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by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 47713

The other memorable visit from the emergency services was when the cleaners managed to mix two "do not mix with..." chemicals in the toilets in the quad between the art school, library and old science block. Formed cyanide gas if I recall. A number of staff went in and said "yes, it does make your e...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Roger Martin [STILL LOOKING...]
Replies: 13
Views: 5257

What a great chap Roger Martin was - taught me French, one of the best teachers I ever had. Was predicted a D for GCSE before I was in his set, ended up with A thanks to him!

I'd also be interested in any news of him,

J
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Revd Patrick Duncan-still painting? Contact details? [FOUND]
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Revd Patrick Duncan-still painting? Contact details? [FOUND]

Anyone have contact details for Patrick Duncan? He was a fantastic chaplain at CH in my time, took up painting (I think it was after a stroke?) and painted a lot of the best CH paintings I've seen. He was my informal tutor for a time at CH, and would love to get back in touch, and maybe buy a painti...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 47713

Anthony Moss was indeed a very bright guy, and do recall he was quiet and unassuming, but people did wonder what he was capable of, and what he was up to! I was in the choir, but don't remember that incident - maybe a rehearsal I didn't make it to (and there were quite a few!) I don't remember heari...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 46255

"Zob" was a noun in my time at CH, referring to a person. e.g. "All the zobs in the zob room" meaning "all the geeks in the computer room" Computing was certainly regarded as a very very geeky thing - little did people know how important computers would become and how essential to most careers a bas...
by jtaylor
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 47713

From my explorations, you could come out in a number of places around the school. In my last year or two they put dividing doors all down it, barred all sub-tunnels with grills and locks, and alarmed the dividing doors if I recall. I believe it was closed originally due to asbestos being down there ...
by jtaylor
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 46255

Anyone remember "setting boards" on the old beds?
Was either great fun, or blo*dy painfull when it backfired and the whole lot landed on your head just as you tried to set the last one......

Apple-pied beds anyone??

J
by jtaylor
Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: excellent
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

You might be lucky and find someone on here who's over there currently, who might be able to advise if you need it?

J
by jtaylor
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: SEE ALSO: "Reunions & Regional Clubs" Section
Replies: 0
Views: 2134

SEE ALSO: "Reunions & Regional Clubs" Section

SEE ALSO THE "Reunions & Regional Clubs" SECTION

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by jtaylor
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 46255

The little oasis of personal space created by a high-backed toyce, with a curtain, a poster on the wall - suddenly, it almost felt like home!

J
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Brown
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

I remember being given, and receiving, "the bumps" on my birthday....great fun if done carefully, but when the person on the duvet hits the ceiling, then comes down heavily on one side of the duvet, breaking the grip of the person holding, and crashes into the iron beds in the dorm, it became somewh...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 46255

Curtains across toyce entrances reminded me of something I'd completely forgotten!
by jtaylor
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Old Blues Rugby Football Club - NEW MEMBERS NEEDED
Replies: 11
Views: 3830

Joined one - paid for it - went three times - continued paying for it - now cancelled it........
bought a home boxing trainer instead - great fun, and cheaper over a year!

Hasn't made any difference though, and don't use it nearly often enough!

J
by jtaylor
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Old Blues Rugby Football Club - NEW MEMBERS NEEDED
Replies: 11
Views: 3830

Fair enough - I guess that's enough to put ANYONE off....sure I'd have run back to house, refusing to ever touch another rugby ball - EVER!

J