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by sejintenej
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Help the newbie!
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Help the newbie!

Puffinsplace (sounds like shades of Lundy Island!) Seems to me that the ladies would be better equipped to help you and most have decamped to their site within the glories of Facebook. As a mere male I keep clear of femininity but I would suggest that you try to find the ladies' Facebook page. Perha...
by sejintenej
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8180

Re: Roger Martin

As for the atmosphere in Peele A: When my parents met my housemaster John Page on my first day, he told them that Thornton B was a 'happy house' (which, thanks to him, was largely true). It did not occur to my parents to ask what an unhappy house might involve, or if there were any. (Actually, if I...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2480

Re: Did anyone know?

I started in 89 & witnessed a boy on my year being slippered. In fact, the teacher in question asked for a sample of slippers from the rest of us and then selected one with a hard sole. Not saying this was a regular occurrence but corporal punishment did not end with Baker. Kit at least punished pu...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rex Roberts Maths Master
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Rex Roberts Maths Master

. Decent man, wrong place really. After that we got Nick Plomley/Plumley, who was an interesting teacher but had 'something of the night' about him. One evening he went loopy and gym-shoed about 30 people. Probably December 1952, night before we went home there was a lot of horseplay in one of the ...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2480

Re: Did anyone know?

I believe that sexual abuse existed pre 1963 Rob. Corporal punishment is a wholly different issue. A lot of boys were beaten and in many cases it was for no good reason, although it is difficult to know whether teachers got any sort of pleasure from it. Back in those days beatings were par for the ...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7793

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Approaching the BBC sounds a very good idea to me. It would be very interesting to know their reaction given the subject for the request. Softlee softlee catchee monkey. I would start to involve the BBC, ITV etc. only if we suspect that the school is dragging it's feet; going in with all guns blazi...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8180

Re: Roger Martin

I attended CH during St. Clarence’s twilight years. He was like a bewildered time traveler from a former age. That was an accurate description of 'The Oil' Flecker at his end. The extreme in-house boys-boy sadism and gang-bang squit initiation degradations ceased (in Peele A) with Seaman's arrival....
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

As a 3rd Former (1978/1979), we all had mandatory Manual School which broke down into Metalwork with Keith Stratton, Woodwork with Webb and Architectural drawing or Design with Perry. . I can't remember who my teacher was but the lessons I learned there were enough to get my drawings approved by Fr...
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8180

Re: Roger Martin

. But there is no other country in Europe , and not many in the world, where cases 40+ years old could be prosecuted . There are various reasons for this (1. unreliability of evidence; 2. 'identity' of person now and person 40 years ago; 3. purpose served by punishment ('public interest') -- clearl...
by sejintenej
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12494

Re: Expelled

ZeroDeConduite wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:18 pm
sejintenej wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Was that the MOBAT...
That sounds fun. No Uncle's one was more like this - an M20: http://modernfirearms.net/userfiles/ima ... 229055.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/120_mm_BA ... less_rifle..
L4 moBAT version

How he got that I have no idea
by sejintenej
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12494

Re: Expelled

He also came back from a summer CCF camp at Shorncliffe, Kent in the late 1950s with a huge anti-tank two-man bazooka (but no ammo!!!) which was surplus to requirements there. We trundled it out on CCF afternoons after we got bored with dismantling the Bren guns. Was that the MOBAT (mobile anti tan...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8180

Re: Roger Martin

ok - in that evidence of the totally separate management of the 2 organisations i can see why ex leaders (some of whom left the school under a cloud) could still end up on a scout camp during the holidays and outside the school grounds without any control or input from the school As foureyes states...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12494

Re: Expelled

I was eased out by Tom Keeley for being a "disruptive influence on the house" .. Yes, Ginger hair (and no beard in those days) could be described as disruptive influence if the person is being teased / beaten up as a result. What a b..... awful excxuse for "easing someone out"! I wonder what the cu...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8180

Re: Roger Martin

"What control over CH Scout pack did CH School/foundation have ?" I may be able to help a little bit, but need to explain my involvement. I was never a member of the Scouts, but became peripherally involved over Barclay Hankin's Will. In brief, he was an Old Blue and somewhat eccentric (now there's...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7793

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Generally, even if you have unfair dismissal protection after 2 years service, your employer can dismiss you fairly on the basis of a 'reasonable belief' in misconduct if not reporting (assuming that is an understood duty on the teacher), provided that belief is genuinely held on reasonable grounds...