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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: 23
Views: 1877

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: 590

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 677

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 754

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: 1239

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: 1068

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.
by John Saunders
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 4075

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

I read somewhere that Buckie left school at 16, enlisted in the army,was discharged as under age and returned to CH to complete his studies before proceeding to University. Any truth in this? JHGS
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by John Saunders
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 18148

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

A monstrous error by Gatland! I hope he has to eat his selection. How can you not take the best 2nd row in the UK? John Saunders. past President Tynedale and Northumberland RU.
by John Saunders
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Jumping Generations

Over 60 years ago c.1950 I was returning home at the end of term from Liverpool Street when an elderly lady began to ask about CH. She told me that her father had been a pupil in London and that one of the favourite occupations of some pupils was to get a good vantage point within the school premise...
by John Saunders
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Johnny Coggins Mid B.
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Johnny Coggins Mid B.

I would like to speak to him. Missed him when his ship came to Newcastle some 10? years ago.He was a Commander then and in charge of various underwater activities I think.Great backstroke swimmer. JHG Saunders
by John Saunders
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who's Blue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Who's Blue?

Website is perfect idea. At my advanced age the possibility of computerising the data did not occur to me! JHGS