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by jhopgood
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 36
Views: 733

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
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coleridge: the bones
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Coleridge: the bones

My neighbour in the village is Paul Kennedy, who was married to an author, Maeve. She wrote children's books under the name of Maeve Friel but died of cancer a few years ago.
When I saw the author of the article, I thought for a moment that she had come back from the dead!!
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

postwarblue wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Something's gone wrong with the drill. We were told 'Take with the left, shake with the right, bow to the Lady Mayoress'.
Could it be that the photograph is reversed? Look at how the coat buttons up.
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4538

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

I will ask my sister but it was Kipling 3373, later changed to 857 3373, not Mottingham.
by jhopgood
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

This should probably go in a Thread called, "Promises CH made but never completed." The Hertford Avenue seems to have gone the way of the replacement for the CH Club Room. David Miller and I are probably the only CHC committee members on this forum who remember the promise. CHC had a club room at th...
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

In Col B we had a comedy LP by Peter Sellers called "Songs for Swinging Sellers". One sketch saw a couple interviewing the headmaster of a rather seedy co-ed boarding school before deciding to send their child there. "Tell me," said the father, "Do you segregate the sexes?" "Oh yes," replied the HM...
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4538

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

gneuss wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 pm
J.R. wrote
Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, I'm afraid.
Pillow is one word for it - rock is a better description.
Two rocks either side of the head, like ear muffs.
I slept without a pillow for years because a bolio was worse than useless
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4538

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Back on subject.

What happened to the Bolio's, Fobbed (or was it Fudged) Bands, or Skiffage?
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4538

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

We seem to have wandered from the original topic, but... In my junior school, when we got caught hiding in the toilets rather than go in to lunch, (so that we had the whole playground for football), we were smacked behind the knees, as somewhere not immediately visible. Unfortunately for the teacher...
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4538

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

As a Ba B contemporary of Keibat, I can only remember Flab and Kiff. His memory is obviously better than mine, so maybe he remembers where my nickname came from, which I inherited from Michael Hilliard, I think. My brother inherited from me.
by jhopgood
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 364
Views: 42663

Re: Housey Slang.....

Completely off topic, but in 1972 I took a bus from Costa Rica to Miami. On the US border at Nuevo Laredo, I had to go through customs. The customs lady was not amused when I answered "I think I have some aspirin" when she asked if I had any drugs.
by jhopgood
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Just a brief look confirms they run in Kabul, Lahore and Islamabad.
There are about 4000 groups worldwide.
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

I would have thought that the success in moving children up the social strata (if that is the correct way to describe our society), would be more important than exam success etc.
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 852

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Avon wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:42 am
In the RN section I didn’t get a gun and could smoke too, when Chief Bradley wasn’t looking.
After proficiency I spent my CCF time in the RE's, pretending to build an assault course in the Bird sanctuary. Also a haven for smokers.
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 852

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

PSG was certainly there when I was but I had no idea one could opt out of CCF.
I did the 3 years in the CCF then worked in the library classifying books.
I did not think about it at the time but it must have been one of the PSG works.