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by Mid A 15
Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: CCF alternative

We had the Police Cadets as an option during my time. We drove a panda car round the mile, went out on patrol with a constable on a Sunday, visited the control tower at Gatwick and Bramshill College in Hampshire where the 'accelerated promotion' candidates studied amongst other activities. I don't t...
by Mid A 15
Fri May 08, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2864

Re: R Rae

However, my main reason for posting is off-topic curiosity. Who was (is) RKW? I either have a mental block or he appeared after my time. The late Roger Wilson, father of Jeremy and Simon. He taught maths and was housemaster of one of the senior houses before going off to be headmaster of another sc...
by Mid A 15
Fri May 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2864

Re: R Rae

Bob Rae ended his CCF career as a Wing Commander (RAFVR(T)); when he retired he was presented with an RAF officers' sword paid for by general subscription from, amongst others, OBs. I got a strong impression he was well-respected by 'Chief' Bradley (along with Lt Col Morton Peto), both of whom were...
by Mid A 15
Sun May 03, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 3229

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

He was running the School cricket 1st XI when I started in 1965, being succeeded by John Dennison (?spelling) a year or two later. If he (Littlefield) was deemed good enough to run the the first XI, at a time keen and able cricketers like Basil Gregory and Tom Keeley, amongst others of similar age o...
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 7735

Re: Now it reaches Eton

I have no recall of any restrictions to access of the library. Indeed it was a place I regarded as a 'safe haven' when times were bad. You were left to your own devices which suited me fine.
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 7735

Re: Now it reaches Eton

There have been a number of adverse comment about the character witnesses in the Karim case, the latest being above: " Have I got this right but wasn't it parents and alumni of Eton and Queen's Club who appeared in the box as witnesses to attest to Karim's excellent character when he was up before ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Pop quiz: which family had the most brothers at CH? In my day, the Savages. 3 (or 4?). Also in your day 3 Farnfields. I remember the Farnfields well, but perhaps not as well as I thought, as I only remember 2 of them! Pete was in the year above me, and became a very impressive Band Captain (is that...
by Mid A 15
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

harryh wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:44 pm Both of the boys, David and Jonathan, went on to be prep school Headmasters, one in Dorset and one in Nottinghamshire, I think.
Jonathan was my nursemaid.
by Mid A 15
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Pop quiz: which family had the most brothers at CH? In my day, the Savages. 3 (or 4?). Also in your day 3 Farnfields. I was in Maine A in my first year with 3 Pratts (name not nature), Graham, Robin and Martin, and they had an older brother apparently before my time. There were also (3 I think ) Pr...
by Mid A 15
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71

Ever Bluer wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:24 pm Nice to see he qualified for an obituary in the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... y-obituary
Thanks for posting this. I hadn't seen it.
by Mid A 15
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.

J.R. wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:58 pm ................. arrived through my letterbox this morning.

Is it just my imagination, or is it getting smaller and smaller by the issue ??
My impression too.
by Mid A 15
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R.I.P. Colin Fleetcroft Col A 1958 - 1966
Replies: 1
Views: 802

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

CT Fleetcroft was 1st XV captain when I started in September 1965. I have a vivid memory, when still feeling homesick shortly after starting, of watching the 1st XV under Fleetcroft one Saturday afternoon then later that evening attending an orchestral concert in Big School where, in complete contra...
by Mid A 15
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

RIP Graham Enderby 62-71

I was sorry to read in the CHOBA Newsletter that Graham Enderby has passed away. He and I were in Maine A together for a couple of years. I didn't have a great deal to do with him as he was a bit older but he was always amiable and friendly when our paths did cross. However, it seems he went on to m...
by Mid A 15
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Jasper Griffin
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: RIP Jasper Griffin

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-obituary

Hopefully this link will work for those wishing to read it.

Good to see you back Rockfreak albeit bearing sad news.
by Mid A 15
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 15
Views: 1870

Re: Writing letters home

I agree with LongGone that letter writing took place on a Sunday morning after Chapel, probably a Maine A thing. I came across some of my old letters when helping to sort through my late mother's possessions. It was a strange feeling reading them after all this time. I've hung onto them but I've no ...