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by Richard Ruck
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Early Lent Half Term
Replies: 127
Views: 13070

Re: Early Lent Half Term

Re. leaving stuff at the school - what happened to the trunk rooms in the tube? Each house used to have one (and some of them even used to be relatively dry!). Trunks (obviously) and other stuff could be left there during the shorter holidays.
by Richard Ruck
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Early Lent Half Term
Replies: 127
Views: 13070

Re: Early Lent Half Term

Has anyone considered the views of the pupils in all this? As a teenager at CH, I was quite happy to spend the weekends indulging in sport, music, and generally hanging around with my friends. Particularly as I got older, I felt absolutely no need to run home to my mother at every available opportun...
by Richard Ruck
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CHA versus CHOBA
Replies: 53
Views: 15353

Re: CHA versus CHOBA

This was posted in 4 different places and I amalgamated them into the "CHA - Discussion" topic yesterday. Not being pedantic (honest!), but shouldn't there be a "CHOBA - Discussion" section now? I know the change of name has been discussed, but Ali's concerns are certainly worthy of some debate. Ho...
by Richard Ruck
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Radio 4 mention of CH
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Radio 4 mention of CH

He was at CH in the '70s at the same time as me. Can't quite remember whether he was on my year, or just below. He probably did lots of theatrical stuff, but he was certainly in DNP's re-working of Joe Orton's "The Erpingham Camp".
by Richard Ruck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Beating Retreat 1976
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Beating Retreat 1976

No, cine film only, it seems....
by Richard Ruck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Beating Retreat 1976
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Beating Retreat 1976

Robin will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the trombone section comprised Tim Petter, Toby Kibble, Richard Alston, Robin and myself. Must have been one of the tallest line-ups, I think, as we were all 6' + .
by Richard Ruck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 943192

Re: Mallett's Mallet

Double
by Richard Ruck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 943192

Re: Mallett's Mallet

(and the) Dogs
by Richard Ruck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 943192

Re: Mallett's Mallet

Persecutions
by Richard Ruck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Failing ofsted!
Replies: 49
Views: 4156

Re: Failing ofsted!

I always find it bizarre that having a public bridleway around most of the Mile is deemed fine... It's probably a quite troublesome process to have this removed. However, a number of nearby public footpaths have certainly vanished over the years, including ones through Shelley's Wood (now replaced ...
by Richard Ruck
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH graces in the Church Times
Replies: 28
Views: 2318

Re: CH graces in the Church Times

I remember reading grace for the first time after I got my buttons. It seemed a bit nerve-racking at first, but it didn't take long to get used to it. Best not to pause for breath between 'refresh' and 'our souls', though......
by Richard Ruck
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Beating Retreat 1976
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Beating Retreat 1976

Just found this bit of film on YouTube - Huntertitus and I are both in here somewhere, playing trombone alongside the late Tim Petter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wHzYvCIZe0

It was REALLY hot then, although thankfully we had a 6.00 pm start, rather than today's 3.00 pm.
by Richard Ruck
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Carol Concert 2009
Replies: 69
Views: 4206

Re: Carol Concert 2009

That would mean buying The Daily Mail - no chance, I'm afraid!
by Richard Ruck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Failing ofsted!
Replies: 49
Views: 4156

Re: Failing ofsted!

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:The Labour Party have always hated and denigrated Public and Grammer Schools
Whoops! Your public school education is shining through there, Neill! :wink:
by Richard Ruck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Failing ofsted!
Replies: 49
Views: 4156

Re: Failing ofsted!

Mrs C. wrote:Pupils were initially told to wear swimwear under clothes , and put clothes back on OVER wet swimwear.
I am just astonished at the absurdity of this, although perhaps I shouldn't be......