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by BTaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1264

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

David Elliot - the best band Master the school has ever known
David Clements - the best right-hand man to David Elliot
Terry Clark - scary, but LAMDA trained and really knew his stuff.

I was never really one for the academic subjects...
by BTaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mr Clippy
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Mr Clippy

Disturbing.

Brings back memories of watching A Nightmare on Elm Street in the house common room on my squits and pretending it didn't scare the living daylights out of me.
by BTaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mr Clippy
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Mr Clippy

marty wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am
I remember talk of a "clipboard man" but have no memory of him ever being identified or arrested. Always thought he was a bit of myth, bit like Slender Man.
Slender man?
by BTaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 24
Views: 1321

Re: CH videos

And here's one of Beating Retreat 1992 - my last retreat and the last for the legend that was David Eliot. I did every Retreat during my time at CH, progressing from the Bugle Band statue on my Squits and Third From, to the main band from there on in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr2EF39FdY4&t=9s...
by BTaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 2223

Re: House structure

He left that year I think. I knew the lyrics of the Housey Rap well (I believe I still have a cassette tape copy somewhere) but I hadn’t realised he was a literal w****r. Well, my only source for this is the Housey Rap, which I imagine is referring to his personality rather than his habits. On the ...
by BTaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Curious
Replies: 24
Views: 1696

Re: Curious

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-12/scandal-hit-private-school-has-transformed-beyond-recognition-headmaster/ I'd be curious to know if ITV approached CH for the interview or if CH approached ITV.... When Richard and I were at Hove Crown Court, there was an ITV reporter in court and a camera crew wa...
by BTaylor
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What word would you have used?
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: What word would you have used?

When I went to the bank today there was a notice on the door saying: Temporary Closure. This branch will be closed today from 2.00pm to 2.20pm. The nearest branch is in Pwllheli. To me, temporary seems far too long for a 20 minute closure, what do you think? BTW, it would take more than 20 minutes ...
by BTaylor
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Beating Retreat - 1992
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Beating Retreat - 1992

CH related, yet partially unrelated. I've been looking through my old VHS video collection and found my copy of the 1992 beating retreat. It was my Grecian year and David Elliot's final year as Bandmaster, so has particular poignancy. To add to its value it was also filmed by Terry Clark! Would anyo...
by BTaylor
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: ShamiChakrabartiWatch
Replies: 48
Views: 4146

Sky News, 13.06.07. 11.52am

Talking about whether UK troops should be suject to UK law whilst on active service.
by BTaylor
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Manual training.
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

jtaylor wrote: the strength of my joints!
Thought that was an expellable offence...
by BTaylor
Fri May 25, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Are you average?
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

englishangel wrote:I think they reckon that the most average person is going to be around 34, and live in Swindon.
Ahem...

33 and live near Swindon. I wouldn't like to think of myself as average...
by BTaylor
Fri May 18, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 17340

His sister worked at CH as well (Miss Robinson surprisingly enough :lol: ) - I think she may have taught needlework. She lived in BaB and was assistant house mistress or something like that. She could be quite fierce! She made me walk in a straight line one Saturday night :oops: :lol: I think the m...
by BTaylor
Fri May 04, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Growing Up in a War - Bryan Magee (Sex in the Sicker)
Replies: 31
Views: 3624

There was definitely a teacher/pupil relationship going on at Hertford when I was there. Horsham - I also knew of one but I was sworn to secrecy - I knew both parties involved. I remember all those shenanigans too. We are talking here about activities that meant immediate expulsion when I was at CH...
by BTaylor
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Spring Lamb
Replies: 53
Views: 4516

cj wrote:Those jokes were just offal.
Stop talking such utter tripe.
by BTaylor
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Spring Lamb
Replies: 53
Views: 4516

marty wrote:Yes I herd that, but I didn't want to jumper to conclusions...
Ahem, wrong flocking word...