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by jtaylor
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2592

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I would agree that the approach to alcohol at CH in my time seemed to work fairly well... The generally accepted approach seemed to be that if you could hold a coherent, no-slurred conversation with a housemaster then they'd usually ignore it. But if you threw-up, were rowdy, violent, noticeably dru...
by jtaylor
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3312

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

Either all staff were 100% aware of what was going on back in the day.... or, it’s possible for staff to believe everything’s fine (and now, that it’s all changed), but there still to be problems in an organisation. I’d suggest it’s extremely risky to suggest there’s 100% no problems, it’s 100% chan...
by jtaylor
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3312

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

I may be naive, but I think there’s much more general awareness on the part of the kids themselves over what’s right, wrong, normal and inappropriate - along with a much stronger ethos to trust the child by default. So I’d like the think it’s be better - but who knows..... I do hope so. I suspect th...
by jtaylor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 86
Views: 3250

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Agree - my feelings for the place have definitely changed in the last couple of years, and it’s triggered much introspection over what happened to me and my friends in my time there. Seeing all the happy pics of Old Blues’ Day felt very dissonant- I felt like shouting “don’t you realise what was goi...
by jtaylor
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 86
Views: 3250

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Unbelievable if he only spends 6 years inside for this, less I guess given time-served. To think he could be out-and-about again in a couple of years time is horrible.
by jtaylor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Is this another example of covering things up for the reputation of the school (in this case Shrewsbury) - and can't be deemed to be "historical" - it was only 2016! So it's still common-place for institutions to try to hide/not reveal revelations about their staff? Seems very economical with the tr...
by jtaylor
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 44
Views: 3913

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I'm going to lock this topic for now - will re-open it after the trial. If you have anything to add to it for information for those attending, or any other factual public updates, please PM them to me, RichardB or J.R. and we can add to the topic whilst it's locked.
by jtaylor
Sun May 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

“Orientation”?

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by jtaylor
Sun May 05, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dates of birth of convicted abusers
Replies: 45
Views: 2224

Re: Dates of birth of convicted abusers

FYI, oddly, in PHPBB forums, messages sit in the Outbox until they’re read by the recipient - then show in Sent Items.
by jtaylor
Sun May 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer..... Some may have been staying “friends” in order to see what others are saying. I do that in terms of following political figures and commentators I vehemently disagree with - mainly to ensure I don’t exist in my own echo chamber, but also also...
by jtaylor
Fri May 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

It’s irritated me from the start that he’s not been titled Revd. And scant mention of being a chaplain. I would hope the church would release a statement, and he’d be de-frocked for his appalling breach of trust and horrific offences to young vulnerable kids away from home, turning to the person who...
by jtaylor
Fri May 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

For future reference, article and letter are here, hosted on the CH Forum site: Argus article May 2019 HM & Treasurer CH Letter May 2019 Dobbie and other single male house masters would organise parties where champagne was served and the best-looking boys were picked to be waiters, he said. They wer...
by jtaylor
Thu May 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Great, thanks J.R. Will welcome any advice if received....
by jtaylor
Thu May 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12740

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I don't think there's anything prejudicial, which isn't already elsewhere on the forum from previous topics/comments.....I think it's all factual, and suitably caveated depending on the verdict. But please do PM me if there's anything you feel should be removed - very keen to ensure nothing on here ...
by jtaylor
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: IP number blacklisted
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: IP number blacklisted

Glad it’s sorted. Can be a temporary thing if a password is entered wrongly too many times - it blocks you for an ever-I creasing period each time. If that’s not what’s happened then I’m not sure - if it happens again, let me know and I can take a look at the logs.

Julian