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by Tommy
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: grace
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: grace

Geoffrey you mentioning "miming" reminded me of the time one of the Girls (possibly Louise Pickett?) mimed reading Grace whilst a lad with a particularly deep tone provided voiceover duties in the late 80s. Twas rather funny; I don't think there was any comeback from it either as I think it was an "...
by Tommy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bill Purefoy?
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Bill Purefoy?

This should help.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=willi ... 24&bih=599

I seem to recall that Bill left CH in about 1985/86 and was an accomplished musician, but much more than that I can't tell you :)
by Tommy
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tuck shop
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: Tuck shop

I am truly saddened at this news. Many a happy few minutes in the early afternoon were spent in the queue figuring out what to spend 50p on (usually a quarter of Kola Kubes or Bonbons and a Wham bar). They had all sorts of useful stuff there too - I bought my first shaving razor there! Sadly it has ...
by Tommy
Sun May 05, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 46745

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

The map I've got isn't very large and as stated my editing skills are rubbish, so it's not supposed to show going as far as the station. IIRC there was a little spur that went as far as the Estate Staff's little clubhouse (fairly near to the Old Gym/Swimming Pool building) in the 80s. I heard that s...
by Tommy
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 46745

Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Holy thread revival Batman! I have quickly put together a very basic map of where I believe the tube ran (not having investigated much of it I cannot be sure) - please excuse my computer skills as this is not something I am good at! Can anyone reflect on how accurate/inaccurate this is? It'd be fasc...
by Tommy
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christmas Card
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Christmas Card

I am equally popular. 2 for me as well. :D
by Tommy
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 18136

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

First starting cap on Saturday for Joe - well done to him 8)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/20443799
by Tommy
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Did we have half terms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Did we have half terms?

Yes we did. I remember contacting my friends at home to let them know when I was coming home. They usually lasted a week. The half term during the Lent Term was always short though - I remember it being from Thursday until Sunday some time in Feb. My last summer half-term I skived off the first peri...
by Tommy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Were You Useless At?
Replies: 34
Views: 3955

Re: What Were You Useless At?

I can't say I was rubbish at music as I was never taught it at any point. In theory I could have been good at it. Guess I will never know. Now the thing I was rubbish at was running. Sprinting? Hopeless. Long distance? Probably worse. Middle distance? Nope, no good there either... I managed to get o...
by Tommy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 18136

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Bad news: Joe's been ruled out of the tour due to a knee injury :(
by Tommy
Thu May 10, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 18136

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

A fine young player who has been tearing up trees during training for London Wasps, who I support (I am still not quite sure why...). Nice to see that his ability has been recognised. 8)
by Tommy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: French teacher
Replies: 87
Views: 14335

Re: French teacher

Twas PJMS - can't for the life of me remember what his 1st name was. Used to be in charge of "Careers" too.
by Tommy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 43
Views: 11110

Re: Roger Martin

Roger Martin taught me English on the GE, and he was a fantastic teacher. Eltheldreda always accompanied him into the classroom, and he quite often smoked a pipe on the way to class. One day he put said pipe in his pocket at the beginning of the lesson and then started to teach for 10 minutes or so,...
by Tommy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mr.Grimshaw.......
Replies: 38
Views: 9581

Re: Mr.Grimshaw.......

KHG was, in my personal opinion a firm but fair kind of guy, and as previously stated, extremely organised. He was my Junior Housemaster in Maine B for 3 years in the mid 80s. He was also a massive disciplinarian, and would take great delight in allowing his UF monitors to dish out a House Drill sho...
by Tommy
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Beds, Settles Etc
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Old Beds, Settles Etc

Have you not seen the price of scrap metal recently??!!

I know there's a settle and a bed frame in the museum in the sicker but I'd imagine the majority of the old stuff is now baked bean cans and car body parts.