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by J.R.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I t’s noteworthy that you saw IAPOTP as A Good Thing. I’d never really reflected on it that way until now, but I remember it well. As a young inmate, and after a brief spell of Baker (and being oblivious to his failings) Hansford felt like an icy blast from the 1950s; the punishments were indeed no...
by J.R.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Thornton Photos
Topic: Thornton House Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 6937

Re: Thornton House Photos and Band,school teams etc.

I have a few photos from early 50s which may be of interest. However being computer illiterate I have no idea how to load on to this site. Can anyone help please. John Saunders Hi John. I'm sure if you sent them to our Illustrious leader, young Julian , he'd oblige for you. He has down-loaded my pi...
by J.R.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

"random punishments" which meant a dep caught with some home brew could get a harsher punishment than an LE caught legless on Vodka for the 2nd or 3rd time (not sure if that actually happened but the concept struck me as very unfair at the time) Just not true - this must be a urban (rural) rumour. ...
by J.R.
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10353

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

What a pity. We shall never know what NTF wrote about his beatings. As NTF did what he thought fit, I can assure you I deserved the one beating administered by him. OKAY ? (RA) Hewitt delivered the other. What ever did happen to Hewitt ? aka Mr Halitosis. Dr Hewitt taught Physics in the 90s- probab...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10353

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Some very interesting points of view TMF and quite right in my view. As one of the people who tried to locate the CH punishment books years ago and was unable to even establish their original existence, I also wondered at the extensive archives of CH documentation. I think someone at the time refer...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

VALUE added tax.

Depends on your view of VALUE.

Your turn ladies.
by J.R.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10353

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Some very interesting points of view TMF and quite right in my view. As one of the people who tried to locate the CH punishment books years ago and was unable to even establish their original existence, I also wondered at the extensive archives of CH documentation. I think someone at the time referr...
by J.R.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 36
Views: 1892

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

bakunin wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:20 am
Wow, that's quite a coincidence that there are two Michael Porteouses (rare name) who are both roughly the same age and both employed in private schools...
Indeed. What a coincidence.

A photo, if possible, of the 2nd., (West Country) Porteous might be interesting.
by J.R.
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 36
Views: 1892

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

The plot thickens !

Good old Bisto !! :rolleyes:
by J.R.
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

VAT on fees is ridiculous, so many families will be priced out of private education which would then put extra pressure on state schools with a sudden influx of pupils Charging VAT on education is a slippery slope- what about educational activities outside of school, what about university tuition f...
by J.R.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Vegetarians

I certainly don't remember any alternatives for veggies at Horsham 1958 to 1963.

One meal. No Choice. Eat it or starve.
by J.R.
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10353

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Manson was a real enigma. He never commited or actually took part in killings but had that strange power over people to do it for him.
by J.R.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10353

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Not sure where I stand these days on corporal punishment. It never did me any harm at Horsham.

However, sexual assault and rape by school staff on pupils is a completely different matter. But we won't go into the why's and wherefores of capital punishment at this stage.
by J.R.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Seen in passing

A question to ponder.

Why is the Housey lad leaving church on his own, as it seems ?

Adoring Mum and aunt immediately behind him ? Big possibility.

Sorry Great Plum, but as you have already suggested about me, I do love a great conspiracy theory.
by J.R.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

What did he change? Well the school became a mixed school under his headship! Probably the biggest change in the history of CH. We were all shocked to come back to find that Baker had been dismissed. To paraprhase Oscar Wilde, "‘To lose one head (Newsome) may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose bo...