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by Richard
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: William Glock
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: William Glock

Sir William F Glock (Ba B 1919-28) never had much to do with CH for most of his post-school life. I once phoned him and asked if I could visit him at his home in Wallingford, Berks, to pose some questions on a CH related topic concerned with his schooldays that I was researching at the time. He knew...
by Richard
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Claude Minot Newman
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

Re: Claude Minot Newman

Although I cannot add any information about the OB experiences of being interred by the Japanese in the Far East in the Second World War, I can mention some other things about the Changi Prison Camp, Singapore. 1. If you wish to know more of the shameful treatment of prisoners of war by the Japanese...
by Richard
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 131
Views: 30421

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

CFK was certainly eccentric and also never liked to spend a penny more than was necessary. That's presumably why his everyday dress was ex-Army gear (but of WW2 vintage and not WW1 as the thread's title suggests). Another indication of his strong disinclination to 'waste' money was his objection to ...
by Richard
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)
Replies: 41
Views: 5497

Re: Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)

Photos of Corks I have just been looking at the thread, “Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster”. On 25 Jan 15 eucsgmrc posted a message including the web address https://www.flickr.com/photos/jandsw/55 ... 099253537/ It shows shots of Cecil Francis Kirby’s strange laboratory....
by Richard
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)
Replies: 41
Views: 5497

Re: Rev W Cochrane. (Corks!)

Since very many Blues know nothing about this unusual man ‘Corks’, something further about him may be of use. The Rev WCM Cochrane (Cecil) was a Cambridge man, the Director of Music at CH in the 40s and 50s, highly regarded as a musician and popular with boys. His sermons were usually much more humo...
by Richard
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wearing of C H uniform
Replies: 21
Views: 5061

Re: Wearing of C H uniform

For the first year of the Seaman regime we certainly wore housey clothes on the Housey Special (the CH train to and from London). I remember it being emphasised that for the Oxbridge interviews in those days it was a definite advantage to wear housey clothes and it was a reason why one would make a ...
by Richard
Wed May 28, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey parodies of pop songs, etc
Replies: 15
Views: 3184

Re: Housey parodies of pop songs, etc

Fascinating (bras and Hertford) and surely nowhere else can such things be learned. Here are a couple items from ‘The Outlook’ and inspired by Ogden Nash’s poems. I cannot remember their authors. The second was composed at a time just after the introduction of chlorophyll-containing toothpastes, acc...
by Richard
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Films at CH Horsham
Replies: 34
Views: 5974

Re: Films at CH Horsham

The Franco-British Society's filmshows attracted some people who never studied French and knew nothing of the language. They attended because they liked films. This was probably a good thing to disseminate the values of French culture (although the two films I mention now were not very good cultural...
by Richard
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Matron's Inspection
Replies: 18
Views: 3219

Re: The Matron's Inspection

A propos of baths, in the summer when the weather was warm, the bath was filled with cold water first thing in the morning and cold baths were a voluntary adjunct to our morning hygiene. The appropriate monitor was always responsible for supervising the cleaning of the lavend in the morning by one o...
by Richard
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Education of CH Masters
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: Education of CH Masters

When WPC Davies left CH, in the 50s, or 60s, he went to Denstone College, as its Headmaster.
by Richard
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 23
Views: 7273

Edward Malins

I read the thread on Michael Cherniavsky with much interest and enjoyment and would encourage similar threads about other masters. EG Malins would be another excellent subject, but I cannot do full justice to him. Yet I can start the ball rolling. Some of his former senior pupils or Mid B boys of th...
by Richard
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 23695

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

I fully endorse these ideas of compiling an eBook and eReport, as Geoffrey Cannon proposes, and thereby changing the UK for the next generation! I trust that some UK based literary Blue is able to coordinate the project. But I cannot contribute more than an occasional memory. (I am about to start a ...
by Richard
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 23695

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

As a newcomer to this (frankly mainly inconsequential) Forum, I was more than delighted to read the intelligent, informative and thought provoking postings on Cherny. There is little that I can add. However I hope that many more Blues will be inspired to contribute in a similar fashion. There are ma...