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by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I've just realised
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

Re: I've just realised

that on 20th September 2005 it will be exactly 40 years since I started at CH. With apologies to anybody I've inadvertently missed the full compliment of Maine A squits was as follows: Adams, Brooks, Butler, Calton J, Calton R, Chapman, Clack, Cromey-Hawke, Haynes, Heartfield, Kerridge, Martin, Mil...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Impressions of Old Blues Day - have your say
Replies: 51
Views: 5492

Reading this thread it sounds like I was better off watching Charlton lose to Chelsea rather than attending Old Blues Day.

Cue JR gloat :cry: :cry: :cry:
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School for scandal or scandal school
Replies: 100
Views: 11921

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 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH & Adult Material
Replies: 28
Views: 5276

JamesF35 wrote:If I'm thinking of the right person, he also put pictures of aborted foetus's up on his dayroom workstation (what were those things called ?).

The word you are looking for is "Toyce"
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 187476

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: 11921

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: 11921

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: 3355

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: 5276

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: 11921

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: 11921

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: 3355

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: 11921

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: 8609

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: 5276

"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...