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by jhopgood
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

In Col B we had a comedy LP by Peter Sellers called "Songs for Swinging Sellers". One sketch saw a couple interviewing the headmaster of a rather seedy co-ed boarding school before deciding to send their child there. "Tell me," said the father, "Do you segregate the sexes?" "Oh yes," replied the HM...
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 6551

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

gneuss wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:11 pm
J.R. wrote
Was bolio the sort of pillow we had to put up with ?? Memory fading with age, I'm afraid.
Pillow is one word for it - rock is a better description.
Two rocks either side of the head, like ear muffs.
I slept without a pillow for years because a bolio was worse than useless
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 6551

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Back on subject.

What happened to the Bolio's, Fobbed (or was it Fudged) Bands, or Skiffage?
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 6551

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

We seem to have wandered from the original topic, but... In my junior school, when we got caught hiding in the toilets rather than go in to lunch, (so that we had the whole playground for football), we were smacked behind the knees, as somewhere not immediately visible. Unfortunately for the teacher...
by jhopgood
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 6551

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

As a Ba B contemporary of Keibat, I can only remember Flab and Kiff. His memory is obviously better than mine, so maybe he remembers where my nickname came from, which I inherited from Michael Hilliard, I think. My brother inherited from me.
by jhopgood
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49179

Re: Housey Slang.....

Completely off topic, but in 1972 I took a bus from Costa Rica to Miami. On the US border at Nuevo Laredo, I had to go through customs. The customs lady was not amused when I answered "I think I have some aspirin" when she asked if I had any drugs.
by jhopgood
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Just a brief look confirms they run in Kabul, Lahore and Islamabad.
There are about 4000 groups worldwide.
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

I would have thought that the success in moving children up the social strata (if that is the correct way to describe our society), would be more important than exam success etc.
by jhopgood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Avon wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:42 am
In the RN section I didn’t get a gun and could smoke too, when Chief Bradley wasn’t looking.
After proficiency I spent my CCF time in the RE's, pretending to build an assault course in the Bird sanctuary. Also a haven for smokers.
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

PSG was certainly there when I was but I had no idea one could opt out of CCF.
I did the 3 years in the CCF then worked in the library classifying books.
I did not think about it at the time but it must have been one of the PSG works.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

There are quite a few in the UK.
Some come and run with us on the Costa Blanca Hash when they are visiting and others, having run in Madrid, come back when the Madrid Hash have their annual Hash in Javea.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Hash House Harriers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

Look up the Buenos Aires Hash!!!

jmh (aka hopeless)
by jhopgood
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Thanks to all. Not a great one for parties but arranged a get together in a local bar for friends, both Valencian and Brits from the village, and some from the Hash group I run with. About 30 in total with beer, wine and tapas, so a good time was had by all. You would not have thought that a lot hap...
by jhopgood
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 119
Views: 20304

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

From recent memory, nothing has replaced these open air toilets. The library now has a rear entrance, presumably from the back of the Dominions Library, which extends into the car park. This entrance was used by CHOBA on a recent OB day.
by jhopgood
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: History of the Band

" The Liberty Bell " which was written by John Philip Sousa. Yes - It was played and marched too during my time at CH, which was pre Monty Python, hence no silly walks/marches. The playing of Glen Millers version of St Louis Blues March was frowned upon though by band master Mr Bailey . Not sure wh...