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by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2608

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

No wonder people say the Law is an ass.

Unbelievable.
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9675

Re: Roger Martin

J.R. wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:02 pm
robert totterdell wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Did he make an appearance and what happened? Does anyone know, please?


Who ??
I assume Robert is referring to Roger Martin the original subject of this thread.

If so my understanding is that matters were adjourned until March 2019 when it is envisaged a full Hearing will take place.
by Mid A 15
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: staff accommodation
Replies: 40
Views: 1486

Re: staff accommodation

The fundamental principle underpinning taxation under Schedule E (ie PAYE employees) is as below: Broadly tax relief is available when expenses are incurred 'wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of the duties of the employment' 5. ... Under this exemption, qualifying expenses can b...
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9675

Re: Roger Martin

Finally I will add briefly my understanding is that the 'spurious circumstances' to which you refer were based on rumour and gossip rather than any hard facts which were known generally. I would assume that the 'spurious circumstances' described in 2007 were the circumstances described here: http:/...
by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9675

Re: Roger Martin

It is interesting to read that 2007 thread. E.g. in addition to discussion of McCall's 'spurious circumstances' of departure, there is mention of Burr - here for example a poster hints at the fact that Burr is not a good guy to have around the house: http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=23&t...
by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9675

Re: Roger Martin

FYI the topic of McCall's 'spurious circumstances' of departure came up on this board in 2007 about 11 years ago: http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=317&p=57144&hilit=spurious#p57144 I think he left (maybe under spurious circumstances) at the end of my 3rd form / LE so 1994/5 I think ...
by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2924

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Thanks. Reason for asking is that I can find a UK birth record for an Edward R McCall in 1944 (which would appear to be the right age) but not an Ernest R McCall. Obviously if he was born outside of the UK he wouldn't appear on those records. There is no (UK) death record for Edward R McCall. I hav...
by Mid A 15
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2924

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Are we certain it's Ernest and not Edward? No, well I'm not anyway. During my time In Mid A he was known as ERM when we were being respectable or 'Joe Crow' (no idea why unless it was that he was occasionally a bit scruffy compared to other Masters of the time) when we were not. I never actually di...
by Mid A 15
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2924

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

McCall was a junior house master in Middleton A when I was there and is / was ER McCall.

I suspect, like some others, he preferred to use his second given Christian name rather than his first.
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: David WICKS
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: David WICKS

My brother-in-law is an avid ham radio user and wonders if David WICKS (born 1953) was at CH, and maybe active in signals. If anyone from the 64-71 era recognizes the name. There was a WICKS I am aware of at CH in the time you mention but I do not know his Christian name for sure (it may have been ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 11468

Re: Who Knew What?

Don't get me wrong. I never intended to imply that Dr Scott was a hard inefficient man. At the end of one school term I and a few others were recovering from some bug in the sicker after the rest of school had gone home. We were all put together in one ward with a TV, (rare in the early 1960's), an...
by Mid A 15
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections

There has been FAR too much negativity on this site relating to historic abuse to the extent that people are losing perspective about CH. One of the great things that happened since my wife, Vikki, arrived at CH was the expansion of Community Service, now called Community Action. She created the or...
by Mid A 15
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 6710

Re: Dobbie's departure

And continuing the theme of 'betraying the dog collar:' That awful Chaplain who did nothing when a vulnerable, distressed victim pleaded in vain for help as graphically and harrowingly described on here. I am no lawyer so my terminology may be incorrect but surely that Chaplain was guilty of gross m...
by Mid A 15
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Data Protection Act
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Data Protection Act

Whilst I appreciate there must be safety guidelines, I had had to struggle with oesteo-arthritis to the surgery to get a new online password before the bank holiday. The receptionist KNEW me. I didn't have photo ID, so I had to make a return journey to get some. A double round trip totalling nearly...
by Mid A 15
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 3095

Re: Did anyone know?

Hi All We all have our own views on what happened at CH (at Horsham) from 1969 to 2001, although I would suggest, on police evidence 1963 to 2014. I suppose the fundamental question is - did people know about what was going on or did they not? That is not for me to answer. It is for you. When you w...