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by Janey Jam-Jar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 5472

Re: House structure

Girls houses were Leigh-Hunt A & B (changed from a boys house in 88 I think - Julian will know) Barnes A & B Coleridge A & B Only one side of L-H changed first I seem to remember. My mate departed Col A to furrow the new ground there. 1988 sounds about right. The other side was still a boys house i...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 5472

Re: House structure

At the merger (1985) the girls houses, as outlined by marty above, continued as they had done at Hertford, with 2nd form through to Grecians in one house. Junior dorm (2nd form - LE) downstairs, seniors (UF - Grecians) upstairs in cubies. LE might have been junior dorm monitors but otherwise Grecian...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 84
Views: 12132

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

“The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is expected to look at boarding schools later this year.” Does anyone know whether this has happened yet? Also a thought has just occurred to me. If CH doesn't want to participate in an inquiry, there might be other options. It can't have functioned ...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Today's the day
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

Re: Today's the day

I can't say that I was ever abused ... but it does leave me thinking that I was one of many who had a lucky escape. Someone messaged me the same thing, feeling lucky they came out of school not having been abused. It's a low standard. Ofsted fail. The very least my kids come out of (so-called 'bog-...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 25
Views: 3647

Re: A WAY AHEAD?

sejintenej wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm
b) remember the last government enquiry when it was found (AFAIR) that the suicide was not the fault of overenthusiasticand violent use of punishments by CH masters.
When was this, sejintenej?
by Janey Jam-Jar
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Today's the day
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

Re: Today's the day

I can’t imagining visiting the school again, although I have been dreaming of my CH days every night since the trial started. I visited only once a good few years ago now when you could just wander in outside term time. The sound, smell and sight of the place was very affecting. A massive, holiday-...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 45
Views: 6953

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

I didn't carry on the cello when I left mostly because I'd taken it up fairly late at school and wasn't terribly good at it. I'd played the oboe up to grade 8 but couldnt continue after leaving as it reminded me of being in the band with Rick Slater. I did continue singing though, and met my husband...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 9882

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

Thinking about this idea that children's welfare was different back in the 80s and 90s. 'Safeguarding' as a word wasn't used but the understanding of the damage that sexual abuse did was understood. Childline was set up in 1986, the Cleveland case of child removal was 1987, an updated Children's Act...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 9882

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

Surely a member of the clergy would have a highly developed sense of right and wrong and wouldn't need to be told what to do, irrespective of the cost to them personally? We might expect it but it doesn't necessarily happen. Clergy are only human. Besides, the Diocese of Chichester was well-known f...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 2798

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

bakunin wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Football is much better.
Football can be beautiful and a wondrous thing to behold.
I ❤ it. Which is just as well as The Boychild plays in a local team and the OH is the new coach ⚽️
#footballmum #nolifeonasaturdayforme
by Janey Jam-Jar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics
Replies: 3
Views: 6857

Re: Please be sensitive to those who may read these topics

Children are not responsible for abusive or neglectful things that happen to them. It is never their fault.
by Janey Jam-Jar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 27202

Re: Who Knew What?

But why would you put any of the little pieces together at 11 or 12? Nothing like this even began to be in my sphere of understanding until I was 16 or 17. And even as an adult it took years for bits of information and memories to come together and fit. Authority was respected, teachers and members ...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?
Replies: 51
Views: 4346

Re: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?

Is there an option then of a private thread where people can discuss amongst the forum fraternity/sorority things which they'd rather were away from public consumption?
by Janey Jam-Jar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A party favourite
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: A party favourite

These 'ere do-gooders (may they find a nice warm bed in Hades) have upset the applecart. sejintenej, why so disparaging about 'do-gooders'? They'll be the ones sitting with victims of abuse, rape and other trauma, listening to the gory bits that would make most people turn and run the other way, su...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A party favourite
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: A party favourite

These 'ere do-gooders (may they find a nice warm bed in Hades) have upset the applecart. sejintenej, why so disparaging about 'do-gooders'? They'll be the ones sitting with victims of abuse, rape and other trauma, listening to the gory bits that would make most people turn and run the other way, su...