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by Avon
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 pm
...and unwordly doziness from some of the pupils.
Is that what you think of the victims of Karim?
by Avon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I remember Karim. He was a vain and arrogant man, but ultimately a weak one - he sided with the cooler kids against the weaker ones and was swift to belittle those others didn’t like. In such regards he wasn’t unique - but he made significant capital of his refugee status. In retrospect and now havi...
by Avon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I for one am not remotely surprised.
by Avon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I think Karim was an ‘unofficial’ house tutor of LHB under Sillett.
by Avon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Ah, don’t get me wrong - I think the merger was a great idea. What I think was poorly handled was the transition; three headmasters, one disinterested, one ancient and stentorian, and one weak and vaccilating. There was also a tranche of sneering or arkward staff who couldn’t handle the girls being ...
by Avon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

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. Ah, sorry - typo. I meant SMT - which was senior mana...
by Avon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I tried to get the Police interested in a certain ex-Master for his over-zealous use of corporal punishment/assault when as a junior house master, yet the b*stard has got away with it as corporal punishment wasn't illegal until 1998. How the hell he was rewarded in a New Years Honours for "his work...
by Avon
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 58
Views: 4100

Re: Reading to the dormitory

As I remember, the two Joneses in Prep A were always known as Jonah Senior and Jonah Junior (although neither eaten by whales). As to Lady Chatterley, Michael, I've always believed that the jury in that trial correctly saw that this was a book about class rather than sex. Clifford Chatterley is the...
by Avon
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 4521

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Yes, I'm of your vintage Keith. Crug and Flab. Although when I went up into the senior school I got haughtily told off for calling it Crug. It was apparently Bread in the Upper. How typical of the English boarding school. Thus do those above us seek to put us down with sneering pedantic corrections...
by Avon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Good. That’s raised the bar.
by Avon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

Unfortunately these league tables never seem to measure how many decent, responsible, socially concerned people may emerge from particular schools. But I imagine that sort of measurement would horrify today's Tory party and particularly the likes of Michael "Gradgrind" Gove. How do you propose to m...
by Avon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

‘Dennis Silk’ gets everywhere. Was there more than one or something?
by Avon
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 965

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

Has the student body been canvassed as to whether it wants to be spammed with a highly selective set of biopics on Canadican OB?
by Avon
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4067

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

J.R. wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:13 pm
I can only assume the two sentences passed were in my view lenient, because of their age. Or maybe they were Masons !!!

Two down, literally) and two to go.
I thought three to go? Or is the power of the Square even greater???
by Avon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

In the RN section I didn’t get a gun and could smoke too, when Chief Bradley wasn’t looking. After proficiency I spent my CCF time in the RE's, pretending to build an assault course in the Bird sanctuary. Also a haven for smokers. I think the RE did the same too in my time - a week of building a co...