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by michael scuffil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Seen in passing

I lived in The Netherlands (not 'Holland', please note)

When I say Holland I mean Holland. I have no idea whether what I observed in Delft and Haarlem and Leiden would also be observable in Catholic Brabant or the wilds of Gelderland or the mountains of Limburg.
by michael scuffil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 11790

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Not sure where I stand these days on corporal punishment. It never did me any harm at Horsham.

No, but it corrupted those who administered it. That is the main argument against it.
by michael scuffil
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Seen in passing

The ladies' fashions are out of this world - those hats! I agree. But you can still see a similar spectacle, as regards the hats at least, if you go to Holland and stand outside a (protestant) church any Sunday. I have a splendid snapshot: a young woman with a very extravagant hat being picked up o...
by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Seen in passing

Katharine wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:58 pm
How did you come across the film, Michael?
I tend to look at old footage and old photographs on youtube, so when I go to youtube, the program recommends a selection. I idly clicked on this one, and happened to notice the boy.
by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Seen in passing

Interesting that it is the only thing that hasn't changed, apart from the building. The building is St James's Church, Hessle Road, Hull. It was demolished in 1957. This looks like summer. No one's wearing an overcoat. So I suppose the boy spent the summer term in Newgate St and then returned after...
by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Seen in passing

I think he's older than the Prep (that's definitely a broadie girdle), and the 'ribbon' is a watch-chain (to judge by old house photographs, commonly worn). I think it is a CH boy. The buttons on the uniform are not evenly spaced even today (or at least were not, c. 1960 -- a photograph of me around...
by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Seen in passing

by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: New deputy head

Just curious to know what the School did, if anything, regarding 'denomination' during the reign of bl**dy Mary, half-sister of and successor* to Edward VI, when being Church of England was made difficult. Perhaps she was too busy roasting bishops to bother the nascent institution. I think it hoped...
by michael scuffil
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: University Challenge.

I must say that Bamber Gascoigne took the trouble to understand the questions. He didn't write them, but he spent two or three days researching them so that (a) he could read them intelligibly, and (b) he knew which alternative answers to accept. Paxo I'm afraid fails on both counts. He appears not ...
by michael scuffil
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 7563

Re: All this is incredibly sad

By that logic, if Karim had been under the age of 18 when he committed his CH offences then the victims would be unreasonable to make a complaint? A known offender who has served their sentence going on to be a soap actor is quite different to someone who is holding themselves as a person of impecc...
by michael scuffil
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 7563

Re: All this is incredibly sad

[ (2) the notion that an adolescent escapade (however unpleasant) should harm someone's career. I’m amazed you can still think this after reading on these very boards the devastating and often permanent impact that sexual assault can have upon people. His victim has to live with the impact of what ...
by michael scuffil
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 7563

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I don't know how you can say that Michael Don't get me wrong. I think she's probably telling the truth. But two things worry me: (1) the timing; and (2) the notion that an adolescent escapade (however unpleasant) should harm someone's career. Mind you, even if he's appointed, he's lost his authority.
by michael scuffil
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

Chinese Whispers or what?

A thread on Fish Edwards (a strait-laced puritan if ever there was one) morphs via Elvis Carter (who I certainly remember) into rock 'n' roll c. 1960. He'll be rolling in his grave.
by michael scuffil
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 7563

Re: All this is incredibly sad

There is a very important difference with Kavanaugh. Even if he is guilty of what he is accused of, he is not guilty of a breach of trust. A high-school party is not a teacher-pupil relationship. Much as I hate to say so, I fear this lady's appearance is factitious. Even if everything she says is tr...
by michael scuffil
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: University Challenge.

As a former participant, I am often amazed by the knowledge of the participants, and sometimes equally amazed by the gaps. But then I think back to myself at 21 and realize I probably hadn't heard of Robert Hooke (say) either at that time... And one of my very quick interruptions for a starter for 1...