Less flamboyant CH teachers

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Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Post by AndrewH » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:26 pm

Chris T wrote:
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Mr Matthews - (I don’t know his first name) Non Oxbridge graduate. Chain smoker with much stained fingers. Taught chemistry and sen housemaster of Peele B. He seemed ineffectual and has torticollis (head permanently bent sideways). Was a war time appointment who stayed on long after the war’s end. Nickname Fal (for phallic, but why is unknown, to me at least). Married.
Retired about 1975?
I was always told that phallic was because you never saw him without a cigarette in his mouth (at least outside of actual teaching)
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Norman Fryer -Taught maths to junior forms, sen housemaster, with a pronounced Welsh accent, married a former Infirmary nurse, was a Welsh trialist scrum half. Cambridge graduate and nicknamed , Man. Committed suicide.
Taught Maths to A-level by 1976. Was quite good at this most of the time, although there was one occasion when none of us had understood what we had just been taught so got Mr O'Meara have another go (we had three masters for A-Level).
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Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Post by AndrewH » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32 pm

Alex wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:05 am
Here are some more facts

Ivor R Maconnell
A quiet maths teacher (Cambridge graduate) who taught grecians (and others), son of a vicar. For a time he taught divinity too. An oboe player of (near?) professional ability. When stricken with a fatal cancer, in spite of strong suggestions to quit as head of the maths dept/RMS, he refused to leave CH until the end of the scholarship season, in order not disrupt the teaching of his senior boys. Bachelor for a long time and senior housemaster of BaB. Thereafter married.
I think he stopped teaching at Christmas 1974 - I certainly was taught by him for the first term of my O-Level year, but seem to remember not after that. I think that he died fairly soon after.
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Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Post by Mid A 15 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:29 pm

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Bogey Fryer had a dreadful temper. I remember him nearly throttling someone with his own scarf in one math class. Truly alarming. Beats Tom Keeley bashing someone in the front row over the head with a Lewis & Short.
N.T. Fryer was my housemaster during my entire time in Coleridge B. Everyone knew he had a short fuse, but I only ever saw it expressed once when he was refereeing a rugby match and thought that one of the team wasn't 'trying hard enough'.
Talking of NT Fryer I came across these photos from his Harlequins rugby days when looking for something else.

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/new ... d637478188


http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-rugby- ... 18200.html

It appears from this that he represented Newport too

http://www.historyofnewport.co.uk/games ... ?id=002362
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Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Post by J.R. » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:16 pm

I knew he had been with Harlequins. He certainly made his point of view well known when supervising rugby games.
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Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Post by Richard » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:14 pm

The best known teachers of the 40s and 50s have been mentioned in this thread. Below are some others who are much lesser known (except one).

Phillip Dore, nicknamed Pip, a small, rotund man, who was an excellent organist.
Mr A Eagle, a Prep housemaster, who later married Mrs Morrison, a widowed mother of a small boy in the Upper.
ACW Edwards, former housemaster with distinguished CH career. After retirement as a teacher he became school librarian. Nicknamed Teddy or Ted Ed.
Marjorie Eller, a female teacher enaged during and remaining after WW2. She stayed at CH until she married, teaching English and History to the third and other junior forms.
Mr Farrar, Ma B(?) junior housemaster, who taught maths, was an excellent shot and responsible for the Sat evening films.
Mr LP Gerrish, a visiting teacher of piano, who married Miss Eller.
Mr BS Gregory, a Prep housemaster
Mr Jones, sen housemaster Prep A, nicknamed Jonah
Mr MB Jones, a married Oxford graduate who taught maths, with nickname, Dangle (allegedly because of a speech defect, so when saying ‘The angle,’ said, ‘Dangle.)
Alastair Mackerras, an Australian and Cambridge & Sydney graduate, who taught maths, was a brother of the famous conductor Sir Charles, a Catholic and jun housemaster of BaA.
Mr Myers, a South African, jun housemaster of Mid A, taught geography and had nickname Punk.
George Newbery, head of geography, nicknamed Pip
Mr GW Pink, nicknamed Pinker, bachelor and sen housemaster of Prep B.
Kenneth Senior, jun housemaster of Ma A?, taught maths and was responsible for Sat evening films.
Christopher Southwood, a visiting teacher of violin and Cambridge graduate
Ian Sutherland, a Cambridge graduate, cricketer who taught classics and left CH for Harrow, where he was a cricket coach.
JD Swale, Cambridge graduate and organist
Mr Taylor, another visiting piano teacher

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