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by Great Plum
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 126
Views: 3455

Re: Roger Martin

Scrub - you are confusing two previous members of staff.

Burr certainly was at Welford in 93 with his barge - he was the one who got upset if you called it that.

There was another ex teacher that helped on the Broads called mr Snook - he used to wind Shippen up by overtaking him in his yacht etc!
by Great Plum
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 126
Views: 3455

Re: Roger Martin

Simply put, Dad started in January 92 as a teacher so can only speak after that date
by Great Plum
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 137
Views: 11054

Re: Expelled

The barn was adjacent to the reservoir on the top of sharpenhurst - its concrete base was still there in the 90s...
by Great Plum
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 137
Views: 11054

Re: Expelled

Probably kept quiet as 2 pupils were arrested and interviewed. Both cautioned I believe. The farm house was abandoned, rotting. The barn was still in use as it was full of hay/straw. It wasn't deliberate arson, just an accident. It was along the route to Southwater, through Bluebell woods (I don't ...
by Great Plum
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 137
Views: 11054

Re: Expelled

I must admit, although it was just before I went to the school, that the barn in question was on top of sharpenhurst...
by Great Plum
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 126
Views: 3455

Re: Roger Martin

J.R. wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Great Plum wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Isn’t 6 months or so fairly average for this?
Over to Richard again !
I was just thinking of the other recent cases and their time between court appearances...
by Great Plum
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 126
Views: 3455

Re: Roger Martin

Isn’t 6 months or so fairly average for this?
by Great Plum
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 15
Views: 404

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

Julian, what I mean is that at home, non ch contemporaries of current pupils probably won’t tease current pupils. As for current pupils / recent leavers - it certainly doesn’t seem to be a huge topic of concern etc from listening into conversations at Beating retreat etc. Doesn’t mean they aren’t of...
by Great Plum
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 137
Views: 11054

Re: Expelled

I’m not sure how many of my year were actually expelled - I know some were ‘asked to leave’ which I don’t know means the same thing - my memory is that these were for cumulative examples of rule breaking but I can’t actually remember a person that it happened to (I’m sure it did!)
by Great Plum
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 15
Views: 404

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

I would echo the congratulations to this year’s Grecians - well done I’m sure! J .... and me to those pupils, who must have gone into those exams knowing full well that the smelly stuff was going to hit a very large fan many many times over, and may well have taken unwarranted stick from friends at...
by Great Plum
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 126
Views: 3455

Re: Roger Martin

Why is it a ‘trial centre’ rather than a court? Is there a difference?
by Great Plum
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

I think with child protection issues, it would be difficult to allow old blues a space within the ring fence that they can just turn up in...
by Great Plum
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 168
Views: 6101

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I do indeed. Equally the expurgation of history on the Facebook site immediately after the latest guilty verdicts means either 1) moderators with less strength than those we are lucky to have here, 2) guidance from the School, or 3) a mix of both. In any event the result is the same - the only plac...
by Great Plum
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 168
Views: 6101

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I like to think I'm a reasonable sort of a chap Richard. The Facebook group fiasco was a really bad crisis PR response; I am trying to give the School a clue about how they might change tack and do the right thing when there can be no further prevarication on legal grounds (deferring as always to y...
by Great Plum
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Will Dobbie be defrocked?
Replies: 31
Views: 1066

Re: Will Dobbie be defrocked?

He will, almost certainly be defrocked if I read this document correctly...
https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/d ... shed_2.pdf

I think paragraph 30 on Page 21 is most pertinent...