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by DavebytheSea
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sailing to Cornwall for the OB Regatta
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: Sailing to Cornwall for the OB Regatta

Maybe, maybe ..... but with less bottom, methinks. .... and I speak as one who has successfully navigated around the 75th milestone.
by DavebytheSea
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sailing to Cornwall for the OB Regatta
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: Sailing to Cornwall for the OB Regatta

Come on CH Forum people - an opportunity of a lifetime. 60 views, no replies, no takers. Posted this simultaneously here and on Facebook; so far, response on facebook much more active with 2 takers already booking up!
by DavebytheSea
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sailing to Cornwall for the OB Regatta
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Sailing to Cornwall for the OB Regatta

A great opportunity to sail aboard Mark Stevenson's magnificent yacht Outrageous from Gosport to Falmouth (and back again). The Head Master, John Franklin, will address Old Blues resident in the West Country (or visiting) and will inspect the yachts on on June 8th following luncheon at the shoreside...
by DavebytheSea
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Our man at the Eastleigh by-election
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

Re: Our man at the Eastleigh by-election

As always, Mid A 15 writes calmly, objectively and sensibly. My own view (and I am a Moderator) is that, as Andy says, the non CH section of the forum is a good place for political debate. However in the case of the Eastliegh by-election, there is real Housey interest and therefore political observa...
by DavebytheSea
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 13466

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

It is good to see that Ian has focused on the magazine as a whole rather than just the position of the Broadie buckle as worn on the cover picture. We may all cavill at some detail (he refers to a missing full-stop and I have heard of an improper use of "it's" - thankfully not in a section...
by DavebytheSea
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Any Questions?
Replies: 39
Views: 10072

Re: Any Questions?

I am sure you have heard about the 6 A's rule. Where if I don't get 6 A's at GCSE's then I have to leave the school. Well, not so very long before my time, the school seemed to recognise only two universities. Becoming a Grecian or Dep was a privilege reserved purely for those who were likely to ma...
by DavebytheSea
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 13466

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

While Jonathan was at CH (05-07), he tried to institute a new fashion requiring broadies worn with buckles to the fore - it had some support at the time, but the aft placement seems once again to be totally dominant. Incidentally, Jonathan has received his Blue - his opening comment was that the mag...
by DavebytheSea
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 13466

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

I vaguely remember being told around the time of the merger that the higher up the school a boy was the lower he wore his belt, but as a mere Hertfordite what would I know. I only relay hearsay. True - but they are girdles not belts! ... and why is it that, while Hertfordites may comment on boys' b...
by DavebytheSea
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues on You Tube...
Replies: 34
Views: 11319

Re: Old Blues on You Tube...

There are, of course, countless embarrassing videos of Old Blues recorded while they were still at school and which they would probably now like to forget! As it is a lifelong parental duty always to embarrass one's offspring, I offer up this: Jonathan with Tom Reinhold as deps in Peele A. http://ww...
by DavebytheSea
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 13182

Re: CH and the Armed Services

I should add that, initially, back in 1948 when I was a squit aged 8 in Prep B, relations between myself and Bawtree seem to have been a trifle strained. My 'Housey Alphabet' of February that year and sent home to my parents, went something like: 'A is for Art School where we sometimes work, and B i...
by DavebytheSea
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 13182

Re: CH and the Armed Services

In the long and distinguished lists above, no mention is made of Rear-Admiral David Bawtree CB DL BSc (Eng) CEng FIMechE FIET FRSA. David retired from the Royal Navy in 1993 from his appointment as Flag Officer and Naval Base Commander Portsmouth, where he was particularly responsible for the repair...
by DavebytheSea
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: John Franklin in Cornwall
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

John Franklin in Cornwall

The Head Master will be visiting Flushing on June 8 to meet Cornwall and Devon OBs over lunch. As we all know, Flushing is the unspoiled jewel of the Cornish coast and OBs from elsewhere looking for a few days in this marvellous area surrounded by the gentle waters of the Fal estuary and within sigh...
by DavebytheSea
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Foundation Hymn- Blue CD on YouTube
Replies: 17
Views: 4103

Re: Foundation Hymn- Blue CD on YouTube

I have a good sound recording of it from the CD. PM me or telephone if you want it, but don't expect an imminent response - up to the eyeballs in proofing the Blue at the moment.
by DavebytheSea
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Foundation Hymn- Blue CD on YouTube
Replies: 17
Views: 4103

Re: Foundation Hymn- Blue CD on YouTube

As a parent I have not yet been able to witness this being sung in the Chapel. However just listening to the recording is very moving. I think it is great to have it on you tube and the pics accompany it well. An old recording by the BBC of the Foundation hymn (and others) in chapel. Full video at ...
by DavebytheSea
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proofing the Blue
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

Proofing the Blue

There is a small team of "proofers" currently proofing the Blue. We have worked on the Old Blue previously, but the Blue is an altogether larger and tougher nut to crack in the very limited time available. We are struggling! If anybody here has the necessary experience, concentration and t...