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by jakew
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 212
Views: 51342

Re: Corporal Punishment......

I frequently received the slipper in private by a certain teacher i was made to put my legs on to the armchair rests and kneel then push forward and grab hold of the back of a wooden chair then i was made to be completely bare from waist down the slipper was administered to my bare bottom normally ...
by jakew
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

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

I wonder how the majority of Eton boys will treat their “charity-kids”?? I recall how other independent schools used to call us The Paupers, but how the local state schools used to call as the posh toffs. One of the great things about CH was that none of us knew (at least in the first year or so) w...
by jakew
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18282

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Did the question of lack of control crop up at any other times in your career beyond the rugby match incident? "Vilified" isn't on trial here you know, I think this barrack-room lawyering has the potential to drive away a source of interesting historical perspective who voluntarily signed up for th...
by jakew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18282

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Pe.A wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Would have thought that to teach pupils in lower sets you had to have a certain skill (and patience) for teaching...?
Ah, yes, of course, that'll be why they got THK to do it too!
by jakew
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7182

Re: Here's a hypothetical

J.R. wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Any connection, one wonders ??
Probably just a coincidence; after all, Richard McCall is a pretty common name, especially in Bangkok.
by jakew
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7182

Re: Here's a hypothetical

Another one, here's a blog written by a guy who likes to go on holiday by himself in Pattaya and happens to have an old friend named Richard McCall! https://petestravels.wordpress.com/2017 ... ard-bound/
by jakew
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18282

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I think there are quite a few reminiscences from this era that haven't seen the light of day on the forum. I had certainly heard about "skinny dipping", but this was from the older boys, which makes me think it had ceased before my arrival. I don't remember it being described as anything salacious t...
by jakew
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7182

Re: Here's a hypothetical

There's a "physics professor" McCall mentioned in this blog post: https://www.stickmanbangkok.com/readers ... -part-367/.

Content warning: website is about the joys of "whoremongering" in Bangkok and almost certainly contains "adult material".
by jakew
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18282

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 b...
by jakew
Sat May 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15484

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Am I right in thinking that having pleaded not guilty and gone to trial, there's now no incentive for him to "dob in" the other single male housemasters in exchange for a reduced sentence?
by jakew
Sat May 04, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15484

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I remember these invitations, and the cycling-shorts bit... I never made the guest-list, though I was aware of its existence. The cycling shorts ring no bells whatsoever - who even had cycling shorts at CH circa 1988; I'm sure they weren't on the approved kit list! Were they one of those weird CH-s...
by jakew
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15484

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

J.R. wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:58 pm


I do however, don't think we have heard the end of Dobbie, and possibly others.
Yes, I hope we get to hear from the "other single male house masters" mentioned in the media before too long.
by jakew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 21995

Re: Who Knew What?

I'm of similar vintage, I think the mid 1990s might mark the end of the "good old days"; decreasing public enthusiasm for Victorian virtues - as well as the increasing number of paying customers at CH after that date - might have led to a greater degree of scrutiny.
by jakew
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 79
Views: 9862

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Was Robinson a woodwork/metalwork teacher who joined in the mid 80s? Yes, widely regarded as being thick as two short planks due to both the subject he taught and his northern origins. With hindsight, he was probably a pretty reasonable chap. Mrs Robinson (maiden name forgotten) was the Home Econom...