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by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: NEW DRUM

Seeing the very smart new drum reminds me of a question I have long meant to ask. Can anyone explain what the white dangling plaited strings that hang under the drum are for. Are they purely decorative or do they have a function - apart from tripping up a very short drummer??
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 40
Views: 1186

Re: House structure

"... Lamb as swots..."
Well, they got that right!
:shock: David
Lamb B 48-55
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 234

NEW DRUM

Julian,
Like the new drum (above) - very smart!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 29
Views: 891

Re: What was the attraction?

"...I struggle to see why it was attractive to a young unattached male teacher (most teachers were male then)." I think that you are looking at a 1950-60s issue through 2018 spectacles. In those days it was the norm in many professions for the juniors to be single, and, in many cases, compulsorily ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 40
Views: 1186

Re: House structure

rb, You are really delving into history! To fill in a few (possible) gaps. I joined in Summer Term 1948. At that time the block at the Horsham end of the Avenue (later Leigh Hunt) was the Prep School, divided into Prep A and Prep B. The Prep was self-contained for all activities (lessons, classrooms...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHERE IS CHOBA?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

WHERE IS CHOBA?

In all this turmoil in the Old Blue community, there is one body which is deafeningly silent. So, I would like to ask 'where is the Christ's Hospital Old Blues' Association board'? By this I do not mean the non-Old Blue Development Office suits in the Counting House, but the Old Blues on the Board, ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: A WAY AHEAD?

Actually, I was not suggesting a government enquiry, with all that would entail. I envisage an enquiry set up by the Council of C.H. but thereafter strictly 'hands-off.' I think that could be made to work.
:shock: David
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 21
Views: 841

A WAY AHEAD?

Very sadly, it is clear that there is a lot of murkiness in the past five decades at C.H. and all (or, possibly not quite all!) concerned would like to see the facts exposed. It is also clear that few would trust C.H. itself to conduct such an investigation. So, I would like to suggest something on ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1143

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

May I add one further issue to sejentinejez (?) list?
'Agreeing with your wife, even though you know for a certainty that she is wrong.'
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Thornton B Sword

Good grief, Hopgood, you sound like a one-man assassination squad! To meet you, have the appearance of a benevolent, kindly, peaceable sort of chap, but hidden from view is this armoury of cutting, hacking and stabbing weapons, together with a multi-purpose blowpipe complete with tube (for poisoned ...
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29503

Re: Politics

May I correct one specific item for the sake of accuracy? Reference has been made to the 'Herrstadt crisis' and 'covering up in secrecy.' In fact, the crisis was at the HERRSTATT (ie, 'statt' not 'stadt') bank in Koln and there is quite a lot about its troubled demise on the Internet, although it is...
by Foureyes
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29503

Re: Politics

I disagree totally with rockfreak, but, first I should say where I am coming from. I speak and read German (perhaps not as well as I used to, but enough to get by). I enjoy German poetry. I have lived in Germany for seven years, mixed with the local community, had good German friends, and travelled ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Thornton B Sword

My father served in Singapore and Indonesia in 1945-46 and brought back a Japanese sword. His story was that he saw a Japanese officer walking along a street wearing the sword, which was supposed to have been handed in, so he took it off him. It seems that, rather like the game of fist-paper - sciss...
by Foureyes
Tue May 22, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5139

Re: Reading to the dormitory

John,
"1-3-1"??
:shock: David :?:
by Foureyes
Sat May 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5139

Re: Reading to the dormitory

I was thinking about rather further back in time - to the 1960s. At that time the Apprentices spent 3 years (if I remember rightly) and the Junior Leaders six months to two years depending on their age when they joined. They could not graduate until they reached the minimum age for man's service. Th...