Corporal Punishment......

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Post by DavebytheSea » Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:45 pm

why?
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:13 am

DavebytheSea wrote:why?
Please go to "Stories, remeniscing & teacher / pupil memories" and open the thread called "Strange old man dressed in WW1 gear / dog named lobster"

Also go to http://www.oldblues.com/oldbluesscientists.htm

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Post by J.R. » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:31 pm

huntertitus wrote:are you implying that he was plying you with the drink?

And was he young when you knew him?

he was OLD when i knew him but he was fascinating

go on

ask me why
Hard to put an age on him in the early 60's. (You know how hard it is to judge age when a mere sprog !)

I know he passed on to the big bee-hive in the sky when resident in an old folks home close to C.H. not so very long ago.

Did you ever sample his own brand of lemonade ? Water, Sulphuric Acid and a magic ingredient.

(I hears cries of 'Health & Safety' emanating from school staff !)
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:54 pm

I believe Kirby passed away when he was about 97 I believe...

He has the most annoying yappy-type dog...
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Post by J.R. » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:09 pm

All his dogs had very strange names, if memory serves.......
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Post by jtaylor » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:01 pm

In the years I was at CH he had a corgi.
Having one at home myself, I was confident in trying to stroke the thing....
Putting my hand down to it's back, with my housey coat on, it quickly sunk it's teeth into my arm - glad I had the coat on!

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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:14 am

Yea Gods, Mr Kirby, that's a name I haven't heard in years. We were all sure that he was never born but was hatched as a specially bred CH Master. And those dogs of his, wow, they were trained attack dogs, I am sure of it.

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Post by huntertitus » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:29 am

See my post called something like "Anyone remember an old codger dressed in army fatigues?" for a fascinating insight into Rip Kirby

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Post by Scone Lover » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:35 pm

I have just read it Robin. It brought memories of hurtling across the long mile trying to get away from the dog as we were spotted smoking. I even remember Mr Sillett occasionally lying in wait on his trusty bike. I once vaulted the science quad pond trying (and succeeding) to escape a Kirby Sillett trap. I only ever got caught once and that was Mr Sillett, grrrr.

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Post by michael scuffil » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:23 pm

Incidentally Kirby's instrument for corporal punishment was a flat piece of wood called "Tickle Toby".

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:04 am

At 80, and having just done a 13,000ft Skydive, I hope I am approaching middle age !
In my day, Beating was administered by Monitors as well as Masters, Some Monitors used wierd things like stems of creeper, from outside the dormitory window, L M Carey - Housemaster Barnes B used a slipper on Juniors and a cane on the rest of us. I cannot remember all the things I got Detention for (For Which I Got ?) perhaps Grammer, but I remember every sin for which I was Beaten (Better!)
As a Chairman of a State School, I sometimes thought it would be a good thing if -------!!
I shall not name the School, --- but !

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Post by michael scuffil » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:26 pm

Notorious Neill, it occurs to me you must have overlapped with Bryan Magee. Have you read his memoir of life at CH in the 40s, with its (in places rather shocking) account of corporal punishment?
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Post by DavebytheSea » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:34 pm

..... 'tho evem Magee's account pales beside the whole chapter Longmate devotes to Macnutt's use of the cane - opening all doors to get his run-up at full length before yelling "I'm coming!, I'm coming!" (!) and administering his rod to the bare-buttocked boy.
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Post by michael scuffil » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:24 am

These stories are a serious indictment of Flecker, who must have heard them, just as he must have heard about some of the paedophiles on his staff. Seaman, when he arrived, wielded a new broom fairly decisively in this area.
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Post by Angela Woodford » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:50 am

When was Flecker Headmaster, Michael?

Paedophiles amongst the staff? How come he did nothing?
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