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by Avon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5204

Re: Letter to the Head Master

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:31 pm
...no mention of school governance
I’m increasingly of the view that it had very little. It had pomp, and politics - and very, very stupid people, who thought that was enough.
by Avon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3296

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Scazza wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Their response? Nothing (yet... but we're past their 3 week service agreement for responding.)
CH has probably lit up their switchboard like a Christmas Tree.
by Avon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3296

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Have a read of these reports (NB they are a distressing read, right from the start). CH deserves its very own version I'm afraid. https://www.iicsa.org.uk/news/inquiry-publishes-report-ampleforth-and-downside This. I want this. An independent enquiry into the School to understand and publicly ident...
by Avon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3296

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

I'd expect (hope for) more publicity after Dobbie's sentencing is handed down, especially if/when more is publicly made of the fact that Reverend Dobbie was a chaplain in the Chichester diocese who hosted Bishop Ball during his numerous visits to the school over the years. Sometimes it helps put th...
by Avon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH

Thanks for penning this, Colonel. It must have taken some deep reserves to do so. I wish you success in your dialogue with the school. I would gently suggest that through your palpable anger you recognise that this sorry affair that there are victims outside the span of Seaman and Newsome. Specifica...
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5204

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Your Limerick was crass, ill-judged and didn’t have any of the witty merit that sometimes means that such things are indulged. If there was a serious point behind the vulgarity then it was spectacularly well hidden. I complained, but interestingly the site told me that a complaint had already been m...
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5204

Re: Letter to the Head Master

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Some of these people are exactly what Nick Duffell is talking about in his books about Boarding School Survivors.
Your exhortations on this site to read Duffell's bl**dy book will shortly enter double figures. Are you on a commission?
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5204

Re: Letter to the Head Master

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 pm
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Utterly inappropriate, given the circumstances.
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Ken Little
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Dr Ken Little

Rick’s death was a tragedy that stunned the school. I had no idea that a psychologist was drafted in to provide help - that was kept quiet. I wouldn’t have gone near the Chaplaincy at the time for anything - there’s enough here on Dobbie. Sheila Banyard was cold, cruel, and had an air of such sancti...
by Avon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Will Dobbie be defrocked?
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: Will Dobbie be defrocked?

Janey Jam-Jar wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 pm
He certainly should not have any sort of involvement with children once out of clink.
I’d rather hope that this was something governed by the law of the land rather than the wet statutes of the sky pixie people.
by Avon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2841

Re: What was the food chain?

I certainly remember an alternative interpretation of the oft-scrawled ‘BBB’.
by Avon
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 1451

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

I had no idea he had a doctorate.
by Avon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Charity Commission

I wonder if the Charity Commission is a suitable avenue for approach and reproach for the School? They probably take a dim view of institutional child abuse, however historical.
by Avon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6591

Re: Who Knew What?

Who is CVS?
by Avon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2841

Re: What was the food chain?

I can’t resist an alternative a response to the thread title:

The food was undoubtedly wholesome, nutritious, and delicious - right up until the point where it entered the CH Kitchens.

Mrs Keely made Lucrezia Borgia seem like Nigella.