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by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Curious
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: Curious

After Webb was given the boot, it came to my ears that he'd been dismissed for exactly what he had indeed been dismissed for: fondling boys in the dormitory at night. And yet I had left the school years before he was booted out. So how can it be that I, an Old Blue, got to hear about the real reaso...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

It seems surprising to me that the vast majority of the Grecians East house have no buttons The explanation is that in the CH context the meaning of the word Grecian has changed. By the time I was there in the Seventies, it meant simply "member of the Upper Sixth". The aristocrats in their spectacu...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph obituary of Rear-Admiral David Cooke
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Telegraph obituary of Rear-Admiral David Cooke

Sad to see our former Clerk has passed away while still in his fifties:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... tuary.html
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30

Just dispatched it, but it doesn’t seem to be in my sent messages or in my outbox, so I’m mystified. Let me know if it hasn’t reached you and I’ll try again.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30

Hello Montagu -

I'm writing you a detailed private message, but it may take a little while.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Birthday Honours 2014

He really only taught the violin (maybe piano on the side), and was not much in evidence otherwise. He was much more in evidence in the mid-to-late Seventies, when he was the original administrator of the CH Arts Centre. His wife was Olive Peto's deputy as School Librarian, and they had (at least?)...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Birthday Honours 2014

An MBE "for services to music and for charitable services" has been awarded to Alan Wilkinson of King's Lynn, Honorary Music Director and Co-Founder of Music In Country Churches (see website below). This must surely be the former CH music master of the same name (Horsham Staff 1957-80) who used to r...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Wed May 21, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Whatever happened to J H Page?
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Whatever happened to J H Page?

Puzzled by the seeming disappearance of the thread about the late Jack Page (Horsham Staff 1947-79) . In the hope that it wasn't somehow caused by my action yesterday in adding his impressive Telegraph obituary, here's the obit again: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10839100/John-Page-obi...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New Year Honours
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

New Year Honours

Congratulations to the restaurateur Jeremy King (Peele A 64-72) on his OBE for services to the hospitality industry and voluntary services to the arts.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue in the Lee Rigby trial
Replies: 0
Views: 1645

Old Blue in the Lee Rigby trial

Forensic psychiatrist Tim McInerny (ThB 74-83) featured in the Lee Rigby murder trial today: Earlier the court heard how a psychiatrist who assessed Mr Adebolajo concluded that he does not have a mental disorder. The expert who assessed Mr Adebolajo said he was polite and co-operative and had mental...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue "coolest man on television"
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

Old Blue "coolest man on television"

Specifically, Alex Lanipekun (Lamb A 1992-99) in Big Bad World:

http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/news/040 ... elevision/
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Birthday Honours

Major-General F H R "Buster" Howes (Coleridge A 1971-?78) of the Royal Marines has been appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Sir Colin Davis
Replies: 16
Views: 2600

Re: RIP Sir Colin Davis

CH pays tribute (includes some details of his schooldays):

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/loc ... -1-5001002