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by postwarblue
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 48
Views: 1428

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

The girls that came to Horsham for the Quatercentenary were shown round by, I suppose selected, Grecians. The buzz was that, on passing the pillar box outside the Common Room, one of the girls asked 'Are you allowed to post things in that?' St Matthew's Day was the girls' only other manifestation fo...
by postwarblue
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1245

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Surely VAT is a progressive tax since rich people spend more money on VATable goods and therefore pay more VAT?

But there's no discussion with those who want people who work hard and make money to be punished for it.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 37
Views: 2102

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

I think CHOBA's not publishing the names is wrong. A criminal conviction is a public event.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Vegetarians

And I think it's stupid.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1245

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

VAT on fees is ridiculous, so many families will be priced out of private education ... That is the entire political point. It is based on the Socialist fallacy that where the State is perceived as having a duty to ensure provision, the State has to be the provider (and the people doing the provisi...
by postwarblue
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: New deputy head

Abut 1952 I think a Jewish boy arrived in Col B. His trunk had little wheels on which would probably have been a sufficient marker for him to be got at by the other Juniors, but his mother went to Matron to ask for an extra blanket for her little darling, which would surely have sealed his doom. How...
by postwarblue
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10452

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

So far nobody seems to have dragged up McNutt, so I shall. His technique, as recorded in Norman Longmate's 'A Shaping Season', involved putting the target in a particular crouch on a chair so as to maximise the pain and then retreating into his study cupboard so as to get a good run-up to maximise t...
by postwarblue
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6719

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I think schools still haven't got the message. The perpetrators of what (as reported) were clearly criminal assaults at Millfield appear to have been merely 'suspended' and there has been no report that Millfield has involved the police. Who I would wish would take the hint and intervene, but I doub...
by postwarblue
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2299

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

1. My understanding is that the original offence was 'misprision of felony' and when the term 'felony' was abolished by Callaghan(?) the baby misprision went down the plug hole with the felony bath water. 2. It is surely sophistry to suggest that if teachers had no legal duty to 'snitch' (a word who...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 5843

Re: CH and the Armed Services

The immediate recent CHOBA newsletter records the decease of Paul Madge, Prep B & Lamb B 1946-1953. London Gazette Supplement of 20 August 1968 records his award of a Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct in the Air, relating to an incident on '9th' (actually 8th) April of that year, when Fleet Air...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2703

Re: Did anyone know?

Prep B 1946-7, Col B 1947-54, I have no memory of being caned, nor of Pink being in any way odd, although I do remember an ex-naval 2nd housemaster in Col B called David Farrar gymshoeing two entire rugger teams after a match he was refereeing descended into chaos because he couldn't keep discipline...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Congratters indeed, and if anyone didn't get what they needed, hang in there. Lat year my grandson got very good A levels but they just were not enough for an immediate medical place. However, some aspirants clearly had applications in at more than one med school. At the last minute my grandson was ...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

In my day if you failed Latin O level that totally ruled out Oxbridge. ... For Oxbridge, O level Latin or Greek was compulsory. GCEs came in 1952 but the first year there was a levelling-down Labour rule that they could not be taken until one was 16, and I wasn't. Flecker had replaced Latin with Gr...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8737

Re: Roger Martin

I suspect that some of the victims have put as much distance between them and CH as possible and so will not be reached from any mailing list CH or CHOBA has. Plus some will see the incredible ordeal of being questioned, probably aggressively, in court, as just too much.
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12798

Re: Expelled

As prompted on another thread, I've just re-read this one to which I find that I contributed in 2010. A boy was expelled in the early fifties for stealing booze from the Common Room. As it happens his father was the incumbent of the church used by my mother, who told me that he had put it about that...