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by jhopgood
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP

Just received this from a friend who was in the Para's Captain Richard N Fry MC There will be a celebration of the life of Captain Richard N Fry on Sunday 26 Feb 2017 at the chapel, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex. Details of Captain Fry, who won a MC under Alasdair Pearson, with 8 Para in Norman...
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Katharine wrote:When you were at Horsham were you regularly told the story of the school?
Not that I remember, but JR has a better memory than me.
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

JR, I wasn't in the country at the time of the merger, but some of my friends who attended Old Blues Days at Horsham soon after that, were shocked by some of the comments to the effect that they had no right to attend, as they had never been to Horsham. More recently, there are fears that the whole...
by jhopgood
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Taken from another recipe

'These shortbread biscuits with currants take me back to my childhood when we used to call them squashed fly biscuits.'
But not fig bars, which gives the unfortunate impression of flies being rolled out into a paste rather than being individually inserted.
by jhopgood
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

Yes! Apparently from the Anglo-Norman French 'raisins de Corauntz' 'grapes of Corinth' - where they first came from. That explains it. I was in the Valencia Market looking for some to use in my Xmas Pudding, and was told they were called "Pasas de Corint" (pasas being the general term for currants,...
by jhopgood
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I always thought "squashed flies" were shortbread style biscuits with currants in them.
By the way, does anyone know whether the word for currants is a variation on Corinto, which is what they are called here in Spain?
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 68
Views: 7214

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

Back on topic and not read back to see if we discovered the origin of Toyce, but I was contacted by a former pupil of Epsom College (1948-52), who has investigated further and has discovered that it might have come from Winchester College where Evening Preparation Work was called Toytime: http://www...
by jhopgood
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

When I cleared out my parent's house I found the milk tin, used to store screwdrivers.
by jhopgood
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cod Liver Oil and Malt
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Cod Liver Oil and Malt

I remember Miss Watts, (she of the "If you don't make your bed better, you and I will fall out!" quote), but have no recollection of either Malt or Cod Liver Oil at CH. Nor at my infant nor junior school, although certainly at home. I remember malt and still use it to make certain breads, but haven'...
by jhopgood
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Who will win................ ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2864

Re: Re:

Amamzing how we managed to hijack this thread to South East London. Shame we could'nt hijack the Cup as well. We should hold a reunion of OB's originally from SE post codes, which I would be happy to arrange in what I always consider as the Hopgood pub on Plumstead Common, "The Who'd Have Thought I...
by jhopgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 9091

Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

J.R. wrote:NO31.....

A question.

Where was MHS and when was it founded ?

I have absolutely no recollection of it during my time at CH, (58-63). Nice to have you aboard on the forum.

JR.
http://www.muntham.org.uk/
by jhopgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Allegations of abuse in today's news
Replies: 45
Views: 5337

Re: Allegations of abuse in today's news

At least the DT said Christ's Hospital charges boarders up to £31,500 a year and counts Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge among its former pupils. Bursaries are granted to 75% of students who receive between 5% and 100% assistance with their boarding ...
by jhopgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: RICHARD "Killer" FRY RIP

https://paradata.org.uk/articles/person ... c-normandy

https://paradata.org.uk/images/richard- ... nneur-2016

For those interested.
A junior school friend, (who failed CH), went on the memorial drop (Normandy DZ-K) in June 2010
by jhopgood
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A recent book (partly) about CH
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: A recent book (partly) about CH

Sinclair Wynchank is an OB living in South Africa.
Maybe he has access to cheaper copies.
by jhopgood
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A photos 1970's
Replies: 31
Views: 10130

Re: Col A photos 1970's

Looking at these it seems that Barnes B was a bit of a clearing house. Both Nigel Simms and Pete Brotherton were junior masters in Barnes B (did Brotherton marry a nurse from the infirmary?). Malone was also one of the House masters when it was transforming into a junior house. I think Carrington al...