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10th March 2017

The Charterhouse: Then & Now

These fascinating post cards, published by E.T. Bottom Ltd. 1916, capture the Charterhouse as it was over 100 years ago. Those familiar with the Charterhouse may note a few changes. For instance, “The Brothers’ Library”, now “The Old Library”, no longer contains the many... continue

3rd March 2017

Soccer Goes Back to Its Old School

(Above) The Norfolk Cloister in which Association Football was played. The following article, published in 1976 and written by the great football reporter Geoffrey Green, explores the history of Association Football and the claim that the game was first played by Charterhouse and Westminster School pupils.... continue

21st February 2017

Beer and the Charterhouse

The Brothers of the Charterhouse are entitled to a glass of beer with their meals. But there was a time when this privilege extended to pupils of Charterhouse school too. In the following article, published in the Evening News in 1935, the Dean of Westminster pines for the not-so-distant days when... continue

17th February 2017

When the Brothers Were Fined for Missing Chapel Services (1908)

Above: the Charterhouse Chapel in 1916, eight years after this article was published. The following article, originally published in The Daily Telegraph in 1908, regards the curious Act of 3 Charles I, which required the Brothers to attend chapel service twice on Sunday and once every day of the week.... continue