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by Great Plum
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 36
Views: 1840

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: 36
Views: 1840

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: 36
Views: 1840

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: 36
Views: 1840

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: 6057

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: 1623

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: 6605

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: 6605

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: 858

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: 6605

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: 1195

Re: staff accommodation

Good point - I think he used the first floor room for the shoes!
by Great Plum
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: staff accommodation
Replies: 40
Views: 1195

Re: staff accommodation

I was the last member of staff to live in a room next to the lower dorm and to have a dayroom study. This was for three years in Maine B from 1981-4. It was unreasonable as it was basically like being on duty 24/7, seven days a week. I also did six and a third sporting activities a week which was t...
by Great Plum
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: staff accommodation
Replies: 40
Views: 1195

Re: staff accommodation

The vast majority of teaching staff live on site these days. King Edward’s Close was built off from King Edward’s Road in the 60s, there are 2 additional houses in West Gun Copse, as well as another 3 around the Infirmary Drive. Lamb A and B have Lego versions of the housemaster houses on the back a...
by Great Plum
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8667

Re: Roger Martin

It is interesting to read that 2007 thread. E.g. in addition to discussion of McCall's 'spurious circumstances' of departure, there is mention of Burr - here for example a poster hints at the fact that Burr is not a good guy to have around the house: http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=23&t...
by Great Plum
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2550

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Tim, we were your neighbours in Maine B from 92-95!