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by jhopgood
Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86179

Re: St Matthew’s Day

I must look through my files, but I seem to remember a photo of my predecessor as OB editor, Paddy Drake, leading the St Matthews Day parade over a bridge, as drum major.
by jhopgood
Wed Nov 15, 2023 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bernard Levin
Replies: 2
Views: 9545

Re: Bernard Levin

I have a feeling he died on my watch as O B editor, and the story of the red flag rings a bell. I thought it was from a window, which Wikipedia confirms, but we both might be wrong.
by jhopgood
Sat Oct 28, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury
Replies: 8
Views: 34846

Re: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury

Not sure how it is done, but it must be quite easy. My wife’s cousin confessed to me that he wrote his own, which rather took the gloss off my belief in Wiki.
(https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenio_Trejos_Benavides)
by jhopgood
Thu Oct 12, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?
Replies: 13
Views: 84764

Re: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?

I’m not sure “any means possible “ is correct in heartyball. I remember kicking the ball back and being told in no uncertain terms, that kicking the ball was not on. Intriguing for a game which they described as having no rules.
by jhopgood
Thu Oct 12, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Ben Sweeny alias Spoonbill
Replies: 8
Views: 23079

Re: Death of Ben Sweeny alias Spoonbill

My condolences to you and your family.
by jhopgood
Fri Sep 22, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86179

Re: St Matthew’s Day

Slightly off topic, but my sister's son is getting married tomorrow. She, my brother and I all went to CH, and I joking asked if the date had been chosen on purpose. His name is Matthew. Back on topic, I still have the photos of me receiving a coin from the Lord Mayor, and another, printed in the Ci...
by jhopgood
Mon Aug 14, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freaky returns to Sussex (by the sea)
Replies: 4
Views: 17535

Re: Freaky returns to Sussex (by the sea)

An English friend in the Spanish village where I have a house, has just celebrated his 80th last weekend by inviting friends and family to a meal and music in the village square. That was followed up by a hangover breakfast next day and drinks and music in the swimming pool bar that evening. He clai...
by jhopgood
Wed Jul 19, 2023 9:12 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Your nickname
Replies: 136
Views: 75722

Re: Your nickname

Interesting to see this thread resurrected, and I would imagine that some of the original posters are now offline. I asked people to guess mine, which no one did, but I appear never to have revealed it. I inherited it from Hilliard and was called Joz, and my brother Jozzy. I was small for my age but...
by jhopgood
Sat May 27, 2023 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: AI the future or the end?
Replies: 7
Views: 23258

Re: AI the future or the end?

I seem to remember that Roald Dahl wrote a short story about a machine that generated stories, so it is not a new idea.
by jhopgood
Tue May 09, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and slavery
Replies: 15
Views: 59597

Re: CH and slavery

I did have one thought about it. A large percentage of the demographic make-up of CH is now BAME, with a great number of pupils of Afro-Caribbean heritage. Perhaps continuing to educate black pupils that would otherwise be unable to afford a public school education is ultimately the best use of som...
by jhopgood
Sat Apr 01, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Accents at CH Horsham
Replies: 14
Views: 20669

Re: Accents at CH Horsham

The maids in our house were Spanish. No mistaking their accent. John - Spanish but which Spanish? I learned Andaluz when I worked in Gibraltar and still understand it. I used to talk by phone with Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile but I cannot understand a word of spoken Castilleno which is anothe...
by jhopgood
Sat Apr 01, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309670

Re: Brexit

There's no telling what immigration officials will do. On my recent trip to Costa Rica I was stuck behind some Spanish who were obviously travelling in a group. The group leader was in another queue and they spent all their time rushing about to get details of hotels, return flights etc, and got vis...
by jhopgood
Thu Mar 30, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309670

Re: Brexit

My grandson was born in County Mayo, but my son was told he was not entitled to get an Irish passport as neither of his parents were Irish. I gather he was born in or after 2005 Correct. 2009 I seem to remember Spain is quite restrictive with dual citizenship, with people from most countries having...
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Accents at CH Horsham
Replies: 14
Views: 20669

Re: Accents at CH Horsham

The maids in our house were Spanish. No mistaking their accent.
by jhopgood
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309670

Re: Brexit

My maternal grandfather was born in what is now the Republic but getting his birth certificate was pretty simple (from the Irish authorities), and I needed his marriage certificate to my grandmother and, IIRC, his death certificate. My grandmother, who died of TB before WWII, was supposed to have b...