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by TMF
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

I do not recall being offered alcohol by teachers and I did go to the 'grecians' club' on occasion. If I have misunderstood you I apologise in advance but I sense a disapproval of alcohol at CH regardless of any link to abuse. Is this revisionism in the light of terrible events or your opinion anywa...
by TMF
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

Agreed, as I said, you are entitled to your feelings and perspectives. It's not about being an enthusiast or apologist. It's about maintaining a bit of perspective. The guy taught for over 3 decades after. Yes, he is and was a paragon of virtue. In his own words: 'Durrant, of Milton Abbas, Blandford...
by TMF
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

I certainly wouldn't hold up India, Kenya or Uganda as examples of best practice
Just some of the countries that prosecute teachers who burst pupil's eardrums. I meant no offense to enlightened corporal punishment enthusiasts and apologists.
by TMF
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

Yes indeed, India, Kenya, and Uganda do show great respect to children. I don't think anyone, including Mr Durrant himself, is suggesting that slapping / striking a pupil is acceptable in any way. Durrant said that the assault incident was either miscalculated or accidental (https://www.chforum.info...
by TMF
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

Teachers bursting pupils' eardrums seem to make the news outside the UK - and lead to convictions for teachers. But, no doubt that rest of the world will eventually catch up with the enlightened 'Durrant school' system for house sports discipline... https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/te...
by TMF
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

Alcohol has been mentioned several times in the grooming of pupils. See for example:
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=5313&start=30#p145608
by TMF
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

1. Why so curious...? 2. I'm not fundamentally opposed to the 16-18 age range being given alcohol. With regards to Durrant, what makes you sure that he gave alcohol to the pupils...? 3. I'm not going to name names simply because a/ it's irrelevant b/ i don't want to start a potential rumour mill. 1...
by TMF
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

During my senior years at CH i got a bit drunk in more than one teacher's house
Which teachers?
Like i would say!
So adults giving minors alcohol (like Durrant did) is entirely normal?
If so, why not indicate which teachers did this with you?
by TMF
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

During my senior years at CH i got a bit drunk in more than one teacher's house
Which teachers?
by TMF
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

Apologists have a tendency to make personal comments about their fellow posters...
by TMF
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

Robert Durrant..on Robert Durrant. I was very stressed and reacted by trying to call him quickly to order by smacking him around the head. https://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=5274&start=150#p146007 Durrant, of Milton Abbas, Blandford, told jurors at Dorchester Crown Court he was very f...
by TMF
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 12733

Re: Did anyone know?

We have already seen from Robin Durrant's posts the damage that incomplete information and misunderstandings can do. Do you mean Robert Durrant? Robert C Durrant was a master who was asked to resign but given a reference by headmaster Newsome after Durrant assaulted and burst a pupil's eardrum (acc...
by TMF
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1556

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

I'm really struggling with any allegation against Dick Dawe. <snip> I am simply devastated to hear of the suffering that was taking place .. I agree on both points - Dick Dawe was a good teacher - my guess is that really was an accident. That post is mentioned as an example of CH providing compensa...
by TMF
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1556

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

Who suddenly departed in your time? Not familiar with the story re dental bills, which sounds concerning. Please share as much as possible. Here are some sudden departure examples - not including the now convicted teachers (some of whom also left suddenly, of course). AH Buck: https://www.chforum.i...
by TMF
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1556

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

I think that the letter is encouraging. Here are the things that worry me: I believe that Simon Reid was a teacher at the school in the 1990s - and as others have noted - there was knowledge of things going on among the staff in the school in the 1990s. We also know that there must have been knowled...