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by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

Squizzing happened at the start of every term - it has been described here http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?p=44806#p44806 and the following page. Just flicked back to read those posts from your link Katharine. Sounds terrible, bordering on abuse. My wife Jan went to a secondary modern all...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Address to the Governing Council help please
Replies: 28
Views: 1268

Re: Address to the Governing Council help please

As TMF said above. There are a very many OB's with you on this one.

We are all sick of constant cover ups.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1026

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Christ’s Hospital pupils and their teachers are celebrating another year of excellent A level results. A highly impressive 53% of all Pre-U and A Level grades achieved were equivalent to either an A* or A I have just seen the list of Independent schools' results. I can't see CH on the list. Perhaps...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Address to the Governing Council help please
Replies: 28
Views: 1268

Re: Address to the Governing Council help please

Interesting, James Arnell, James Maclean and Nick Atkinson (if it is the right one) are all near contemporaries of me, so were in the school during the tenure of several of the 5 convicts Which will make Rob's address even MORE interesting. I don't think the fire-buckets filled with sand trick will...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: Phone boxes

I developed all sorts of mad ways of answering it to get the caller of the phone sharp, form answering "hugh,pugh, barney Mrcrue, cuthbert, dibble and grump - trumpton firestation here, what is your emergency ?" to just answering saying "hello is John there ?" and pretending i was making an outgoin...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Help the newbie!
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Help the newbie!

I first kitted out a 2nd former 9 years ago and then renewed her kit subsequently. Sports kit was fairly rigid in the early days but relaxed as the years went by. She was sporty and in a variety of teams and so used team kit (I never really got my head round that, but I never ended up paying for it...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

Katharine and I were contemporaries at Hertford. Like her I was not aware of anything sexual going on. "Squizzing" was a bit bizarre. There was a fair bit of downright unkindness by house staff. Teaching staff hadn't a clue what was going on outside the classroom as far as I could tell. For me the ...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 5582

Re: Dobbie's departure

marty wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:34 am
J.R. wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:27 am
Very slightly off topic, but last night I watched a TV programme, 'Inside The Court of Appeal'. One of the appeal applicants was a certain Mr. DOBBIE.

Hey-Ho. Keeping the name in the spotlight?
I think it was actually Dobby as in the house elf.
Close enough ! Which house ???
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

I quite agree. Julian ??? Yes - as a separate area separate to General Chat - non CH. A suitable title might be " Horsham Historical Abuse" or similar (I haven't heard a peep about this type of abuse at Hertford but if there was some ......) Yes there was abuse at Hertford but it has got rather bur...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 5582

Re: Dobbie's departure

Very slightly off topic, but last night I watched a TV programme, 'Inside The Court of Appeal'. One of the appeal applicants was a certain Mr. DOBBIE.

Hey-Ho. Keeping the name in the spotlight?
by J.R.
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9724

Re: Who Knew What?

Thanks Guys. Pearsall was the dentist.

Digging holes in the road would probably have suited his 'skills' better.
by J.R.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THANK YOU, JULIAN
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: THANK YOU, JULIAN

..... and Julian, like Richard have their own businesses to manage.

I tend to have a lot more time to spare, though with ageing, comes increasing health problems.

Us moderators try to do our best.

NO - We are NOT the Three Musketeers !!
by J.R.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9724

Re: Who Knew What?

Don't get me wrong. I never intended to imply that Dr Scott was a hard inefficient man. At the end of one school term I and a few others were recovering from some bug in the sicker after the rest of school had gone home. We were all put together in one ward with a TV, (rare in the early 1960's), and...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 9724

Re: Who Knew What?

So, reading the above posts about Dr Hoskins, I now have to take it that Dr Scott had no such psychiatric experience or knowledge. My personal view of 'Tommy' Scott was, "I can cure illnesses and warts, but I don't do 'personal problems'". Yes - I was a disturbed child at CH at 11 years of age. My f...
by J.R.
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2330

Re: Did anyone know?

thatfrankie wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Yes I would, I have not been sure whether it would be any use or relevant but if it is, then sure.
I think Richardb could well advise you before making an initial advance.