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by John Saunders
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Education of CH Masters
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Education of CH Masters

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by John Saunders
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Buglers
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

Re: Buglers

I have a memory of taking a bugle to CCF Camp at Shorncliffe where band members were required to perform daily calls. Or is it my imagination based on another school which took their pathetic bugle band on parade. Epsom comes to mind. By the way how many calls require top C-even trumpet emboucheres ...
by John Saunders
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Buglers
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

Re: Buglers

Buglers played on many evenings for tea parade between 1948 and 1955. We used to take it in turns. Francis Warner and I think one of the Ind brothers were particularly adept at swinging some of the calls. I was occasionally allowed to join them on trumpet. The mouth- piece on a bugle is most uncomfo...
by John Saunders
Fri May 03, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roy Edwin Terry
Replies: 46
Views: 8248

Re: Roy Edwin Terry

Ref the jazz embargo. I was once accused by Mr Bailey of trying to emulate Humph in the back row of the band. We were playing a straight version of Alford's Thin Red Line but Humph had just recorded a trad version. So I tried! It would be 1954 I think. JHGS
by John Saunders
Wed May 01, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roy Edwin Terry
Replies: 46
Views: 8248

Re: Roy Edwin Terry

You're quite correct about the jazz embargo. My Sid Phillips arrangements disappeared from my music locker along with some Jelly Roll Morton records. I practised Winifred Attwell boogie left hand for hours whilst keeping an eye out for the Classical thought police. As I remember John Austin Th.B pla...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Roy Edwin Terry
Replies: 46
Views: 8248

Roy Edwin Terry

Does anyone remember Roy Terry? He tried to teach me piano and organ. As I remember he limped ,had more hair than would be acceptable in a schoolmaster on Flecker's staff but wore the finest pair of black rimmed spectacles I had seen until the advent of Hank Marvin. However he played a fine swing pi...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH as an educational facility for West Sussex C.C.
Replies: 27
Views: 2462

Re: CH as an educational facility for West Sussex C.C.

Thank you for your comments. I note that your figures show that 80% of pupils live within the magic circle of south- east and south- west home counties. Surely this supports my original premise that the affluent middle classes are benefitting from subsidised education at the expense of the those liv...
by John Saunders
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH as an educational facility for West Sussex C.C.
Replies: 27
Views: 2462

CH as an educational facility for West Sussex C.C.

Does the Foundation receive enhanced fees from the West Sussex local authority for educating their children? Living up in the far north, I am under the impression that Sussex children do rather well from the Foundation and that the school has deteriorated into a first class facility for the Sussex m...
by John Saunders
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 50 years ago, in the snow.
Replies: 25
Views: 3568

Re: 50 years ago, in the snow.

I remember skating on Doctors Lake. One of the housemasters ?Archbold used to practice "edges" because he spent holidays inthe Cantons.
by John Saunders
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Let's have a proper blokes' discussion about rugby
Replies: 52
Views: 6383

Re: Let's have a proper blokes' discussion about rugby

If Joe Launchbury keeps improving,Housey will have its first Rugby World Cup representative. What a great performance at the Weekend. JHGS Hexham Northumberland.
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Out Of Bounds signs.
Replies: 24
Views: 2097

Re: Out Of Bounds signs.

The generator house was a small brick built structure erected adjacent to the dam at the outlet of the lake. obviously used to generate power with a hydraulic dynamo-all the rage these days- for the Drs House at that time occupied by Mr Newberry. Further to the enquiry about Shelley Wood and access ...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Out Of Bounds signs.
Replies: 24
Views: 2097

Re: Out Of Bounds signs.

Until 1955,when I left, The Drs Lake was always in bounds. Quite a number of us used to fish for carp. It was difficult fishing so we moved to the duckpond ! Very much easier. The generator house at the lake was a popular smoking spot whilst air pistols were not unknown.
by John Saunders
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fancy an old desk?
Replies: 28
Views: 2464

Re: Fancy an old desk?

With ref to M Sergeant I understood, in the early fifties, that Sergeant was one of three French brothers who were all notable athlets. It was rumoured that our Sergeant had been in the French diving team for the Olympics. He certainly judged the inter-school matches from time to time. In addition h...
by John Saunders
Thu May 12, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: Fishing

I have only just seen this item. Nell Todd gave me her steel trout fly rod 8 ft, which finally rusted through some five years ago.Very early use of steel in fly rods.top class fittings. Interested in your proposal for fishing meeting. I have recently retired as the North East Regional Director for t...
by John Saunders
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Picture in the Times ? Housey
Replies: 35
Views: 4546

Re: Picture in the Times ? Housey

Great picture. Gas light is the same as Times picture. Suggest photo taken same time as the Times version but slightly to the left and nearer the end wall. Height of window above ground-no way of looking out again points to late 19th century architecture for schools. However what is the ladder that ...