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by Bob
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4823

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

"...when he confided in a fellow teacher at the school he was told to "get over it and move on"."

Which heartless arse of a teacher said that? That is outrageous.
by Bob
Thu May 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Graham Norton Show
Replies: 21
Views: 3507

Re: Taio Cruz - Old Blue or not?

I may well have missed some posts but the last I read was that it was unclear if Taio really was an Old Blue or not. That was the line I took in this piece I wrote about him in late 2009: http://trongon.blogspot.com/2009/11/not-ours.html Since then, assertions that he went to CH have continued to a...
by Bob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 58
Views: 4103

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

Edited with a correction- I believe the Chaplain May have retired after ill health. Sheila Banyard, who used to compete with Elizabeth Cairncross in the warmth-and-empathy-in-pastoral-care stakes, is still ‘something’ in the Church Of England franchise. Looks like she may have retired last Septembe...
by Bob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 58
Views: 4103

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

I was at Ch 1990-95. It was common knowledge that husband and dobbie did what they did. Does anybody know if these three have been investigated? I vividly recall being told not to tell anybody outside the school that husband had left with pupil. They really should be looked into, clearly breached d...
by Bob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Richard McDonald
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Richard McDonald

His wife Michelle used to massage me regularly in dorm 1994/95 mid b. I understand he was jailed but cannot find anything online. Can somebody please furnish me with this info. Thank you He was jailed for about a year but found not guilty. He returned as headmaster of Aiglon College and is still th...
by Bob
Sat May 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15512

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

did GWD live at Whites at a certain time? Yes, Dobbie lived at Whites in the 90s (at least up until '96 when I left). Reverend Murdoch and his 6 kids lived at Whites between 92-94 - did Dobbie move in after for a couple of years before he became housemaster? Perhaps he moved for them, I don't remem...
by Bob
Sat May 04, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15512

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

did GWD live at Whites at a certain time?
Yes, Dobbie lived at Whites in the 90s (at least up until '96 when I left).
by Bob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Can we get transcripts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Can we get transcripts?

Does anyone know if transcripts of the trial of Dobbie and Husband would be available? If so, is it a case of applying to the relevant transcription service and paying the fee?

Many thanks.
by Bob
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 22038

Re: Who Knew What?

bakunin wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:54 pm
If it is roughly 95-96-97 maybe (I think he skipped a year due to illness) have a pretty good idea of who this is, I think I know them fairly well.
Ginger hair?
by Bob
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 19133

Re: Roger Martin

Yes, just realised that, lack of sleep. My apologies.
by Bob
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 19133

Re: Roger Martin

He plead not guilty and was granted unconditional bail. He is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 15 August.
by Bob
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 11163

Re: Dobbie's departure

Interesting wording from the then head of Shrewsbury School when announcing that Dobbie had “decided to retire”...I think not! Paragraph 4 https://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/files/welcome/HMsLetterToParents_Sep2016.pdf And yet in the press the school statement read, “The scho...
by Bob
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mike O'Connor head of Art 90s era
Replies: 0
Views: 2572

Mike O'Connor head of Art 90s era

Sad to hear that Mr O'Connor is no longer with us, I have no knowledge of how/why/when but read a post online by someone who was reminiscing about him and that he had passed. Many many hours spent in the art school, many of them with him, a good man, could be tough, but for all the right reasons. He...
by Bob
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Your mum on toast !
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Your mum on toast !

What the hell does/did it mean? I remember it was some kind of insult or retort. Was it only a CH thing or does anyone know of non-old blues who used it?
by Bob
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues who have worked at CH
Replies: 188
Views: 15698

Paul Deller, artist in residence when I was at CH, was taught by Mike O'Conner who I believe he replaced as head of art.