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by AMP
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 2586

Re: Neil Simms

By 1980 he had a beard and brown natty health specs and remained thus so for my entire stay.

March was an unusual time to leave?
by AMP
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Neil Simms
Replies: 21
Views: 2586

Re: Neil Simms

Oddly, although he appears to be after my time, the name is ringing a bell from way way back. Could he have started at CH as a young master in the mid-60's ?? Seems unlikely though. Yes JR 1960 An excerpt from The Ridley Society: In the winter of 1960 George Seaman offered me a post at Christ’s Hos...
by AMP
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I initially didn't want to go to CH. I would have been very happy to go to a local independent school but the £900 p.a fees were beyond our means. My mum in her wisdom had entered me for a number of local independent schools as practice for the CH entrance exams. Apparently I changed my mind at some...
by AMP
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Current/Former Staff who were at CH
Replies: 73
Views: 9162

Re: Current/Former Staff who were at CH

It was Hattersley, although I think the quotation is inaccurate.

He despises CH "because it perpetuates privilege"
by AMP
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Current/Former Staff who were at CH
Replies: 73
Views: 9162

Re: Current/Former Staff who were at CH

Just saw this

CH connection somewhere


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49936323

I remember a Mrs Morpurgo who was a teacher in the 80s
by AMP
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20550

Re: Did anyone know?

Nothing wrong with treating Deps and Grecians like adults and in this respect the Grecians Club was a good thing. Like pubs, it contained the drinking to one area, so easier to manage. Is the Grecians Club still in existence? We were allowed to have a pint or three on the Portsmouth - St Malo ferry ...
by AMP
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20550

Re: Did anyone know?

Whilst it would be nice to give people the benefit of the doubt, he came on this forum out of the blue and made a full confession to a criminal offence for which he could be imprisoned today if he were prosecuted and found guilty. There is no record of why he left. We are being asked to rely solely ...
by AMP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St
Replies: 22
Views: 5325

Re: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St

Denied again and the Council seem to have moved the goal posts

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/po ... -1-9059484
by AMP
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 3949

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

The survey seemed to be a crass mechanism to identify where to focus their fundraising efforts; “What is your income and are you likely to part with it?” I’d Be happy if someone proved me wrong Agree. It is not a survey but a data collection exercise. I would have filled it in had they made it clea...
by AMP
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 9041

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Can we get back to the matter at hand instead of resurrecting an off-topic dispute from last year? AMP just made some interesting comments. Agreed. I can’t find the transcript though, Google has failed me. Can a link be provided as the documents are in the public domain? https://www.chforum.info/do...
by AMP
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 9041

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

He said he couldn't remember most of the offences but could remember not offending for 5 years? Most people remember sexual contacts when they have lived and worked together. Why? Drink. Or a defence strategy (?) If he genuinely couldn't remember the incidents then there must have been a lot. I sus...
by AMP
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 9041

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

https://www.chforum.info/docs/WebbTranscript.pdf https://www.chforum.info/docs/BurrTranscript.pdf To view transcript of their Appeals Looks like pdfs are stored on this forum so apologies if this is old hat. The Webb transcript provides a lot of detail and raises several important questions: Amongst...
by AMP
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: The moon landing at CH

Jabod2 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:15 pm
My recollections are of being on a CH Scout camp in Cwmcynwyn, Brecon, and having done a Scouts challenge walk into Brecon, watching it through the windows of a TV shop. By the by one P P DeW Burr was on that camp with JDS and ...?
PJHW?
by AMP
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 5645

Re: Letter to Head Master

Thank you Otter, didn't know about the "all through".

20 years out of date...😦

How are house (rugby) teams put together u12, u13 etc if fewer pupils on each year?

Sorry, am going a bit off topic, although an up to date knowledge of house layouts is useful to have.
by AMP
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 5645

Re: Letter to Head Master

misfit82 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:29 pm
AMP wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:16 pm

? ColA
Either Brotherton or JM (formerly MJ) Williams
Thank you!

Yes, taffy Williams who changed round his initials not to clash with Joe Williams LHB House Tutor

Brotherton was Jeffers' predecessor (I think)