newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

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newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by LHA » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:15 am

Would be great if anyone could dig up a copy of this. I had heard it was in the Sun, others think the Express. The Express seems to have a pretty complete online archive but it doesn't seem to be traceable from that. I believe the headline was 'Goodbye Mr Chips'. If not, the date it appeared? Presume copies would have reached the school, inside Common Room and outside.

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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by wurzel » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:21 pm

We all got the standard newspaper deliveries (despite rumours to the contrary) so there was definitely a copy in LHB because otherwise i would not have read it and we were all warned to beware of reporters ringing to try and get extra details (in those days we had just had the understairs phone fitted rather than call boxes behind Pe, LH & Wardrobe)

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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by rockfreak » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:00 pm

At the risk of rousing Avon from his slumbers I might mention that the proverbial Nick Duffell says in his books that when the press started to pick up on his discovery of Boarding School Survivor Syndrome they led with headlines like "Mr Squeers laid to rest" and "New bugs get squashed".

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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by marty » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:59 pm

Have looked into this. Some newspapers have an online searchable database. The Sun does not but you can order back copies from www.historic-newspapers.co.uk for the "bargain" price of £34.99 - although you would probably need to know the exact date of publication. Otherwise you could try emailing them to see if they could search for the article first info@historic-newspapers.co.uk
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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by CHAZ » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:55 am

This press article happened during my tenure as Senior Grecian in 1984. I think more Lent Term 1984.
The headline was indeed "Goodbye Mr Chips" and I am pretty sure it was the SUN newspaper.
I recall Baker desperately pressing me to find out who had leaked the story but not really my cup of tea that.

As a 3rd Former (1978/1979), we all had mandatory Manual School which broke down into Metalwork with Keith Stratton, Woodwork with Webb and Architectural drawing or Design with Perry.

Webb taught us how to make a bedside lamp and for years after I still used mine before one move too many finally took its toll on the piece.
I recall that Webb was always singing and whistling in class...

Oh my how things have all become dark and ugly since...
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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by CodFlabAndMuck » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:19 am

CHAZ wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:55 am
This press article happened during my tenure as Senior Grecian in 1984. I think more Lent Term 1984.
The headline was indeed "Goodbye Mr Chips" and I am pretty sure it was the SUN newspaper.
I recall Baker desperately pressing me to find out who had leaked the story but not really my cup of tea that.

As a 3rd Former (1978/1979), we all had mandatory Manual School which broke down into Metalwork with Keith Stratton, Woodwork with Webb and Architectural drawing or Design with Perry.

Webb taught us how to make a bedside lamp and for years after I still used mine before one move too many finally took its toll on the piece.
I recall that Webb was always singing and whistling in class...

Oh my how things have all become dark and ugly since...
I still have my bedside lamp!
And the coffee table which Perry helped me finish.
Perry stood in for Webb after he left, and I remember him being exasperated.
It seemed to me it wasnt because of the inconvenience, it was because of the man's conduct.
You had much more contact with Baker than many of us, particularly at this time.
Do you think Baker covered up for Webb or do you think he was taken in?

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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by sejintenej » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:28 pm

CHAZ wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:55 am

As a 3rd Former (1978/1979), we all had mandatory Manual School which broke down into Metalwork with Keith Stratton, Woodwork with Webb and Architectural drawing or Design with Perry.
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Re: newspaper article re Peter Webb's departure from CH

Post by yamaha » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:53 pm

Marty: the British Library has all the newspapers.

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