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by J.R.
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 124
Views: 4043

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Lord Baden-Powell ??

OH, PLEASE......

"Come on boys !! I've got a lovely big woggle you can play with in my tent !!
by J.R.
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: University Challenge.

The late Nick Cox.

A perfect gentleman. One of few I remember from House days.
by J.R.
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 124
Views: 4043

Re: All this is incredibly sad

It is true that obtaining a conviction in a rape case is low. I seem to remember from training in the past that the crime of rape is recognised as the hardest to obtain a conviction. The CPS obviously are aware of this and think long and hard before even proceeding. It's a shame Richardb is taking a...
by J.R.
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 2
Views: 82

University Challenge.

I've watched this for years. Tonight was the icing on the cake for me. One team captain did a brilliant Frank Spencer impersonation. However, the great Frank Spencer would have shown a far greater intelligence than this Uni team captain. Are these people really the way forward for the future of this...
by J.R.
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1142

Re: Attitudes to sports

The master i/c of swimming and gym was Mr JH Edwards. He was never called a ‘coach’. But the verb was used for school team training. JHE was a pleasant chap, Cambridge BA, with a son in the school and clearly was not an intellectual. He only taught the most junior forms. JHE was known as 'Fish' Edw...
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 23
Views: 893

Re: Vikki Askew

No comment is far more polite than dumb silence.
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 45
Views: 5597

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

On my last visit to CH, I asked if I could just pop down the tube for a quick look. NO, I was told. Why, I asked. Something to do with Health & Safety, I was told. Arr ! The good old Elf and Insanity ploy, I thought. Covers a multitude of sins. Not really unlike the present Three Wise Monkeys, or Os...
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1142

Re: Attitudes to sports

NO COMMENT.
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 23
Views: 893

Re: Vikki Askew

Fun is good. Abuse is a crime. Not that I am suggesting for one minute that any named person is guilty of such. Would the site moderator care to explain his comments further? NO - Or in a response well embedded in my brain. NO COMMENT. Sorry Tim but Fun is mutual enjoyment without criminal offence ...
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 45
Views: 5597

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

We were often allowed to use The Tube when it was raining to go to Dining Hall. There's no way it extended to Sharpenhurst! I didn't know about all the other passageways though. Hopefully someone can set up the occasional tour, it would be very interesting Highly unlikely though that would be good....
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1142

Re: Attitudes to sports

Sorry but I'm losing the track of this thread.

If we need to discuss modern day Stalinism then maybe we should be discussing Comrade Corbyn and Co.
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 23
Views: 893

Re: Vikki Askew

Think your keyboard '?' is stuck Tim, or maybe you've just nodded off.

Hey Ho. Matters not.

One well known private school is now still trying to hush up the 'accepted' tradition of seniors beating juniors with cricket bats.

I feel a Channel 4 documentary coming on.
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 23
Views: 893

Re: Vikki Askew

JR - I was just trying to say that Jonathan "Gripper" Davies - who was a colleague of mine for a very short time at CH - took a huge amount of time to make history FUN for his pupils ! Fun is good. Abuse is a crime. Not that I am suggesting for one minute that any named person is guilty of such.
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 23
Views: 893

Re: Vikki Askew

Was this Vikki Hatton before? I think she taugt me briefly Medieval History (at the same time as Husband :oops: ) and had filled in for Gripper Davies who went to Cranleigh? Yes it was. Jonathan Davies went on to be Head of History at King Edward's Birmingham. His speciality was devising history re...
by J.R.
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1142

Re: Attitudes to sports

I think I may be repeating a story I have told on another thread but it is relevant here. As the Hertford girls' school was run down sports was a major casualty and the attitude to sport of the girls who arrived in 1985 was appalling. I remember umpiring a girls' house hockey match in the early day...