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by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

As it happens I know someone who boarded at Downside during the relevant period. In order to safely uphold the family tradition, he has resorted to the rather drastic - in my view - action of moving to Somerset, so that his kids don't have to board. What’s wrong with Wells?! 😂 Wells are fine as lon...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross

This morning is the first time I've read that press report. There is nothing in there that states Cairncross WOULD comment after the sentencing, only that she couldn't until the sentence had been passed. I hope the journo WILL do a follow up. Please keep us updated. However, I suspect with a new aca...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

The Good Schools Guide says about CH: "The pupils know they're lucky to be here. For every student who gets in, four or five are turned away. Most pupils love to sing and the cathartic feeling of their voices joined together, soaring past the frescoes in the chapel is one of the moments they squirr...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

I wasn't going to expand on this thread too much. However, on Saturday my wife, youngest daughter and I were having drinks with friends who live local to us. The man happens to be an OB and wishes to remain anonymous. He was at Horsham after my time and doesn't have much time for the school. Needles...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

Could almost have been written by the same person.
by J.R.
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 4916

Re: Letter to the Head Master

What is starting to worry me slightly, and I'm not having a go at Plum Senior or one or two others with strong staff connections to The School , is that I'm getting the impression some are starting to get the attitude regarding OB's, "Well, we gave you a fantastic education, and we read you 'The Cha...
by J.R.
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 4916

Re: Letter to the Head Master

When a headmaster is writing lies to parents or writing references for people instead of calling the police, that is about personal responsibility and accountability. The day to day running of the school is the heads role too. The clerk is involved but i imagine the Almoners only do high level audi...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 4916

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Your consistent bias against the current CH administration borders on the snide, but pleases some. Reid has become the focus of a baying pack on here. They could consider the complexity of his job and that he has more important work than futilely attempting to satisfy a very small number disaffecte...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 4916

Re: Letter to the Head Master

How about passing a law that all male teachers at boarding schools should be chemically or medically castrated before employment is commenced ?

That should do the trick !

(inserting tongue in cheek !!!)
by J.R.
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 24
Views: 1491

Re: CH and flu

postwarblue wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 pm
I remember a condition of going to CH was that one had to have been vaccinated against smallpox.

Quite true Robert.

I remember going with Mum to our GP to have yet another vaccination prior to Horsham and still have the marks on my arm to show for it.
by J.R.
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 394
Views: 30986

Re: Politics

52% Say Out - 48% say Remoan. Hey Ho. Tick Tick Tick. The clock is ticking. No Deal is starting to look very good to me. Oh, and by the way, I see that Comrade Corbynski has laid tributes at the graves of the murdering terrorist's responsible for the Munich olympic atrocities. Come back soon Nigel a...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 4916

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Your consistent bias against the current CH administration borders on the snide, but pleases some. Reid has become the focus of a baying pack on here. They could consider the complexity of his job and that he has more important work than futilely attempting to satisfy a very small number disaffecte...
by J.R.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 109
Views: 3055

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

I would like to comment further, but being a moderator and not a politically correct, person. I'll keep my powder dry for now.
by J.R.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 109
Views: 3055

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

As far as Dobbie is concerned, general feeling is he could face more charges depending on-going investigations.
by J.R.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

Cairncross is pretty active on Twitter. Maybe you could try asking her for comment on there? I don't call it Twitter Do you really mean twitter, Marty? (It's all in the name. Transpose the W for an A. That'll do it !) Taitter? Or do you mean transpose the I? I don't call it Twitter and the censor b...