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by Pe.A
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4564

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Loringa says, "After an education at Christ's Hospital you are firmly one of us". What a strange idea. No, I'm one of me. Christ's Hospital was where I went to school. Well I can't disagree that the 'real world' doesn't start until one leaves education, and I include tertiary education in that, but...
by Pe.A
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Very sad to hear of Tom's passing and his having suffered from such a terrible disease, RIP and condolences to his family, especially Jackie. He was my Housemaster in PeA in the mid-1980s. He was extremely good-natured and always brimming with enthusiasm and positivity. He also taught me German for...
by Pe.A
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

I’ve just read this thread*, can I say what a joy it has been to read all these memories after the last few years of revelations about past teachers. Couldn't agree more Katharine. When all is said and done there is far more about Christ's Hospital that is and was good than was bad, and far more de...
by Pe.A
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Very sad news. One of my favourite people at CH. He taught me for two years. Also the first (and not last) person to bust me for an alcohol-related misdemeanour. He did it in such a nice way aswell...
by Pe.A
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Lord David Steel
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Lord David Steel

I'm going go out on a limb on this one and say i think he's a bit of a sacrificial lamb and he's been thrown under a bus. The allegations in the Rochdale Alternative Press and Private Eye were investigated by police at the time and NOTHING was done - there was no criminality to pursue, apparently. H...
by Pe.A
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 4731

Re: Cross-country runs

I would expect the danger of kids running on roads, especially over Peele Bridge as well as potential child protection concerns... Must be new danger concerns, then... Not much of a steeplechase/cross country if it's just a few laps around Big Side - reminds of the old Sunday morning school drills....
by Pe.A
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 4731

Re: Cross-country runs

These days, the don’t run it outside the ring fence so I assume they must just run around big side or something... Any idea why? I would expect the danger of kids running on roads, especially over Peele Bridge as well as potential child protection concerns... Must be new danger concerns, then... No...
by Pe.A
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Milk

I seem to remember nobody ever used a knife but just wiped the bread on the still-wrapped butter. :lol: knives were hard to come by, but I remember doing this too. Peeling the top of the butter pack, then rubbing it on the toast until the coverage was acceptable. I did this in the first share house...
by Pe.A
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 4731

Re: Cross-country runs

Oh god, the steeplechases, definitely not a prop's best friend and insisting that the whole school ran them just seemed pointless and a touch cruel. I remember that the start was a mass sprint and pretty soon after the pack split into the people who could run and the rest, a mass of smokers coughs,...
by Pe.A
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 4929

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

These things have gone in phases. They went through scout masters, then care homes, then young offenders institutions, the entertainment (Saville, DLT etc) " then football coaches. Teachers have come on at various stages. True. There have been media frenzies in the past. I can just about remember s...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Milk

Thought I would add some levity while discussing the incredibly important issue of milk in boarding houses. I remember in the mid 90s we got biblical quantities of milk delivered every weekday to every boarding house. A massive crate of 15 or 20 bottles of 2 pints each. A lot of it went unused. Tho...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 4929

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Met the (or a?) nightwatchman a couple of times. I guess reporting you for being out would have been more hassle than it was worth for him, so as long as you weren't doing anything stupid, he'd just have a chat and remind you to lock up when you went back to house. I was never sure if this mythical...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 4929

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Until CH explains how the abuse was able to happen, it can't say with confidence that it couldn't happen again. If on the other hand it knows it can't happen again, then please explain how it was able to happen. There were one or two stories of "dirty old men" from outside managing to gain access t...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 4929

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Watched the second part tonight - harrowing. The use of the phrase “non-recent” abuse or “historical abuse” by CH has always grated with me - somehow made it maybe feel like ages ago, and maybe somehow less significant.....but have never been able to articulate quite why. They shouldn't be allowed ...
by Pe.A
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20611

Re: Did anyone know?

Of course they knew! I have been given some reliable inside information that it was an open secret in the staff common room. It was joked about, they all knew who was up to it. They colluded. Also... the same source told me that it was known among Oxbridge graduate circles that if you had certain p...