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by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Normal things
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Normal things

Not taken part in a riot. (OK walked straight through through rioting crowds in Milan (anti - bank), Accra (anti British) and Sao Paulo (anti bank) ) but I have been to Ikea and the other places referred to before.
by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF today; does it exist?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

CCF today; does it exist?

Watching the Trooping of the Colour today made me think back to CCF parades at CH and especially when General Montgomery was the inspecting officer. That must have been the only military parade when participants were ordered in advance NOT to obey the General's command. Monty had a reputation / habi...
by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Stockholm Syndrome among Old Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Stockholm Syndrome among Old Blues

I didn't actually say we gave our consent at 11 years old. I said I visited CH and was eager to become a pupil. I didn't give a verbal or written actual consent but I did pass an entrance exam. Bearing in mind it was 54 years ago (for me), I was a child and all children had decisions made for them,...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 07, 2024 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Stockholm Syndrome among Old Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Stockholm Syndrome among Old Blues

And no other country in western Europe (with whom we might compare ourselves) seems to need this system - boarding is usually a last resort in these cases (parents peripatetic for instance) than a chosen option here for the Tory-voting, Telegraph-reading brigade or those less well-off who see Chris...
by sejintenej
Wed May 29, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ST Coleridge
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: ST Coleridge

Please SCRAP that last post; I was thinking of a friend of S T Coleridge
by sejintenej
Wed May 29, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ST Coleridge
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: ST Coleridge

Not sure about your history. ISTR he became tutor to the child of a woman living at Trereife, Penzance and eventually married her. Their descendents, the le Grice family, still own the house; I knew them all well and have stayed at the house. . When I was young the father was the Lord Lieutenant of ...
by sejintenej
Mon May 13, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Rubbish service
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Rubbish service

"Further evidence of idiocy down the rabbit hole. I have been awarded a Top Fan Badge by EDF Energy as a result of my many engagements with them. They seem to have missed the point that my engagements have all taken the form of angry emails protesting about their complete inability to get my n...
by sejintenej
Mon May 13, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 134181

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

even the teachers can't do decent handwriting - we got the ruler on knuckles if we were messy. Thankfully attitudes are not so primitive and violent nowadays. True but just look at the results - abysmal and they had to get rid of O levels because they were "too hard" . My grand daughter l...
by sejintenej
Fri May 03, 2024 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 134181

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

To hidden, The CH income test probably selected indirectly for children from the crop of single-parent households that sprang up in the 1970s on the back of the divorce reforms that came into effect in 1971 in England and Wales and probably led to a lot of pupils coming from broken homes. I suppose...
by sejintenej
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 38
Views: 14104

Re: Teaching staff

All this computer talk. No ' puters in my time at school. No calculators either. I'm going to dust my trusty abacus off and see if it's worth anything on ' Floggit ' !. I use an abacus at home and was taught by that Japanese lady (actually a Doctor in Mathematics) whose pupils appeared many years a...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Programme of Marches Played by the Christ's Hospital Military Band
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: Programme of Marches Played by the Christ's Hospital Military Band

Thanks for putting that up and specially for the text history.
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 293
Views: 168427

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

I am indebted to a certain Mr Cross who points out that the cloth of gold canopy used in the coronation might prove too heavy for school children He goes on to point out that his grandson at Christs Hospital can bench press 104kg and is not the largest in his year. The Daily Telegraph did not post M...
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 14, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86266

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. Thr...
by sejintenej
Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86266

Re: St Matthew’s Day

In the early 1980s, I do recall a chartered train taking us from Horsham to IIRC Cannon Street (probably I was in the UF or GE) to see the Lord Mayor and being presented with a packet of freshly-minted coins, the amount I'm not sure, maybe one 10p and one 5p piece (three shillings in old money), an...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 24, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Paintings in Chapel - Frank Brangwyn
Replies: 24
Views: 45986

Re: Paintings in Chapel - Frank Brangwyn

I also recall it being said (probably by my brother 3 years ahead of me at CH), the murals were made deliberately awful/error-strewn to give boys something of a distraction during Chapel and/or as an alternative means of getting the message across. I have zero drawing/painting talent but I greatly ...