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by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 182044

This one is pinched from a football site but it tickled me: Paddy's doing well on "Who wants to be a Millionaire" He's got £500,000. Chris Tarrant asks him the big question for 1 million quid. "Paddy, for £1million, who was the great train robber? Was it - A, Ronnie Barker... B, Ronnie O'Sulli...
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School for scandal or scandal school
Replies: 100
Views: 11528

Richard, any advice gratefully received! Posting a message successfully is an achievement for a technophobe like me. You must be telepathic because I actually logged on to say that I remember hearing of a master dying in allegedly mysterious circumstances a year or two after I left. That would have ...
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School for scandal or scandal school
Replies: 100
Views: 11528

Richard Ruck wrote: "However, they weren't monks, so their desire for a spot of nookie must have been either have been heavily surpressed, or confined to activities during the holidays or in the absolute dead of night. Self-imposed celibacy seems a high price to pay for teaching Horace's Odes to a ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Woodworm cricket bat
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Woodworm just got another mention on the ITV News.

They were trawling Flintoff's endorsements. £250,000 apparently.
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH & Adult Material
Replies: 28
Views: 5139

Ron Lorimer. There's another name to be conjured with. I believe he joined C.H. staff in my second or third year, around 62 or 63. I think he made C.H. a life long career, retiring quite recently. Didn't he command the R.A.F. section of the C.C.F. ? Ron "Nog" or "Osram" Lorimer was my housemaster i...
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School for scandal or scandal school
Replies: 100
Views: 11528

Just remembered another incident.

An assistant matron left suddenly, allegedly for "interfering " with boys when I was a junior.

I wasn't one of them :!:
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School for scandal or scandal school
Replies: 100
Views: 11528

richardb wrote: "Drugs have been around for a long time. In my first term there were some very abrupt departures by pupils from the senior end as a result of drugs. This was Michaelmas term 1971 and they were hang overs from the 60s. Apparently been to music festivals where they were freely availab...
by Mid A 15
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Woodworm cricket bat
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Woodworm was mentioned on Test Match Special yesterday when Freddie Flintoff was batting. Pietersen also uses a woodworm apparently.
by Mid A 15
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School for scandal or scandal school
Replies: 100
Views: 11528

School for scandal or scandal school

Don't remember too much scandal from my time. One incident I recall though was a master abruptly leaving for allegedly, how can I put this, "assisting" a boy in the bath. Whilst not wishing to break any forum rules I will give a clue that the master shared a name with a participant in the present Ov...
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Films in Big School
Replies: 86
Views: 8340

Films in Big School

When I was a lad we used to troop to saturday night pictures once a month or so in Big School. Presumably these days it's videos or DVDs in the Day Room since the films are available that way? When did film nights in Big School stop? I think it lasted my time as I remember seeing A Clockwork Orange ...
by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH & Adult Material
Replies: 28
Views: 5139

"Trash mag." I had completely forgotten that description until JR mentioned it. Yes we read them in my time. I don't recall them being illegal as such, but if a master or monitor saw us with one it was suggested that our time could be better employed reading something of greater literary merit. On t...
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Maine Photos
Topic: Maine House Photos
Replies: 52
Views: 22317

No I can't say I do recall the raid you refer to. My recollections of interaction with Barnes B concern highly competitive and physical games of asphalt football, using the drainpipes on each house as goals. The teams comprised all ages from monitors down to squits and the aforementioned Lloyd and F...
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Maine Photos
Topic: Maine House Photos
Replies: 52
Views: 22317

Geoff Fordham is the one dressed in flannels and blazer front right of the photo.

Robin Pratt (brother of Graham and Michael) is another monitor identifiable at the front of the picture.
by Mid A 15
Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Maine Photos
Topic: Maine House Photos
Replies: 52
Views: 22317

No the 1966 photo was taken in the Summer term. Maine A became a junior house in the Michaelmas term of 1966.
by Mid A 15
Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Maine Photos
Topic: Maine House Photos
Replies: 52
Views: 22317

Julian,

Thanks for posting the pictures.

Younger readers might spot a familiar face in the 1968 photo.