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by AMP
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Not true. The school was brand new, very modern and equipped to a high standard when it came into use in 1902. It was by no means a typical Victorian institution. That said, the 1902 kitchens were still in use in 1954, and the food they turned out was far from appetising. Nobody could call it ample...
by AMP
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Not true. The school was brand new, very modern and equipped to a high standard when it came into use in 1902. It was by no means a typical Victorian institution. That said, the 1902 kitchens were still in u...
by AMP
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

Not heard of that.

If the punishment of 30 birch strokes for running was common knowledge, why did it take a public enquiry to stop it?

Who sanctioned it and why was it never stopped before?
by AMP
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Ok. But with regards to your claiming the food was inedible, how bad was it in the 80s in relative terms compared to schools dinners in state schools, or indeed in other independent schools? My recollection from the start of the 90s was that if anything could be hit or miss, it was lunches. Breakfa...
by AMP
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Not that I am an expert on CH in the 70s and 80s, but could you pls explain this one? The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Different for those who ate on the dais. And dais trades was a privilege as you got to nick some toast and orange juice. ...
by AMP
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

In the 80s it felt like you had to man up and not be a wimp.
I think that's why everyone kept it to themselves.
Nobody wanted to be viewed as a wimp or a nuisance.
by AMP
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I have recently heard that some boy squits were deliberately withheld food and had to go begging from girls' tables. I can confirm this. It happened to me as well as at least one other poster on this forum. I lived on milk and toast. I would enter weird dreamlike states every evening before bedtime...
by AMP
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2378

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

I think everyone will be affected, state schools in particular. And the buses, railways, even maybe airlines will have to be renationalised. The railways are, in all but name. This is one bailout too far. Our gradual economic decline will be be accelerated by Covid and our third world status will be...
by AMP
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The food is now cordon bleu. At some point they finally gave up trying to cook and sub contracted it. I don't know if that is still the case, but the food was transformed. And they stagger sittings which probably eases the pressure on the chef. About 4 years ago I went down to Beating Retreat and af...
by AMP
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2378

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

Apparently a contributory factor in Covid deaths is that patients can have pneumonia without presenting any symptons, so that when symptons do present, the patient is already very sick. A pulse oximeter can give you advance warning of low blood oxygen levels I have ordered one off Amazon for about £...
by AMP
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Not that I am an expert on CH in the 70s and 80s, but could you pls explain this one? The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Different for those who ate on the dais. And dais trades was a privilege as you got to nick some toast and orange juice. ...
by AMP
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

An indicative story. Sometime in the mid 80’s rice pudding was served to the school. Almost in unison there was a groan of surprise from the tables. The reason? Salt had been used instead of sugar. It was inedible. For 850 people. No form of tasting or quality control had been done between pantry a...
by AMP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I have recently heard that some boy squits were deliberately withheld food and had to go begging from girls' tables. I can confirm this. It happened to me as well as at least one other poster on this forum. I lived on milk and toast. I would enter weird dreamlike states every evening before bedtime...
by AMP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Not that I am an expert on CH in the 70s and 80s, but could you pls explain this one? The school hadn't been modernised since the victorian era and the food was mostly inedible. Different for those who ate on the dais. And dais trades was a privilege as you got to nick some toast and orange juice. ...
by AMP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4364

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Bullying and anti social behaviour seems to have got worse during the 70s, 80s and 90s on an upward chronological trajectory. We are talking about the modern era by the way, not Oliver Twist. Not that I am an expert on CH in the 70s and 80s, but could you pls explain this one? The school hadn't bee...