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by postwarblue
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 183
Views: 24353

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I can't seem to see the 1960 photo (or ANY of Lieberman's) but if it's a very small cup it is probably the Meek Pancake Cup given by Miss Meek, Mrs Ritches' prdecessor as Coleridge matron, for the Col A vs Col B Shrove Tuesday pancake race.
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 183
Views: 24353

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I had a different version Richard, having been in Col B at the time. A 13-year-old friend of mine told me that he had been reticent about going back for the start of the summer term in 1956 and his mother dragged out of him why this was the case. He was one of those to whom Buck paid particular att...
by postwarblue
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 183
Views: 24353

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Richard,

a propos paras 2, 5 and 9 re references, I would be tempted to ask for the actual texts, and who signed them.
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 35194

Re: Who Knew What?

Trevor Hoskins was in Col B about six years ahead of me. He left 1949 IIRC.
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 47
Views: 14319

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

:D Oh dear, I'm extremely sorry for my incorrect grammar. What is "correct" grammar? I am in constant touch with many authors, mainly US nationals, and this is the subject of constant argument. They seem to have at least three schools of thought of which The Chicago School get a lot of column inche...
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 10858

Re: What was the food chain?

I was in Prep B for the school year 1946-7 and had no idea that Mr Pink was anything but an ordinary schoolmaster. I do remember being taught map reading very well by him in geography. He had a small rubber doggy bone that he sued as a missile towards the inattentive whose weird shape produced unexp...
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 66834

Re: Favourite teacher

Boom McNutt took me through Herodotus in UF and it was plod plod plod as I remember although I liked Herodotus in translation later in life. He sat at his desk I suppose composing his Ximines crosswords for the Observer while I, unnoticed, wrote out all the Greek propositions on the cover of my Gree...
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 10858

Re: What was the food chain?

As I seem to remember, the food was supposed to have ' improved ' under the tenure of a new school physician, Dr. ' Tommy ' Scott. All I can remember from my first week in 1958 is that it was edible, ( just ). There was no choice, so it was a case of eat or starve. However, I'm drifting off topic. ...
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 12894

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Sticking with the C of E, press reports today that Carey withheld letters from the police. I would like to think that 'obstructing' charges could follow from that.
by postwarblue
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 12894

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

I had a quick google re Kimbolton. It seems they were passed a bad 'un by Giggleswick even though he was under investigation. It's a peculiarly evil form of Pass the Parcel.
by postwarblue
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 29
Views: 4613

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

richardb wrote: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:19 am In Karim's case he was apparently given a positively good reference despite being invited to "jump before he was pushed".

Should not have happened.
Who signed it?
by postwarblue
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 12894

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Archbishop Carey was on the news this evening, of course only a smidgin of his appearance BUT he came across as a complete idiot, unable to comprehend that Bishop Ball was a baddie. After all, he was a BISHOP, wasn't he? Carey still doesn't seem to have either the common sense or the decency to apol...
by postwarblue
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 27
Views: 3720

Re: Phone boxes

Herrumph! In my day ONE telephone was enough for the entire school - it was in the Headmaster's office but plugged through to Col B out of hours. To use it (not that I or any boy ever did) one picked up the earpiece, held one's mouth to the mouthpiece sticking out of a little wooden box on the wall,...
by postwarblue
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The arrival of the girls
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: The arrival of the girls

The girls came to Horsham for the Tercentenary in 1953. One, part of a group being shepherded around by Grecians, on passing the pillar box outside the Common Room, asked 'Are you allowed to post things in that?'
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 24
Views: 3866

Re: CH videos

I think these were probably posted on here a few years’ back but here are some youtube videos from the Poulton era. Might help refresh some memories and aid those who weren’t there at the time put unfamiliar faces to familiar names: Highway 1989 At about 23.02 the girl being interviewed grew into m...