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Curious

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Re: Curious

Post by Katharine » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:21 pm

I'm still not convinced that the good of the students is taking a higher priority than the once good name of the school.
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Re: Curious

Post by richardb » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm

There seems to be a lot of denial about the full extent of what has gone on.

The business about Webb is very very strange. Can anyone cast any light on it?

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Re: Curious

Post by Chrissie Boy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:38 am

After Webb was kicked out, did any of the staff keep in touch with him? As I remember it, all-round good bloke Chris Bomber-Nicholson was a close friend of his during his time at the school, so it'd be fascinating to know whether they remained friends after Webb's disgrace. In fact, it'd be fascinating to know precisely what Webb's life consisted of between then and now. Presumably Webb and Burr remained friends, unless of course they judged it wiser not to keep in touch for fear of being seen as associates, having both been sacked for the same reason.

After Webb was given the boot, it came to my ears that he'd been dismissed for exactly what he had indeed been dismissed for: fondling boys in the dormitory at night. And yet I had left the school years before he was booted out. So how can it be that I, an Old Blue, got to hear about the real reason for his dismissal in spite of the fact that the school itself was trying to cover the whole thing up? Most mysterious.
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Re: Curious

Post by marty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:42 am

I'd be curious to know if ITV approached CH for the interview or if CH approached ITV....
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Re: Curious

Post by richardb » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:29 am

Chrissie Boy wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:38 am
After Webb was kicked out, did any of the staff keep in touch with him? As I remember it, all-round good bloke Chris Bomber-Nicholson was a close friend of his during his time at the school, so it'd be fascinating to know whether they remained friends after Webb's disgrace. In fact, it'd be fascinating to know precisely what Webb's life consisted of between then and now. Presumably Webb and Burr remained friends, unless of course they judged it wiser not to keep in touch for fear of being seen as associates, having both been sacked for the same reason.

After Webb was given the boot, it came to my ears that he'd been dismissed for exactly what he had indeed been dismissed for: fondling boys in the dormitory at night. And yet I had left the school years before he was booted out. So how can it be that I, an Old Blue, got to hear about the real reason for his dismissal in spite of the fact that the school itself was trying to cover the whole thing up? Most mysterious.
I haven't been to the school for nearly 40 years and haven't kept in touch with anyone, but I too heard that Webb had been interfering with pupils. How on earth can that happen?

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Re: Curious

Post by yamaha » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:55 pm

That ITV report made me wonder about Webb's post CH career.
He would have been about 40 years old when he left and he remained at liberty for another 30+ years.
Did his references mention the "pressures" and "stresses" as the quoted CH letter to parents cynically euphemised his activities?

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Re: Curious

Post by DazedandConfused » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:06 pm

Did Husband ever teach again post-CH?

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Re: Curious

Post by richardb » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:15 pm

DazedandConfused wrote:
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Did Husband ever teach again post-CH?
No.

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Re: Curious

Post by DazedandConfused » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Thank goodness.
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Re: Curious

Post by richardb » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:01 pm

He left CH in 1994. Turned up at Pickering in 1998.

No one knows about the missing years.

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Re: Curious

Post by DazedandConfused » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:11 pm

So we don’t know definitively that he didn’t teach?

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Re: Curious

Post by marty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:15 pm

The rumour was that he became a lorry driver. No idea if true or not.
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Re: Curious

Post by DazedandConfused » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 pm

marty wrote:
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The rumour was that he became a lorry driver. No idea if true or not.
I’d forgotten about that, but I do remember hearing that rumour.

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Re: Curious

Post by bakunin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:56 pm

I thought the rumour was that he was a postman or delivered packages or something

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