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Post by huntertitus »

I remember a maths teacher with a deadly accuracy with chalk

He had a terrible stutter and blamed the machine guns he fired in WW2

Can't remember his name but some of us were deliberately naughty so he would have to give us a d-d-d-d-d-d-double d-d-d-damn it d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-detention!
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menace wrote:Thanks - of course Rip Kirby and NellTodd. I was taught the art of cursive handwriting by Nell because my "art" was so bad. Won the writing prize as a result and was then punished by having to write out the inserts for all leaving bibles andprayer books for the next three years. If you left between 1957-9 your Bible has my hand in it.
I remember Nell was assiduously (but vainly) courted by Dimbleby (?) who went on to become an illustrious HM for a secondary comprehensive.
Anyone remember the math teacher who would throw chalk (fairly accurately) at any boy talking in class?
You don't mean Jesson-DIBLEY, by any chance ???
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Anyone remember the math teacher who would throw chalk (fairly accurately) at any boy talking in class?
Yes, but his name escapes me for the moment. Smallish, Welshman? rugby player - but aren't they all.
courted by Dimbleby (?) who went on to become an illustrious HM for a secondary comprehensive.
Did you mean Jesson-Dibley?
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menace wrote:
Anyone remember the math teacher who would throw chalk (fairly accurately) at any boy talking in class?
YES ! Bob ?? And I'll have to think of his Surname !

He is still alive and well, and I met him last year at a house re-union.

When it comes to me, I'll post !
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LAMMA LOOKER.

The Welshman you are referring too, must surely be

NORMAN T FRYER. (My Housemaster in Col. B) )Not the Maths teacher I'm thinking of !)

I believe NTF commited suicide on moving from C.H. to another school. In his day, he played for London-Welsh.
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JR, yes, you're right. I'd got the Norman bit
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J.R. wrote:LAMMA LOOKER.

The Welshman you are referring too, must surely be

NORMAN T FRYER. (My Housemaster in Col. B) )Not the Maths teacher I'm thinking of !)

I believe NTF commited suicide on moving from C.H. to another school. In his day, he played for London-Welsh.
'Bogie' Fryer - he taught me as well. He did take his own life. For your information, he's buried in Itchingfield Churchyard.
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Richard Ruck wrote:
J.R. wrote:LAMMA LOOKER.

The Welshman you are referring too, must surely be

NORMAN T FRYER. (My Housemaster in Col. B) )Not the Maths teacher I'm thinking of !)

I believe NTF commited suicide on moving from C.H. to another school. In his day, he played for London-Welsh.
'Bogie' Fryer - he taught me as well. He did take his own life. For your information, he's buried in Itchingfield Churchyard.
Thanks Richard !

I only heard recently, and maybe what I was told at Col B re-union might have become somewhat embellished.

I wad told, he was asked, to find alternative employment. (No idea why), and took a job at a girls school, (?), which he found well below what he was accustomed to at C.H. - Came home one day, took a service revolver out and shot himself.

Great shame, although he and I didn't exactly see eye-to-eye, (he beat me at least twice), his family were WONDERFUL people. His wife was like a second Mum !
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You guys have longer memories than I. Thank you. haven't thought of any of these people in years. Sorry to hear about Fryer. Jessondribley taught me english and religion (of all things). Good man.
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J.R. wrote:
menace wrote:
Anyone remember the math teacher who would throw chalk (fairly accurately) at any boy talking in class?
YES ! Bob ?? And I'll have to think of his Surname !

He is still alive and weel, and I met him last year at a house re-union.

When it comes to me, I'll post !
Still can't think of his SURNAME. His classromm was overlooking the new quad, AND he was a dead shot with a bit of chalk or a black-board rubber !
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Marvellous what a good nights sleep can do.

It came to me this morning ! (So did the answer !)

Mr RAE, (or RAY though I'm sure it's RAE.)

Anyones bells getting rung out there ?
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J.R. wrote:Marvellous what a good nights sleep can do.

It came to me this morning ! (So did the answer !)

Mr RAE, (or RAY though I'm sure it's RAE.)

Anyones bells getting rung out there ?
Rae: oic ATC in my day. After Cert A some of them went off pulling gliders off the ground on the north playing fields.

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JR
you are quite correct it was Rae. He was lethal with a piece of chalk. Seem to recall he was a halfway decent teacher too, but I never got the hang of mechanics.
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Bob Rae was something like second master when I got to CH. He always looked quite scary!

The top brass were Poulton, Rae, Cairncross and Sillett. Now that was a formidable team! Well ... Poulton wasn't exactly formidable but you know what I mean!
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Glad my memory did ring some bells.

When at the Col B Re-union last year, I was introduced to him. He seemed much smaller than I remembered him, though age had been kind.

He HADN'T lost any of his rapier wit. I told him my name and years at Housey, to which he replied along the lines of,

"Don't actually remember you, so I must have done SOMETHING right with your education !"

I pointed ot a 'prank' I had instigated in his classroom, wondering if that would jog his memory.

His face beamed, and he replied, "Ar Yes ! Now I remember.... !"
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