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by dsmg
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2487

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Hands up for crug, flab and muck. I'm sure it was crug in the 70s. Maybe it later got changed to crud.
by dsmg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 2201

Re: Attitudes to sports

Used to love playing wall ball against the toilets at the back of Thorn B. Also impromptu footy games on the asphalt between between Mid A and Thorn B. A few windows were broken. I feel very lucky in my time to have played so many different sports at CH, something which continued at uni.
by dsmg
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2847

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

I presume he's referring to the charge
by dsmg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8019

All this is incredibly sad

Looking in from afar on what has been going on the last few months with the 5 (?) prison sentences is incredibly sad. What those teachers have done to those poor kids (at least one of whom coincided at the school with me) can never be undone and lives have been wrecked. What is also incredibly sad i...
by dsmg
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 1900

Re: Teaching staff

Not that surprising Dazed as a normal working life lasts at least 35 years.
by dsmg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: I am returning my Bible...
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: I am returning my Bible...

Speaking to another Old Blue the other day, he had an awful story to tell about him. It's incredible the mark someone like that can make on your life that you still remember incidents over 40 years later. He told me that in class, the man in question used to make boys bend over with their head under...
by dsmg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Re: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics

Well said, the children must ALWAYS be seen as victims.
by dsmg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The trial of Husband and Dobbie
Replies: 40
Views: 2688

Re: The trial of Husband and Dobbie

Thank you Julian, that seems only right in view of the convictions. Could you tell us now if Ali Burns' posts were censored by the board or he eliminated them himself.
by dsmg
Tue May 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 436
Views: 37228

Re: Politics

I find it very hard to believe that Ali deleted his own posts, especially as he was warned several times and then all his posts were deleted. Looks like censorship to me.
by dsmg
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 3558

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

No. Historic sexual abuse is one thing, corporal punishment another. As others have pointed out, corporal punishment was the norm at that time. If every case of the use of the belt, slipper or ruler was reported and considered an offence then there wouldn't be space in our prisons. There were punish...
by dsmg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 3558

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I see Sillett has an MBE for charity work. Ironic that the only thing I remember him for during the 8 years I spent at CH was that we were all terrified of him, his temper and his ´tangents`(using a metre ruler to impart corporal punishment on young boys' bottoms).
by dsmg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 3558

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Excuse my ignorance Avon, but what's an SMC? Also, you say insufficient thought was given to the merger leading to some of what we are seeing here, but surely Webb and Burr at least, committed their crimes some time before the merger took place.
by dsmg
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 6070

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

In the 70s it was definitely crug (or krug as some have written).
by dsmg
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 84
Views: 7546

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

I'm with the Spoon on this. No way should crimes prescribe IMO (not sure if that's the correct legal term), and definitely not ones of this ilk. Evidence often comes to light after many years, why should a criminal get away with it just because a certain number of years have elapsed? Here in Spain i...
by dsmg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Re: Three-day week 1973/74
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Three-day week 1973/74

I remember the 70s power cuts at CH. Someone's candle burnt right down in their study and there was a fire which the Fire Brigade put out in a jiffy. I think it was in Maine B. Must have been 1970 or 71.