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by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Passing comments on Mr Sillett is fair enough, but mud-slinging at his daughter is not. This forum is about C.H., Old Blues and the teaching staff. So, whatever this woman has done is of NO concern to us, even if she spent a very short time at C.H. I suggest that a degree of moderation is required. ...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 32
Views: 2450

Re: CH and flu

I left C.H. in December 1956, but got caught up in the 1957 flu epidemic in (I think) February. I was undergoing Army basic recruit training and about half my platoon (about 30 men) went down with the flu, were very sick, and sent to local hospitals. Unfortunately, I was one of those who did not get...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NICE PIC, PITY ABOUT THE JEANS
Replies: 4
Views: 392

NICE PIC, PITY ABOUT THE JEANS

Daily Telegraph Saturday 15 September Independent School Guide page 10 features a pic of a happy-looking C.H. girl wearing bluecoat, bands and girdle. So far, so good - so traditional. Unfortunately, the skirt of the bluecoat is parted to show that she is also wearing very obvious jeans and short ye...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The Governorship Of CH
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: The Governorship Of CH

Robert, I assume that your remark is directed at me: "As for putting a question 'second hand' to the Council - well I would suggest that you had put it first hand and perhaps something might have been done. Shame on you! " Thank you. I have always tried to get through life by being polite to others ...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The Governorship Of CH
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: The Governorship Of CH

I am not clear why the question of gender equality on the current Council is relevant to the issue of historical abuse. If any Old Blue feels that the gender composition of the Council does not reflect the gender balance of today's school then there are already many means of bringing this to the att...
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The Governorship Of CH
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: The Governorship Of CH

Rob, I suggest that you need to do more research on the governance of C.H. Following a recent reorganisation, there are two bodies. The Court of Governors (the Court) comprises: the President (Duke of Gloucester), Vice President (Lord Mayor of London), 36 nominated representatives of the City of Lon...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

For information, I have exchanged emails with CHOBA Board concerning the infamous five. I pointed out that it is my understanding from reading the Rules of CHOBA that full membership is granted automatically to: 'Any pupil at the school..' and also to 'Past members of the teaching staff, pastoral st...
by Foureyes
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 5797

Re: Dobbie's departure

The Le Grice family is descended from a man of that name who was at C.H. and a contemporary of Lamb and Coleridge. A Grecian, he went on to take Holy Orders and was then selected to be the personal chaplain to a very wealthy widow in Cornwall, whom he subsequently married. From 'in-house' to 'in-bed...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 5745

Re: CH and the Armed Services

I will probably get told off by the Moderator, but would like to add a word about Chief Bradley which, I think, I may have said before on another thread. I used to visit the school CCF in the 1980s and had many chats with 'Chiefy', who, by any standard, was an exceptional man. On one occasion he tol...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THANK YOU, JULIAN
Replies: 4
Views: 326

THANK YOU, JULIAN

Dear All, I suggest that we all owe a major debt of thanks to Julian, who founded this Forum way back when and has kept it going ever since. The Forum serves a multitude of purposes from individual reminiscences, through parents' chit-chat, to the current and very serious topic of abuse. In the latt...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 5797

Re: Dobbie's departure

"By clique I meant a group of friends > 2" At the risk of being pedantic (but, hell, why not?) there is a subtle difference between a clique and a group of friends. A clique is a social group of like-minded people who share a common interest and who resent (or even prevent) outsiders from joining u...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8189

Re: Roger Martin

I was commenting on the phrase "the stifling and smug atmosphere of the postwar years" which, I repeat, I find patronising. Thus, I was not reminiscing on wartime years for the sake of it, but to explain my view. So, if it is thought that my contribution was irrelevant, then the phrase to which I ob...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 8189

Re: Roger Martin

"were of a generation where we had witnessed the stifling and smug atmosphere of the postwar years,.." I find that exceptionally patronising and quite undeserved. I was born in 1938, so lived through the war and its aftermath. Most people in the UK had experienced bombing, or had relatives who had....
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12500

Re: Expelled

In amplificaion of selintenenj "That sounds fun. No Uncle's one was more like this - an M20: http://modernfirearms.net/userfiles/ima ... 229055.jpg" That is much more likely. Even the British Army would be hard pushed to lose a MOBAT, which was quite large and mounted on two wheels. In British Servi...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12500

Re: Expelled

Actually, the names predate Kirby. In 1920-21 the War Office presented some ex-German guns to schools whose OTCs (CCFs) had contributed a significant number of ex-pupils to the Army during the late war. C.H. received two which were sited at either end of the Quarter Mile. Then, in 1939-40 when the c...