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by Avon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH

Thanks for penning this, Colonel. It must have taken some deep reserves to do so. I wish you success in your dialogue with the school. I would gently suggest that through your palpable anger you recognise that this sorry affair that there are victims outside the span of Seaman and Newsome. Specifica...
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 12099

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Your Limerick was crass, ill-judged and didn’t have any of the witty merit that sometimes means that such things are indulged. If there was a serious point behind the vulgarity then it was spectacularly well hidden. I complained, but interestingly the site told me that a complaint had already been m...
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 12099

Re: Letter to the Head Master

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Some of these people are exactly what Nick Duffell is talking about in his books about Boarding School Survivors.
Your exhortations on this site to read Duffell's bl**dy book will shortly enter double figures. Are you on a commission?
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 12099

Re: Letter to the Head Master

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 pm
{Post removed by moderator.}
Utterly inappropriate, given the circumstances.
by Avon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Ken Little
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Dr Ken Little

Rick’s death was a tragedy that stunned the school. I had no idea that a psychologist was drafted in to provide help - that was kept quiet. I wouldn’t have gone near the Chaplaincy at the time for anything - there’s enough here on Dobbie. Sheila Banyard was cold, cruel, and had an air of such sancti...
by Avon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Will Dobbie be defrocked?
Replies: 31
Views: 2235

Re: Will Dobbie be defrocked?

Janey Jam-Jar wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 pm
He certainly should not have any sort of involvement with children once out of clink.
I’d rather hope that this was something governed by the law of the land rather than the wet statutes of the sky pixie people.
by Avon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 5471

Re: What was the food chain?

I certainly remember an alternative interpretation of the oft-scrawled ‘BBB’.
by Avon
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 2548

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

I had no idea he had a doctorate.
by Avon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charity Commission
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Charity Commission

I wonder if the Charity Commission is a suitable avenue for approach and reproach for the School? They probably take a dim view of institutional child abuse, however historical.
by Avon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 199
Views: 14417

Re: Who Knew What?

Who is CVS?
by Avon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 5471

Re: What was the food chain?

I can’t resist an alternative a response to the thread title:

The food was undoubtedly wholesome, nutritious, and delicious - right up until the point where it entered the CH Kitchens.

Mrs Keely made Lucrezia Borgia seem like Nigella.
by Avon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 6895

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

This issue of references is important and also actionable. As CH moved Karim on knowing full well he was a bad’un but supplied a reference that was sufficiently glowing for him to obtain employment elsewhere, then that is serious misconduct and a failure to even faintly recognise the obligation to p...
by Avon
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 5595

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

yamaha wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:10 pm

https://www.owf.org.uk/
I see what you are getting at. In another twenty years or so we shan’t have a problem.
by Avon
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 3677

Re: House structure

In another thread, Golfer wrote: No. That information would stay with the Counting House. Occasionally donation governors might visit a pupil in school and house parents would be aware of that, but I don't think all such pupils were on full fee remission as the CH definition of "need" was not just f...
by Avon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 5595

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Well seeing as they describe themselves thus, it must be so, clearly. Admittedly I inhabit a junior arm of the Senior Service but culturally - and publicly - Freemasonry was derided, practically proscribed. There was a FONA in the 90s who once told our wardroom something along the lines of ‘and none...