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by MrEd
Thu Jun 06, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Stockholm Syndrome among Old Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Stockholm Syndrome among Old Blues

Is your only purpose in life to come on here and patronise your fellow OBs? Asking for a friend.
by MrEd
Sun Jun 02, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH cross-Channel Regatta, July 11-14
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: CH cross-Channel Regatta, July 11-14

What a splendid outing. I went to Guernsey a few years back and found it absolutely delightful, St. Peter Port is a very pleasant town and you can see all the other Channel Islands from there (IIRC Jersey was on the very limits of visibility), and looking over at Sark and Jethou they look very close...
by MrEd
Thu May 02, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 133975

Re: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years

To hidden, It is perfectly clear that CH was appallingly badly run in the 1970s and right up to the 1990s, and you have every right to feel let down by what happened there. For some of us, like me, CH was actually a haven from an appalling home life in a single-parent household. For others, it was a...
by MrEd
Thu May 02, 2024 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Stirring Hymns
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Stirring Hymns

'To be a Pilgrim', Bunyan's poem turned hymn is best known set to the tune of Monk's Gate, named https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yHJMPw8RHU, for the hamlet just south-east of Horsham, near Manning's Heath, around 3 miles from CH. A fine tune it is.
by MrEd
Sun Jan 21, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tenniel Evans
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Re: Tenniel Evans

It's the second time the ship has done this in a few years. I only wish they could have been made to explain themselves to Chief.
by MrEd
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?
Replies: 7
Views: 6336

Re: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?

No, it was purely a case of mistaken identity. During my first year at CH I went back to my old primary school in southeast London in my Housey uniform to meet my past school mistress again and show the class the unique uniform. Afterwards as I was walking back home along the streets a youth shoute...
by MrEd
Mon Jan 15, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bernard Levin
Replies: 2
Views: 9545

Re: Bernard Levin

Bernard Levin was a national figure in his prime, anyone under 50 has probably not heard of him. He moved a long way away from his early Bolshevik views as he matured, which was a good thing, and one to be emulated by some of this parish, one might hope. He was certainly the stand-out Old Blue of hi...
by MrEd
Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86179

Re: St Matthew’s Day

I am as certain as I can be that our chartered train went over the Thames to Cannon Street, thereby disgorging a disorder of pupils directly into the City without posing any undue risk to the Thames bridges, presumably much to the relief of the trustees of the charity that provides the bridges. Thre...
by MrEd
Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: David Taplin (1939-2022)
Replies: 1
Views: 8706

Re: David Taplin (1939-2022)

A wonderful life, condolences to his family. This shows CH at its best, setting bright people up to pursue their talents to the full. Without metallurgy, and metallurgists we really have nothing but wood and stone, our world would be a primitive wasteland.
by MrEd
Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: V-1 that landed at C.H. on 29 June 1944
Replies: 2
Views: 7068

Re: V-1 that landed at C.H. on 29 June 1944

I have no knowledge in this area, but I imagine that it meant that there was some form of structural damage from the blast. If it buried itself before exploding, it would (ironically enough) act like a weak 'earthquake bomb' as per Barnes Wallis's Tallboys and Grand Slams, the blast being conducted ...
by MrEd
Sat Nov 11, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86179

Re: St Matthew’s Day

I should add that when I went to the Mansion House for St. Matthew's Day, I do recall a rather good buffet having been proffered, a welcome upgrade on the usual CH fare.
by MrEd
Fri Nov 10, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86179

Re: St Matthew’s Day

The Corporation of London was so hard up that it couldn’t run to a normal can
The Lord Mayor and his Corporation; famously as poor as Dick Whittington's cat.
by MrEd
Fri Oct 27, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Paintings in Chapel - Frank Brangwyn
Replies: 24
Views: 45892

Re: Paintings in Chapel - Frank Brangwyn

I am a bit shocked to discover that the artist behind the murals was celebrated to the extent of getting a 'knighthood', the paintings are embarrassingly awful and I had assumed that the Foundation was scraping the barrel and skimping on the artist by hiring a journeyman. It just shows how early the...
by MrEd
Mon Oct 23, 2023 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Paintings in Chapel - Frank Brangwyn
Replies: 24
Views: 45892

Re: Paintings in Chapel - Frank Brangwyn

First of all, happy Founders Day to y'all, Julian calendar permitting. From what I remember (in my time at CH late 1970s to mid-1980s), the only mural I can positively recall shows St. Augustine preaching to some heathens as it commemorated his arrival in what became England. The rest I cannot remem...
by MrEd
Tue Oct 17, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: Housey special...
Replies: 7
Views: 9356

Re: Housey special...

There is an old thread on the Housey Special on the intro thread section https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?t=4043