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by Elvie
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24321

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Hmmm, I can't help thinking that we'd be saying the same about Kruis or Lawes if either of them was the OB (I'm assuming we all agree that Itoji is a shoo-in). Joe is just unfortunate that we have great strength in depth in the 2nd row. As for ... the 3rd place playoff! shame on you, Elvie! Blasphe...
by Elvie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24321

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Kruis and Lawes both toured with the Lions.
by Elvie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24321

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

He'll probably get the full 80 mins of the 3rd place playoff!

Agree with comments, a great player, deserved a lions place. If anything he's probably too nice a bloke for Eddie
by Elvie
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 23
Views: 3238

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

did you pour 2 separate glasses or one after the other in the same glass?

I have a mental image that your delight inspired you to fill 2 glasses and sit back to savour the moment
by Elvie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Question for former band members
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Question for former band members

Euphonium?
by Elvie
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 2094

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

The survey seemed to be a crass mechanism to identify where to focus their fundraising efforts; “What is your income and are you likely to part with it?”

I’d Be happy if someone proved me wrong
by Elvie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18618

Re: Roger Martin - trial

For all reading this thread, please bear in mind that the details of the trial are being relayed to you by someone who was not present, but has had information relayed to him by a person who was. I also have had information relayed to me by someone present at the trial, and it does not correlate wi...
by Elvie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18618

Re: Roger Martin - trial

He wasn't convicted of filming boys. That was relevant to show that Martin had an inappropriate interest in boys. He was convicted of putting the pupil in his [Martin's] own bed and then touching his penis. The boy was 10 and very homesick. That was demonstrably inappropriate, even in 1976. I reali...
by Elvie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18618

Re: Roger Martin - trial

One needs to be very careful about impugning the verdict in Martin's trial. He was unanimously convicted by the jury. All I've garnered is that he encouraged skinny-dipping, that there was bum-sliding in the lav ends, and that he naively thought it OK to film naked boys cavorting around. I liked th...
by Elvie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18618

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Morgan wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:15 am
This long list of creeps who have so abused their positions will surely continue to grow. I hope every adult who experienced abuse at CH as a child will find the strength to come forward, and I offer my sympathies and thanks to those who have already done so.

Does anyone know what/who is next?
by Elvie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall
Replies: 19
Views: 1229

Re: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall

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by Elvie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 4185

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

So.my word as a former pupil and a teacher for 27 years at CH following a headship is worth nothing to you? What is this concrete evidence you are seeking? See my previous post for examples of possible concrete evidence. The fact that Dobbie et al got away with so much for so many years, without be...
by Elvie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4893

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

I bet there’s a fair few teachers who would really love (and probably benefit from) unloading some home truths about what went on and the behaviour of the SMT at the time. As awful as this whole episode is, I think about how many great people there were at CH, who went above and beyond their positio...
by Elvie
Sat May 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 4185

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

I know it’s a bit too late but I’ve drafted a letter which anyone is free to use in response to reference requests. (Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say no) ———————————- Dear Gary, Thank you for your letters, it’s good to hear that you’ve met so many like-minded people. I did laugh wh...