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by jtaylor
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: Vikki Askew

Bizarrely, when registering the death, I met Webmaster Julian Taylor's mum who was there as a counsellor. Didn't know you'd met, it's a small world! Mum volunteers for Coroner Court Support at Southwark Coroners' Court, and occasionally other Coroner Courts, as well as volunteering at St. Christoph...
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital

Absolutely agree, well put.
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital

Agree that links between Ball, Dobbie, CoE (still find it odd he's not been referred to as Revd.) absolutely need to be investigated. Let's avoid speculation though, and anything which is of substance should absolutely be reported to the police if feel able.

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by jtaylor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St
Replies: 13
Views: 2163

Re: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St

I went to see it last year, and was very impressed. Great concept, well executed, and there was a constant stream of city-types pausing unexpectedly to take a look. Love the colour too.
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

I believe Joe also setup http://www.tekkers.co.uk

I can't see any buy links on the website now though, so not sure if still trading or just problems with website.
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

The story I heard was that it was a joint idea, based on an old cricket bat found in a shed with woodworm.... https://www.woodworm.tv/woodworm-about It all began back in September 2001 when Joe Sillett was hunting in his garage for a bat ahead of a Sunday match for his club side Brook in Surrey vers...
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 3576

Re: Over on Facebook

Did Ball visit CH? Yes. He performed confirmations - I think he did my confirmation service. I don’t remember him being a regular visitor though. I’m hoping the school/police will be wanting to understand whether there’s more to uncover there, given the convicted Revd Dobbie was CH Chaplain, Ball w...
by jtaylor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 3576

Re: Over on Facebook

I’ll let Richard reply, but from my perspective I’m keen we keep the fair and moral high ground, and avoid the Forum from becoming a morally questionable environment. Also stick to the Ts and Cs, and be aware that the Forum doesn’t take responsibility nor liability for what’s posted on here - but th...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 73
Views: 4648

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

Personally I feel for the families of the convicted - as has been said before, they are victims too (obviously in a very different sense to the victims in the cases), whether they know it or feel it or not. I can't imagine how I'd feel if my dad had been convicted for abuse like this. It must be a m...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 4712

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

(I've removed the links to the unfinished separate website which a user had linked here, having taken some advice from RichardB re some of the content on that site, and based on past history of that organisation. Not sure about who the organisation comprises, or whether it's one person's opinion or...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Adverts...please not this
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

Re: Adverts...please not this

Unfortunately we can’t control the links that get displayed, but the adverts delivered are usually linked to the visitor’s browsing history on other sites, which targets ads at them for similar things ?! (I’m not casting aspersions, but!!) Seriously though - the adverts bring in literally sub £20 pe...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 4374

Re: What was the food chain?

I've always found these formal dinners very "old school." I think I'm the exception, but I've never seen the attraction of the vanity of dressing up and formal dinners. Travel is easy if you're in London, but otherwise it's a case of late trains/staying over, and all rather expensive once you add it...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 4374

Re: What was the food chain?

I'm reliably informed that you can't defame the deceased. That might help matters a little !! Indeed - but I would though say that we should be sensitive to surviving family, and not therefore speculate unfairly. I was at CH with Simon Baker, who was I believe Derek's son, a year or two above me - ...
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 5836

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

Re selection of Bishops, Yes, Prime Minister apparently got it scarily accurate....
The Bishop’s Gambit (hope this link works...)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5tc4li