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by Foureyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Thank you CodFlabAndMuck. I hope that you won't mind me saying that your's is a very sensible and well-balanced comment. In particular, I respect your experience - three times, no less! It is interesting how often one comes across the comment that a judge was biassed - sometimes one way, sometimes t...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

"...the appalling jury system..." I am sorry but I simply cannot agree with that. In my book the jury system is one of the brightest jewels in our democratic crown. We take twelve citizens - regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth, education, profession or status in the community - and present ...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1038

Re: Attitudes to sports

JHE was also responsible for the mid-morning PT sessions. These were run by monitors but before taking charge you had to attend a short course run by JHE who taught about the various exercise, how to mix them, and so on. He was definitely not a housemaster in Lamb B up to my departure at Christmas 1...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I see what you mean, Tim. I suppose that I was taken aback - amazed, even - by being faced with and trying to read the whole lot at once. I am a member of various local NHS committees and while I greatly admire 99 percent of the people working in the NHS I am appalled by the bureaucracy and the vast...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

" I couldn't give a fig about the odd spelling mistake or grammatical error. If those are your priorities then go back to your cave ." I feel very sad that an attempt at lightheartedness is treated with such rudeness. I was only attempting to show that I have actually read them, line by line, even w...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

CH Policies On Line. I am amazed. There must be an entire department devoted to writing increasingly complicated and ever more detailed instructions. My only other comment (and just to show that I have actually read some of them) concerns the Child Protection and Safety Policy, Appendix M. Part A. L...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1038

Re: Attitudes to sports

"Erm, wrong car park! " OK, so I was misinformed about the actual location of the proposed running-track. But that does not effect my point that the former athletics track was dug up only a few years ago and is now being replaced. Nor does it effect my point that if so much money is floating around...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1038

Re: Attitudes to sports

Talking of sport, oldies among us will remember the athletics track, which was dug up some years ago and turned into a carpark. Now, under a revolutionary plan, the carpark is to be dug up and turned into - would you believe? - an athletics track. That's progress. No wonder the school has to keep ad...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

OK - but that's only half the story! What had caused the protest in the first place, and did it work? As a matter of interest there have been several active protests/rebellions at various public schools over the centuries. A major outbreak took place at Winchester and was led by an Old Blue, Colborn...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

"JR may recall exactly when it was when the entire school rebelled silently in chapel against the changes Seaman instituted"
Good heaves - what was that about? Do tell,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 46
Views: 1038

Re: Attitudes to sports

I enjoyed games but was always very bad at them - poor eyesight and a lack of coordination were my main failings. I remember the annual gym competition which involved passing a whole series of tests (headstand, handstand, vault, rope and so on) with a scoresheet kept in the dayroom so that everyone ...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 118
Views: 3680

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Like Rockfreak and sculfill I find the reports of bullying and pilfering at C.H. in the 70s and 80s hard to understand. I was in Prep B for two terms in 1948, then Lamb B until 1955, so predate them slightly. I really cannot remember any excessive bullying and as for private property, that was absol...
by Foureyes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1691

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

I apologise - I did not know that she was an Old Blue and therefore a member of CHOBA by right.
Nevertheless, I stick to my point that this thread is about child abuse, of which, to the best of my knowledge, she is not being accused, so why should she feature here.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1691

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

I do not seem to be making myself clear. This thread (which I started, by the way) is about removing membership from CHOBA members who were involved in child abuse at the school. As far as I am aware, this woman is not a member of CHOBA and was not involved in any way with child abuse at C.H. Yes, w...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1691

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Passing comments on Mr Sillett is fair enough, but mud-slinging at his daughter is not. This forum is about C.H., Old Blues and the teaching staff. So, whatever this woman has done is of NO concern to us, even if she spent a very short time at C.H. I suggest that a degree of moderation is required. ...