A few CH pics

Post any pictures of your time at CH, or pictures of people/places at CH now - what's changed over the past years? What's good/what's bad?

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A few CH pics

Post by Vonny » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:08 pm

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Post by Katharine » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:47 pm

What an eclectic collection, Vonny!
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:57 pm

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Post by Vonny » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:01 pm

Thanks!
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Post by J.R. » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:35 pm

Nice to see Mark 1's 'snowy' photo's included on the site !
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Post by DavebytheSea » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:56 pm

Hmmm ... but I am not sure that all photos should be there. There is a Christ's Hospital hospital in the USA as well as a school called Christ's Hospital in Lincoln. There is, I believe, also a Christ's Hospital at Abingdon, near Oxford.
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Post by J.R. » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:33 pm

Must admit, I was baffled by some of the exhibits as well, David !
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Post by Foureyes » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:16 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:There is a Christ's Hospital hospital in the USA
There are, indeed, a number of hospitals in the USA with similar sounding names to ours, but they are actually called "CHRIST HOSPITAL" i.e., without the apostrophe S.

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Post by michael scuffil » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:47 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:There is, I believe, also a Christ's Hospital at Abingdon, near Oxford.
I believe a party of them visited us while I was at CH. We stared at them as if they were some alien species. Their uniforms looked rather like ours, but weren't. In a way they were stranger than ordinary visitors.

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Re: A few CH pics

Post by wurzel » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:02 pm

There is Reading BlueCoat school who have about 2 coats that the senior boy gets to wear for their special occasions. One of those is a yearly service at St Mary's church in Reading that I can see from my office Window. When I see the head boy standing in the doorway in a mid calf length housey coat and shorts i want to go down there and tell them how to do it properly.

Also the are schools in coventry and bristol were they wear the coat but velvet shorts instead of britches. I remember a visit by one of those schools in the mid 80's

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Re: A few CH pics

Post by gma » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:41 pm

Encouraged By Vonny's lead, played in Google images, found 475,000 images referencing Christ's Hospital, 162 for Christ's Hospital Horsham specifically and 57 for Christ's Hospital Hertford specifically. (Xmas card peeps be aware, lovely line drawing of the frontgates!!)

In the Hertford lot was an "oh my God I'd forgotten the tiles" moment.....

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/3404419 ... 4F32AD3138

Or failing that, what about this lot.....

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/3404420 ... 4F32AD3138

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Re: A few CH pics

Post by Jo » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:16 am

Took me a bit of messing about to get the pages to load and then I didn't recognise anyone - a few years before my time, I think. The only contribution I can make is that the first one is in the Cookery School so the teacher must be Miss Jukes, and the second one looks like the History Room, although I don't recognise the teacher.
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Re: A few CH pics

Post by Katharine » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:20 am

They didn't load for me, and I didn't 'mess around' to quote Jo. By the sounds of them they may be ones we have seen before, on this Forum.
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Re: A few CH pics

Post by Jo » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:08 am

As far as I remember, they aren't ones we've seen before. I also found them on Google, though you have to search worldwide and not just UK (though curiously they seem to be on a UK site - don't understand that).

I was right about the History Room, and it also gives a date:
3rd March 1953: Girls in the upper fourth form of the girl's School at Christ's Hospital, Hertford, are given a history lesson by the author of their new history text book, Miss F M Page.

I thought it was probably just pre mid 50s as there is another one of the Dining Hall where the organ appears to be still there, and I thought that was put into the School Hall around mid 50s.

This URL might work better: http://www.jamd.com/image/g/3404420

As well as this and the Home Economics one, there are
- two sixth formers working in the library,
- "Chemistry teacher Miss L M Wooton demonstrating a distillation experiment with girls from the upper fifth form at Christ's Hospital girls' school in Hertford"
- "16th May 1953: Schoolgirls from the Christ Hospital School, Hertfordshire, watch the boys from Christ Hospital School, Horsham, as they leave St Paul's Cathedral, London, after a Thanksgiving Service commemorating the 400th anniversary of the school's foundation"
- the one in the Dining Hall

It's a shame that the "Next photo" links don't seem to work on the JAMD website - I had to go back to the Google results every time. But definitely worth taking the trouble to look - nice photos, thanks Gerrie.
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Re: A few CH pics

Post by Katharine » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:04 pm

On my lunch hour at work, I could find Gerrie's pictures. We have seen these before Jo, but some time ago. I found five of them here

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Searc ... c=standard#

following a link from an old thread in Hertford section viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1239

Miss Page as History teacher lasted until my time, she retired at the end of my first or second year, I think. That was when Miss Mercer came.

As I put Hertford in the search box on Getty images I didn't get your last picture of the girls outside St Paul's.
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