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by sejintenej
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 24205

I never would, the lad just shoved his phone in my face and said 'have a look at this', by the time I could look away it was too late. Well if you ever see him again tell him to be careful - someone got sent to jail for 2 months for showing a beheading video that he had on his phone! See: http://ne...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Spoonbill wrote:
I'm not a brainless idiot, honestly.
at age 3 it simply hasn't grown yet. Will it?
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is the Belt Tightening ?
Replies: 176
Views: 12340

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/englishangelmcf/Housey.jpg I don't have a year for this, but the caption underneath says, "We all looked upon Grecians as some kind of god" The hat has gone, and so has the philospophy but the coat is the same. Surprise, surprise, I have just taken an original...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 11044

Amongst the numerous customs associated with Christ's Hospital, may be noticed the "Supping in Public." I bet this one doesn't exist any more. No but I had seen that quote before. The closest is the annual St Matthews Day parade when a representative sample (only a couple of hundred) of pupils woul...
by sejintenej
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do privileges still exist at CH?
Replies: 84
Views: 11044

englishangel wrote:
Now get on with your work so you get good A Levels and a good place at Uni
softie: there was a time when to have a chance of going to Uni you had to get three "S" levels because otherwise your parents couldn't afford to have you not bringing money into the house.
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 24205

Richard Ruck wrote:
shoz wrote:
DavebytheSea wrote:dining and wining with Flecker.....
Sorry, but I have to ask.... :)
H.L.O. Flecker - sometime headmaster..
better known as "the Oil".
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 24205

button grecian - either for being very academic, or being a monitor (school or house) they have a fancy coat with more buttons and velvet cuffs ... well worth the hard work or extra responsibility :wink: In my day it was a mark for extraordinary conduct; you had to be a grecian, you would be a hous...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 24205

I have a scar on my head (mentioned in 'would your schoolfriends recognise you') from being hit with a stoolball bat. So you know how it could feel if the ball goes 6 inches east of target. In fact I used generally to hit the target (wooden, not skulls) but after smashing a couple they decided that...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 24205

Remember that there were 14 upper houses each with its own organisation and rules. Can anyone name these for me please? Going from west to east in my day: Peele A & B, Thornton A & B Middleton A & B, Coleridge A & B, Dining hall, kitchens etc. Lamb A & B, Barnes A & B, Maine A & B, Preparatory A & ...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 10919

Re: RUGBY

ps are you the man who started with tractors and then invented the Aston Martin - (David Brown is the DB in Aston Martin DB4,5,6,7,SV8 and 9) Tractors - got sold to those green fellas Deere (as in Oh Deere). Cars: No I didn't invent them - that was done in the last century by some clever geezers. N...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

I don't recall any reference to Remembrance Day (11th November) when I was at CH.

What puzzles me is clear memories of Remembrance Day type parades and services where I was living in Devon. - doesn't make sense
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: During the sixties and seventies.
Replies: 37
Views: 4741

Indeed, an interesting subject. I think the enforced regime, whilst producing well behaved and respectfull people, also turned out people who distinctly had trouble relating to girls. (Remember - there weren't any at Horsham in 1963). My wife Jan of 34 years plus, often tells me I can be very cold ...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 10919

Re: RUGBY

huntertitus wrote:
sejintenej wrote:
Kit Aitken (Housemaster, Col A) also played for Harlequins.
How did he do that with a wooden leg?
As Mr Bourne would declare

"Ooloo"

Just take it that he didn't have a wooden leg in his mother's (if he had one) womb.
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone In Your House With You Now In The Public Eye?
Replies: 88
Views: 10919

Re: RUGBY

Earlier someone asked whether Housie has ever produced an England rugby player? Admittedly some time ago, but during my time (1948-55) a mster named WPC Davies played for England and another master, Norman(?) Fryer, either played for or had a trial for Wales. Someone called Silk had cricket and rug...
by sejintenej
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH uniforms
Replies: 82
Views: 7428

On the question of uniforms, has anyone heard of anyone seriously penetrating vocal cords, adam's apples or similar with a "safety" pin when putting on bands? I didn't but came close enough times. (For Shoz; bands are like the tabs that priests wear - there is a starched linen band which goes round ...