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by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Phone boxes

I only recall 3 phone boxes. The ones behind the Courtroom and next to the Tuckshop that have already been mentioned, and one next to the Post Office. These were the only ones I recall, although I believe senior Housemasters had a phone in their study, presumably for "emergencies". As a policeman, ...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 1778

Re: House structure

Wikipedia shows Andrew Higgins as an OB. But it says he was born in Epping during what would have been termtime. I'd long gone so have no idea but is it possible that Andrew could have been adopted? https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl I cannot find an Andrew Higgins registered in the Epping ar...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 1778

Re: House structure

I don't think any of the masters who were masons ever hid the fact (most notably Bob Sillett MBE), a lot of my peers who joined the lodge are equally open, and the school hosts lodge days. Freemasonry is wound into the very foundation of the Horsham site. Mr Higgins (my chem teacher) was a member. ...
by Mid A 15
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 21
Views: 838

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

There is already a posting called Favourite Teachers on this Forum and so maybe this new thread is doubling up what has been said unless and being pedantic there is a difference between a good teacher and favourite one :P The reason I posted this thread here is because over a long period of time a ...
by Mid A 15
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Michael Scuffil
Replies: 6
Views: 360

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: 21
Views: 838

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: 974

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: 974

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: 56
Views: 1778

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: 994

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: 994

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: 2334

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: 1210

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: 547

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: 2199

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...