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by postwarblue
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 103
Views: 23760

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

So far nobody seems to have dragged up McNutt, so I shall. His technique, as recorded in Norman Longmate's 'A Shaping Season', involved putting the target in a particular crouch on a chair so as to maximise the pain and then retreating into his study cupboard so as to get a good run-up to maximise t...
by postwarblue
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 163
Views: 25008

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I think schools still haven't got the message. The perpetrators of what (as reported) were clearly criminal assaults at Millfield appear to have been merely 'suspended' and there has been no report that Millfield has involved the police. Who I would wish would take the hint and intervene, but I doub...
by postwarblue
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 7723

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

1. My understanding is that the original offence was 'misprision of felony' and when the term 'felony' was abolished by Callaghan(?) the baby misprision went down the plug hole with the felony bath water. 2. It is surely sophistry to suggest that if teachers had no legal duty to 'snitch' (a word who...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 10983

Re: CH and the Armed Services

The immediate recent CHOBA newsletter records the decease of Paul Madge, Prep B & Lamb B 1946-1953. London Gazette Supplement of 20 August 1968 records his award of a Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct in the Air, relating to an incident on '9th' (actually 8th) April of that year, when Fleet Air...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 26813

Re: Did anyone know?

Prep B 1946-7, Col B 1947-54, I have no memory of being caned, nor of Pink being in any way odd, although I do remember an ex-naval 2nd housemaster in Col B called David Farrar gymshoeing two entire rugger teams after a match he was refereeing descended into chaos because he couldn't keep discipline...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5133

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Congratters indeed, and if anyone didn't get what they needed, hang in there. Lat year my grandson got very good A levels but they just were not enough for an immediate medical place. However, some aspirants clearly had applications in at more than one med school. At the last minute my grandson was ...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5133

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

In my day if you failed Latin O level that totally ruled out Oxbridge. ... For Oxbridge, O level Latin or Greek was compulsory. GCEs came in 1952 but the first year there was a levelling-down Labour rule that they could not be taken until one was 16, and I wasn't. Flecker had replaced Latin with Gr...
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 31947

Re: Roger Martin

I suspect that some of the victims have put as much distance between them and CH as possible and so will not be reached from any mailing list CH or CHOBA has. Plus some will see the incredible ordeal of being questioned, probably aggressively, in court, as just too much.
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 27570

Re: Expelled

As prompted on another thread, I've just re-read this one to which I find that I contributed in 2010. A boy was expelled in the early fifties for stealing booze from the Common Room. As it happens his father was the incumbent of the church used by my mother, who told me that he had put it about that...
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 31947

Re: Roger Martin

richardb wrote: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 pm I am not commenting on Roger Martin but I agree with you Rob that there are more to come. Lots more.

Do you mean more victims or more perpetrators please?
by postwarblue
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 33
Views: 7296

Re: CH and flu

I remember a condition of going to CH was that one had to have been vaccinated against smallpox.
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 67
Views: 14311

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

Perhaps the lawyers for these three have counselled them to keep quiet?
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 14689

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Making the first sentences concurrent seems to me to be wrong and shows insufficient respect for those victims, but I suppose there are legal reasons for this? In my view Karim should atone for each victim in turn (and with a longer stretch for each). Out in five (or a bit less) and back to being th...
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 5565

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

I swobbed for the Col B House Captain, Herbert Winter, 1947-8. It w s always clear that swobbing was voluntary and certainly did not include illegal missions or peremptory ones - the duties were clear, bed, shoes and study fire as I remember. I met my own swob at an OB Day years later and he seemed ...