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by Mid A 15
Thu May 26, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 16266

Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?

I can claim three: Nigel Farrell pops up regularly on the box. In all honesty he was a year or two older than me so I probably didn't exchange more than about five words with him! Greg Strange is someone I knew a bit better as, although he was older, I was in the scouts with him. Greg regularly pops...
by Mid A 15
Wed May 25, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: When Peele B used to win stuff
Replies: 26
Views: 8468

Know what you mean about football JR. Although Bob Hailey almost single handedly (Bob Sillett helped) developed the game through the sixties and early seventies. Iain Swalwell and Clive Walters both got football blues at Cambridge so they didn't do a bad job. We used to play a lot of asphalt footbal...
by Mid A 15
Wed May 25, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Favourite Non Teaching Staff
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

"Boomer" Carrington was nicknamed "Des" in my day, after a disc jockey of the sixties named Desmond Carrington. He taught English and as well as coaching and reffing rugby organised the School athletics. He was also housemaster of Thornton A. As an aside I noticed on a fairly recent visit to the Sch...
by Mid A 15
Wed May 25, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Favourite Non Teaching Staff
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Favourite Non Teaching Staff

For me the late Bob Clarke, cricket professional, and Mrs Clarke who ran the Tuck Shop when I was at CH. Bob had a lot of patience and tolerance for a young lad (me) whose ability fell way, way, way, short of his enthusiasm for the game. Mrs Clarke was always a friendly cheerful ear and helped me ke...
by Mid A 15
Wed May 25, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 19
Views: 4618

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: 4396

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: 64200

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: 66911

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: 47698

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: 66911

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: 64200

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: 12466

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...