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by robert totterdell
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 158
Views: 8358

Re: Here's a hypothetical

McCall I believe is alive and well. The last info that I got was he was in Thailand but that may have been for a visit. If he is in RSA then he will only be allowed there for a 3 month period at a time which he can extend to 6 months - but you have to leave for 2 weeks (that was the rule back in 200...
by robert totterdell
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

Interesting - both John Rodgers in his book of 1938 and Martin Stephen (one of this country's most eminent Head Masters) in his book of 2018 state that the reason CH has the worst reputation for physical abuse is because the parents had no way of complaining about it - they were mostly poor or in ha...
by robert totterdell
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital
Replies: 16
Views: 2852

Re: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital

I should have included Newsome, you are right. Very many have concerns, misgivings, suspicions with regards to Robson and his relationship with Newsome. The Common room (and its culture) has come up in my investigations time and again. And so has the Tube - more recently. Can't say much more at this...
by robert totterdell
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 48
Views: 1991

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Dear All I am copying you below what I have sent to others directly (quite a lot and including some teachers). Like Julian I am surprised that there has been very little comment on the programmes on this site given Ball's connections with CH and given Cairncross. So I hope what is relayed below will...
by robert totterdell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 1291

Neil Simms

I have heard today that NEIL SIMMS has passed away. He taught me Economics and Politics and helped to get me an AO in Business Studies. I always like him and e laughed together on many occasions as pupil and teacher. He was honest and truthful and whilst I am aware of the Ridley Society debates with...
by robert totterdell
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

Following on the alcohol thread - I remember the Grecians club - it was good, restrained and taught very unworldly boys (well some at least) how to handle drink. On my D of E bronze McCall and another bought us 6 large cans of dark ale - high percentage - these wre old fashioned so I think 3/4 of a ...
by robert totterdell
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

Agreed.

Rob - please contact Rebecca Wilde at Sussex police or Jacqui Duggan at CH
by robert totterdell
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: An Appeal
Replies: 1
Views: 402

An Appeal

Dear All In 2000 a victim came forward and made an official complaint to Horsham police concerning a master. He was told to go away or as I would prefer to say F... O.. ! In December 2016 he came forward again but this time used the BBC. His evidence was held on file but no prosecution was made. It ...
by robert totterdell
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA UPDATE
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: IICSA UPDATE

I am really pleased to say that HH and I are now in contact - this is good news.
by robert totterdell
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA UPDATE
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: IICSA UPDATE

I have responded to HH on a PM.

I'll give him the generosity of allowing him to ponder my response over the weekend and then be able to reply to me if he so wishes.

Cheers

Rob
by robert totterdell
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA UPDATE
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: IICSA UPDATE

Dear All I am applying to be a Core Participant This would bring CH into the lime light but I am not holding my breath. However I want to clarify something: The police have been able to charge 6 teachers over the period from 1969 to 2001. However, information provided suggests that activities of liv...
by robert totterdell
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

Eer I know feelings run high on this. Many at CH (Boys or Girls) did not know what was going on - they are not to feel any blame - other than that for some they were clearly looking through Nelson's second eye. It happened - deal with it. You may have been there when it happened - deal with it. The ...
by robert totterdell
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA UPDATE
Replies: 6
Views: 798

IICSA UPDATE

Dear All I can confirm that CH will NOT be included in Phase II of the inquiry. No public school is. They have chosen quite small schools not all of which are independent of the state system. There is no right of appeal. The only legal aspect is to challenge the inquiry but it is not possible as the...
by robert totterdell
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: New Victim comes forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

Re: New Victim comes forward

Hi Chaps Interesting two days - I will come back to you. I am meeting with a victim today so need space. However I will say the school (Hi Business manager reading this and thanks for the last two days) is really interacting with the idea of reconciliation. This is good - they need to. Rob - oh by t...
by robert totterdell
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: New Victim comes forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

Re: New Victim comes forward

Actually a cup of tea and a biscuit is better than nothing! The meeting will now be without prejudice so no legal inference can be applied. BUT what is the point? I am starting to think I am wasting my time and life (what little is left) on this. We can't agree on an agenda; we can't agree on a loca...