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by Great Plum
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

I’m sure most of you will have heard by now but if not, here’s the email from the development director... I wanted to let you know that the CH Band will have the great honour of leading a special procession of 10,000 people past the Cenotaph in London this Sunday. The procession - called The People'...
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2511

Re: The Old Blue 2018

On the 'flags' issue, as I recall, anyone has the right to fly the Cross of St. George, but MUST have local authority permission to fly the Union Standard, (Union Jack). Nope - not anymore see: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/15438/fly...
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2511

Re: The Old Blue 2018

A quick skim read - I thought it was pretty good
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2511

Re: The Old Blue 2018

I’ve yet to see it yet but the tag line ‘a school like no other’ has been running for a number of years...
Every school seems to have one it seems...
by Great Plum
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Wow, that's quite a coincidence that there are two Michael Porteouses (rare name) who are both roughly the same age and both employed in private schools... Indeed. What a coincidence. A photo, if possible, of the 2nd., (West Country) Porteous might be interesting. I’ve not found one but his wife is...
by Great Plum
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

I would think it’s a different Michael Porteous - there’s a Canon Michael Porteous in the West Kerrier benefice near Penzance who is more likely to be him...
http://www.westkerrierbenefice.org.uk/c ... -team-.php
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

LHA wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:54 pm
A decent enough letter. Who are the six expelled? Husband, Dobbie, Webb, Burr, Karim and ???
It could be any old blue who has been convicted of sexual offences m
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

J.R. wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:41 pm
I have received the October CHOBA newsletter, but not this letter, but then again I didn't receive any response to an E-Mail to the HM some weeks ago.

Persona Non Grata, me wonders ??
Such a conspiracy theorist, John! :D

There is a link in that email from choba...
by Great Plum
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 47
Views: 7924

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

When I was at CH, I was a vertigo guide and there was one occasion when we took (with a member of the maintenance staff) a group of engineers down the tube around the dining hall area.

In recent years, there have been tours on OB day - nothing recently due to the rebuild of the kitchens.
by Great Plum
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 2225

Re: Attitudes to sports

Talking of sport, oldies among us will remember the athletics track, which was dug up some years ago and turned into a carpark. Now, under a revolutionary plan, the carpark is to be dug up and turned into - would you believe? - an athletics track. That's progress. No wonder the school has to keep a...
by Great Plum
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

A couple of points - whilst I obviously didn’t sleep in the houses (until I was a Grecian), I was up and with the house for shoe inspection at 7.15 in Maine B and only home when it was time for bed. This continued in Maine A (no shoe inspection though by then!) I do not recall eating a meal in term ...
by Great Plum
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Golfer wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:31 pm
CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Do you have any recollection of why he left?
None at all.
Am I right to think that he had already given up the house when he left?
Did he leave mid-year or at the end of the school year?
Certainly Dr Stuart was housemaster of Maine A throughout my time at CH...
by Great Plum
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Annoying car man
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: Annoying car man

You will have to tell us where he goes if you follow him!
by Great Plum
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I wonder how many OB’s have educated their own children privately and how much their CH experience influenced that decision? I loved CH, I loved boarding and thrived at school. Until a few years ago I would happily have allowed my son to go to CH had he wanted to go. Now- absolutely no way. I was t...
by Great Plum
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: staff accommodation
Replies: 40
Views: 1631

Re: staff accommodation

Good point - I think he used the first floor room for the shoes!