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by Rodney Sabine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's
Replies: 18
Views: 12871

Re: Masters of the Mid 40's to Mid 50's

Beaky Brunswick, not runswick. A very original teacher. One of our homeworks was to write limericks, another to write a parody of a well-known poem. Beaky Benson crossed my path years later. I was a head teacher running a group called 'The Needs of the Future Group' and JBB joined. He was then teach...
by Rodney Sabine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 1
Views: 4253

Re: Nicknames

'Bulldog' Clark - slight facial resemblance
'Doggy' Scott - reversal of Scotty Dog
SAM Male - his actual initials, as opposed to Sam Morgan, who was just SM
'Chunky' Jones - ? not sure, but the reason I speak French with a welsh accent.
'Taffy ' Davies - obvious

The memory fades...
by Rodney Sabine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Common Room
Topic: Where were you when JFK was assassinated?
Replies: 8
Views: 7230

Re: Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

Yes, Joyce Grenfell did a show at the RGS, but it wasn't for the RGS - it was basically a hall hire, but lots of RGS came. Yes, the news of JFK was filtering through the audience at 'The Bacchae' Strange thing memory - I thought it was 'Iolanthe', but it wasn't. I remember overhearing some odd conve...
by Rodney Sabine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: The Day Jayne Mansfield came to the RGS
Replies: 4
Views: 4802

Re: The Day Jayne Mansfield came to the RGS

I think the Americans rented our pitch because theirs was being repaired. They made a substantial donation to school funds.I remember the 6X4 'deuce and a half' that drilled the holes for the posts. Yes, root beer was awful. But the Coca Cola was US Army issue and had lots of stuff in it that the En...
by Rodney Sabine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: The '149' Mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 8856

Re: The 'Tusbus

Tus Sheppard had at least two Diamlers. They were prewar, and at least one of them was a convertible. I think he lived on Amersham Hill and you could see them in his drive. There are two apocryphal stories that I'd love to verify. The first is that some boys phoned a garage and asked for his car to ...
by Rodney Sabine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Common Room
Topic: The '149' Mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 8856

Re: The '149' Mystery

Some confusion here. 'Scandal' was an ink duplicated magazine totally independent of the official rgs. The wall magazine was 'Spotlight', which was only slightly subversive, edited by myself and others under the 'guidance' of Mr McTavish. looking back I think maybe he was being a bit subversive hims...
by Rodney Sabine
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas
Topic: Iolanthe
Replies: 3
Views: 4454

Iolanthe

I helped with Front of House for the 1966 or 65 production of Iolanthe. Its been my favourite ever since.