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by adlop
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4676

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

richardb wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:16 pm
The Argus quotes a court official as saying he got 12 years which means that they weren't there.

It works out at 16 months a victim.

Absolutely shocking.
Agreed. I understand it was in line with police expectations. No comfort to the victims though.
by adlop
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15080

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

The point here is that Shrewsbury school had suspended Dobbie and they wouldn't have done so without knowing the reasons for his arrest. The newsletter could simply have said "He's been arrested but we can't comment further as investigations are still ongoing. He won't be returning as a teacher." T...
by adlop
Fri May 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15080

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Not that it matters, but I don’t even remember GWD and JAH being particularly close at school. They weren’t an obvious pairing where guilt by association may naturally occur. Each year they took a group of selected pupils on reading trips, to the lakes or maybe some other national park. I think the...
by adlop
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Kerren Simmonds is in hospital
Replies: 83
Views: 16627

Re: Kerren Simmonds is in hospital

Updated info if you are planning on going or know people who might want to. Message for all friends of Kerren Simmonds from Sue Howell Evans Kerren's Requiem is due to take place at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Rustington on Friday 21st at 10.45a.m. Her family have asked me to co-ordinate a choi...
by adlop
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Kerren Simmonds is in hospital
Replies: 83
Views: 16627

Re: Kerren Simmonds is in hospital

Just seen the announcement about Kerren's funeral on Facebook in case any of you are interested. The post says: "The Funeral Service for Kerren Simmonds (2s 57-66) will be held on 21 June at 10:45 at St Peter and St Paul in Rustington. All are very welcome." I can't say I knew Kerren at all other th...
by adlop
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue stars in Madonna's new film
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Old Blue stars in Madonna's new film

mvgrogan wrote: James was Simon at school! I have a photo somewhere of him as Gollum in the Lamb A house play! and he was a Gene in Bodywork, too...
Ah, Bodywork, now that was a show.....Jeremy James Taylor and Richard Stilgoe. I seem to remember the end of show party being very messy.
by adlop
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue stars in Madonna's new film
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Old Blue stars in Madonna's new film

Just saw an review ( http://bit.ly/o3a5Bc ) of Madonna's latest film W.E about the life of Mrs Simpson. Madonna directs James D'arcy (La A 84-91) who plays Edward.

Sounds like a shocker of a film but the more due to the direction and script rather than the actor.....
by adlop
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?
Replies: 79
Views: 13173

Re: Re:

Not penguin bashing per se... But a gang of CH people led by Richard "Rigger" Bates went to Southwater to take on a gang of kids from there... They went armed with hockey sticks, etc.. The Southwater gang came armed with a shotgun.... This was in the mid-80's sometime and may just be a CH myth... T...
by adlop
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Old Blue clubs/societies, re-unions and regional clubs
Topic: North East England Old Blues
Replies: 31
Views: 7611

Re: North East England Old Blues

Let me know if you get anywhere. i'm still in Newcastle....

Not on here often though so maybe message me through the site?
by adlop
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 20020

Re: Expelled

As I think I and others have mentioned elsewhere there was the great drug bust of 1988 when the Thorn A Grecians were decimated along with selected others from other houses for dope smoking, or in the great tradition of Bill Clinton for not inhaling. I remember a lot of unhappy people around who fel...
by adlop
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Fashions in Music at CH
Replies: 139
Views: 21874

Re: Fashions in Music at CH

To be fair to her, she may not remember either as the article was from 1986.

Fuzzbox reforming though, not something I'd have thought was top of many people's lists.
by adlop
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Fashions in Music at CH
Replies: 139
Views: 21874

Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Strippergrams? Yes, I vaguely remember that sort of thing happening at MM... I'm not sure about one actually visiting me at my desk at the Maker Mansions, although it may have happened. It's all a bit of a haze now... ah, the beauty of the t'internet means these things never die. I recently and co-...
by adlop
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Fashions in Music at CH
Replies: 139
Views: 21874

Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Paul Strange......

Paul Strange......

You ever had a stripgram delivered to your desk at Melody Maker......?
by adlop
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Posts concerning Reading Matter - 11 March
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: Posts concerning Reading Matter - 11 March

Hi Zoe

Congrats on getting the book out. I don't think the comments was hugely critical, 'compelling read' far outweighs the other comments.

Can't believe it's been 21 years since Craig and I left, hope all has been well with you since then.

Adam