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by Katharine
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: C.H.O.B.A. Site.
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: C.H.O.B.A. Site.

Sounds like me then! I’m certainly feeling a bit slow at the moment!
by Katharine
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 42
Views: 1482

Re: Letter to Head Master

It seems to me you are doing a great job Rob. I’m not surprised you break down at times, a trite comment would be to say that breaking down will help you. It may, or it may not, but you know that you are now helping other victims. The more such abuse can be brought into the open now, the more youngs...
by Katharine
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Call for DONATIONS for the CH Forum running costs...
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Call for DONATIONS for the CH Forum running costs...

Thanks for posting this, it was time I was given a reminder to donate.
by Katharine
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

I know our situation was not typical but there are a lot of families in our position working overseas. Independent boarding schools are still important for people like us. I agree with that - particularly if local provision is poor. In the case of some children, it's expensive for the taxpayer thou...
by Katharine
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

My sons went to independent boarding schools from the age of 8, poor little mites. This was because my husband worked for the British Council and was globally transferable which meant that we could be moved at any time with very short notice. Many of the places we could have been sent did not have E...
by Katharine
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Michael Scuffil
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: RIP Michael Scuffil

I should, of course, have added my condolences to the family.
by Katharine
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Michael Scuffil
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: RIP Michael Scuffil

Thank you for letting us now. I met him in Cologne when we went there for Christmas markets. He appeared dressed almost like the caricature of Sherlock Holmes, in the cape with the double layer at the top (can’t remember its name!) and a deerstalker. We spent the afternoon together, as he showed us ...
by Katharine
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday JR
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Happy Birthday JR

Have a good day, John. Many thanks for all you do here.

K x

I’ll never catch up the few months extra life you have over me!
by Katharine
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP

Mary Stopes-Roe has just been mentioned on the Radio 4 Obituary programme Last Word. It featured a clip of her speaking about her father getting the idea for the bouncing bomb from watching the children play.
by Katharine
Fri May 24, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP

J.R. wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:02 pm
She passed away peacefully at her home in Birmingham on May 10th.

Information available on the Dambusters Blog on the web
See https://dambustersblog.com/2019/05/11/mary-stopes-roe/
by Katharine
Fri May 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 13457

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

The BBC is carrying a report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48151635 but doesn’t mention he was a Chaplain, neither in this year’s report nor in the linked last year’s one. I would have expected that to be included as in many minds it makes the crimes seem even worse.
by Katharine
Wed May 01, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6403

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

A correction to that, school leaving age was raised to FIFTEEN, in 1948, I think. I was already teaching the next time ROSLA came round, I can’t remember which year in the early 70s that it became 16.
by Katharine
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 6403

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

The Leavers Charge was written, I think, by Hamilton Fyfe (Correct me if I'm wrong here) in an age before the economist John Maynard Keynes gave us the blueprint for government taking a steadying hand in the wilder excesses of the free market and starting to equalise up the economies of the western...
by Katharine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: looking for an ancient radio programme
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: looking for an ancient radio programme

Michael, if you’ve got time to waste, search here https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/r ... 1978-01-29 as far as I can see you’ve got all programmes listed day by day. A radio freak friend sent me the link very quickly when I asked for you.
by Katharine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: looking for an ancient radio programme
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: looking for an ancient radio programme

Sorry Michael, I wasn’t in the UK at the relevant time! Hope you can find it, I’ll try to make some enquiries for you.