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by Great Plum
Wed May 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

(Edit:- Just realised I’m still “friends” with him and a number of other CH staff from my time. I plan to leave that as-is I think - see if anyone takes over his account, given there’s still some out there who unbelievably think he’s innocent!) I see Bob Sillett is still friends with him. It probab...
by Great Plum
Sun May 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Some pretty nasty comments have been posted with links to press reports both this weekend and 9 months ago so his friends should become aware soon enough. An interesting comment from one person regarding Shrewsbury School His Facebook friends would only see those comments if they originally comment...
by Great Plum
Sun May 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

The account is still ‘active’ as people can still comment on his posts; someone posted yesterday.

I still have 60 mutual friends on there who are ‘friends’ with his profile; I would wager that many of them have no idea that they are still ‘friends’ with his profile.
by Great Plum
Sun May 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

I'm staggered that it appears Dobbie still has 526 'friends' on Facebook. Looking at names, I recognise a large number as being pupils, and staff members, at CH. I know Facebook's considered old hat now, perhaps that's why people haven't removed their Facebook association with him? To be honest, pe...
by Great Plum
Sat May 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Whites is a large house (the avenells moved in after the murdochs I think). I don’t remember Dobbie living there really (I came in 1992) - he may have lived elsewhere before becoming housemaster of mid a. Graftons is a block of 4 flats that was built in the extensive grounds of Whites in the 80s I g...
by Great Plum
Sat May 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Bob wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:01 am
did GWD live at Whites at a certain time?
Yes, Dobbie lived at Whites in the 90s (at least up until '96 when I left).
Reverend Murdoch and his 6 kids lived at Whites between 92-94 - did Dobbie move in after for a couple of years before he became housemaster?
by Great Plum
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 14886

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

When I was at CH (92-99), there were, as others have said, only two compulsory services a week - one on Sunday, either in the morning or evening, and the junior / senior chapels on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. There were other services, an 8am short communion on a Monday, never more than 10 peopl...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 79
Views: 9586

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Staff moved around a fair bit during my time, as I remember it anyway, not any specific reason as far as I can recall. The Endacott's, Holdsworth's, Flemming's, for example, all were in multiple houses while I was there. Also a bunch of teachers who were house masters/tutors then moved out but stil...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 72
Views: 9877

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

I know of 3 marriages between CH couples from my year and the year above. I’m sure there are many more. Certainly there’s a couple from my sister’s year that are married... Two separate friends of mine (one was a year below and one was 2 years above) got together and eventually married when they me...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 72
Views: 9877

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

My understanding is that there is far less alcohol on a Saturday night as the house parents have breathalysers - no Grecians’ club either I LOVE IT PLUM ! Breathalysers at CH. Are they often used, and if so, what are the consequences ? 35 mg being the driving limit, is there a limit for pupils ? I’...
by Great Plum
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 72
Views: 9877

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

My understanding is that there is far less alcohol on a Saturday night as the house parents have breathalysers - no Grecians’ club either
by Great Plum
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Duncan Noel-Paton [FOUND]
Replies: 60
Views: 20318

Re: Duncan Noel-Paton [FOUND]

Just spent some time going back through this thread. I believe the large castle type house mentioned in places is Holmbush House at Faygate which is just off the dual carriageway from Horsham to Crawley. I'm sure Plum would be able to confirm this. Lovely oldie worldly pub near by as well. Just spo...
by Great Plum
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

I’m sure most of you will have heard by now but if not, here’s the email from the development director... I wanted to let you know that the CH Band will have the great honour of leading a special procession of 10,000 people past the Cenotaph in London this Sunday. The procession - called The People'...
by Great Plum
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4715

Re: The Old Blue 2018

On the 'flags' issue, as I recall, anyone has the right to fly the Cross of St. George, but MUST have local authority permission to fly the Union Standard, (Union Jack). Nope - not anymore see: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/15438/fly...
by Great Plum
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4715

Re: The Old Blue 2018

A quick skim read - I thought it was pretty good