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by Mid A 15
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Michael Scuffil
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Michael Scuffil

I'm surprised we haven't heard from him during this burst of activity on the forum.

I always enjoy and value his contributions regardless of whether I agree or disagree with him.

Hope he's ok.
by Mid A 15
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

They were in the majority. I'll start: Gerald Davies. Being taught English by him was a bit strange, Shakespeare in a Welsh accent. But on the rugby pitch I loved every moment. He never said much but I remember that he told me one day that I could be good at rugby. Those few words coming from him p...
by Mid A 15
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 29
Views: 946

Re: What was the attraction?

The late Ron Lorimer was my housemaster throughout my time in Middleton A. I met him at (another Old Blue) a friend's wedding some years after leaving and as the only people either of us knew were the groom, his brother and their parents, all of whom had other duties most of the day, we spent much o...
by Mid A 15
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 29
Views: 946

Re: What was the attraction?

I believe the pension arrangements were considered generous 'back in the day' too.

That may well no longer be the case with the squeeze on pensions generally.
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

Re: House structure

This has probably been covered before but here we go. Talking to JR on Friday, he is a throwback to the old prep days whereas I was a pupil of the 70s. When I started boys usually joined at 11 and went through to 18. The first three years were spent at the junior end (11-14) and the rest of the tim...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Transcripts

P P de W Burr without his spectacles, 1969 https://vgy.me/IuqPwk.jpg The blonde boy to his right / our left looks incredibly uncomfortable. A very good friend of mine with whom I am still in contact. He was (is) very 'handy' as they say in boxing parlance and had Burr tried it on with him he would,...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Transcripts

This probably goes without saying, but in a way it also comes as a shock to think that Burr was only in his twenties when all of this was going on. One wonders whether he interfered with his fellow pupils when he himself was at school just a few years earlier, then carried the habit over to CH as h...
by Mid A 15
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 57
Views: 2280

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

Getting involved in the semantics of 'management' is just another indirect way of justifying lack of support to the victims at the time the crimes were perpetrated. One indisputable FACT is that an abused child reported a rape to a chaplain and that was ignored. It is utterly indefensible that the c...
by Mid A 15
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The hearing
Replies: 23
Views: 1190

Re: The hearing

According to Sussex Police he is now 68 https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/former-horsham-public-school-teacher-given-17-year-sentence-for-sex-offences-against-pupil/ From reading Jim's link above some of that "17 years" is to be served concurrently. The 'real' sentence is 12 1/2 years from what I c...
by Mid A 15
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH response when reporting abuse - experience of others?
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: CH response when reporting abuse - experience of others?

I'd also like to add, PLEASE don't let the poor experience above prevent anyone from coming forward if you've something to report - you will be listened to by others, and hopefully you can see that the groundswell of opinion is one of support. These things HAVE to be exposed, particularly where oth...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Surely a member of the clergy would have a highly developed sense of right and wrong and wouldn't need to be told what to do, irrespective of the cost to them personally? Absolutely right. The only possible exceptions might be confession or where a plea for confidentiality has been made by the conf...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?

Bob Hailey was in charge of soccer in the 70s and I remember Ken Grimshaw being of a similar mind. Bob Hailey single handedly flew the Association Football (soccer) flag during the sixties and early seventies. I left in 1972 and there were no School teams and fixtures back then although Bob Hailey ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?
Replies: 51
Views: 1371

Re: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?

In my view absolutely 'NO' for reading only. It is already necessary to register or log in to post. There maybe a case for having something like the little 'exam' the OB facebook group do before allowing posting as well as protection against trolls, bots etc or whatever the modern terminology is.
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?

Representatives of OBAFC have posted on the forum previously so perhaps they will again in answer to your question. However to the best of my (very limited) knowledge OBAFC participates in the Southern Amateur League and runs three teams. The Club has only been in existence since 2011. http://www.so...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 2617

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

richardb wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:09 pm
I think this thread epitomises why the forum should remain open.

Everyone should be able to read this without needing to register.
In the context of your comment on another thread: 'LIKE'

EDIT: Now thanked!