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by richardb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:38 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

I remember four different doors to the outside plus the tube led straight up into the boarding houses.

Ridiculous absence of security. We could have been abused in our beds. Sadly some were.
by richardb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:12 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

There was a road out on Big Side onto Three Mile Ash (?). It wasn't that far to the Bax from there.

I remember being told that a the gates were locked one day a year to prevent the school roads becoming a public highway. I am sure that day was Christmas Day.
by richardb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 48
Views: 1991

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

If memory is corrected, none of the house doors were locked at night. The mind boggles at who had access to where.
by richardb
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 158
Views: 8358

Re: Here's a hypothetical

The fact that McCall is still alive has been confirmed from other sources. I am sure Sussex Police have a cup of instant coffee and a microwave meal ready for his return.
by richardb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:16 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

In principle the answer is yes, but I doubt any police force would release such information to a member of the public.
by richardb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:28 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

As he is dead he can't be prosecuted, but the investigation may have been kept open in case anyone else came forward.
by richardb
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

Got away with it so far.

But the wheels of justice grind on.
by richardb
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:12 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

Well I watched it yesterday, and loads of issues running round my head - again I emphasise that I was lucky and never suffered from him or others at CH so cannot even start to view it from the perspectives of those who suffered. But a couple of points: Well done (with a note of sarcasm) to whomever...
by richardb
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Ken Grimshaw

I remember you well KHG as one of my house tutors for two years when you first arrived at the school. You were down to earth and did what you could to integrate yourself into school life, albeit you were somewhat uncomfortable refereeing rugby matches given your football upbringing. To me you were o...
by richardb
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 1479

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

The school had some curious double standards.

Pupils were expelled while staff were either discretely moved on. Or there was a cover up.
by richardb
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

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...
by richardb
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word they say. I'm guessing your talents led you in the direction of the prosecution rather than the defence. For the sake of defendants, I certainly hope so. No. I defend. It isn't my ...
by richardb
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

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 the...
by richardb
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 17337

Re: Did anyone know?

Any teacher who assaults a pupil should never teach again. Durrant was moved on with a reference which should never have happened.
by richardb
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

I received the same begging letter.

Last Friday I was one of a number of OBs who went to the school to attend before the Redress Committee.

The attitude of the Treasurer made absolutely sure that I will never give the school a penny.