Search found 14859 matches

by J.R.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 164
Views: 17291

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

It's getting so bad nowadays that if the announcer on the TV says, "Here is the ten o'clock news", I have to check my watch !!
by J.R.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2442

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I applaud the HM's comments entirely.

It will be interesting to see how the remaining trials pan out, especially if the accused contimue to maintain their innocence.
by J.R.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2442

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

One of the difficulties with sentencing Webb is that he served an 18 month sentence for offences against one of his victims. The effect of today's judgment is that the Court decided that he should serve the equivalent to a 7 year sentence for the totality of his offending. What we do now know is th...
by J.R.
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

My view is that historic cases of any sort ought not to be prosecutable. Seriously? Yes, seriously. I live in a country where the right not to be tried after a certain period is regarded with the same sort of reverence as the British regard trial by jury. Britain and Ireland are, I think, the only ...
by J.R.
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Last night's ITV documentary by Alex Renton showed up the reluctance of the boarding school authorities and bodies like the Independent Schools Couuncil to allow these scandals to spread too widely. Offenders were allowed to quietly leave and in some cases were still given references for jobs at ot...
by J.R.
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Just caught up on this thread after 10 days in hospital undergoing stroke scans/tests etc. ( Thankfully, clear ), but a deep MRI has reulted in the discovery of severe oesteo-athritis in lower spine, neck and hips, but I digress... I can only repeat what I have said before... I cannot recall ANY inc...
by J.R.
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2442

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

More and more interesting by the day.

Thanks, LHA.
by J.R.
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: CH and flu

I know I've commented on this before somewhere on here. At then end of one term, 1960-ish, I wasn't allowed home for two days due to being in the sicker. It may well have been a flu outbreak. Chicken Pox was the illness I managed to avoid completely at CH, ( 3 epidemics if memory serves ! ). Later i...
by J.R.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: CH and flu

My wife and I have had yearly flu shots for the last decade or so. Sometimes it apparently works and sometimes not. Same as that, Martin. If my wife and I forget to re-book our vaccinations, we get repeated automated texts from the surgery. The actual vaccine is slightly different from year to year...
by J.R.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

... and although slightly off-topic, this subject is somewhat relevant.

https://www.rt.com/uk/415057-black-cab-rape-worboys/

Maybe a thread entitled 'British sentencing going soft' might be appropriate ??
by J.R.
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I remember five Americans at CH for a year, but only two names. Peter Flynn (1960-61) and Al Sharp (1961-62). Peter Flynn was altogther unAmerican, as we thought: very arty and unsporty (he became a judge). Al Sharp was the all-American boy. Some say he was sent as an antidote. I was his ' swab ' i...
by J.R.
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

I believe the trial date for Karim is set for Tuesday 3rd. April.

Things may well change before then.
by J.R.
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

J.R. wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:06 am
Yes, it is three. My mistake.

VerisonaLaw is very much in the know with the court lists, so we'll wait and se. If these three stick to 'not guilty' pleas, it could be some time yet.
by J.R.
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Yes, it is three. My mistake.

VerisonaLaw is very much in the know with the court lists. If these three stick to 'not guilty' pleas, it could be some time yet.
by J.R.
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4916

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

I can only assume the two sentences passed were in my view lenient, because of their age. Or maybe they were Masons !!!

Two down, literally) and two to go.