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by Great Plum
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

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

jtaylor wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Why does Eton make headlines for this:-
Eton College to offer 12 free sixth form places https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48902808
when CH has been doing WAY more than this for years?
Maybe it’s because Eton is on a massive pr exercise as they are worried about the next PM?
by Great Plum
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 13976

Re: Roger Martin - trial

jtaylor wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:42 pm
I joined aged 10 in 1985....so there are often some who are very young for their year. I skipped a year of primary school..... so maybe the victim did the same?
Yes, that makes sense; there were a couple on my year too
by Great Plum
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 13976

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I am very saddened by this. Martin never taught me and retired soon after I started at ch but he was always well regarded; I wonder if this is the tip of the iceberg with him though. Just a brief query; the boy he abused was 10 - but there weren’t any 10 year olds at CH surely at that time, the prep...
by Great Plum
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall
Replies: 19
Views: 701

Re: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall

DazedandConfused wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 am
There is a picture in the Michaelmas 1993 copy of The Blue which has a photo of all staff, however I wasn’t taught by McCall and can’t pick him out. Was he still at CH then?

Yes, he taught me maths on my 3rd form which was 93-84
by Great Plum
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6052

Re: Here's a hypothetical

When I was at CH (92-99), the Grecians’ club sold alcohol to anyone over 17. (I think the law changed after I left on this)

Consequently, having a beer with your housemaster or tutor on your deps and grecians was relatively common but it was, at least in my case - one beer and off out...
by Great Plum
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 3918

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Regarding Dobbie still being a priest or not, I take the following direct from Facebook from Joshua Bell (who will be priested shortly) ‘at the time of Dobbie's arrest in 2016, he was teaching at Shrewsbury School. Once charged, he would have been suspended pending the investigation - and at that ti...
by Great Plum
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lousey magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Lousey magazine

marty wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Doesn't work for me. Is this the original version from 1995 or the later revival?
Looks like the ones in 2004/5 - I can’t open them though!
by Great Plum
Sat May 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3560

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

Mrs Higgins taught me RS in the 1990s... her son was in the same year as me
by Great Plum
Thu May 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 72
Views: 9097

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Perhaps I have been a trifle remiss (nothing new there!), but I was not aware that the Grecians' Club had closed. Does that mean that the Grecian Houses have also closed? Can someone explain, please? :?: David :shock: The grecians’ houses are still there but there’s not been a club for a number of ...
by Great Plum
Tue May 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where in CH is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Where in CH is this?

It is indeed the old library - now called the ‘some generous benefactor’ career centre. Certainly, in the last 10 years, the school’s career advice has come on leaps and bounds. The dominion’s library is now a lecture theatre (the riches lecture theatre is too small to take the deps or grecians as t...
by Great Plum
Tue May 14, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 72
Views: 9097

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

No Grecians' club? How sad. That was a refreshing escape from the regimented life. Normally I'd rant about neo-victorian puritanism but given the prominent role of alcohol in the 70s-90s child molesting epidemic, I'd reluctantly say maybe it was necessary. I think with the change of licensing laws ...
by Great Plum
Wed May 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 13457

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

(Edit:- Just realised I’m still “friends” with him and a number of other CH staff from my time. I plan to leave that as-is I think - see if anyone takes over his account, given there’s still some out there who unbelievably think he’s innocent!) I see Bob Sillett is still friends with him. It probab...
by Great Plum
Sun May 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 13457

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Some pretty nasty comments have been posted with links to press reports both this weekend and 9 months ago so his friends should become aware soon enough. An interesting comment from one person regarding Shrewsbury School His Facebook friends would only see those comments if they originally comment...
by Great Plum
Sun May 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 13457

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

The account is still ‘active’ as people can still comment on his posts; someone posted yesterday.

I still have 60 mutual friends on there who are ‘friends’ with his profile; I would wager that many of them have no idea that they are still ‘friends’ with his profile.