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by Kit Bartlett
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30

Dear Montagu, I hope that I have your name correct. We were in correspondence last January about the above named. Did you get any further in your researches? I have a set of The Blue around his time at C.H. and may be able to supply further information about some of his contemporaries from that sour...
by Kit Bartlett
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Parking at C.H.
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Re: Parking at C.H.

I have not used C.H.Station for many years but commuters were allowed free parking there at one time. This is not obviously the case now as there must be many people from outlying villages using the station as well as staff and visitors to the school who have to pay a daily charge. During World War ...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Parking at C.H.
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Parking at C.H.

Does anyone have any memories regarding parking regulations at C.H.? Prior to the growth of mass car ownership by the nineteen sixties I do not remember any restrictions in the Avenue where cars were permitted to drive all the way through. The Art School car park was constructed before WW2. Entrance...
by Kit Bartlett
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Images of Christ's Hospital London
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: Images of Christ's Hospital London

"George" Seaman's "The Last Years in London" published in 1977 gives a great deal of information on the proposed move from London and also includes excellent Bibliography.
by Kit Bartlett
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: CH Photo

The Preparatory School classroom block was constructed c 1937-38 and this does not appear in the photograph. The Art school car park was certainly there before the war. The absence of any parked cars suggests it must have been the early nineteen thirties following the opening of the New Science Scho...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon May 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Shakespeare plays at CH
Replies: 19
Views: 1365

Re: Shakespeare plays at CH

On 30th. October 1945 the whole school , with the exception of the Prep. who went by train, marched into Horsham to see the "Henry Vth Olivier film. Performances of the plays included "Hamlet" performed in Michaelmas term 1945 by the Geography Deps. in the Prep. Hall in modern dress. The cast includ...
by Kit Bartlett
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BOB FINCH ARTICLE IN CHURCH TIMES
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: BOB FINCH ARTICLE IN CHURCH TIMES

The Measuring Worth .com website gives the purchasing power of £1 in 2014 as 349 times that in 1552 which comes to an equivalent salary of £5236.50 per annum for the Writing Master's salary of £15. One does not know what hidden emoluments were available at that time such as board and lodging compare...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: frieze in dayroom of infirmary
Replies: 48
Views: 3805

Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

There was a rather sick joke made at the time of the Ardennes Offensive by the Germans in December 1944 that the Allies could not use Dunkirk this time round to evacuate their forces as it was still held by the Germans.
by Kit Bartlett
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: frieze in dayroom of infirmary
Replies: 48
Views: 3805

Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

Dearv John. I was interested in your note about the Channel Islands Occupation. Should like to see a copy of your book collection on the subject. I used to attend regularly the Tunbridge Wells Book fair held at King Charles's Church Hall and there was often a visitor who frequently asked for any boo...
by Kit Bartlett
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: frieze in dayroom of infirmary
Replies: 48
Views: 3805

Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

Dearv John. I was interested in your note about the Channel Islands Occupation. Should like to see a copy of your book collection on the subject. I used to attend regularly the Tunbridge Wells Book fair held at King Charles's Church Hall and there was often a visitor who frequently asked for any boo...
by Kit Bartlett
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: frieze in dayroom of infirmary
Replies: 48
Views: 3805

Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

I know that we are getting somewhat off the original thread in talking about V 1 s in association with the Infirmary day room frieze but one anomaly regarding the extended German occupation of Europe has always puzzled me. Why was no attempt made to liberate the Channel Islands until V. E. Day when ...
by Kit Bartlett
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: frieze in dayroom of infirmary
Replies: 48
Views: 3805

Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

It was the Masters' Garage (s) that were destroyed by the flying Bomb in 1944. A considerable number of windows were broken in the surrounding area one of the worst hit places was Maine B . Miraculously there were scarcely, if any, casualties, I seem to remember that we were not evacuated to the Tub...
by Kit Bartlett
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Giving back to CH - some ideas....
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Giving back to CH - some ideas....

There was a proposal made some years back that C H should be transferred back to the London area. it was certainly discussed at the highest level but considered impractical.
What would they done with the Horsham site ?
Q
by Kit Bartlett
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 372
Views: 27556

Re: Politics

The letter referred to was from R.A.Finch BA 46-53 and appeared in The Daily Telegraph, not The Guardian. One wonders how much the CH site would be worth if sold on the open market today. The land was I believe purchased from the Aylesbury Dairy Company in the late eighteen nineties for around £5,00...
by Kit Bartlett
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 105
Views: 8681

Re: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Dear Katherine,
Please send me the list of discussion and the list of Old Blues supporting the petition.
Congratulations on your splendid work on a most worthwhile cause?

Kit Bartlett