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by Foureyes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12862

Re: Expelled

I can remember only one expulsion in my time: Lamb B 1948-55. Ian ----- was just junior to me and I knew him reasonably well. He was always up to something. On one occasion he talked me into going with him to the swimming baths at about midnight, where some of the Irish maids were supposed to be swi...
by Foureyes
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 8338

Re: Letter to the Head Master

A couple of comments, if I may. " The post of Head Master and Clerk have been combined. " This is not correct, although there have been so many changes in the past decade at that level that confusion is understandable. I shall not bore you all with the history, but the posts of Head Master and Clerk...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

Great Plum wrote: " I think with child protection issues, it would be difficult to allow old blues a space within the ring fence that they can just turn up in... " With respect, that was not what I suggested at all. Of course, visiting Old Blues would have to go through the same security checks as e...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

John Hopgood wrote: "David Miller and I are probably the only CHC committee members on this forum who remember the promise. CHC had a club room at the back near an entrance to the Council House. It was a room allowed to CHC when they moved down from London, and apart from some comfortable chairs, a ...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 8338

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I make no apologies for repeating something I said earlier, namely that the CHOBA Board appears to have been totally inactive over this issue. Two of the most important responsibilities of the Board are to represent Old Blue issues to the school and school issues to Old Blues, and in both of these t...
by Foureyes
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 8338

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Richard, If/when you send your letter I think that you should include a very strong prompt for the Head to get out into the open and seize the initiative As a former journo (among other things) I know that if a subject writhes/squirms/prevaricates it makes them easy meat for a determined scribe/inte...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57

Phillipa Flecker's greatest contribution to life at C.H. was to sit beside her parents in Chapel, where she made a much more attractive sight than those ghastly murals. I believe, but can't be certain, that she settled in Australia. Phillipa was seen only rarely and Nicky even less. *A quite severel...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1675

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

I agree with sejintenej. I was in Lamb B 1949-55 and the monitors ran the house, with the occasional gentle steer from the Senior Housemaster, Mr. Archbold. I ended up as 3rd Monitor and was responsible for discpline, behaviour, etc, - a bit like an adjutant in an army regiment. The only privileges ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 3601

Re: What was the food chain?

Mr Pink. I certainly remember him. He was senior housemaster of Prep B when I was there in 48-49, assisted by a Mr Keep as junior housemaster. Pink had a nasty practice of standing behind a boy who had upset him for some reason, placing his hands on the boy's shoulders and then digging fingers backw...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Charity Commission

Katherine,
You could be right. My historical adviser is having second thoughts. Watch this space,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 29
Views: 1463

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

I think that you will find that the suggestion of a 'Truth & Reconciliation Commission' came from me. I also observed that the CHOBA board has been totally silent on this matter, when it is supposed to lead in Old Blue matters. My suggestion for a T&RC was really intended to get discussion going on ...
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 73
Views: 3930

Re: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)

Not sure why you are relating Australia and Kerguelen as the former is an independent Commonwealth country and the latter is a French dependency and M Macron might not agree!
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Charity Commission

John Harrison fund.
Ho, hum - I was wrong. I am assured by a most reliable source that it had nothing to do with Christ's Hospital, but was for the poor of Ware,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Charity Commission

James Harrison Relief in Need, etc, etc
It sounds like one of many funds set up through the centuries relating to C.H.
I know just the chap to ask, so leave it to me and I will report back.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 3601

Re: What was the food chain?

Come on, guys, this thread is supposed to be a serious discussion of serious issues and the 'food chain' in the title does NOT refer to actual food. The subject of Housie food per se has been discussed ad nauseam (if you will forgive the expression in this context) on other threads, so please not he...