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by LHA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 23
Views: 2862

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

This should probably go in a Thread called, "Promises CH made but never completed." The Hertford Avenue seems to have gone the way of the replacement for the CH Club Room. David Miller and I are probably the only CHC committee members on this forum who remember the promise. CHC had a club room at t...
by LHA
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Former teacher, Tom Snook
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Former teacher, Tom Snook

HI. Just seeing if anyone remembers this teacher, or knows who he's up to know. Used to teach 'CDT' (Craft, Design and Technology) in the 1990s, and left, but returned to sailing holidays with the Scouts with Shippen and possibly Burr.
by LHA
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1313

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 knowle...
by LHA
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3057

Re: Letter to Head Master

Thanks Rob, vey interesting Does anyone know Hayden's full name, dates etc. When did he leave CH and did he teach elsewhere? Is he still alive. Who is Reverend Atkinson? Were these trips before or after Burr left CH? Did people know why he had left? We have talked on the forum about Webb's departure...
by LHA
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4418

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

bakunin wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 am
LHA wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 pm

Sadly

,GD,Lewes,12/06/2019,Indecent assault on boy (under 16),Complete,Not Referred,N/A,12 years’ imprisonment,N/A
What does this mean? That the appeal has not been referred?
yes sadly
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... -referrals
by LHA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4418

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

AMP wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Any updates on the Appeal concerning Dobbie's lenient sentence?
Sadly

,GD,Lewes,12/06/2019,Indecent assault on boy (under 16),Complete,Not Referred,N/A,12 years’ imprisonment,N/A
by LHA
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin trial & verdict
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Roger Martin trial & verdict

Thank you all It is good to see that perhaps you have decided not to argue so much! I have written a letter to Simon Reid & Chris Steine which I have decided should be put onto the forum site. It is long and directional. For me the question remains - why on earth was it allowed to go on for such a ...
by LHA
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17024

Re: Roger Martin - trial

As I leave the scene, which I gladly do now, a final reminder as to why I involved myself in this highly unpleasant 'exchange of views' in the first place: 1. To quash vicious scurrilous speculation as to my reasons for leaving CH, which were contemptible and deeply offensive; 2. To put on record m...
by LHA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17024

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Presumably the boy needed treatment for his perforated ear drum and so reported to the sicker. Yes, but he chose to name the teacher. Probably because the incident described didn't involved the power dynamic of some of the incidents which peel were convicted of in quite the same way. I suspect to g...
by LHA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17024

Re: Roger Martin - trial

6. I did, by the way, inform the Common Room at dinner one evening as to the circumstances of my departure. They were naturally very sympathetic; but also very appreciative of being told the true story, because, as they said, they were so rarely told. Newsome made up some spin about how I was leavi...
by LHA
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17024

Re: Roger Martin - trial

To read in black and white that Roger Martin has been convicted of this crime has really made me re-evaluate all my thoughts about CH and staff encounters there. I suggest every OB interested in this matter personally registers and logs into the Court record site www.thelawpages.com , to see with t...
by LHA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17024

Re: Roger Martin - trial

My recollection is that RM was a well-regarded guy, but probably not a great educator as he always seemed to have the bottom sets. He did have a few habits - the house swimming thing, the cine camera thing - that might have been regarded as merely eccentric by the standards of the day, or at least ...
by LHA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17024

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Just realised Martin's offending is from Sept-Dec 1976. He started to abuse the pupil within days or at most weeks of him arriving at the school. Chilling.
by LHA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Detective Sergeant Rebecca Wilde
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Detective Sergeant Rebecca Wilde

She is indeed now a DS. Not before time. Are the mods able to change the caption?