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by jtaylor
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: List of ex-CH staff convictions and details
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: List of ex-CH staff convictions and details

Updated with further names and information.
by jtaylor
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 48
Views: 4203

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Have had it confirmed that the trial started YESTERDAY 24th June 2019.

The jury has been sworn and the case opened to the jury.
by jtaylor
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: List of ex-CH staff convictions and details
Replies: 2
Views: 102

List of ex-CH staff convictions and details

Below is the definitive list of ex-CH staff and CH-related individuals who’ve been convicted of sexual abuse or harassment in some way or other. If you spot any errors or omissions, please do let me know asap and I’ll update the list here. 1: Peter Burr , (dob 21/10/1944), pleaded guilty to a total ...
by jtaylor
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2654

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: 3329

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: 3329

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: 3274

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: 3274

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: 12768

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: 48
Views: 4203

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: 12768

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: 2226

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: 12768

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: 12768

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...