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by postwarblue
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP BRYAN MAGEE
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: RIP BRYAN MAGEE

Re the sicker nurse, Magee records a long, necessarily clandestine love affair that lasted until he left. Personally in these cases I do not fault the juvenile - and he over the age of consent - and I am ambivalent about the nurse except that today I think she would have bene struck off for an affai...
by postwarblue
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP BRYAN MAGEE
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: RIP BRYAN MAGEE

Our County library got me a copy of 'Growing Up in a War'. I thought it might be in demand but no, their only copy was lurking in their store so available in a few days. VERY interesting. Almost a different CH from Longmate's! and indeed from mine (I arrived in the Upper Sept. 1947) - I found it dif...
by postwarblue
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP BRYAN MAGEE
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: RIP BRYAN MAGEE

Thanks
by postwarblue
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP BRYAN MAGEE
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: RIP BRYAN MAGEE

Which is the book about CH please? It could bear interesting comparison to Noman Longmate's 'A Shaping Season'.
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1195

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

ca. 1947-49 there was a Yorkshire boy in Col B who was ruthlessly bullied by X... & his jackal Y... . One night the victim went to bed with his glasses on (no idea why). X & Y set upon him with their boleos as usual as soon as the monitor had gone. The victim discovered that his glasses were broken ...
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Letter to Head Master

Until Callaghan's 1967 burst of populist dumbing down, in Common Law there were two levels of criminal act - felony and misdemeanour. One misdemeanour was misprision of felony, failure to report a criminal act of which one had knowledge. A serious sex assault on a child by a teacher would certainly ...
by postwarblue
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16017

Re: Roger Martin - trial

If Newsome invited Vilified to resign, did he give a reference to a future employer that did not mention this?
by postwarblue
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Why does Eton make headlines....?

The point seems to be that Eton is offering VI form scholarships per se. It already has a core of scholarship boys and that has always been the case. Notoriously, the magic Boris was one of them, in distinction to Cameron who was a 'paid' entrant. The assumption that only rich kids can get there is ...
by postwarblue
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6316

Re: Here's a hypothetical

How did the the Grecians' Club, which presumably had a licence, get away with serving alcohol to under-age drinkers?
by postwarblue
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6316

Re: Here's a hypothetical

In my opinion for a teacher to give alcohol to a pupil is, under any circumstances, utterly unprofessional and if discovered should lead to instant dismissal and removal from the profession.
by postwarblue
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3668

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

I'm sure the RC 'church' will welcome Dobbie with open arms, he would fit right in.
by postwarblue
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH in this week's Economist magazine re sex scandal in 1815
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: CH in this week's Economist magazine re sex scandal in 1815

For Harrow in the late 1860s I refer the reader John Addington Symonds' 'Memoirs', ed. Phyllis Grosskurth, Hutchinson 1984
by postwarblue
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 13812

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I am interested to see at sentencing whether anything illegal/relevant was found on Dobbie’s electronic devices. It is inconceivable that there wouldn’t have been a search of them with this kind of offence, although I have seen no mention of this with any of the other CH convicts. Some may be compu...
by postwarblue
Sat May 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3668

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

People might wish to know that Sheila Higgins appears to have attended both of Gary Dobbie's trial to provide a character reference on his behalf. At the second trial he was of course already a convicted sex offender. Sheila Higgins who taught at CH for many years, is now an 'Assistant Priest' at a...
by postwarblue
Sun May 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 13812

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Are the 'character witnesses' and their relationship to Dobbie now a matter of public record via an official transcript of the trial?

One thing we'll never know is the motivation and orientation of the jurors who stuck out for not guilty forcing the judge to call for a majority verdict.