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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: 22
Views: 873

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: 292
Views: 9782

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.
by postwarblue
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 60
Views: 2460

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Rockers might choose to reflect that some places like Aden, Singapore (pirate infested swamp) and Hong Kong (tiny fishing village) grew to what they became ENTIRELY because of British rule, which attracted trade and delivered the rule of law and with those things the opportunity for individual prosp...
by postwarblue
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

I would hope, before CH brainwashes the kids into supporting any particular charity, that it does a bit of due diligence into the way the charity is run and if anyone like that Miliband is being paid a lot by it, and ensuring it has a clean sheet vis a vis the way its people behave abroad, and how m...
by postwarblue
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1783

Re: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

I heard D justifying the Dim in Dimbleby by saying 'Christ's Hospital School - where are they from?' Quite good shots of the band coming up to the Cenotaph but the day before, only a fleeting glimpse as they waited to join the LM's procession. Wife captured the TV screen with her tablet, I'll try an...
by postwarblue
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 2898

Re: Teaching staff

I wrote my first program in 1965. When I was at CH although a Maths Grecian (left in 1954), there was never the least hint that there might be a career in computing.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 6214

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

The girls that came to Horsham for the Quatercentenary were shown round by, I suppose selected, Grecians. The buzz was that, on passing the pillar box outside the Common Room, one of the girls asked 'Are you allowed to post things in that?' St Matthew's Day was the girls' only other manifestation fo...
by postwarblue
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3213

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Surely VAT is a progressive tax since rich people spend more money on VATable goods and therefore pay more VAT?

But there's no discussion with those who want people who work hard and make money to be punished for it.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 4277

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

I think CHOBA's not publishing the names is wrong. A criminal conviction is a public event.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Vegetarians

And I think it's stupid.
by postwarblue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3213

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

VAT on fees is ridiculous, so many families will be priced out of private education ... That is the entire political point. It is based on the Socialist fallacy that where the State is perceived as having a duty to ensure provision, the State has to be the provider (and the people doing the provisi...
by postwarblue
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: New deputy head

Abut 1952 I think a Jewish boy arrived in Col B. His trunk had little wheels on which would probably have been a sufficient marker for him to be got at by the other Juniors, but his mother went to Matron to ask for an extra blanket for her little darling, which would surely have sealed his doom. How...
by postwarblue
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 15379

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

So far nobody seems to have dragged up McNutt, so I shall. His technique, as recorded in Norman Longmate's 'A Shaping Season', involved putting the target in a particular crouch on a chair so as to maximise the pain and then retreating into his study cupboard so as to get a good run-up to maximise t...