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by Great Plum
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 80
Views: 2283

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: 80
Views: 2283

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: 706

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: 80
Views: 2283

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: 963

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: 963

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: 963

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: 7779

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: 2265

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Tim, we were your neighbours in Maine B from 92-95!
by Great Plum
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2265

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

LHA - was that when the houses ‘moved’ so that all the B houses were juniors and A houses were seniors? As far as I know, JDS was only ever housemaster of a junior house
by Great Plum
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1028

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

I think it’s because the school do the IB as well as a levels so I don’t think it gets picked up by the league tables...
by Great Plum
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9729

Re: Who Knew What?

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Great Plum wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 pm
CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Is there a full intake in September?
Why wouldn’t there be?
Because of all the bad publicity
I don’t think it has made a difference if I’m honest from what I’ve heard.
by Great Plum
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9729

Re: Who Knew What?

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Is there a full intake in September?
Why wouldn’t there be?
by Great Plum
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2330

Re: Did anyone know?

In those days MaB under Grimshaw was definitely the most regimented jnr house with a morning shoe inspection still - LHB stopped that when morning marching into breakfast stopped Shoe inspection was still going strong when Grimshaw left in 1991/2!! I think shoe inspection was still being done in Ma...