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by loringa
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 36615

Re: Current reading matter

by loringa » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:33 pm I have just purchased 'Vespasian Tribune of Rome' by Rob Fabbri (CH 70s I think) as advertised in the CH Newsletter. £3.99 including postage from Amazon. Hopefully I'll find the time to read it soon as it looks to be an enjoyable read. I've got this on my 'to...
by loringa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does anyone on this forum go to church?
Replies: 396
Views: 27681

Re: Does anyone on this forum go to church?

I'll not start the debate about High Church rituals being used in Cathedrals/churches and being like Roman Catholic churches when most cathedrals and the older churches started life within the Roman Church!!! Indeed they did but fortunately Henry VIII had the good sense to break with with Rome whic...
by loringa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Scouts
Replies: 55
Views: 5947

Re: CH Scouts

As a Scout and Venture Scout for all my seven years at CH I am interested in this, whatever it is. Unfortunately I am not 'on' facebook or whatever it is you do on facebook so I can't read what this is all about. If anyone would be kind enough to post a very brief summary it would be much appreciate...
by loringa
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does anyone on this forum go to church?
Replies: 396
Views: 27681

Re: Does anyone on this forum go to church?

I recently attended a funeral in Salisbury Cathedral, a particularly sad event as the deceased was only in her mid 40's and only a few weeks ago had been given a good five years to live. I have to say it was one of the strangest and the most camp thingsI have ever witnessed, anywhere. Although the s...
by loringa
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: CH food
Replies: 160
Views: 23384

Re: CH food

I don't remember any topping on the sausage 'hotpot', but weren't there a lot of tinned tomatoes in it ? Yes those anaemic sausages.. we used to giggle about what they reminded us of! :lol: It wasn't an unpleasant meal until we thought of that ..Somehow I connect this meal with Wednesdays. Tuesdays...
by loringa
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 36615

Re: Current reading matter

I have just purchased 'Vespasian Tribune of Rome' by Rob Fabbri (CH 70s I think) as advertised in the CH Newsletter. £3.99 including postage from Amazon. Hopefully I'll find the time to read it soon as it looks to be an enjoyable read.
by loringa
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: That date rings a bell....
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

Re: That date rings a bell....

Oops just missed it - 17 Sep 73, 38 years ago yesterday I arrived at Christ's Hospital. Seven years later I joined the Royal Navy and one year after that I went off to college, both also on 17 Sep.
by loringa
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 177643

Re: Jokes, please.....

THE MUM TEST (probably posted before but I thought it was funny - sent to me by my wife obviously)! I was out walking with my 4-year-old daughter. She picked up something off of the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. 'Why?' my dau...
by loringa
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: British --and other Forces
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: British --and other Forces

Maybe they are, so in that case, let them go and theorise in a country where their religion is the main religion. Remember, Her Gracious Majesty is the Queen of this country, as well as the Head of the Church of England. Not Moslem, not Catholic, not Jewish, etc., etc., etc. I'm sorry, but I dislik...
by loringa
Tue May 31, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday, Andrew !!
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Happy Birthday, Andrew !!

Thank you for your kind words which is better than I get from my colleagues at work: you're HOW old? You old git!! Where have the years gone; I can't believe I'm fast approaching actually being OLD?
by loringa
Mon May 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Solve this, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Solve this, please!

Ajarn Philip wrote:I'm pretty sure now that it was Pi Yu, the last emperor of China.
Pu Yi I think.
by loringa
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?
Replies: 73
Views: 5985

Re: What Funerary Arrangements Would You Want?

Spoonbill - I think you are a man after my own heart! You can place a boulder on me, if you want to mark the spot! There is a ranch here in the US (?Texas? I think) - where they take corpses and bury them in random places for forensic study. I have considered donating my body for that. My take is -...
by loringa
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NEW BOOK - OLD BLUES WHO DIED IN WW2
Replies: 27
Views: 3756

Re: NEW BOOK - OLD BLUES WHO DIED IN WW2

How odd! There are a number of plaques in or near the chapel to Old Blues who certainly did not die in action. My daughter's governor on behalf of the BSB, Doreen Martin, had a son who was a pupil at CH but died suddenly during the school holidays of an undetected heart defect - he certainly had a ...
by loringa
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Uniform
Replies: 70
Views: 7557

Re: Uniform

RMS PLATES It used to be the custom that Grecians did not wear plates. The first example I can find of them being worn is a photo of "School Grecians/House Captains 1959-60" in which Twitchin and Riches wear their RAF Foundationer's plates. There were complicated historical reasons why boys of the ...
by loringa
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes House Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 38527

Re: Barnes House Photos

............ and Paul Billings.