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by jhopgood
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Phone boxes

Not on the subject but in the same vein. When I was in Bogota in the late 70's, one had to phone the exchange to request an international line, and they would phone back. One Sunday evening there was some sort of overload and instead of getting the operator, customers lines were crossed so one ended...
by jhopgood
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Teaching staff

By heck, when I were a lad doing Maths A level with Ivor McConnell, there was an arrangement with Imperial College who allowed us computer time. We could write programs in something called Fortran 4 and put them onto punchcards using a small bodkin to push out perforated chads. The cards would go o...
by jhopgood
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Phone boxes

I only recall 3 phone boxes. The ones behind the Courtroom and next to the Tuckshop that have already been mentioned, and one next to the Post Office. These were the only ones I recall, although I believe senior Housemasters had a phone in their study, presumably for "emergencies". As a policeman, ...
by jhopgood
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 1776

Re: House structure

I have always claimed that I was the last senior boy to leave Barnes B for the outside world. I left Barnes B in 1966 and there was one other leaver, Savins, who was junior to me and hence called first. I spent all of my time in Barnes B, which converted to a Junior House after I left. Over 1964 - 1...
by jhopgood
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:22 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: 1720

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

I left CH in 1966 and never gave a thought to continuing to play the trombone, at which was proficient, but nowhere near the standard of others who included NYO players such as Colin Sheen, Jack Springbett, Noel Abel, Paul Barnes and another, whose name escapes me. I wonder whether the Springbett y...
by jhopgood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29669

Re: Politics

.... and I wasn't going to comment on ' Freaky 's' outburst above. However, as stated before, I voted for Brexit and therefore was part of the majority. I think thats called DEMOCRACY ? My bold. Correct use of the past tense. You’re in the minority now. The referendum should re-run and we should co...
by jhopgood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Thornton B Sword

I thought of putting a photo up of the blowpipe and machete but was defeated by technology. The blow pipe is 70" long with an 8" 'bayonet' attached to the top. It actually belongs to my son, who brought it back from Brunei when he visited with a friend of ours who was in charge of CFBT for Brunei. M...
by jhopgood
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Thornton B Sword

I should add that despite the regulations about looting a lot of small items seem to find their way back to the UK and USA. About four years ago Grand Admiral Donitz's baton was sold by the family of a 'senior officer' who had been in Flensburg in 1945. David :shock: I seem to remember from my time...
by jhopgood
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

This is vaguely off topic and probably only of interest to me. When I was helping my uncle on my mother's side to do the family tree, one of his ancestors (1890's) had a relationship with a servant whose surname was Traveller, and they had 2 children. He married someone else but I always wondered wh...
by jhopgood
Wed May 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Reading to the dormitory

One year industry, three years university, one year industry
by jhopgood
Sun May 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29669

Re: Politics

How many “Western” countries are not in the same situation you have just described?
by jhopgood
Sat May 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5151

Re: Reading to the dormitory

I left CH in 66 and was a student apprentice at Vickers, on a 1-3-1. Other apprenticeships were 5 - 7 years I think. On one of my university holidays, I was asked to work alongside a young Sikh, who although he could make a good approximation of the tool he was making (in the apprentice school we al...
by jhopgood
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2688

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

LongGone wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:52 pm
jhopgood wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Uruguayo
Meh! Close enough. :-)
You remind me of a director where I worked, who was reputed to have refused to go to Central America as there had just been a revolution in Peru. :lol:
by jhopgood
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2688

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Uruguayo
by jhopgood
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2688

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

J.R. wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:21 pm
aliburns wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 pm


One last question, why does everyone seem to hide behind pseudonyms? Yours fraternally, AliBurns
Not me !!

Never have on any site I regularly use.
Nor I