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by sejintenej
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: "Must do"s in Oz
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

go to newcastle and do a wine tour there (loads of wine tasting!!) we used shadows wine tours. PM me if you want to know anymore. Interesting; as we're off in Jan I asked an Aussie friend about Newcastle and he almost prohibited the concept on the grounds that, like Woomera, it is simply an industr...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: cold showers and brown water
Replies: 24
Views: 5411

No showers at Hertford, baths on alternate nights by rota. Just noticed this; weekly baths with the water no higher than the line. It was just about deep enough to cover a recumbent ankle - about 5 inches and tepid if you were lucky (I think Col B halfinched all the hot water - they were closer to ...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 105
Views: 28852

(BTW - I cannot legally get a copy of my birth certificate (the original is impounded by the courts) without all sorts of complicated rigmarole. I got one anyway without telling them!) bizarre......dare one ask why? Quite simple really; I was adopted, once just before I went to CH and then again ju...
by sejintenej
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: New Licensing laws - good or bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 5685

Re: New Licensing laws - good or bad?

I have an annual breakfast invitation - start drinking in a pub at 7.00am and the last time I left at 5pm, sloshed. The hosts have been known to stagger out of a West End hostellery at 4am the next day. A pint at breakfast time can seem like an awful idea until you try it. Agreed; I did say it was ...
by sejintenej
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Duncan Noel-Paton [FOUND]
Replies: 60
Views: 24272

Funky Dunky....now there's a memory. As well as getting me into theatre (though I crossed sides and went to work on the technical crew) he also supervised our O level history projects. and I remember Bodywork and Richard Stillgoe and the incredible amounts of booze there was at the after show party...
by sejintenej
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 37867

When a person is first offered a place at CH do they get any say in which House they are placed, for example, could someone ask to be in the same House as a friend or is it a case of 'you get what you're given'? In my day, no. I think it was exceptional that when I was in the Prep and about to go u...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mass nudity in the swimming baths
Replies: 45
Views: 16595

A PIAT (or some form of anti-tank weapon) was found in the gym underneath the old boxing ring when it was dismantled in about 1974. The weapon plus a number of rounds, or so the story goes, were dumped in Doctor's Lake. Presumably they are still there, corroding quietly away. Just come across this:...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 105
Views: 28852

I remember my birth certificate number DWSI 186 because it was my wartime identity card number.

(BTW - I cannot legally get a copy of my birth certificate (the original is impounded by the courts) without all sorts of complicated rigmarole. I got one anyway without telling them!)
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: New Licensing laws - good or bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 5685

Re: New Licensing laws - good or bad?

Well, from today we can, in theory at least, spend 24 hours on the lash in England and Wales. Will this mean the end of civilisation as we know it? I don't think so. Everyone's so worked up about 'binge-drinking', and I'm sure there will be a lot of problems in the short-term, but the novelty will ...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH uniforms
Replies: 82
Views: 12161

J.R. wrote:
AKAP wrote:try bromide
.... it didn't work at Horsham, (allegedly) !!
The army tried it at Aldershot but CH cadets were so immune to it they set off fire extinguishers inside the Challenger tanks in protest. MOD were not happy bunnies!
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Darwin Awards
Replies: 18
Views: 3846

J.R. wrote: I remember receiving lasts years awards.
posthumously or posthumourously??
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 16436

Going back to the subject of the thread, anyone at CH around 1920 to 1930? I've got a problem here - a father and son, both with the same name and both in the same business and both famous but I think it was the dad.. To see him in CH uniform and read his comments go to http://www.archivist.f2s.com...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Middleton Photos
Topic: Middleton House Photos
Replies: 76
Views: 48638

Mid B grecians 1995 (St Matthews Day Parade) to 1997 (pissed ?)

http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/dalst ... tures.html
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: All you could ever want?
Replies: 1
Views: 2571

As a followup to the above, try simply Christ Hospital an Google Images. Out of 28 pages only the first eight are worth checking (the rest are principally different places or copies of stuff in the first pages or I have given details below). The first picture I checked was the uniform posted as an a...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: train crash 1964
Replies: 54
Views: 19684

Sergiu Panaite wrote:If that's the rail line I'm thinking of, then yes, it's been closed for a very long time.
Yes, Sergiu; as evidence:

Image

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(Found when I was doing research for another thread)