade that comes easily to him. Boris is clever, and ambitious, and he uses his cleverness and his buffoonery to distract peopl...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GUILDFORD-HORSHAM TRAIN
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Re: GUILDFORD-HORSHAM TRAIN

The system is slightly more complicated than Martin says, as if there was just one token it might end up at the wrong end of the section. The basic token system which Martin describes is very safe, but so restrictive that it is virtually useless for anything more than a simple slow shuttle service....
by eucsgmrc
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Carols from Christ's Hospital, Hertford - LP
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Re: Carols from Christ's Hospital, Hertford - LP

I have two copies of that, and one of them may actually be playable. When I get home from Lowestoft (don't ask), I'll see whether I can digitise it. Give me a prod if you hear no more of this in, say, three weeks.

Or does anybody know where this recording is already available on-line?
by eucsgmrc
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 3679

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

... I spotted you among a line of other satirical youths proceeding into the Science block with your books balanced on your heads in the manner of native women. Would you perhaps have been going into Mr Goodall's class and would this perhaps have been a reference to Goodall's nickname of "Bwaana"? ...
by eucsgmrc
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Split-out post from the Petition/FFP topic.
Replies: 32
Views: 3679

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Avon wrote:This interweb thing is tough, isn't it?
So true. I'm sure Rockfreak and John Brougham and J.R. would get on just fine over a pint, notwithstanding their obviously different viewpoints, but web conversation is a sure way to wind things up. Ah, don't you just love the brotherhood?
by eucsgmrc
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Daily Timetable
Replies: 38
Views: 6048

Re: Daily Timetable

I'm very impressed that Michael can remember things with such precision. I couldn't have written that timetable down, but, now that I see it, every detail fits my recollections. Except possibly the evenings, which perhaps varied from house to house. I don't remember any third segment of prep in Col A.
by eucsgmrc
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: End of term
Replies: 22
Views: 5031

Re: End of term

I wonder when the radiators, rather ugly looking edifices I recall, were installed. I believe they were part of the original 1902 build, whose architecture concealed a plan in the grand Victorian engineering style. The whole school was heated and powered from a boiler house next to the gym and the ...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sergeant- Major Carter
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Sergeant- Major Carter

Rumour and legend were that the Sagger's distinctive speech was the result of a war wound. As with so many rumours and legends that were current among us, we had no notion of finding out whether there was any truth in it.
by eucsgmrc
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Whole school photo - how often
Replies: 14
Views: 5329

Re: Whole school photo - how often

I can confirm what's been said - in the years 1954-62, no whole-school photo was ever taken. What's more, I don't remember ever seeing a whole-school photo from any period. If such a thing had existed, you'd expect it to be framed and displayed somewhere in the school. Most of the "official" photogr...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old broadie buckles
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Old broadie buckles

When I was in Col A (1954-62), there were a good number of old silver broadie buckles in use. They were worn almost smooth with use on the front, but the back (being protected by the leather) retained the hallmark, so we knew - if we cared - that they dated from the mid-19th to the early 20th centur...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Colin Blogg, Col A to 1961
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Dr Colin Blogg, Col A to 1961

Here's remembering Colin. https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6146/6034841139_59ae9d94c5_o.jpg ceb by Rudsambass , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5295/5511426143_1fff98260e_o.jpg w19 by Rudsambass , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5172/5524375664_3095e1be07_o.jpg w78 by Rudsambass , on...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chapel Music
Replies: 28
Views: 6104

Re: Chapel Music

This has all got very confusing. There's a King James version of the Bible - very little used nowadays - but not of liturgy and prayers. So far as I remember, when I was at CH (1954-1962) the school used the Revised Version of the bible - a late 19th Century revision of the Authorised (King James) v...