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by Wuppertal
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Repeal major detrimental changes at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 207
Views: 24856

Re: Repeal major detrimental changes at Christ's Hospital

I take your point Craig, thanks and sorry for the misunderstanding. Although I agree that many of the issues mentioned on the petition are not major aspects of CH's ethos and founding principles etc., it seems nevertheless unreasonable to do away with some of the newer ways of life that were perfect...
by Wuppertal
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Repeal major detrimental changes at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 207
Views: 24856

Re: Repeal major detrimental changes at Christ's Hospital

1) Regarding the long reply on page 1 that was along the lines of "well we had it bad in the 80s, so you shouldn't have it good now": are you not glad that some things have improved for the better since then, and just because some basic rights might have been denied to you (for which I sym...
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dining Hall & The Verio...April 05 photos
Replies: 12
Views: 13841

Re: Dining Hall & The Verio...April 05 photos

Re: Big School organ, I heard it played a few times while I was there (1998-2005), it was still used now and again and was not totally abandonned. It was used for some headmasters' assemblies amongst other things.
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Peele Photos
Topic: Peele A Summer 2006
Replies: 22
Views: 8660

Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Quite frankly I think people finally used their common sense and realised it was a tad OTT to make kids wear full-length thick black housey coats in 20-30 degrees. I started in 1998 and it was perfectly allowed to wear half-housey in warm weather then, I didn't realise this hadn't always been the ca...
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housemasters staying in post
Replies: 36
Views: 7334

Re: Housemasters staying in post

Great Plum wrote:Are the Robinsons still houseparents of LHB?
Yep.
by Wuppertal
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matron memories
Replies: 100
Views: 10176

Re: Matron memories

What a nice idea for a topic. In my opinion, the matrons are definitely one of the very best aspects about CH. I had some fantastic matrons. One was also my tutor. I have very fond memories of spending hours and hours in matron's office just talking away the afternoon with matron and my friends. In ...
by Wuppertal
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Sounds & Smells Instantly Transport You Back to CH?
Replies: 137
Views: 14894

Re: What Sounds & Smells Instantly Transport You Back to CH?

Smell: varnish for wooden floors takes me to CH instantly. The smell of freshly varnished stairs, stairrails and dayroom floors in the boarding houses. Got a whiff of it yesterday!
by Wuppertal
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ATTILLA THE STOCKBROKER
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Re: ATTILLA THE STOCKBROKER

I heard him on Radio 4 a couple of years ago. He was talking about his early life and school years, and although he didn't mention CH by name, it was obvious from his references of uniform, boarding school, Sussex, and marching through London into St. Paul's, that it was CH he was referring to. He s...
by Wuppertal
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rob Gauntlett RIP
Replies: 61
Views: 7843

Re: Rob Gauntlett RIP

I echo the need to find closure in a service in the Chapel at CH, hoping that the Powers That Be would allow it. Albeit many years older, and female to boot, I would attend if I could. The loss of these two young lives is unbearable. Seconded. Even though I probably wouldn't be able to attend, I wo...
by Wuppertal
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: James Atkinson RIP
Replies: 29
Views: 4711

Re: James Atkinson RIP

Rest in peace James. You will be missed by many. I didn't know him as a friend but he was a year younger than me at CH and it is always shocking to lose someone so young. My thoughts are with the family at this unimaginably difficult time.
by Wuppertal
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rob Gauntlett RIP
Replies: 61
Views: 7843

Re: Rob Gauntlett RIP

What terrible news. Just came across it by chance on the BBC news website; although no names were mentioned at the time, it was unmistakeably Rob. My thoughts are with his nearest and dearest. It won't console them at all of their loss but at least his family are aware how many people are affected b...
by Wuppertal
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lousey
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Re: Lousey

I was unclear, sorry - I haven't seen this latest one, I was referring to the archive of them on the internet from about 2003-4-5!
by Wuppertal
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lousey
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Re: Lousey

Some of it had me rolling around laughing but other bits surprised me and the people (mainly staff) the comments were directed at might be quite shocked and offended. On the whole I think it's very good fun but I definitely agree that the writers should make sure they don't overstep the mark - or wo...
by Wuppertal
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Housey 'Peaceful Revolution'
Replies: 143
Views: 19102

Re: Housey 'Peaceful Revolution'

I sometimes find myself in debates with an aunt of mine who seems completely allergic to change. I find it a bit frustrating that she won't even accept blatantly good changes, just because it is a change and is different. For example she is very unhappy with the change in the local bus timetable, ev...
by Wuppertal
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New Dep Thread '09?
Replies: 78
Views: 8120

Re: Not sure if this is the place to ask...

Unless the system has changed in the last few years, you won't need anything (like a History GCSE) to do History at A-Level or AS-Level. But maybe it's different for new Dep entrants. Certainly for current pupils, it was not necessary, many people did it...at the end of the LE, you had to choose one...