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by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 3125

Re: What was the food chain?

Derek Baker seems to be featuring on two separate postings, so to save readers cross-referencing I'll repeat what I just said: "Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back. He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerab...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9785

Re: Who Knew What?

Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back. He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerable ill-feeling, but I do not know why. Some years later I attended a dinner as a guest, and unbeknown to many of those present, ...
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mr Clippy
Replies: 16
Views: 873

Re: Mr Clippy

Returning to the theme of 'Mr Clippy' (man with clipboard) I was once told by a major in the Royal Military Police that it was a well-known confidence trick to be reasonably smartly dressed, look confident and carry a clipboard, which had to hold several sheets of typed paper - what the text concern...
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 3580

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Avon, You say: " ...Still, they do a lot for charidee, don’t they? Oh hang on, that’s Rotarians.. ." I think that that is a little unfair and were you to consult https://mcf.org.uk/ you would see that the Masons do quite a lot for charity. I was in the Army for 32 years and never knowingly met Mason...
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 3580

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Avon says: "...Quite the obverse in the Senior Service..." Hmmmm? What about Navy Lodge 2612 which is described as " the Lodge for Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy. "? It describes itself as: " ...being the premier Naval Lodge in the world, with an unparalleled history that encompasses four m...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 3580

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

This business of C.H. and Freemasons comes up about once every five years without fail. It is certain that there were links in the 1890s because they were paraded for all to see during the move to Horsham. There are several illustrations of the then Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) laying the...
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: NEW DRUM

Seeing the very smart new drum reminds me of a question I have long meant to ask. Can anyone explain what the white dangling plaited strings that hang under the drum are for. Are they purely decorative or do they have a function - apart from tripping up a very short drummer??
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 2285

Re: House structure

"... Lamb as swots..."
Well, they got that right!
:shock: David
Lamb B 48-55
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 351

NEW DRUM

Julian,
Like the new drum (above) - very smart!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 29
Views: 1260

Re: What was the attraction?

"...I struggle to see why it was attractive to a young unattached male teacher (most teachers were male then)." I think that you are looking at a 1950-60s issue through 2018 spectacles. In those days it was the norm in many professions for the juniors to be single, and, in many cases, compulsorily ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 2285

Re: House structure

rb, You are really delving into history! To fill in a few (possible) gaps. I joined in Summer Term 1948. At that time the block at the Horsham end of the Avenue (later Leigh Hunt) was the Prep School, divided into Prep A and Prep B. The Prep was self-contained for all activities (lessons, classrooms...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: WHERE IS CHOBA?
Replies: 10
Views: 682

WHERE IS CHOBA?

In all this turmoil in the Old Blue community, there is one body which is deafeningly silent. So, I would like to ask 'where is the Christ's Hospital Old Blues' Association board'? By this I do not mean the non-Old Blue Development Office suits in the Counting House, but the Old Blues on the Board, ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1455

Re: A WAY AHEAD?

Actually, I was not suggesting a government enquiry, with all that would entail. I envisage an enquiry set up by the Council of C.H. but thereafter strictly 'hands-off.' I think that could be made to work.
:shock: David
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1455

A WAY AHEAD?

Very sadly, it is clear that there is a lot of murkiness in the past five decades at C.H. and all (or, possibly not quite all!) concerned would like to see the facts exposed. It is also clear that few would trust C.H. itself to conduct such an investigation. So, I would like to suggest something on ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1380

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

May I add one further issue to sejentinejez (?) list?
'Agreeing with your wife, even though you know for a certainty that she is wrong.'
David :shock: