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Prep B House Photos

Post by jtaylor » Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:26 pm

From user "Rod Stuart":

Prep B 1957
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Post by ben ashton » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:47 pm

are those school-issue haircuts?
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Post by jtaylor » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:50 pm

They are all rather uniform aren't they!

Used to be, even when I was at CH, that grade 4 was the minimum on the back, and 8 on the top.
Anything less and you could be sent home till it grew!

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Post by Rod Stuart » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:40 pm

We used to have to have our hair cut by the barber behind the tuck shop; big guy with a wooden leg. No choice of cut of course, just short back and sides and out the door. John Rutley must remember.

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Post by AKAP » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:37 pm

Rod Stuart wrote:We used to have to have our hair cut by the barber behind the tuck shop; big guy with a wooden leg. No choice of cut of course, just short back and sides and out the door. John Rutley must remember.
How could anyone forget.
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Post by J.R. » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:27 am

I think you must be correct on the date Rod, coz I'm not in this photo. I started January 1958.

I do recognise several people who went on up to Coleridge B.

Minnett: MacCleod: Peter Donaldson, (now working in Dubai): Bennett, (Deceased): Atkins: Neil-Smith (?), and a couple I can't put names to.
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

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Post by jhopgood » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:38 am

The only person I recognise is Guy Shorey, who is a year older than me.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:37 am

When I first went to CH, the only silver plaque was that for the RMS worn (as shown in the picture) on the left shoulder. However, during my time there (I think) the RAF - Barnes Wallis - plaque arrived. Now there appear to be many more and I notice that they have migrated from the shoulder to the left breast. Why and when did this happen?
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Post by J.R. » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:12 pm

I seem to remember about four plaques, Dave, including the two you mention, but can't recall what the others were.
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Post by J.R. » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:20 pm

Another name has just dawned.

Centre row, seventh from left is.... Andrew Evans, who appears in the Coleridge B house photo., 2nd Row down, fourth from the right, here....

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Post by michael scuffil » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:14 pm

There is at least one future SG in this pic: Frank Hunter (SG 65/66 I think) is seated 4th from right.

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Post by J.R. » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:13 pm

A couple more names for you.

2nd Row seated: 3rd from left as you view MacCleod (?sp) senior, who went on to become Detective Inspector, West Sussex Constabulary and at one time staioned at Horsham.

4th Row Standing: 6th from left with glasses. Bennett, who was in Coleridge B with me. I'm told he died in the States at a young age some years ago.

3rd Row Standing: 4th from Left. Donaldson. I was in touch with him until a couple of years ago when he was working in Dubai.

There are also a couple of very familiar faces in the front row who preceeded me to Coleridge B by one year, but names escape me at the moment.
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Re: Prep B House Photos

Post by postwarblue » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:52 pm

Haircuts: When I arrived in the Prep in 1946 and for a while thereafter a creature called the Sheepshearer used to go round the houses cutting hair in the bootroom, short back and sides. It would not have occurred to us to ask for a particular style. He was replaced about 1950 by a pair of professional barbers (well, at least they had more kit than the Sheepshearer) who set up in the Court Room annexe. I can't recall there was any idea of a choice of style. That's all modern stuff, teenagers hadn't been invented then. The results can be seen on the Col A house photo series in the shot of the Dining Hall. The drill was that a monitor would walk down the long table telling anyone who needed a haircut to go and get one. Brylcreem was popular and worn to excess on Confirmation Day in order to gum up old Bishop Bell, the one who had been against bombing the Germans quite so hard (traitor! - and spoilsport).

Plates: there was a Stock's Gift plate (one or two only) and one other. In 1954 when I got my buttons down came my RMS plate (which, as a 'volunteer', I hadn't had for long). The plate went back into circulation via Matron & the wardrobe presumably. I now see that Grecians continue to wear their plates. Indeed they have moved downhill, one of those creeping changes I suppose like Grecians buttoning their cuffs.
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Re: Prep B House Photos

Post by michael scuffil » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:14 am

postwarblue wrote: Plates: there was a Stock's Gift plate (one or two only) and one other. In 1954 when I got my buttons down came my RMS plate (which, as a 'volunteer', I hadn't had for long). The plate went back into circulation via Matron & the wardrobe presumably. I now see that Grecians continue to wear their plates. Indeed they have moved downhill, one of those creeping changes I suppose like Grecians buttoning their cuffs.
Some plates were always retained by Grecians, the RAF one for instance. It was mainly the RMS plates that for historical reasons had to be given up. Grecians were in the "Grammar School" in the London system, so they couldn't be simultaneously in the Mathematical School.
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Re: Prep B House Photos

Post by John Knight » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:55 am

postwarblue wrote:Haircuts: When I arrived in the Prep in 1946 and for a while thereafter a creature called the Sheepshearer used to go round the houses cutting hair in the bootroom, short back and sides.
Well done Robert, that brought back a few memories... I thought the barbers name was Sweeney Todd but as I have said before, your memory of this period is far better than mine.
Is there anybody with a Prep B photograph of the 1946/8 era?
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