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by Chrissie Boy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

I must admit I absolutely loved the place. I used to do stage crewing there and front of house too, which meant that I saw many, many performances for free and the standard of touring productions etc. was high, not least because there weren't all that many arts centres around in those days, let alon...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18765

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I think it'd make abundant sense now for Julian to delete the inexcusably large number of needlessly unpleasant posts on this thread and then to lock it until the end of time. Justifiable posts should stay, while petty and downright unjustifiable posts should go. Vilified had every right to raise hi...
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18765

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Those were the days spoken of with nostalgia by many now when a policeman would give an errant youngster 'a clip around the ear'. Such discipline was sanctioned in usage if not in law. It was not regarded then as disproportionate. I entered teaching direct from university, as you could then, with n...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 14
Views: 2280

Re: History of the Band

MrEd wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:38 pm
I now enjoy playing the viola.
Do your neighbours and your family-members enjoy your playing the viola?
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18765

Re: Roger Martin - trial

The fact that he had a problem and was in close quarters with young boys for so many years suggests that he might have caused more damage both at CH and perhaps elsewhere (Kenya?). The horrors of anything he might have done in Kenya may never be known. As for anything that may or may not have occur...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18765

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I'm finding this the most difficult conviction of all to deal with. Up until now, those found guilty have ranged from the not especially likeable to the downright creepy. But lots of former Barnes A boys will remember Roger Martin with very great fondness, both as a good housemaster (broadly speakin...
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History of the Band
Replies: 14
Views: 2280

Re: History of the Band

A few days ago I was watching a YouTube video of the band taking part in 2018's Lord Mayor's Show and was staggered to see a row of bassoon players towards the rear of the squad. I was staggered not because I'm an ignoramus who doesn't know that bassoons are allowable in military bands, but because ...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18765

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Or perhaps RM, at 82, is now in extremely poor health after all the pressure he's been under since last July. Or is he 83 now?
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 18
Views: 2983

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

Simple enough to find out all the facts, surely? If anyone has sufficient motivation, that is.

This here's a link to the Historic Royal Palaces online enquiries form. They promise to respond within three days.

https://www.hrp.org.uk/contact-us/#gs.4kt0Q9w

Go for it.
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Demise of Paul Trill
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Demise of Paul Trill

Probably a few of us will recall Paul Trill, a 1970s pupil who by the early 1980s was serving in the US Navy. It appears he passed away in September 2017 in Minnesota. I found a remembrance page for him at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/paul-trill-obituary?pid=186773847 His former Facebook i...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 19544

Re: Roger Martin

Personally I'm wondering whether the school authorities ever even made a note of the occasion on which the two boys from Barnes A went to Newsome to complain about RM's antics on behalf of the house. Newsome obviously had words with RM or the behaviour in question wouldn't have come to an immediate ...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 20486

Re: Expelled

Meanwhile, deep in the woods..... https://vgy.me/Pbn0P7.jpg So it seems we added an 'S' to it, in much the same way that the ignorant and the mentally challenged insist on calling their local supermarket Tesco's . Mind you, I could swear I once saw it marked on an old OS map with the caption 'Eastla...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 20486

Re: Expelled

Clarence used the cane on a friend of mine who later became house captain. His offence was to camp out one night and, worse still, have half the West Sussex police comb the county for him. He was in fact in Eastlands Copse. This from another thread entirely. Michael Scuffil attended CH in the1950s,...
by Chrissie Boy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 20486

Re: Expelled

For the record, Sharpenhurst barn stood close to the old reservoir building and was burned down way back in my own day, 1970s, rendering the Sharpenhurst skyline much less memorable thereafter. The copse next to Sharpenhurst was called Eastlands Copse, not Eastwood Copse. Or have even the names of t...
by Chrissie Boy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Which prison?
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: Which prison?

It's also been suggested that it formerly stood for 'Not Of Normal Criminal Element'. Quite how the true meaning has come to be lost track of is hard to imagine.