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by Richard Ruck
Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 52755

Coincedently Jimmy Edwards lived near Horsham and used to drink in the Kings Head. The King's Head Hotel has been closed for a while now, awaiting some sort of decision to be made about its future. The bar was an OK place for a pint, but lacking in atmosphere (as hotel bars often are). Might have b...
by Richard Ruck
Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 52755

huntertitus wrote: [edited as certain person is still alive, and could take offense]
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by Richard Ruck
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 56160

Hendrik wrote:misunderstood completely! :oops:

i assumed it meant something in the region of 'rent boy'! i was going to praise you for your openness and honesty about what would have been a sensitive area. :?
A very sensitive area by the end of term, one would imagine!
by Richard Ruck
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 13611

sejintenej wrote:Richard Ruck:
Ashton's background. Taken to email; I don't want to cause a racism storm
Fair enough - I was just wondering what sort of personal religious beliefs might cause a person to be held back in the way you describe.
by Richard Ruck
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 13611

It was put down by us to his religion - and after 6 years I didn't even know he was one until this came up. Was one what? By the way, the dorms had not changed in the '70s - the two radiators had the same effect as heating a cathedral with a hairdryer, although we had been upgraded to 2 school blan...
by Richard Ruck
Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Inspired?
Replies: 17
Views: 4721

Top of the pile - Dave Elliott, bandmaster. I could go on for hours about the good times I had in the band (but this belongs on another thread) and as a founder member of the Dance Band (now the Showband, I think). A lot of us were genuinely inspired to be the very best we could, not least because w...
by Richard Ruck
Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 56160

FrogBoxed wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "crotching"... <snip> ... Used to keep the Old Holborn nice and moist as well......
too much information!
Just telling it like it was!

Stopped people scrounging your fags as well.
by Richard Ruck
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Clive Kemp (RIP)
Replies: 26
Views: 8189

Nice bloke, was Clive Kemp. Used to run the Ski Club with Neil Simms.

Fond memories of trips to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees....
by Richard Ruck
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 56160

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "crotching" - secreting of smoking materials down the front of one's breeches in order to prevent them being confiscated during a search or when caught smoking.

Used to keep the Old Holborn nice and moist as well..... (sorry about that).
by Richard Ruck
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 57157

"Fully-aged" indeed! I'm 44, and I very much hope that I still have some ageing left to do.... Sorry! But people seem to get offended when called 'middle-aged,' so what to say?! I guess I meant old blues that have not just left, in their early 20s, but left a 'while' ago, and still enjoy reminiscin...
by Richard Ruck
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 57157

Hi there. I'm really impressed and amused how fully-aged people have such great humour, and can still have a good laugh about doing those things that only young teenagers could do, but what the teachers would (profesionally and publicly, anyway) consider unacceptable! "Fully-aged" indeed! I'm 44, a...
by Richard Ruck
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 56160

Jenny L-C wrote:someone said that outside a latin lesson once and Mr Kemp found it hilarious...then he said "when you are speaking to a group, it's 'cavate'"
'cavete', surely?

Sorry to be pedantic....
by Richard Ruck
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 52755

Some things don't fade.I would have preferred corporal punishment to the mind games, humiliations, and downright cruelty of all those withered old women who were in charge of us. Blimey Rebel, glad to hear that you haven't been affected by the experience! Actually, all this seems fairly typical of ...
by Richard Ruck
Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Music mastering
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Might be able to help here....

My business partner has his own label and uses a company called Skye Mastering - says they do an excellent job at a good rate.

You can find them at http://www.skyemastering.com

Good luck!
by Richard Ruck
Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 57157

Well, a lot of us used to use the tube for a quick smoke. A bit risky, given the visibility of the entrances in the courtyards of the houses, but handy for when time was at a premium (e.g. morning break). Only ever got caught twice down there. Aaah, the nostalgic smell of damp, Old Holborn smoke and...