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by sejintenej
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 66740

Marvellous what a good nights sleep can do. It came to me this morning ! (So did the answer !) Mr RAE, (or RAY though I'm sure it's RAE.) Anyones bells getting rung out there ? Rae: oic ATC in my day. After Cert A some of them went off pulling gliders off the ground on the north playing fields. (th...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mass nudity in the swimming baths
Replies: 45
Views: 17001

Certainly no swimming costume until you could swim the 5 lengths; I can't remember about the dive. More interesting was the annual summer visit to the beach near Bognor Regis; I'll allow the "ladies" maginations to run riot! As for the gym; can't remember any splinters but 2 memories stick out: bask...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 74135

J.R. wrote:So, did they cease before 1958, because I don't remember 'em ??
That's your memory. Certainly you and we had them up to July 1961.
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 73032

and lack of ability to either understand or speak English Is CH using immigrant labour these days? In the G.O.D. all we had to cope with was a broad Sussex accent, eminently speakable and understandable. Only a year or two after you we had Italian (male) and Finnish (v e r y female) kitchen staff. ...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 74135

Just remembered a few more: Ooloo (apparently an Urdu8 word introduced by Mr Bourne) meaning idiot, moron, brainless .... adsum and absum (you latin scholars might just be able to translate) used at evening roll call. ------------------------- Trades: In Col A almost everyone except swabs had their ...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOT OFF THE PRESS........
Replies: 10
Views: 2533

David Shepherd R.I.P.

Old Blue
Accomplished hitter of innocent little red balls (aka cricket)
Lambaster of Afrikaaners (as racists)
Man of God (despite the above)

and a lot more besides
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Moving houses at CH
Replies: 43
Views: 10015

Anyone remember the mamoth games of Bulldog inside the athletic tracks in the summers of 90 and 91. I was a squit trying to take down First XV players! How did I not get seriously hurt? You didn't get seriously hurt because you were fit; your muscles etc. could take the strain / bumps. You either b...
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 12382

Sorry to be cynical but I learned just one very good lesson at Housie; the person you see is about to stick a knife in your back.
Saved me many many times (and in 4 cases that I know of absolutely literally)
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Moving houses at CH
Replies: 43
Views: 10015

house bull-dog on the grass out the back of house (no longer possible as it's been tarmaced for car-parking :evil: ). Not on tarmac? No bicycle polo on the tarmac behind Col A? Now that was bl**dy - as the colour of the "tarmac" would testify and of course it kept getting more and more slippery. (B...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Moving houses at CH
Replies: 43
Views: 10015

Re: My G, you went to school on another planet

I'm an old f**** listening in on this series of memory lane nostalgia that I find really baffling. I go back so far that one only went to one House for one's school career. Everything was "common" - individual studies only for the House Captain and his Deputy. Grecians' privileges (apart from the c...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Amantadene(?) - anti-flu pills?
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

I remember on my 3rd form I think that Maine B was being used as an overflow cos of the flu epidemic.... They sent us all home when over half the staff were in bed... Lucky ones :lol: Somewhere I have a photo of Col A at lunch parade during the great Asian Flu Pandemic. AFAIR there were 3 on parade...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 17751

Richard Ruck: Ashton's background. Taken to email; I don't want to cause a racism storm Rex. A puzzle here. The master I knew of taught Greek and Latin and his pupils used to talk about his habit of using the ideosyncracies (sp?) of individual Roman/Greek writers in his crosswords. Being pretty pre...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 17751

Masses of answers: Yes, 9 years Great Plum. Prep A from age 9 to 11 and then Col A. Apart from moving up from Prep we didn't change houses. However there was a competitive intake at age 11 for those who could pay but de facto there was never to my knowledge any consideration or comment about parents...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Inspired?
Replies: 17
Views: 5875

Mr Kirby. Old Blue and science teacher (well, that was the theory). In fact very good at teaching about life in general though blackboard chalks would fly with near monotonous regularity. Bred bees; the rumour was that he bred a strain that wouldn't sting and that they died out as a result. Lots abo...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 17751

Hi Hendrik (and assorted others) sejintenej wrote: For everybody: -No Telly! -Radio for about 30 minutes an evening between supper and Prep - usually The Archers -Approved newspapers - NO POP music unless approved by masters (who would not approve any such thing!) Remember that these were different ...