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by postwarblue
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 16037

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

Not commenting. Just FYI. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16361896.retired-private-school-teacher-denies-sex-assault-on-pupil-10/ https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/retired-teacher-roger-martin-leaves-crawley-magistrates-news-footage/1002787338 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5966445...
by postwarblue
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 13159

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

You could contact the journalist. Standards of reporting are so low that articles often raise more questions than they answer. As to journos, nothing in the meeja of which I have close private knowledge has ever been 100% correct. Journos are generalists and I suspect get rung up at no notice and t...
by postwarblue
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 13159

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

Richardb can perhaps put me right on this, but my thought is that Callaghan 'reformed' the law by making its wording more demotic (= dumbing it down). Out went the ancient and clearly defined Common Law words 'misdemeanour' and 'felony'. Out with the felony bath water went the 'misprision of felony'...
by postwarblue
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 11148

Re: CH and the Armed Services

Revisiting this thread after a number of years, I remembered that (the then) Sq Ldr John Morgan gets a couple of mentions in 'Phoenix Squadron' by Rowland white (2009) as navigator of a Canberra PR9 involved in the British Honduras crisis of 1972 in which Guatemala schemed to invade and take over. T...
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: I am returning my Bible...
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

Re: I am returning my Bible...

If your most earnest desire was to beat boys' bottoms, a schoolmaster you would be.
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Curious
Replies: 24
Views: 4839

Re: Curious

Here and in several other threads I would like to thank Richardb for all the patient explanations he has given us throughout this process, and for making that long journey so as to give us an informed picture of what happened. Thank you Richard, your work on the is much appreciated.
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: REV PULLIN & THE OLD BLUE
Replies: 22
Views: 4537

Re: REV PULLIN & THE OLD BLUE

This thread seem to have the most on the Australian Mackerras but mods etc please feel free to move this post somewhere else if you wish. I vaguely remember being in his French class at some time. This was back in the day when June Whitfield was young and a photo of her doing a star jump dressed in ...
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS
Replies: 143
Views: 16261

Re: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS

At what point do questions get asked (let alone answered) about what reference Shrewsbury received regarding Dobbie and who at CH signed it off?

One hopes for truly deterrent sentences but no doubt there will be special pleading for the criminals.
by postwarblue
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 11232

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

Personally I far preferred to learn facts by rote. I have always been poor at practical things and one experiment taught me that the Specific Heat of water was 1.5. Goodness knows how I scraped my A-level Physics Practical.
by postwarblue
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death on a roller
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Death on a roller

I and another, being finally determined to be no good at cricket, were deputed to go out early and mark the house pitches. This gave us, both by then Deputy Grecians, the afternoon to spend in more worthwhile intellectual pursuits than idly watching grass grow to no purpose whatsoever. After two yea...
by postwarblue
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 12579

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

The disclosure thing: the prudent employer does not provide any sort of reference at all, only a statement that so and so was employed between this and that date. It must be obvious that paedophiles will seek employment that gives them access to their prey. One defence against this must be that the ...
by postwarblue
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 33
Views: 7448

Re: CH and flu

Nowadays - last year there were two sorts of jab, the NHS trivalent one and a quadrivalent that allegedly protected against the type of flu that was going to lay the country waste this year. This coming winter the quad will be available on the NHS but NOT to OAPs - my GP says he will not be reimburs...
by postwarblue
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 15
Views: 11100

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

Eh? his coat seems to be buttoned left over right?

PS A couple of years ago I took a tour of the Mansion House - the whole scene was eerily familiar, including how we came on from the left like queue in the photo.
by postwarblue
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

And meanwhile be very wary of the league tables without understanding how the figures reflect shrewd choice of exam boards and then IBAC and other non-A level exams.
by postwarblue
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

However, exam success is indeed one measure of getting the kids on and up. Particularly if they have been rescued from a stratum of society where ambition is 'not for the likes of us'.