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by Avon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6569

Re: All this is incredibly sad

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:38 pm
...like the deranged woman who accused Neil and Christina Hamilton of rape...
Such a shame that fell through. In that case, and others, I value their disgrace and disappearance far more than I value the actual truth.
by Avon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NICE PIC, PITY ABOUT THE JEANS
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: NICE PIC, PITY ABOUT THE JEANS

Perhaps that godawful uniform is being phased out, from the inside out?
by Avon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6569

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Points very well made, Avon. and above that you place a governance structure of doughties from the Corporation of London massively ignorant of their responsibilities, what do you expect? Yeah, throwing in a bizarre cobweb-encrusted senile feudal relic of an organisation on top of everything really ...
by Avon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6569

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Like rockfreak, I too am amazed by the fact that bullying, which was declining in his time, and declining still faster in mine (we overlapped but he was four years my senior) seems to have got worse in the 1970s and 1980s. For heaven's sake. Bullying isn't like smallpox. It doesn't decline as medic...
by Avon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

OK - so whilst we work out how much of a **** Sillett was, can Poulton be binned from CHOBA? Actions speak louder...
by Avon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Is the behaviour of Sillett a matter of public record? If so, he should also be removed from CHOBA.
by Avon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2548

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

wagenman wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:44 am
Do you know if Robinson married twice? This thread references an Elspeth Robinson but i seem to recall his wife had a different name.
Catherine Hartnett IIRC.
by Avon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 404
Views: 33852

Re: Politics

rockfreak wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Assuming of course that the thin-skinned and paranoid Jewish lobby don't nail him first. And I say that as a Tottenham fan.
Is this anti Semitic or just crass? It’s not likely that you know, as Labour policy on the topic seems a bit fuzzy...
by Avon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 6053

Re: Dobbie's departure

Feel free to tell me I am wrong. Allow me. You’re wrong. Borderline hysterical in the above post. You’ve done good on this site but considering your background should know better. Tim’s offering a valuable perspective in a measured way. I wouldn’t want him to feel hounded from this site again by su...
by Avon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8665

Re: Roger Martin

ok - in that evidence of the totally separate management of the 2 organisations i can see why ex leaders (some of whom left the school under a cloud) could still end up on a scout camp during the holidays and outside the school grounds without any control or input from the school As foureyes states...
by Avon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8665

Re: Roger Martin

DazedandConfused wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:05 pm
RusticationPhil wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:56 pm

Legal discalimer: I personally take all and full legal responsibility for naming the perpetrater here. If Mr McCall wants to sue me, I say lets have it, bring it ON!
Is anyone else thinking of the lyrics of the Housey Rap here?
Yup.

“Dobbie and Crud: enough said”
by Avon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 5829

Re: CH and the Armed Services

Chief was a star. So was the RE Sgt Maj who ran the Army section. The odd one out was Rocker Rae who sported spray on RAF Service Dress and couldn’t quite carry off his elevated rank. Happy days. I loved the RN section. I always wanted to be on the shooting team as they had really rather fetching lo...
by Avon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 6053

Re: Dobbie's departure

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:26 pm
I meant JAH otherwise I'LL be mugged!
I got that.
by Avon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2676

Re: Did anyone know?

The cane had definitely gone, but Shippen for one still enjoyed a good slippering in the immediate post-merger years - though I might add that this was in his capacity as a junior housemaster rather than as Scoutmaster, lest I muddy the water regarding the barge trips This needs correcting. Derek B...
by Avon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12735

Re: Expelled

jhopgood wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Just for my education, is there a difference between expelled and excluded?
In my day, if you refused to be excluded, you were expelled. Excluded sound better. Withdrawn even more so...