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by John Saunders
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Sometimes I forget

Ref baths.Before 1955 Th.B had showers and a tiled trough bath in the changing room. We used to unscrew the shower heads and let hot water rain down after rugby. We could also fill the bath to overflowing to get a bath about 1 ft deep! THE tiled trough was also useful for keeping carp,caught in the ...
by John Saunders
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Thornton Photos
Topic: Thornton House Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 7984

Re: Thornton House Photos and Band,school teams etc.

I have a few photos from early 50s which may be of interest. However being computer illiterate I have no idea how to load on to this site. Can anyone help please. John Saunders
by John Saunders
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Vegetarians

With the current chat about global warming and the need to reduce meat eating, I thought some might enjoy the following. I joined CH in September 1948 carrying my ration book.Some weeks after start of term I was called out in front of the school at lunchtime to meet The Lady Superintendent Miss Stev...
by John Saunders
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: KEITH MACKNESS
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: KEITH MACKNESS

He was a good friend of mine.We met from time to time at the Th B and Nines occasions.A lovely man who will be much missed
by John Saunders
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 1994

Re: Attitudes to sports

I became a swimmer to avoid spending afternoons fielding at long-stop on Big Side! Fortunately Thornton B had a strong tradition in swimming beginning with Reynolds in the 1940s. I made the xvi for the rest of my time and never had to suffer the boring cricket.Also meant I could getaway earlier to g...
by John Saunders
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3126

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

I learned the piano and trumpet at C.H. When I enjoyed Nat Service I was sent to the Tower of London because the Corps band were short of a trumpet. As a Sgt in the Ed Corps at 18 I enjoyed a life style which few teenagers could match.For the last six months I earned the same wages as a Sgt with a f...
by John Saunders
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Thornton B Sword

When I left Thornton B in 1955 the house owned a very fine Japanese ceremonial sword taken during the war by an old Blue from Thornton B. It was in a ceremonial case and in today's terms probably worth some money. Did it stay in the house or was it lost? JHGS
by John Saunders
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

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by John Saunders
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

John Saunders wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:27 pm
There was a Cambridge rowing Blue in the 50's.I think he also became President. Name began with D
I have recalled the name. I think the OB who rowed in the Boat-race and became President of CUBC was Dingle. Any further info?
by John Saunders
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: W.P.C. Davies
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: W.P.C. Davies

Sorry to hear that William Philip Cathcart has died. For me he was the best thing that came out of CH. He used to take a pair of us fishing at Frensham in an old Willys Jeep. He became very friendly with a white hunter named Atherton who had purchased Frensham little Pond. Sadly I never sat to him b...
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

Geoff Hines also won an Oxford Blue for water polo.
by John Saunders
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

There was a Cambridge rowing Blue in the 50's.I think he also became President. Name began with D
by John Saunders
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

I went to CH on a West Gifts Scholarship from Reading. The same year as Sinclair Wynshank. 1948. There was no charge to my parents. I understand that the West family were local Berkshire worthies who also endowed similar opportunities from Newbury. JHGS
by John Saunders
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I went in Housey uniform in early fifties. No charge! JHGS
by John Saunders
Thu May 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

History of the Band

I have today received my copy of the band history. What a splendid piece of work.Congratulations to Clifford Jones. Buy now before stocks run out. John Saunders retired first trumpet.