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by robert totterdell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2106

Response from the Head Master

Dear All I received a response to my letter a couple of days ago. The HM is on holiday so it was from the business manager. It is IN CONFIDENCE and I am respecting that for now. They have asked for another meeting and I have accepted and will be taking some backup (no - not a machine gun). I can't a...
by robert totterdell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Will do. Opening a new topic as I have had a response to my letter.

Rob
by robert totterdell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Hi Cstergerlewis

Interesting about the scout camp in '84. Don't suppose there is any chance of saying who the scouts masters were attending? You make more than an interesting point but I'll come back to that.

Thanks

Rob
by robert totterdell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Hi Bob Thanks for this - but I thought he had one named after his parents prep school? Anyway I have found two people who remember Burr from the boats at Napton. One was a former landlord of The Folly (a good pub right next to the canal and the flight of locks - Napton Flight). He remembers Burr bec...
by robert totterdell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Hayden does not appear in the Blue Book '72 - 73. Burr no longer appears in it for '75 - 76. It is believed that he was removed with a god reference for striking a boy. The Rev Atkinson is in it for '72 - '73 along with Rev Robson as senior Chaplain. They are both still there in '78 - '79.'s. I beli...
by robert totterdell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Vilified
You are not getting in the way - you are making a very valuable contribution - so don't just shut and go away - you are better than that and you know it.
Rob
by robert totterdell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Vilified You are completely missing the point. No one, least I, is suggesting that you did anything other than go on the boat. What you did do is provide cover for others in the sense of normality to the boat and the trips. Not much happened on the boat - at least not on the one day trips - other th...
by robert totterdell
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master - the boat

So leaving Hayden aside the question of the narrow boat(s) is interesting. I am going to be very careful with names here well no just how I phrase things. I will leave John to edit it but for safety it is said 'Without Prejudice'. The first boat was called The Empress of Blanding(s). It was a joint ...
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

agreed
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Ok just one answer tonight and the other tomorrow - that's a good deal as I am knackered. In the early 1970's (pre Mich term 1972) a master was 'removed' or suddenly left the school. He drove a white jag. This was Hayden. The reason was (and there does not have to be a discussion as I now know it is...
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from a victim - following letter to HM
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: A letter from a victim - following letter to HM

Hi John

Please do not be worried - I am going to push on - questions must be answered just to respect those who are unable to ask them.

Rob
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

I'm fine - tired and mentally exhausted but very determined and progress is now being made. But thank you for your concern. I just have a bad gut feeling that not all of the worms are out of the woodwork. Hayden is an issue for me as it's in my time but I am concerned with others (also from my time ...
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Wurzel I've found them and will send an email. Thank you so much. I didn't even know they existed - but I still expect CH itself to provide some money to them. This may be the most important breakthrough - a little beacon of light into what for me has become a murky and mysterious, deep and dark swa...
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Wurzel - YES, YES, YES

This is exactly what I am suggesting - sorry I can't think of every way of doing things, a bit too much on my plate!

How do I contact them? Is it the board that runs CHOBA?

Help please!

Rob
by robert totterdell
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Letter to Head Master

Hi postwarblue Thank you for your reply - you are absolutely right - pre 1967 it would have been a criminal offence if a teacher had known that abuse was being committed and not reported it - this really concerned the Homosexuality laws of the time which were abolished along with a raft of supportin...