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by sejintenej
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 19611

There used to be a railway crossing by the 1st XV pitch and he was killed by a train. ....and that crossing had rather a chequered history, what with the crossing keeper/signalman in the 60's ! AFAIR there was no crossing keeper on that one. We used to put old pennies on the lines in front of train...
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Who Move Back to the Horsham/Hertford Area
Replies: 84
Views: 7912

I came up from South Devon but I know of one person who travelled from Belfast and another from Hong Kong. (I don't know the background to the latter - his father may have been in the armed forces.) That was 3 return trips per annum and no half terms. End May 1953 there was another trip for those fo...
by sejintenej
Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 180673

Some not so well known Welsh films !! 9½ Leeks Treforest Gump Cwmando The Lost Boyos and even worse titles have been deleted in the interests of pubic decency such as The Sheepshag Redemption My son is delighted that, at last, he has found someone even worse than his father.....
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where exactly did this term originate from?
Replies: 50
Views: 5631

Is this shoz in a different alias?? Brew rooms, where one could make tea or coffee or toast, covered with flab of course. Installed when the houses were modernised in the '60s. Kiff iis tea served, naturally, in a kiff bowl! Happy christmas! Most of the brew room used to be smeared with flab. Lovel...
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House or Years at CH?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

I consider years at CH important so that the reader can calculate the person's approximate age, associate the person with the school's history (and perhaps their own presence there). In my days, one's house was everything; anyone from another house was normally a lesser being (perhaps occasionally t...
by sejintenej
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 19611

I know from Dr Scott of one boy who received a compressed fracture in rugby, was transferred to an outside hospital but died of his injury. That must have occurred prior to 1953 and was the only case Dr Scott ever admitted having happened. Even when he he was teaching us in the late 50's he seemed t...
by sejintenej
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: ENTRANCE EXAM -1951
Replies: 28
Views: 4906

Concerning crowns and guineas. The guinea A guinea was £1-1s-0d (which is £1.05) and could be written as '1g' or '1gn' or, in the plural, '3gs' or '3gns'. It was considered a more gentlemanly amount than £1. You paid tradesmen, such as a carpenter, in pounds but gentlemen, such as an artist, in ...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: ENTRANCE EXAM -1951
Replies: 28
Views: 4906

old - 30 new - 50. ? it`s easy really (and i hope I`m right!!) Nicely done Mrs. C. Certainly you have the right idea though as is said to pupils "Read the Question" which was "complete the series". Old should be 30, 60, 240 or alternatively 30, 60, 120, 240, 1200 and a few more as well. Almost unbe...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CHA CAROL CONCERT - over 200 tickets sold so far....
Replies: 19
Views: 2213

At 9pm on Thursday, up in coldest and darkest Yorkshire (that was a long drive, RR) I logged in for the second time that day and found an email from Friends Reunited inviting me to a special Old Blue Reunion - three hours earlier. It turned out to be the Carol Service and AFAIR the email was sent by...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How did you hear of CH?
Replies: 28
Views: 3890

My father being in and (I think) out of hospital from 1941 until his death in the early 50's and therefore not earning I think it was my mother's employer who wanted me educated and arranged the "presentation". I once met the person who had the presentation - she had a Hugenot name which, I suspect,...
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: Carol Service
Replies: 137
Views: 14711

I see your Question 1 and raise you another question Should one's employer keep one at work beyond one's contracted hours without time off in lieu nor overtime? I see it as a give and take thing - so long as I get the work done and am accommodating when the sh1t hits the fan and then have to work l...
by sejintenej
Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 180673

BEFORE I CAME TO UNIVERSITY, I WISH I HAD KNOWN... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That it didn't matter how late my first lecture was, I'd still sleep through it. You aren't joking I suppose. At Uni my elder son did some research for a huge American...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 180673

One of our servers crashed. I was watching our new system administrator trying to restore it. He inserted a CD and needed to type a path name to a directory named "i386." He started to type it and paused, asking me, "Where's the key for that line thing?" I asked what he was talking about, and he sa...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 180673

One of our servers crashed. I was watching our new system administrator trying to restore it. He inserted a CD and needed to type a path name to a directory named "i386." He started to type it and paused, asking me, "Where's the key for that line thing?" I asked what he was talking about, and he sa...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 11504

Dave Elliott (ex-bandmaster) once played against the All Blacks when he was in the Marines. I think he played in a scratch team representing Ceylon (as it was then), thus allowing him to claim 'international' status. Heck, if he can claim that, so can I (international rugby for Ghana that is) Julia...