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by J.R.
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Abuse
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Abuse

IN LIGHT OF PRESENT PROCEEDINGS, PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL IF RESPONDING TO THIS THREAD.
by J.R.
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death on a roller
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Death on a roller

As for a master's child if not a pupil would they have been anywhere near a moving roller I think quite probably they might, if only for a lark. Safety in every area of life was much less important than today. The number of road deaths per registered vehicle was about 12 times what it is today. Aft...
by J.R.
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death on a roller
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Death on a roller

I remember those rollers well. Framework handle front and back which could act as a sort of see-saw for smaller kids.

I do remember stories of a boy being killed but think it was probably more of a 'story' that 'truth, probably to deter pupils from playing the fool.
by J.R.
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thornton B Sword
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Thornton B Sword

I believe it is now illegal to possess a Samurai sword unless it's cutting edge has been completely made blunt.
by J.R.
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

I feel sure that in the past, especially in the so called "lower classes", prejudices were not as rampant as they now seem to be. When you look at how the poor used to live when we were young there was not much difference between standards. I can remember the kettle springing a leak and it was the ...
by J.R.
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Loony nonsense at English boarding schools

seajayuu wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:38 pm
If you remember, Katharine, I spent most of my school days in trouble because I constantly rebelled against the petty restrictions!
That seems rather similar to my past, hence another reasaon for me to determine an early exit after 'O' levels
by J.R.
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: The Remaining Trials.

Probably get well under way this coming Monday.
by J.R.
Sat May 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: The Remaining Trials.

HowardH wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 6:10 am
It is scheduled to commence on Thursday 31st.
Thanks Howard.
by J.R.
Thu May 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: The Remaining Trials.

Avon wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:16 pm
The Church.
Australia and the US have certainly got their problems at the momemt with sexual abuse via the Catholic Church, not to mention Ireland.
by J.R.
Thu May 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: The Remaining Trials.

I just wondered if you were referring to damage limitation for:
(a) The School.
(b) The accused.
by J.R.
Wed May 23, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: The Remaining Trials.

Avon wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 pm
I have it on good authority that the media are VERY interested in one of the trials and a certain organisation is fully ramping up its damage limitation team.
Would you care to enlarge slightly, Ed ?
by J.R.
Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

The Remaining Trials.

My 'inboard' computer diary has just flagged up that the two (?) remaining Sussex Crown Court trials are due to commence a week today, 29th. May. They were listed some time ago to be heard at Brighton.

We all know how likely this is to change at short notice.
by J.R.
Fri May 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 4971

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Foureyes wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:01 am
Many apologies. For some reason my previous post has come out in very large font and I do not know how to change it to 'normal.' Sorry!

All sorted for you, David. The wonders of 'IT' !! John.
by J.R.
Fri May 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2341

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I'm tempted to use my powers of moderation. Well, there's gratitude for you. Anyone else would just count themselves lucky to have been immortalised in verse. In fact, why not have a calligrapher copy it out by hand and then have it framed? (PS: I wore the hat just once, in a moment of madness, rat...
by J.R.
Thu May 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2341

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I'm tempted to use my powers of moderation.

Perhaps someone would like to open a Limerick thread, as this Karim thread seems to have gone way off track !