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by Katharine
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

Did anyone hear this morning's Book of the Week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4ztdd#play It is written and read by Damian Le Bas, who was at Horsham - his Mother was an Art Teacher there after he started. He is a gypsy and was terrified of anyone learning his heritage.
by Katharine
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools

I'm not sure I hold a grudge, I just wonder why I toed the line and didn't rebel at some of the pettiness - I would now!!!
by Katharine
Sun May 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1010

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

rockfreak wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:27 am
Welcome back. Too few girls on site these days. Only Katharine still in there pitching away. They've all decamped into a distaff huddle on their Facebook page.
Welcome back Ruthie, I remember you posting before.

Ruthie is far younger than me, she's a product of Horsham not Hertford!
by Katharine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Shrove Tuesday Plays
Replies: 26
Views: 4641

Re: Shrove Tuesday Plays

What a find! Interesting that I can see names of 4 of the 6 of us in the Senior VI that term, I did the lights for Quality Street, can't remember how Cott (Susan Cottingham) was involved. The Competition would definitely have to be complete by the end of term!
by Katharine
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

You will be pleased to know Katharine that there is now a Hertford building at CH. So named in order that Hertford is not forgotten. It is a "social" building with coffee shop etc. Pretty well the antithesis of Hertford but I am sure that it is very welcome and will be well used. What I can't work ...
by Katharine
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

You will be pleased to know Katharine that there is now a Hertford building at CH. So named in order that Hertford is not forgotten. It is a "social" building with coffee shop etc. Pretty well the antithesis of Hertford but I am sure that it is very welcome and will be well used. What I can't work ...
by Katharine
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

To be heretical, I'm amazed that anyone learns anything* at a co-ed school.... *what you do learn, of course, is how to relate to the opposite sex, which many of us didn't (at least, not till later). We didn't learn anything about the opposite sex either! DR famously said that You should all live w...
by Katharine
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4978

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Apology accepted.

At least it let you know that I still read the forum, even though it has a Horsham bias!
by Katharine
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4978

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Elsewhere on the site some of the girls have said they resented their punishments at Hertford - in some cases being condemned to be silent for ten minutes: a draconian punishment for a woman. I haven't got time to trawl this forum for reports of punishments at Hertford but I do think your last phra...
by Katharine
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Flu in 1957
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Flu in 1957

That must have been Spring 1959, Chrissy, I don't remember any such epidemic. I started in September 59. I don't remember much about the infirmary as I was so healthy, I was in the new annexe once in about Upper IV, my first stay in the infirmary main building was when I was in the VI form. Sister t...
by Katharine
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Home visit from a busar
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Home visit from a busar

Hi Premama, this forum does not seem to have many parents posting at the moment, just a few of us who were at the school long ago, so I don't think we will be able to help. I believe the usual answer nowadays is to search Facebook to see what you can find there, if the school can't help.
by Katharine
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Quite right, the girls' badges had him veiled, can't remember the details. Hmm, my niece was one of the last to wear such a badge as she was at CH at the time of the merger. I must ask her whether she was allowed to keep the badge. I wonder whether she even noticed the difference when she got a plat...
by Katharine
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

I remember the Islamabad one starting, however that was very definitely expatriate and started by somebody at the British Embassy*. It may have died later as the date given on John's link is long after we left Islamabad. *Pakistan was out of the Commonwealth at the time so an Embassy not a High Comm...
by Katharine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Thanks David, I bow to your superior knowledge! Pamela Henson was in my year, the other girl wasn't. As to your pub quiz question, are girls nowadays still protected from such obscene (!) sights? Are the current plates identical? Now the school is coed, presumably girls don't have to be protected fr...
by Katharine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

It seems to be far more raw competition than real need nowadays than it was when I was there!