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by Avon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 627

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

My view, for what it is worth, is that Eton is not singled out per se but stands out because certain of its alumni are, and have been, prominent, not always positively, in the public eye and any jibes are directed at the alumni as much as the School itself. It might be the silly uniform? Oh, wait...
by Avon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 55
Views: 1935

Re: Letter to Head Master

I think the time has come to start making things difficult for the school. They may find engagement preferable to the administrative burden of having to juggle complex freedom of information requests, or requests to be forgotten under GDPR. There are plenty of ways of tying an organisation like CH u...
by Avon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 55
Views: 2664

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

What it omitted is less likely to be Googled Well, let’s help google along a bit. Elizabeth Cairncross allegedly negligent deputy head of Christ’s Hospital School during mass child abuse scandal of 1980s and 1990s and former head of Wells Cathedral School, now on board of Governors of Salisbury Cat...
by Avon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 55
Views: 2664

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

Folks, I am new on the forum but have read some threads with interest having been at CH from 77-82 and specifically in Barnes B where Peter Webb was one of my house tutors and Roger Martin was at the time the Housemaster of Barnes A across the hall. I note on the forum many references to Elizabeth ...
by Avon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 14049

Re: Roger Martin - trial

richardb wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 am
What has the conduct of others got to do with JR?
I think this forum has an issue with moderator quality in the round, actually.
by Avon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 14049

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I cannot speak for TMF but as far as ' The Charge' is concerned, age old words. Meaningless words. Paradoxically perhaps the inherent assumption that is the Charge puts people off? Not half as bad as ‘ Royal, Religious and Ancient ’ though. None of that helped protect young and defenceless people, ...
by Avon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6059

Re: Here's a hypothetical

J.R. wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:51 pm
TMF wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Golfer might know about location - there is a hint here:
https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic. ... 5&#p143335
Golfer hasn't been active on here for a while.
I wonder why that is JR?
by Avon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1427

Re: Is private education overrated?

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Maybe we should stop living in the past...
That seems preferable to your approach of inventing the past and misrepresenting the present.
by Avon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1427

Re: Is private education overrated?

I know our situation was not typical but there are a lot of families in our position working overseas. Independent boarding schools are still important for people like us. I agree with that - particularly if local provision is poor. In the case of some children, it's expensive for the taxpayer thou...
by Avon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1427

Re: Is private education overrated?

Pe.A wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:45 pm
I'm finding it tricky to know exactly what your critiquing.
Curse you and your non-selective use of facts!
by Avon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Bishop Peter Ball

Well, either he’s discovered God in the afterlife, in which case he’s hopefully getting a proper kicking, or he’s discovered there’s no God, in which case he spent his life on a hiding to nothing.
by Avon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Bishop Peter Ball

Janey Jam-Jar wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Just heard on the radio that Peter Ball has died.
What a shame, how sad. Never mind.
by Avon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6059

Re: Here's a hypothetical

Think it was 'fairly' standard for similar boarding schools at the time. A key point was that you were not 'buying' alcohol in the Club. You exchanged money for chits somewhere else and I think possibly this could not happen while the club was open. You then exchanged the chits for the drink. The c...
by Avon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6059

Re: Here's a hypothetical

The house system in my time was an absolute lottery - but also a very dangerous one. This is I think one of the main proof points that shows that Poulton et al just weren't in control: Maine was probably the best example at the time of a stern junior house experience (Grimshaw) that turned into a se...