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by AMP
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

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by AMP
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 4017

Re: Ken Grimshaw

You taught me woodwork when I was a Squit and you were a house tutor in MaB under Tony Waller. I have very happy memories and still have the fish and the car. You had high standards and were clearly meticulous in everything you did. You were very efficient and brisk and seemed to do everything at 10...
by AMP
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 2782

Re: WATER TOWER

You're welcome David.

The school needed them for building regs when they revamped the kitchens recently
by AMP
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 2782

Re: WATER TOWER

Does anyone know the height of the water tower? This question was posed once before, but while it generated many remarks and reminiscences, not one answered the question! So, to be specific, what is the height of the water tower (answers in feet or metres, don't mind which)? David :shock: Should be...
by AMP
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dining hall dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Dining hall dimensions

Getting away from the current doom and gloom, and the political diatribes: does anyone know the dimensions of the dining hall? I can find how much it costs to rent, along with other unwanted information, but not its size. The school should be able to provide this as they would have to have had this...
by AMP
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dining hall dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Dining hall dimensions

No idea of the dimensions. I know it was considered for Harry Potter filming and has been used for filming a Fairy Liquid ad some years ago. The intent for Harry Potter was there but in order to get the equipment in they would have had to dismantle the doorway; it was that which put thew kybosh on ...
by AMP
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 9551

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: 75
Views: 9551

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: 2187

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: 75
Views: 9551

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: 75
Views: 9551

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: 75
Views: 9551

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: 75
Views: 9551

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: 3892

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: 75
Views: 9551

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...