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by eucsgmrc
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 8203

Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Next to Kit is the master who had been a professor in Spain That's Mr Herbert, I think. I ... would have thought that this was autumn 1960 or summer 1961. However Ashton already had 3 S levels then and was doing another three but is shown without buttons. As I remember things, which is admittedly n...
by eucsgmrc
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 8203

Col A - is this 1960?

I think this must be summer 1960, but I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong. I'm sure it's not as late as 1961, and it could hardly be earlier than 1959.

ImageColA-1960 by Rudsambass, on Flickr
by eucsgmrc
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wearing of C H uniform
Replies: 21
Views: 6495

Re: Wearing of C H uniform

That cravat was never, so far as I remember, called a cravat. It was described as a "blue square", I think, in the "required clothes" list that the school sent to parents. I'm not sure that it wasn't officially a "blue silk square", although by the time I was at CH (195...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Band music query
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

Re: Band music query

More about Gerald Crossman - you can hear something of his here http://www.turnipnet.com/mom/bande_20jul64_geraldcrossman.mp3 at about 2m12s. It's a piece called Banda Español - but I doubt whether it was ever used for lunch parade. Although Gerald Crossman has nothing whatever to do with CH, you mi...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Band music query
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

Re: Band music query

Marcha Español, by Gerald Crossman ... is the WRONG ANSWER. Unfortunately, it's the only one that Google has offered me. I know it's wrong, because it's an accordion solo. Crossman was a prolific composer of accordion pieces. I am confident that accordions in our time would not have been tolerated o...
by eucsgmrc
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday michael scuffil !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Happy Birthday michael scuffil !!

michael scuffil wrote:A prime number again at last, the first for ten years.
Careless. I made very sure that I got a full year between 66 and 68. I don't know how many I have left, so I don't like to miss one.
by eucsgmrc
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: photo wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 4251

Re: photo wanted

Brought back many memories! Glad you like them. If you're into nostalgia, you are welcome to explore some of my other albums on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jandsw/sets For Michael Scuffil - if you still have your old colour negatives, they're likely to be in much better condition than the...
by eucsgmrc
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: photo wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 4251

Re: photo wanted

Michael; John Wexler who left Col A in about 1961 -2 has posted a link to his personal photos which are on an outside site - have you looked at those? The link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/jandsw/sets/72157626099253537 - but you won't find what you're looking for, because my photos are all blac...
by eucsgmrc
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 30587

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

I'm glad I don't carry the responsibility of deciding which articles should be published and which should be deleted. I did see the "offending article" before it was deleted. It suggested things that I had not been aware of, so it did surprise me. On the other hand, it was no more outrageo...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom
Replies: 27
Views: 5986

Re: Jack Hards and Wells, Prep B bootroom

I cannot believe that these people could seriously have run a barbering business with voluntary customers. That would have been utterly irrelevant in the school's thinking. Hair had to be cut for the same reasons that operate in the army: cleanliness and uniformity. The essential requirements were ...
by eucsgmrc
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Book Cricket and Scoring
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Book Cricket and Scoring

All this resulted from all boys having learned to score for a cricket match. Each match, whether the school first XI or a house third XI, had to have a scorer, with an official record kept. All junior boys learned to score by having to act as scorers occasionally ... Later there would be non-athlet...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 242
Views: 81160

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

... I enjoyed your other photos on Flikr especially "On the hills- 1970's" they are very evocative of that period ... I'm glad you enjoyed them. In case you didn't discover them, there are two more nostalgia mines: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jandsw/sets/72157627797562261/ https://www.f...
by eucsgmrc
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 242
Views: 81160

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Ajarn Philip wrote:A third possibility exists: you now realise you have more in common than you imagined ...
Well, let me consider what I have in common with Kit.

1. Fond of a pint.
2. Like sailing.
3. Nobody would expect to see me on a bike.
by eucsgmrc
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 242
Views: 81160

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

... You read us short stories like "Ali the terrible turk" a one eyed wrestler, and "Neither man nor Dog". Ah yes. Gerald Kersh. A debased taste, and not very suitable for 11-year-olds. I think I discovered him because Kit Aitken had read us those books in earlier years, but I m...
by eucsgmrc
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Marching
Replies: 14
Views: 3159

Re: Marching

... I think it is unique to Housey, for, I know of no other (non-military) secondary, educational establishment which has a tradition of marching. I always assumed that the marching was a necessity, rather than some idiosyncratic whim of a militaristic headmaster. The school was condemned to marchi...