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by dsmg
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1578

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1578

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 44
Views: 1578

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: 4503

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 82
Views: 3973

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: 555

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.
by dsmg
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: God in the Quad ?

The Pope is also pretty damning about how the church is organised and run.
by dsmg
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: God in the Quad ?

Sorry, I was referring to Monty Python

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso
by dsmg
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: God in the Quad ?

What have the Romans ever done for us?
by dsmg
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Endeavour"
Replies: 23
Views: 2580

Re: "Endeavour"

Sugar?
by dsmg
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: God in the Quad ?

Not quite sure how CH could have been insulating you against religion when we had to go to chapel and pray so often. More likely, as you say, you were a young lad more interested in girls and smoking or the like than in sermons by boring old farts (like we are now) which didn't appeal to your teenag...
by dsmg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 16300

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Will he be deporting his wife?
by dsmg
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Food at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Food at CH

I'm about 6 foot and thin (and old!) and I reckon most of it is down to genes but some of it must be down to school food as I was a boarder in three different institutions till I was 21 (prep, CH and uni). I have some hazy memories of hating some things (bubble and squeak) and looking forward to oth...
by dsmg
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1977

Re: celebrity culture

Avon, you say that George Michael made truly awful music. Rather subjective I feel. He sold more than 100,000,000 records and is ranked 40th on the all time greats. Not on your list maybe but there again maybe you prefer Motorhead, Englebert Humperdink, Bob Marley, Susan Boyle or Mozart. Beauty is i...
by dsmg
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 8921

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Talking of Latin, in Tom Keeley's classroom, scratched into one of the desks (we could have a thread on this with their holes and graffiti) was the following which tickled my fancy and has stayed with me for 45 years since I read it. Latin is a language as dead as dead can be. It killed the ancient ...