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by sejintenej
Sun May 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 22
Views: 1386

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

Seems to me that it might be appropriate to inform the present Bishop of Chichester that two of his staff were staff at CH at a "difficult" time and gave character references in this trial - just in case he did not know.
by sejintenej
Tue May 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?

I live in France and so rarely do people understand the concept of boarding as over here un internat is Monday to Friday and for kids that seem to struggle in public system and need monitoring. There is also complete incomprehension as to why parents don't wnat to be around their kids for 8 months ...
by sejintenej
Sat May 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dates of birth of convicted abusers
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Dates of birth of convicted abusers

I find some of these posts way, way over the top. First, lack of care . I was in Lamb B 1949-55. In about 1951-2 (I forget the exact year) my parents underwent a 'judicial separation'. It was extremely acrimonious. The original news of the split was passed on to me by my senior housemaster - TE Arc...
by sejintenej
Thu May 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dates of birth of convicted abusers
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Dates of birth of convicted abusers

As JR has rightly pointed out, in the fifties and early sixties there was no psychological side. We were being trained as fodder for Ypres and Mons and, if a soldier thjere had a problem he was given a bullet or ten. In Col A the bullet was replaced by a flogging and we had at least one monitor who...
by sejintenej
Wed May 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dates of birth of convicted abusers
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Dates of birth of convicted abusers

IThere was a whole sodding infirmary which presumably had some sort of psychological care remit? After Hoskins came in there was. I was in the infirmary for a few weeks under his care and was sent off to Tavistock House for a barrage of psychological tests and to a Harley Street psychiatrist . They...
by sejintenej
Tue May 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dates of birth of convicted abusers
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Dates of birth of convicted abusers

rockfreak wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:26 pm
Presumably he hadn't tried to target the more socially confident children of well-heeled, influential parents.
add .... who had the authority and/or power and/or connections to take strong and effective action
by sejintenej
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 292
Views: 10076

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I believe that during Karim's trial it was made very clear (by Liz Cairncross IIRC) that, while Poulton was HM, staffing issues were his domain. The SMT all had specific roles, but the final word on staff matters was Dickie P's. Very much an aside Surely in any school it is the headmaster who is ul...
by sejintenej
Sat May 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7549

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

richardb wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Er.... No.
ROTFL
the "er" made me realise that you had to think hard about that one :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock:
by sejintenej
Sat May 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 7549

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Can anyone shed any light on whether any of the attendees at the cycling shorts parties were masons? Well, not sure about which meeting but: - My wife is into WHITE lycra shorts on men, especially when in a group going uphill seen from behind. - I have been known to wear short s, even white ones an...
by sejintenej
Sat May 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5711

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

with the state taking a hand where thought necessary but leaving the private sector free (within sensible constraints) in the purely commercial sector has been unprecedently successful in historical terms. Be careful, David. OK so my background is French but I do klnow just a bit about Germany wher...
by sejintenej
Thu May 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5711

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

You really have got a bee in your bonnet (or elsewhere) about something. I want to find out from what and where it's itching. Is it really just about money? Can't richer parents just pay for additional private tutoring etc? It is not just rich people; when the state school refused to give my dyslex...
by sejintenej
Thu May 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?

If the subject comes up I point out that my mother was in service, the family did not want servants' kids around so they sent me away to a charity school where my mother didn't have to pay. As "he" told me, "go to that school or you and your mother leave here"
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5711

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

I have very fond memories of being in my Junior House, where i found it supportive and had a great House master and assistant house mistress, everyone got on really well and it was all around a nice environment. Was very lucky with the people that were in my year group in house. Senior House was aw...
by sejintenej
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5711

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Life at CH could be nasty and brutish (though not short), and of course I missed home comforts (though CH did have running hot water). But would I have preferred a daily 2-hour commute through dreary suburbs rather than a pleasant walk to school? I dunno. And would I have preferred having my parent...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 292
Views: 10076

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I have been on a jury myself (but before the Internet was widespread, so this was not a consideration). IMO this illustrates the dangerousness of our jury system for fair justice - how jurors are totally unmonitored and can do/read whatever they like outside the courtroom (whatever the judge tells ...