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by wurzel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: The moon landing at CH

Having a July 12th Birthday I can remember end of term dates pretty well, think the earliest in my 7 years was the 5th and the latest the 11th I wasnt alive for Apollo but do remember watching the Mary Rose being lifted - for some reason I was in the sicker and was able to watch it all on the TV in ...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 55
Views: 2935

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

Governor Qualifications and Disqualifications https://www.governor.support/recruiting-governors/governor-qualifications-and-disqualifications/ Section 13 - prohibitions from working with children Section 14 - prohibitions with criminal convictions None of the 1980/90s SMT would be barred from being...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2838

Re: Letter to Head Master

Would it be possible (or worth exploring) that the School (or foundation) promises to basically give the Benevolent Society of Blues a blank cheque to deal with any counselling etc required. I am sure the BSB being an arms length organisation already used to confidentially helping people would be ab...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT

Yes there is a little known scheme called AIPS (assisted instrument purchase scheme) that allows pupils of state schools learning an instrument to purchase their instrument nominally through the school to not have to pay the VAT - the local music shop flagged it up to us when we were buying a trombo...
by wurzel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When did masters become teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: When did masters become teachers?

Masters and Sir/Miss in the 80's

And some were very precious regarding correct naming of their subject

" i didn't spend 3 years at polytechnic to be called a manual teacher - it is craft design and technology", that was Mr Robinson, Webb's replacement in the Manual school
by wurzel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16419

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Vilified said that the boy played in the game following a blow to the head. However, the victim would have been crying. The victim would have been dizzy and in pain, and probably would not have been able to play rugby. Ignoring the rest of your post or even what this thread is about this statement ...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16419

Re: Roger Martin - trial

He did more than a year i think it was 2 min as I had him for ALevel further maths stats - for 1 year at least he had the centre hall study of LhA (about when the incident happened),

Also wasn't it Georg not George
by wurzel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16419

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Okay, so he may have taken a split-second wrong turn at a particular point in his earlier life, but I'm sure we've all done that and many times too, and I'm sure we all regret having done so (if we possess fully-functioning consciences, which Vilified clearly does). A few pages back, he mentioned a...
by wurzel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16419

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Also note in LhB/A MAb, Pe A/B & ThA with attached masters houses the stairs are towards the centre of the house and all pupils had to pass by an assistant housemasters study to get to bottom of the stairs and then both bottom and top dorm had a bedroom between the stairs and the dorm door - when L...
by wurzel
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16419

Re: Roger Martin - trial

As I leave the scene, which I gladly do now, a final reminder as to why I involved myself in this highly unpleasant 'exchange of views' in the first place: 1. To quash vicious scurrilous speculation as to my reasons for leaving CH, which were contemptible and deeply offensive; 2. To put on record m...
by wurzel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: doesnt want us to visit
Replies: 18
Views: 3154

Re: doesnt want us to visit

As an aside i manage a girls U18 rugby team and we had a delayed start to an Area finals game last season as the ref had to recover (and write up a report on) be verbally accosted and accused of being a "disgrace to reffing" by the parents of a U15 girls team playing their final before us so it is n...
by wurzel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 16419

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Presumably the boy needed treatment for his perforated ear drum and so reported to the sicker. Yes, but he chose to name the teacher. Probably because the incident described didn't involved the power dynamic of some of the incidents which peel were convicted of in quite the same way. I suspect to g...
by wurzel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 746

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 wurzel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 71
Views: 6336

Re: Did anyone know?

This seemed like the least wrong thread to put this in - there is an interesting (shocking) story on the BBC today talking about a Welsh boat owning paedophile Art teacher who seemed to manage to perform serial acts of abuse for years inside a state school (at roughly the same time period) and how h...
by wurzel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6397

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I remember O'Meera telling me there was a special licence category for schools and barracks - rules were only beers and wins NO spirits or fortified wines, NO money to pass over bar, No profit to be made just enough surplus to cover wear & tear but 17 year olds allowed as long as no guests from outs...