THE LONG, LONG REACH OF C.H.

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THE LONG, LONG REACH OF C.H.

Post by Foureyes » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:33 pm

On Friday night there was a charming programme on BBC TV about the Nilgiri Hill Railway - it's locomotives and, more importantly, its staff. One of these was a bachelor, named Jenni, living alone in a railway bungalow at Cunnoor, a small village high in the hills of Tamil Nadhu. A charming man, one scene showed him whiling away the evening hours, reading quietly and with evident enjoyment. The book? A well-thumbed copy of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," by, of course, our very own Samuel Taylor Coleridge (C.H. 1781-90).
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Post by SAS » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:16 pm

Saw it! Excellent series and daughter v.excited by spotting the book.

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Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:56 pm

I saw it too, and had previously seen it a couple of months ago. Very educational and interesting, though I had not spotted a CH connection.
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Post by wurzel » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:36 pm

And in another connection my father in law has some of the original sketches done for the woodcuts used in a famous edition of the rhyme (don't know which) and he is also related to the Noel-Patons as I found out at a family event where a family tree was rolled out showing D N-P as the last male with the name and I was able to add in Kesia (Sp?) Kate and Sam to their amazement

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Post by kerrensimmonds » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:40 pm

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Post by jhopgood » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:59 pm

Not quite in the same vein, but I was on the phone today to an estate agent in Guildford. When I mentioned that I would be in the UK later this month, it turns out that the lady on the other end of the phone, whom I have never met, used to run the pub in Barns Green and knows CH well, having various friends and relatives who work there.
The conversation promptly got a lot less impersonal and the business atmosphere took a turn for the better.
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Post by wurzel » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:33 am

If it was in the mid 80's when she ran th epub then my step nan was her cleaner - Nellie Noble

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Post by mvgrogan » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:32 pm

I was once browsing in a bookshop and I found a book about E H Shepherd - the original illustrator of Winnie the Pooh - I think it was the story of his life & work - not sure, but as I flicked through there was a sketch of a Blue Coat Boy!
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Post by wurzel » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:16 pm

This is a link to the illustrations and they were done by a Noel-Paton who was a famous scottish artist related to D N-P by direct ancestry and to my Father in Law

http://www.fulltable.com/vts/aoi/p/paton/am.htm

that is the set of prints he had to take to London to be scanned in

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Post by sejintenej » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:17 pm

Aircraft loading and balance is a a precise art. If you leave Montreal there is a reasonable chance that the mathematics will have been worked out by an OB (who has subscribed to this forum)

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Post by J.R. » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:46 pm

sejintenej wrote:Aircraft loading and balance is a a precise art. If you leave Montreal there is a reasonable chance that the mathematics will have been worked out by an OB (who has subscribed to this forum)

What the Yanks refer to as a 'Loadmaster'
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Post by englishangel » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:51 pm

Not many Yanks in Montreal
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:29 pm

englishangel wrote:Not many Yanks in Montreal
He's Yanking your chain. He will remember all about The Chain at Horsham who also used to get it Yanked

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Post by J.R. » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:59 am

sejintenej wrote:
englishangel wrote:Not many Yanks in Montreal
He's Yanking your chain. He will remember all about The Chain at Horsham who also used to get it Yanked
A certain Rev. Pullen, perchance ?
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Post by sejintenej » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:39 pm

J.R. wrote:
sejintenej wrote:
englishangel wrote:Not many Yanks in Montreal
He's Yanking your chain. He will remember all about The Chain at Horsham who also used to get it Yanked
A certain Rev. Pullen, perchance ?
yes. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do you remember Corks (the Rev Cochrane), Jr housemaster in Col A? He moved to work at St Paul's Cathedral where he could visit Smithfield Market from 3am, Borough Market in the morning, City clubs in the afternoons, West End in the evenings and clubs until 4 am (and back to Smithfield Market again) 24 hours a day drinking time when the UK had strict licencing hours. I liked him as a person but I don't think he was necessarily a good teacher or housemaster. I spent about 8 hours with him doing the rounds one day - steady and not too fast so we didn't get legless. Surprisingly I never heard of him drinking with Kit Aitken - who was not teetotal!

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