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by richardb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: What was the attraction?

Makes sense for my era David.
by richardb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: What was the attraction?

I can certainly accept that there was inertia but I think it was probably what might be said to be constitutional - the people who were single and seemed to stay for ever weren't particularly motivated and were happy to have a job, an income and a roof over their heads. Three or four nights a week i...
by richardb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: What was the attraction?

That was my first thought but it doesn't really explain why there were so many crusty old bachelors there who stayed for a long time. There were people like Lorimer and O'Meara (note, I am not suggesting that Lorimer and O'Meara did anything wrong - they were typical single men who never moved on). ...
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 50
Views: 1776

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

The only thing I remember him reading in Chapel was a piece about a man spending his first night in prison, who initially feels a sense of optimism, but then is overwhelmed by despair! Ironic just found it online. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HTl8CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT33&lpg=PT33&dq=first+night+in+p...
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

What was the attraction?

Looking back on my time at CH when it was a single sex school in the middle of nowhere, I struggle to see why it was attractive to a young unattached male teacher (most teachers were male then). You got a study on the ground floor and bedroom next to a dormitory. You didn't have much in the way of c...
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 51
Views: 2320

Re: Who Knew What?

I really don't know what to say.

No doubt CH moved him on with a glowing reference.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 19
Views: 613

Re: House structure

Very helpful as you were there for the change over from Prep.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 21
Views: 855

Re: How far did the rot spread?

Standards in the state sector have improved dramatically and I have myself wondering recently whether boarding school is now an outdated notion. CH has moved in my view a long way from its original purpose. In the modern day with the welfare state, NHS, academies etc most children can get a good edu...
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 38
Views: 1485

Re: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)

Julian is right.

The police want as much background evidence as possible so as to paint the fullest picture and give the proper context.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 38
Views: 1485

Re: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)

Quite right.

The kids got each other through.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 21
Views: 855

Re: How far did the rot spread?

What has been before the Courts has given a shocking picture in the 70s, 80s and 90s has painted a shocking picture of CH. That is just from those who have come forward and spoken up. I have no doubt there are many more who have buried it away and don't want to dredge it all up. Or feel embarrassed ...
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 51
Views: 2320

Re: Who Knew What?

I wish I could find my collection of "The Blue" magazine from that time. Even those who left in dishonour got honourable mentions in dispatches.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 51
Views: 2320

Re: Who Knew What?

Doubtless he got a glowing reference to speed him on his way.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 51
Views: 2320

Re: Who Knew What?

What year was it ?

I am guessing about 76-77.
by richardb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 19
Views: 613

Re: House structure

In my day the UF was senior house only.

We started on the second form because that was where we would have been in the prep days.