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by wagenman
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 79
Views: 11094

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Was Robinson a woodwork/metalwork teacher who joined in the mid 80s? Yes, widely regarded as being thick as two short planks due to both the subject he taught and his northern origins. With hindsight, he was probably a pretty reasonable chap. Mrs Robinson (maiden name forgotten) was the Home Econom...
by wagenman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 79
Views: 11094

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

And subsequently housemaster of Maine A.
by wagenman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 79
Views: 11094

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

As far as I can recall his given name is Richard. Ernie’s a nickname.
by wagenman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 24235

Re: Roger Martin

RusticationPhil wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:56 pm
'the incident with Mr McCall'
McCall got booted for luring boys up to his flat in 93? He'd been doing that for at least a decade prior and nobody seemed to bat an eyelid. I wonder what changed....
by wagenman
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 27355

Re: Who Knew What?

I dont understand what you mean at all. I just stated that Gunning had no control over the house. I don't think anyone is going to want to take me to court over that? Whats more if they did, I would have no problem justifying my statement in court. For example, smoking and drinking occurred openly ...
by wagenman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

Some of the learned attitudes were unnecessarily harsh. We even sat in seniority order for meals - not just clumping year groups together but sitting in age order (and later seniority order based on "black aprons"). A trivial point but indicative of the supremacy of hierarchy in the mind of DR. At ...
by wagenman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 22551

Re: Expelled

Just before the barn fire (which I didn't know about) there was a big drugs story in the papers about CH. Maybe '88 or '89. I think maybe 6-7 were expelled instantly for smoking pot..... despite alcohol being widely tolerated and far more deadly for 14-15yr olds. No idea how it got in the papers be...
by wagenman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 67
Views: 11203

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

If a victim is so severely damaged by the abuse that they cannot work, why shouldn't they be compensated for loss of earnings? The damage very often scars for life. i didnt say they shouldnt i specifically wrote i agreed with you re loss of earnings see "as for loss of earning yes agree" You are mu...
by wagenman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 81
Views: 12375

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Freemasons? Seems it all went a bit deeper than that https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... -for-abuse
by wagenman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 6371

Re: Over on Facebook

DazedandConfused wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:14 pm
No, she stayed on until her Grecians, she was in my boarding house. Unless there was more than one!
I knew of one in 87'ish. Same one?
by wagenman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 4028

Re: Teaching staff

bakunin wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Yes, I meant Monty. He mainly taught IT with maths as his secondary subject, I thought.
His role may have evolved into that but when i was there he was definitely a maths teacher. IT being more of a a hobby rather than a subject. I think i maybe had one IT lesson.
by wagenman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 24
Views: 2975

Re: CH videos

Dobbie, McCall, Husband and Wignall all in a row @ 40 s in this video. Uncanny.......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sezmz_Iaw2Y&app=desktop
by wagenman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 38
Views: 4396

Re: What was the attraction?

bakunin wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:36 pm
don't know why philosophy is such a low priority in England compared to e.g. France. I think it should be a core subject)
It's because philosophy requires thinking rather than didactic learning.
by wagenman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 12504

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

marty wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Not commenting. Just FYI.
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/vi ... 1002787338
I’d recognise that walk anywhere.
by wagenman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 38
Views: 4396

Re: What was the attraction?

That said, I also think there was a type of teacher who had zero interest in a social life, Omera, Shippen and Sutcliffe as examples and would imagine CH suited them in this regard. If you mean Roger Sutcliffe I'm not sure he fits into that category. He had 2 separate stints at the school. Whilst I...