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by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 1675

Re: Attitudes to sports

"Erm, wrong car park! " OK, so I was misinformed about the actual location of the proposed running-track. But that does not effect my point that the former athletics track was dug up only a few years ago and is now being replaced. Nor does it effect my point that if so much money is floating around...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 1675

Re: Attitudes to sports

Talking of sport, oldies among us will remember the athletics track, which was dug up some years ago and turned into a carpark. Now, under a revolutionary plan, the carpark is to be dug up and turned into - would you believe? - an athletics track. That's progress. No wonder the school has to keep ad...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6720

Re: All this is incredibly sad

OK - but that's only half the story! What had caused the protest in the first place, and did it work? As a matter of interest there have been several active protests/rebellions at various public schools over the centuries. A major outbreak took place at Winchester and was led by an Old Blue, Colborn...
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6720

Re: All this is incredibly sad

"JR may recall exactly when it was when the entire school rebelled silently in chapel against the changes Seaman instituted"
Good heaves - what was that about? Do tell,
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 1675

Re: Attitudes to sports

I enjoyed games but was always very bad at them - poor eyesight and a lack of coordination were my main failings. I remember the annual gym competition which involved passing a whole series of tests (headstand, handstand, vault, rope and so on) with a scoresheet kept in the dayroom so that everyone ...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6720

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Like Rockfreak and sculfill I find the reports of bullying and pilfering at C.H. in the 70s and 80s hard to understand. I was in Prep B for two terms in 1948, then Lamb B until 1955, so predate them slightly. I really cannot remember any excessive bullying and as for private property, that was absol...
by Foureyes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1885

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

I apologise - I did not know that she was an Old Blue and therefore a member of CHOBA by right.
Nevertheless, I stick to my point that this thread is about child abuse, of which, to the best of my knowledge, she is not being accused, so why should she feature here.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1885

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

I do not seem to be making myself clear. This thread (which I started, by the way) is about removing membership from CHOBA members who were involved in child abuse at the school. As far as I am aware, this woman is not a member of CHOBA and was not involved in any way with child abuse at C.H. Yes, w...
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1885

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: 2563

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: 507

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 1885

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...