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by Mid A 15
Wed May 25, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 19
Views: 3509

In my day you didn't "apply" to be a monitor unless I was completely living on another planet! I was chosen as an house monitor, probably by default, but was not a school monitor. One of my best mates ( who I'm still in contact with) was not a monitor so I guess I picked up some diplomatic skills in...
by Mid A 15
Tue May 24, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: TV "Highway" show + the Remberance Service from CH
Replies: 16
Views: 3580

Songs of Praise

Back in the sixties they had Songs of Praise at Sunday Evening Chapel. Ronald Allison, who later did Jenny Bond's job at the Palace, presented it.
by Mid A 15
Tue May 24, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 49976

My Stupidity!!!

Mr Read (who taught metalwork) was a Junior Housemaster in my early days and was not known for his prowess with the gym shoe in marked contrast to the housemaster, the late Basil Gregory. The wisdom of age tells me that Mr Read probably was opposed to corporal punishment. One evening in the dorm I t...
by Mid A 15
Tue May 24, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 54691

I remember being taught English by the legend that is Gerald Davies when he returned from the 1971 Lions tour to New Zealand (which we won). For any youngsters reading, at that time victory in New Zealand was equivalent to England's World Cup win in 2003. I thought such a Sporting God would be a rem...
by Mid A 15
Tue May 24, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 35894

My Induction Limerick!

I thought I had better just say
years ago I was in Mid A
when at CH I loved my sport
but if naughty I always got caught
and sent to Clarrie or David Hay
by Mid A 15
Mon May 23, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 54691

Nell Todd

JR mentioning Nell Todd reminds me of a "perk" when I was a squit. Namely taking Nell Todd her dinner on a saturday evening. Apart from spending time with Nell Todd , who as JR says was great company, you got extra food as "payment". Extra food was not to be sneezed at since squits were always serve...
by Mid A 15
Mon May 23, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 49976

Corporal Punishment

The late Basil Gregory was both a dab hand with a gym shoe and a keen cricketer. I recall more than once being whacked for some misdemeanour or other and then being told to be at the nets in 15 minutes! I guess that was one (perhaps the only) argument in favour of corporal punishment. Retribution wa...
by Mid A 15
Fri May 20, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: First time visitor
Replies: 56
Views: 9816

Just a quick "hello" really at this stage.

I stumbled across the link to the site when browsing old blues . com. I think the forum is an excellent initiative and I have spent far too much time reading the threads over the last day or two. This has triggered mixed emotions as seems the case with most of you from reading the threads. One obser...