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by eucsgmrc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?

I suspect that Mr Flecker was not a scientist; otherwise I would probably have expected him to have written that the buildings were stressed: stress being the force applied; strain being the resulting deformation. That's all very well if the stresses and strains are within the elastic limits of the...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 6773

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

rockfreak wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:27 pm On corps days he was one of those masters who was prone to dressing up in khaki and generally hanging about.
I cannot imagine a better or more concise description of "the officers".
by eucsgmrc
Thu May 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 3506

Re: The school glider

I too recall seeing it very occasionally on Little Side. It looked perfectly capable of gliding, but not soaring, so with a bungee launch it would never be able to get far off the ground. I'm sure it would respond to all the normal control inputs of a plane, but it only had a brief time to respond b...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 15359

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Not true. The school was brand new, very modern and equipped to a high standard when it came into use in 1902. It was by no means a typical Victorian institution. That said, the 1902 kitchens were still in u...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3482

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

Reading Alex Renton's book about boarding schools, 'Stiff Upper Lip', I came upon the following passage: ...But there is no mention of the birch or William Gibbs in the official history. and subsequently, rockfreak says "What is the Christ's Hospital Book if not an official history?" I'd ...
by eucsgmrc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 28
Views: 6918

Re: Milk

... to clean up afterwards. They disposed of the unused milk, after setting aside enough for the monitors' late night coffee and cocoa drinking, then placed the crates and empty bottles outside the back of the house for pick-up. "Setting aside": we couldn't keep the bottles back, so, in C...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 28
Views: 6918

Re: Milk

What I remember from 1954-62 in Col A is a crate of milk in 1/3 pint bottles appearing in the dayroom at morning break every day. After PT (for that's what we had to do in morning break in those days) everybody could help themself to a bottle, and those who liked it would drink it on the spot. At th...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: James Peto
Replies: 4
Views: 4440

Re: James Peto

I've just spotted huntertitus' post from 2013 and I think I can explain the Morton Peto family vault.It will be the family of Sir Samuel Morton Peto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Peto , 1st Baronet (4 August 1809 – 13 November 1889). He began as an apprentice bricklayer, made an distinguished...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 5144

Re: The moon landing at CH

What struck me at the time was how briefly public interest lasted. There was quite good TV coverage of the second landing, and the drama of Apollo XIII gripped the world, but subsequent moon landings got less and less press and TV attention. I remember feeling disappointed, but most people seemed to...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 5144

Re: The moon landing at CH

The Apollo XI anniversary has got me thinking about how primitive all the technologies were fifty years ago. For that first moon landing, we (living in Edinburgh) borrowed a black-and-white TV from a friend. Not having a TV of our own was not particularly eccentric in 1969. We stayed up all night to...
by eucsgmrc
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 8203

Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Thankyou, Michael - your logic agrees with mine: this must be summer 1960. But what stirred this topic up from the mud at the bottom of the duckpond of memory, where it has lain undisturbed since a bit of discussion in 2016?
by eucsgmrc
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 611
Views: 111215

Re: Politics

Teresa May's "deal" involves the idea of a frictionless border between Northern Ireland and (the Republic of) Ireland. That's a border between the European Customs Union and a territory outside the customs union. A lot of people (but not everyone who matters) seem to believe that a frictio...
by eucsgmrc
Wed May 10, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 6230

Re: Threads being moved

Bingo! Congratulations eucsgmrc. Perhaps you too were taught by The Oil, ... I wasn't, in fact. He left after my first year, and Seaman took over. Apart from maths, I was not particularly bright - happy to be average at most subjects - and I was notably incompetent at practical stuff. What has surp...
by eucsgmrc
Tue May 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 6230

Re: Threads being moved

Now what about the same sign ( ^ ) when it is placed under the line of letters, meaning that something written above the line must be inserted? What is this sign called and why? That's a caret. "Caret" is Latin for "it lacks". But nothing is simple. In some technical contexts th...
by eucsgmrc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 5860

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

,,, BUT, after a few days there started to be examples of spontaneous explosion by these mugs - a sudden bang and instant disintegration - always when empty. Although the mugs disintegrated it was not dangerous as the bits were all smooth edged. My memory is a little different, as memories tend to ...