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by John Saunders
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 3125

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

I seem to remember the introduction of an RAF badge in the late 50s. Did not Riches of Th.B wear something similar? JHGS
by John Saunders
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

National Service in the Tower of London

I was enrolled in the Education Corps as I was medically unfit for a proper line regiment.Two perforated eardrums was not considered suitable for the Royal Artillery my first choice.As I played the trumpet and the Corps orchestra in London was short of brass players I was detached as an instructor t...
by John Saunders
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

I also carried my trumpet into post Housey activity. Formed an eleven piece swing band at Cambridge in 1958,after national service in the Tower of London.I made a point of swinging the Last Post just behind the Household Brigade buglers-and slightly flat! No one noticed and it was very silly.Since t...
by John Saunders
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Memorable Sermons
Replies: 30
Views: 5128

Re: Memorable Sermons

Does anyone remember Bishop Bell's sermon around early fifties,on the Valley of Dry Bones! The Bones was delivered with a high pitched squeal. Brought the house down. JHGS
by John Saunders
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: Fishing

I understand that a fly was dressed for Housey. Has anyone the details please as I wish to try one .Thanks John Saunders
by John Saunders
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Re: Football - European Championships 2016 TV Trailer

I thought I imagined the Housey boy also. Thanks.John Saunders
by John Saunders
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: frieze in dayroom of infirmary
Replies: 48
Views: 4625

Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

Whilst on the subject of V1s- My father commanded batteries of Heavy Ack Ack guns (4.7s I think) on the South Downs during the V1 invasion..He told me that the guns used the rockets as targets since they came over like pheasants. However he was reticent about the success rate. Incidentally to furthe...
by John Saunders
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Giving back to CH - some ideas....
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

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

Since money is a problem to maintain the charity for poor children, has any thought been given to selling the Horsham CH estate for millionaire housing and moving the school to the north where there is much child disadvantage in the great cities. St Bees has just been wound up. This is a great seasi...
by John Saunders
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sergeant Usher
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Sergeant Usher

A great and friendly man. He coached many of the swimmers to success. In retirement he would come and support the Housey team when they swam against Epsom. He was immaculate in civvies. Always wore one glove and carried the other! He always had time for a chat. And he would help potential gymnasts w...
by John Saunders
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Jo Horwood
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

Re: Jo Horwood

menace2 wrote:Last saw Jo about 25 years ago. He should be in the London directory as far as I know
Many thanks .Shall search further. John Saunders
by John Saunders
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 60 year Reunion
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

60 year Reunion

I was disappointed to read that this reunion will be held on 2nd March 2016. With most of the probable attendees being 75 and over a date in May would have been kinder to old bones! Let alone the cost of train fares and hotels from those in the far North! The M6 at the end of Feb can be Arctic.Perha...
by John Saunders
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 5787

Re: School scarf

65 years ago Housey scarves were hand knitted by indulgent grandmothers. They were made up of alternate squares either of blue and yellow or blue and orange wool. The object was to see whose scarf was the longest. My 6 footer was a babe compared to some. Also essential to have them made double thick...
by John Saunders
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housie firsts
Replies: 29
Views: 2546

Re: Housie firsts

Th.B always had a dayroom radio between 1948 and 1955. I had a v small Eveready portable from about 1953.Very short battery life so only managed 2 Radio Luxembourg programmes per term! JHGS
by John Saunders
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 60 year reunion.
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: 60 year reunion.

Thank you for your help.I picked up the date by chance from one of the Housey websites. I think it is 10 March 2016. Regards John Saunders
by John Saunders
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 60 year reunion.
Replies: 3
Views: 683

60 year reunion.

I am considering attending the 1955 re-union. However I shall travel by train from Northumberland and will need an hotel overnight. I would appreciate a recommendation of a suitable venue for the Saturday night stay. Many thanks.