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by dsmg
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 8108

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

It's funny how when you are young certain schoolmasters made you quake in your boots every time you saw them. Johnny Stein was one of those for me.
by dsmg
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 490
Views: 49692

Re: Politics

Don't sugarcoat it Lori, tell him straight :rolleyes:
by dsmg
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4318

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Hands up for crug, flab and muck. I'm sure it was crug in the 70s. Maybe it later got changed to crud.
by dsmg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 3936

Re: Attitudes to sports

Used to love playing wall ball against the toilets at the back of Thorn B. Also impromptu footy games on the asphalt between between Mid A and Thorn B. A few windows were broken. I feel very lucky in my time to have played so many different sports at CH, something which continued at uni.
by dsmg
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 4545

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

I presume he's referring to the charge
by dsmg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 163
Views: 12748

All this is incredibly sad

Looking in from afar on what has been going on the last few months with the 5 (?) prison sentences is incredibly sad. What those teachers have done to those poor kids (at least one of whom coincided at the school with me) can never be undone and lives have been wrecked. What is also incredibly sad i...
by dsmg
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 3125

Re: Teaching staff

Not that surprising Dazed as a normal working life lasts at least 35 years.
by dsmg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: I am returning my Bible...
Replies: 20
Views: 2113

Re: I am returning my Bible...

Speaking to another Old Blue the other day, he had an awful story to tell about him. It's incredible the mark someone like that can make on your life that you still remember incidents over 40 years later. He told me that in class, the man in question used to make boys bend over with their head under...
by dsmg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics
Replies: 3
Views: 3865

Re: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics

Well said, the children must ALWAYS be seen as victims.
by dsmg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The trial of Husband and Dobbie
Replies: 40
Views: 3484

Re: The trial of Husband and Dobbie

Thank you Julian, that seems only right in view of the convictions. Could you tell us now if Ali Burns' posts were censored by the board or he eliminated them himself.
by dsmg
Tue May 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 490
Views: 49692

Re: Politics

I find it very hard to believe that Ali deleted his own posts, especially as he was warned several times and then all his posts were deleted. Looks like censorship to me.
by dsmg
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 4985

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

No. Historic sexual abuse is one thing, corporal punishment another. As others have pointed out, corporal punishment was the norm at that time. If every case of the use of the belt, slipper or ruler was reported and considered an offence then there wouldn't be space in our prisons. There were punish...
by dsmg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 4985

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I see Sillett has an MBE for charity work. Ironic that the only thing I remember him for during the 8 years I spent at CH was that we were all terrified of him, his temper and his ´tangents`(using a metre ruler to impart corporal punishment on young boys' bottoms).
by dsmg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 4985

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Excuse my ignorance Avon, but what's an SMC? Also, you say insufficient thought was given to the merger leading to some of what we are seeing here, but surely Webb and Burr at least, committed their crimes some time before the merger took place.
by dsmg
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 7826

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

In the 70s it was definitely crug (or krug as some have written).