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by Great Plum
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2654

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: 86
Views: 3274

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: 337

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: 3329

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: 8881

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: 315

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: 8881

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: 12768

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: 12768

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: 12768

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.
by Great Plum
Sun May 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12768

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I'm staggered that it appears Dobbie still has 526 'friends' on Facebook. Looking at names, I recognise a large number as being pupils, and staff members, at CH. I know Facebook's considered old hat now, perhaps that's why people haven't removed their Facebook association with him? To be honest, pe...
by Great Plum
Sat May 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12768

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Whites is a large house (the avenells moved in after the murdochs I think). I don’t remember Dobbie living there really (I came in 1992) - he may have lived elsewhere before becoming housemaster of mid a. Graftons is a block of 4 flats that was built in the extensive grounds of Whites in the 80s I g...
by Great Plum
Sat May 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12768

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Bob wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:01 am
did GWD live at Whites at a certain time?
Yes, Dobbie lived at Whites in the 90s (at least up until '96 when I left).
Reverend Murdoch and his 6 kids lived at Whites between 92-94 - did Dobbie move in after for a couple of years before he became housemaster?
by Great Plum
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12768

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

When I was at CH (92-99), there were, as others have said, only two compulsory services a week - one on Sunday, either in the morning or evening, and the junior / senior chapels on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. There were other services, an 8am short communion on a Monday, never more than 10 peopl...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 79
Views: 8143

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Staff moved around a fair bit during my time, as I remember it anyway, not any specific reason as far as I can recall. The Endacott's, Holdsworth's, Flemming's, for example, all were in multiple houses while I was there. Also a bunch of teachers who were house masters/tutors then moved out but stil...