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by dsmg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I am returning my Bible...
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics
Replies: 3
Views: 668

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The trial of Husband and Dobbie
Replies: 40
Views: 2023

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: 390
Views: 29580

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2630

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: 53
Views: 2630

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: 53
Views: 2630

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: 5166

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: 84
Views: 5297

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: 605

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: 2349

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: 2349

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: 2349

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: 2767

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: 2349

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...