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by Mid A 15
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 3643

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

All the best Robert.

You have a lot of support.
by Mid A 15
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 1279

Re: Wendy Fryer

How many other CH masters married infirmary nurses? I can only think of one 'almost' example: Peter Brotherton called his marriage off at the last minute. An indecently late minute, in the view of many. Tom Keeley married dietician Belinda. JE Denison (?spelling) married Nurse Mc Morran (again ? sp...
by Mid A 15
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 1279

Re: Wendy Fryer

Condolences to their son, Tim, who was at CH at the same time as me if he reads this. I believe there may have been a younger son too but am not 100% sure.
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2291

Re: The Old Blue 2018

If you asked my opinion on a variety of social issues, you would probably be surprised at how reactionary they are, and I too have serious reservations about self-conscious diversity-mongers. However, the most serious problem facing mainly Europe, but other parts of the world too, is nationalism, a...
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2291

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Here in this part of Wales we see a lot of flags, the Red Dragon, of course and in recent years that has been joined by St David’s Cross, yellow upright cross in black, and also Owain Glyndwr’s banner see https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/6efa74a090dc40679abbff457d52fa80/flying-the-owain-glyndr-banner-out...
by Mid A 15
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2291

Re: The Old Blue 2018

I appreciate editorial space is at a premium in these financially straitened times but I do think it a pity that obituaries of sadly deceased Old Blues no longer appear to be published given the content of the last two or three editions.

Another tradition gone.
by Mid A 15
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 3643

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

The Band went to Hertford on one occasion and we marched the girls into lunch. I remember thinking how small the place was and in a town as well, compared to the isolation and size of the Horsham site. A very pleasant day and always nice to get out of the school grounds for a few hours. 99 Red Ball...
by Mid A 15
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 3643

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I t’s noteworthy that you saw IAPOTP as A Good Thing. I’d never really reflected on it that way until now, but I remember it well. As a young inmate, and after a brief spell of Baker (and being oblivious to his failings) Hansford felt like an icy blast from the 1950s; the punishments were indeed no...
by Mid A 15
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Seen in passing

The film was made in Hull apparently. I wonder whether or not 'the CH boy' could have been Linton Andrews, later to become Sir Linton Andrews and editor of the Yorkshire Post? http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/19th-june-1964/21/the-grass-roots Linton Andrews was born in 1886. Does that boy look...
by Mid A 15
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Seen in passing

The film appears to be from 1902 so the boy could be from either Newgate Street or Horsham presumably.
by Mid A 15
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: New deputy head

Interesting that they specify that the denomination of the school is "Church of England". They used to accept Jews and Roman Catholics that I know of - there didn't seem to be any discrimination save based on the pupil's social need. Given that they are recruiting in China and Germany how can they ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 1984

Re: Attitudes to sports

The master i/c of swimming and gym was Mr JH Edwards. He was never called a ‘coach’. But the verb was used for school team training. JHE was a pleasant chap, Cambridge BA, with a son in the school and clearly was not an intellectual. He only taught the most junior forms. JHE was known as 'Fish' Edw...
by Mid A 15
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2576

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

A trivial point I appreciate given the awful matters we are discussing.

However Ron was Lorimer not Lorrimer.
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2576

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

Lorrimer (and Gregory who is unfamiliar to me) were abusers? That's not what Robert is saying. The point he is making is that in law there is apparently no statutory duty for a teacher to report abuse regardless of what the contract of employment may or may not state. He is suggesting that Ron Lori...
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 7447

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Daniel as a football fan (or what passes for football in league 1) you will be aware of the draconian security the vast majority of decent fans are sometimes subject to especially away from home. It seems in all walks of life that the decent majority has to suffer because of the rogue minority. Like...