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by Foureyes
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Berlin. I did not know Mr Jefferis, but did serve in and visit West Berlin (as it then was!) and offer some comments on him being arrested and then released. Both the Soviets and the Brits understood the rules very well and, provided there was no over-riding international tension, there was a lot of...
by Foureyes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: THE AVENUE

Jonathan, Very good to hear from you - I trust that you and yours are well. I just did not know about 'StreetMap'. I was doing all sorts of contortions and calculations with Google Earth and getting nowhere. The answer is usually on the Web somewhere - it is just a matter of inputting the precise wo...
by Foureyes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: THE AVENUE

Ahem! Unfortunately that is what has defeated me and why I asked for help from someone wot is cleverer than wot I am!
David
by Foureyes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE AVENUE
Replies: 7
Views: 327

THE AVENUE

Realising from the WaterTower discussions that there are many brains mightier than mine on this site, can one of them tell me the compass bearing (magnetic) of the straight stretch of the Avenue, please (i.e., from Thornton to Maine)? I should explain that I am doing some research on the C.H. site b...
by Foureyes
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: WATER TOWER

Thank you both. That is really useful for some research I am conducting.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 523

WATER TOWER

Does anyone know the height of the water tower?
This question was posed once before, but while it generated many remarks and reminiscences, not one answered the question!
So, to be specific, what is the height of the water tower (answers in feet or metres, don't mind which)?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

Concerning the story about CH Horsham closing due to coronavirus - I wonder whether this is true, as it is given in just one local newspaper four days ago and has not been confirmed by the school or any other reputable source? There is a lot of bum information going round. Out of interest I looked a...
by Foureyes
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 3320

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Have watched both parts - very disturbing. It certainly portrays the CofE in a shocking light, but judging by reports in other media, other churches - other religions, even - seem to have suffered from similar problems, including not just abuse, but also high-level cover-ups. One aspect of the progr...
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Absenteeism
Replies: 52
Views: 5541

Re: Absenteeism

Public beating in the quad? I was at C.H. from 1948 to 1955 and am positive that if such an event had taken place I would remember it - which I do not!
David
by Foureyes
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: History in the fifties?

What about the campaign in Malaya 1947-59, in which many Old Blues took part?
:shock: David
by Foureyes
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: History in the fifties?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: History in the fifties?

I, too, remember Mrs Hurst and one lesson in particular. I cannot remember what the lesson should have been, but she broke off from the syllabus to devote the whole session to the invasion of South Korea by the North, which had just taken place (25 June 1950). She had one of those huge roll-up maps ...
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

"I believe the monks at Buckfast Abbey make their own tonic wine..." Indeed, they do - and it is very potent. It is the drink of choice in many bars in central Scotland, particularly Glasgow. Buckfast Abbey is just down the road from me and the monks are so proficient at money-making schemes that t...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

I forgot to add that the former Abbot of Buckfast Abbey - also a Benedictine institution - was sent to prison for 15 months in 2007 for abuse of children at the abbey's prep school between 1971 and 1978. I take no pleasure in drawing attention to these events as I am a Catholic myself, but it does s...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/6583/view/ampleforth-downside-investigation-report-august-2018.pdf I have seen the IICSA report on Downside and Ampleforth referred to in passing on this site, but wonder how many have read it in its entirety (address above)? It makes for unpleasant, depressing...
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Julian remarks that: " Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it....” (or something like that) ." True enough, although it is usually expressed as "Those who do not understand the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them." However, Old Blues have visited this topic before an...