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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: 631

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: 5799

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: 343

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: 2483

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...
by Mid A 15
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7808

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Not directly related to the abuse questions and advice request you raise but rather your financial situation you mention, namely trying to balance studying with the necessity to work 2 jobs. Have you approached the Benevolent Society of Blues (BSB)? They give financial help by way of loans or grants...
by Mid A 15
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8199

Re: Roger Martin

So the progression is: The authorities are fully aware. to 'As far as I am aware the authorities are aware of all sudden departures in the last 27 years. I just do not know how much more reassuring I can possibly be. to Simply put, Dad started in January 92 as a teacher so can only speak after that...
by Mid A 15
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 66
Views: 3009

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

For what it is worth I cannot see anything wrong in anything Wurzel has posted. There has been an element of conflating historic issues on various threads, particularly with regard to Sillett, and I think all Wurzel is essentially requesting is a bit of clarity of thought. I certainly don't gain the...
by Mid A 15
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8199

Re: Roger Martin

As far as I am aware the authorities are aware of all sudden departures in the last 27 years. I just do not know how much more reassuring I can possibly be. Hi Howard, Thank you for your responses - they are indeed reassuring. I am not badgering you - but I am again interested in your comment. 27 y...
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8199

Re: Roger Martin

Isn’t 6 months or so fairly average for this? You are pretty much spot on Plum. Since Operation Yewtree the through put of sex offences in the Crown Court is between 60 and 70% of the workload. Cases with young witnesses are supposed to be tried within 8 weeks. Where the accused in in custody the c...
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8199

Re: Roger Martin

not even a cut and paste from Simon Reid Embarrassing and cheap. I wonder what the purpose of you being on this forum is Howard? You seem more concerned to defend every tiny act of Simon Reid (and yes, I'm right to criticise, if all the school can be bother to do after each court case is a cut and ...
by Mid A 15
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8199

Re: Roger Martin

Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accused of abusing, through a trial. Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come....
by Mid A 15
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Re: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH

You have my respect firstly for being brave enough to speak so openly of your experiences and secondly for finding the inner strength and resilience to rise above the trauma of being abused and go on to attain the rank and qualifications shown in your signature. The majority of us posting regularly ...
by Mid A 15
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7808

Re: Letter to the Head Master

The moderators have emailed to tell me that my limerick has been removed because one or two people have objected. OK, but by the same token Jim Rayner posted a "like" and richardb laughed at it. So how do we decide when something should be removed? If people are going to object should they not be o...
by Mid A 15
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7808

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Jim has beaten me to the punch but I concur with his comments re timings for Webb and Burr. I left Maine A in the summer of 1968 and Burr had been a junior housemaster for all of that academic year. In fact I think he came in with Basil Gregory in September 1966 when Maine A became a junior house fu...
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CHOBA 65+ years on reunion anyone?!
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: CHOBA 65+ years on reunion anyone?!

Me too!

Interestingly the email was (is) in my junk which is not usually the case with CHOBA emails.