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by Pe.A
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

Ditto at age just 9 in 1952 and add to that the bast**ds spoke an unintelligible lingo. Worse, marching in to tea one night in the dark I got an sharp pain under my foot and was forbidden to fall out. I got it in words of one syllable from matron who was most displeased at a damaged blood soaked so...
by Pe.A
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I can definitely confirm that my first year at CH, starting January 1958 was to me, PURE HELL !! Ditto at age just 9 in 1952 and add to that the bast**ds spoke an unintelligible lingo. Worse, marching in to tea one night in the dark I got an sharp pain under my foot and was forbidden to fall out. I...
by Pe.A
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 61159

Re: Politics

I'm no expert, but I've always understood that internet ads are tailored to the individual user based on 'cookies' showing one's surfing habits. So I might see an ad for 'casual leather boots at 60% off', displayed above as I type (showing that I'm a fashion-conscience pauper), while someone else m...
by Pe.A
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Current/Former Staff who were at CH
Replies: 73
Views: 5888

Re: Current/Former Staff who were at CH

"Christ's Hospital I despise and fear more than I despise Eton or fear Winchester. Eton and Winchester merely perpetuate privilege; Christ's Hospital creates it." Not the first time I’ve heard that. It’s rather chilling... Our in-house loony will be along shortly to tell you why you’ve misunderquot...
by Pe.A
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Current/Former Staff who were at CH
Replies: 73
Views: 5888

Re: Current/Former Staff who were at CH

Jack Morpurgo's obituary from the Telegraph is here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/1370520/Professor-Jack-Morpurgo.html I like this bit: A proud "Old Blue", Morpurgo always felt that he owed the school a great debt for the excellent start he had been given in life. He liked to recall an...
by Pe.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

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. It's not about being an enthusiast or apologist. It's abo...
by Pe.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

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.inf...
by Pe.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

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/t...
by Pe.A
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

Re: Did anyone know?

1. I had a feeling you might mention Webb. But there are differences in that the pupils weren't given alcohol. Besides, i view his using alcohol as a 'mitigating' circumstance as lame as the "they were asleep" excuse, especially considering he used them post 1980 offences. Furthermore, alcohol does...
by Pe.A
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

Re: Did anyone know?

Nothing wrong with treating Deps and Grecians like adults and in this respect the Grecians Club was a good thing. Like pubs, it contained the drinking to one area, so easier to manage. Is the Grecians Club still in existence? We were allowed to have a pint or three on the Portsmouth - St Malo ferry...
by Pe.A
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

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 Pe.A
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

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? 1. Why so curious...? 2. I'm not fundamentally opposed t...
by Pe.A
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

Re: Did anyone know?

TMF wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:48 pm
During my senior years at CH i got a bit drunk in more than one teacher's house
Which teachers?
Like i would say! No one in the least bit dodgy. It was a bit of alcohol with food and with another responsible adult present. Mostly on my Grecians year...
by Pe.A
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

Re: Did anyone know?

You seem to be referring to a case that was brought against Durrant and of which he was subsequently cleared by a jury, which seems irrelevant to bring up (?) Well, no, I deliberately didn't mention the case because of the fact that he was acquitted. I referred to comments that he made himself duri...
by Pe.A
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14009

Re: Did anyone know?

You cannot assault pupils. Whatever the circumstances. We have a very self serving account from Durrant. On that account alone, he should never have been allowed to teach again. With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word th...