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by sejintenej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: COVID19

The authorities seem to think that up to 80% of the population will get the virus but the majority of those will merely stay at home with a bad "cold-like" illness. That leaves about 8% who could be very seriously ill but they admit to having only about 1400 - 1500 specialist hospital beds. I am at ...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

In the last term of 1948, Edwards of Col B contracted Polio, There were happy outcomes. Dr Thomas Scott’s precautions were successful, for no other cases of Polio occurred at CH and Edwards returned to school after a couple of months, with only a very slight limp. I vividly remember the polio epide...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Aiglon College
Replies: 13
Views: 2472

Re: Aiglon College

Somehow my post this morning disappeared into the yonder ether With the following CV I suggest that people would be "careful" in dealing with Mrs Cairncross Former member of the HMC Inspection Steering Group on the editorial committee of the HMC magazine “Conference & Common Room”. Trustee of Bulkel...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.

I also get the email version. The thing which really struck me (especially in the current climate) though I have not been back to check was the number of deceased OBs who left in 1943. That would make them in their early to mid nineties! Of course Bristol Uni did conclude that we would live longer t...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2850

Re: Cross-country runs

Regarding Loringa'a complaint about being interrupted by advertisements, I have a theory that when you get to a certain age they feel that you are suitable fodder for Asian brides and penis enlargement. That's my theory anyway. I could deal with those, but mine are for D cup swimwear! Whereas I’ve ...
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants

Very late to see this, but I really loved that story. I am a proud crazy cat man. I can't help but harshly judge people who aggressively dislike animals for no reason (legitimate fear/allergy is one thing, but quite another just disliking them for being them, and angrily swatting them away just for...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Tuck parcels

When I missed a family birthday, I would get a parcel in the form of an empty plastic butter container containing a slice of birthday cake. Had a surprise for my 21st when I was working in Gib; a silver cigarette case from my sponsor's son - first ever birthday present. (My birthday was in mid term)
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R.I.P. Colin Fleetcroft Col A 1958 - 1966
Replies: 1
Views: 198

R.I.P. Colin Fleetcroft Col A 1958 - 1966

House captain in 1966 he went on to become a doctor and lecturer, retiring from senior partner in a Godalming practice . I remember him as being quiet, perhaps introspective.
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Tuck parcels

that some of our families (like mine) used to receive from relatives in North America at the end of and just after the Second World War. My mother's employer "sponsored" an eastern European refugee in a camp, I think in western Germany. On one occasion they sent some tea with other foodstuffs; this...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Another Fitting Sentence !!
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Another Fitting Sentence !!

In a statement, the Diocese of Chichester said both victims had showed "great courage in coming forward". Expressing its "deep sense of sorrow", it added: "All cases of sexual abuse are a great betrayal. "Where it has happened, it must be brought into the light so that justice can be done." Regrets...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Tuck parcels

Highly unlikely I ever got one; my mother would not have been able to get to a post office even if she could get anything to send
by sejintenej
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Writing letters home

Today’s news that stamps are going up in price brought back a memory of life at Hertford. We all had to write home every Sunday, this was almost always in the afternoon. The letters were then collected up and posted on Monday morning. Did you at Horsham have to write home every week? Was there a se...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 194
Views: 34826

Statistics, statistics and d**n lies

Many years ago Bristol University or hospital did a study based on CH medical records since 1903 or so. The conclusion that I heard was that old blues are expected (on average) to live longer than the UK average. I have to assume that the study was for males only and hopefully the investigators also...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2850

Re: Cross-country runs

On an unrelated subject, is anybody else now getting adverts appearing in the middle of posts not just at the top and bottom of the page - very strange? Not me but it may be the way I log in; straight to general index and thence to new posts. Nothing on any posts but I do have a block on various st...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2850

Re: Cross-country runs

Back in the Dark Ages, when sejintenej and I were there, monitors were allowed to give running punishments: miles, double miles and, dependent on which end of The Avenue your House was, loops or Post Office Runs. A monitor would track you on a bicycle as you completed the requisite distance. How do...