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by cj
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: I bumped into...
Replies: 27
Views: 6416

Mmmm, est understood. (Of course, Sir, I was just about to say that myself.)
by cj
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Infirmary Nurses
Replies: 40
Views: 4734

A tubigrip and a paracetamol did seem to be the answer for everything. The matron/sister-type person at Hertford used to save time during our weighing and measuring sessions by putting 2 or 3 of us on the scales at the same time and dividing the total weight by the number of girls on said scales. Th...
by cj
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: I bumped into...
Replies: 27
Views: 6416

eloisec wrote:Bob Hailey used to teach me French and Latin. A great teacher who made subjects I dreaded fun. His classroom was in the Prep Block.
Never came across him.
by cj
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: I bumped into...
Replies: 27
Views: 6416

And why the moniker 'Rocker' for Mr Rae? Was he a bit of one, quiff and beetlecrushers in his youth? JED seems to have discovered the elixir for eternal youth. Or parsing Latin verbs puts the ageing process into reverse.
by cj
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: I bumped into...
Replies: 27
Views: 6416

haha very true. Good to see Mr Hailey there too. He hadn't changed either. Who's he? It was a very surreal experience. Lots of faces that looked familiar, but I couldn't put a name to most of them. Having kids shrinks your brain, which is bad news if, like me, it was small to begin with. Can't reme...
by cj
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Changes at the top?
Replies: 23
Views: 3574

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4748292.stm :wink: "They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper." What, forgetting her birthday and then buying cheap, wilted flowers from the garage? N...
by cj
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: I bumped into...
Replies: 27
Views: 6416

Wing Commander Rae and Mr Lorimer were both at David Elliott's funeral last Friday. How come none of the staff look a day older than when I last saw them 16 years ago?
by cj
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH CCF shoulder badge on Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

I did CCF for 2 or 3 years and now remember very little about it, other than Damien Scanlan shrieking at us all like a harpie and Wing Commander Rae urging us to wash our feet with soap (rather than just water) after the x mile long hike so our feet didn't go soft. I seem to remember that my tent ma...
by cj
Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH CCF shoulder badge on Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Unless the other one, and the arm to which it was attached, was accidentally shot off on the rifle range. Maybe it'll come up for auction at a hugely inflated price, because as anyone who watches Bargain Hunt will know, you get more for a pair ...
by cj
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH CCF shoulder badge on Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

What a bizarre thing to a) keep after time at CH and b) want to buy if you have no connection with the place. Or indeed if you do. Surely a broadie buckle would be worth more?
by cj
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jazz at C.H.
Replies: 35
Views: 4319

The Dance/Show Band were just great and one of my highlights of the musical calendar (always nagged my parents to get us tickets to see them). Am I right in thinking that Charlie Hazlewood (him off the telly) played keyboards at some time? Wouldn't it be good to see them again at a DGE Memorial Conc...
by cj
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: David Elliott R.I.P.
Replies: 60
Views: 7941

For many, being in the band was something to aspire to, much to the disappointment of Peter Allwood and recruitment drives for the orchestra. And that was down to David and his high standards. We all felt like we were part of something special and worthwhile. I shall desperately miss David and his w...