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by Foureyes
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3080

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

The very sad story of William Gibbs is well-known to C.H. historians - see, for example, 'Christ's Hospital Pupils 1552-1902' by Ken Mansell, published in 2014, page 16. The matter was discussed in even greater depth in Mansell's book, 'Christ's Hospital in the Victorian Era' pages 30-31, and 212-21...
by Foureyes
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 5233

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

rockfreak/redshaw really is becoming very boring. He seems to hate just about everybody and says so - again and again and again. Of course, he is entitled to free speech, but constantly reiterating the same old stuff actually stifles free speech, because it diverts, if not actually prevents, sensibl...
by Foureyes
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 9460

Re: Now it reaches Eton

rockfreak says: "...I never did because I always imagined that if a master had happened along he would have demanded to know who I was phoning..." [My italics] The key word in that quote is ' imagined ' which proves absolutely nothing. In other words not once did the young rockfreak put th...
by Foureyes
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 9460

Re: Now it reaches Eton

sentinej says: " Even the library seemed out of bounds; I was escorted out for not having a library pass or housemaster's permission ." I find that very odd. I was at C.H. 1948-55 and was a regular user of the library - in fact, it was one of my favourite places and I spent a lot of time t...
by Foureyes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 3807

Re: WATER TOWER

Thank you to all for the information - I shall settle for 120 feet - and for the mathematical discussion, which, sadly, I did not begin to understand! Expressions such as "Tan A - Tan B" are totally beyond me.
But, thanks again,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 5080

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Rockfreak queries the name 'Kipper.' I did not know the bloke concerned, but at my prep school one of my friends was Kipper Ruth. He was known as that because his first name was Christopher and the nearest he could get to pronouncing that long and convoluted name when very young was 'Kipper', which ...
by Foureyes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 9460

Re: Now it reaches Eton

There have been a number of adverse comment about the character witnesses in the Karim case, the latest being above: " Have I got this right but wasn't it parents and alumni of Eton and Queen's Club who appeared in the box as witnesses to attest to Karim's excellent character when he was up bef...
by Foureyes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 5080

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

"...are not 'town planner' and 'Milton Keynes' mutually exclusive?"
It was only meant as a joke - please don't take it seriously.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 5080

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Brian Walling writes: " There were a number of pairs of brothers at the school in my day and they always seemed to be placed together in the same house. " Not 'always.' My younger brother (RWA Miller) was in Mid B (1950-56), I was in Lamb B (1949-55). To the best of my recollection neither...
by Foureyes
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 5080

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

This is a most readable and sincere obituary notice which, for reasons I do not understand, is posted under 'Ask the CHOBA board'. Should it not be moved to somewhere more appropriate where more people might read it? I mean no disrespect, but with reference to the girlfriend mentioned at the end, ar...
by Foureyes
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4429

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Berlin. I did not know Mr Jefferis, but did serve in and visit West Berlin (as it then was!) and offer some comments on him being arrested and then released. Both the Soviets and the Brits understood the rules very well and, provided there was no over-riding international tension, there was a lot of...
by Foureyes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: THE AVENUE

Jonathan, Very good to hear from you - I trust that you and yours are well. I just did not know about 'StreetMap'. I was doing all sorts of contortions and calculations with Google Earth and getting nowhere. The answer is usually on the Web somewhere - it is just a matter of inputting the precise wo...
by Foureyes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: THE AVENUE

Ahem! Unfortunately that is what has defeated me and why I asked for help from someone wot is cleverer than wot I am!
David
by Foureyes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

THE AVENUE

Realising from the WaterTower discussions that there are many brains mightier than mine on this site, can one of them tell me the compass bearing (magnetic) of the straight stretch of the Avenue, please (i.e., from Thornton to Maine)? I should explain that I am doing some research on the C.H. site b...
by Foureyes
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 3807

Re: WATER TOWER

Thank you both. That is really useful for some research I am conducting.
David :shock: