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by J.R.
Sat May 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Another Fitting Sentence !!
Replies: 15
Views: 7259

Re: Another Fitting Sentence !!

Can't say I'm surprised !
by J.R.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

In 1877, punishments were harsh and generally carried out in public. Having said that, 30 birch strokes does seem excessive.

Don't forget, in our times, both corporal and capital punishment have been abolished.

Well, for us oldies, that is !!
by J.R.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dining hall dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

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.
by J.R.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 13871

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Aren't we wandering off topic here ??

I do know that Doctor 'Tommy' Scott had a lot to do with dietary improvements !)
by J.R.
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Windows Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: Windows Updates

Used baked bean cans and a length of taut string also has its uses !
by J.R.
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Windows Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: Windows Updates

I use Windows 10, and have had speed problem issues in the past after an update.

I received an update a few days ago which seems to have dealt with the speed problem.
by J.R.
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 13871

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

The only bullying in CMES's time was verbal and occasionally slight physical.

I never heard of food being denied.

It does seem things definitely got worse after my time.
by J.R.
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 13871

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

loringa wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:40 pm I'd thank AMP for his post but that button seems to have disappeared!
The thanks button has returned thanks to Julian who has updated the site !
by J.R.
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 13871

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

It DOES seem to have disappeared, Andrew.

One for Julian to sort out, I fancy.
by J.R.
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 10089

Re: Now it reaches Eton

I can't recall a phone between Col A and B.
I regularly used the one in the corridor by the dining hall.

Neither do I recall ever getting permission to go to the library which I did often. Teddy Edwards (?) was in charge of the library.
by J.R.
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 37
Views: 10153

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

The Old Blues Facebook group includes the recent announcement of the death of the beloved Tom Jeffers (discussed on here also). Over 100 heartfelt messages of condolence and happy memories. Bob Sillett somehow managed to mention his (Sillett’s) OBE and lifelong service to the community in the littl...
by J.R.
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 10089

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Freedom of Speech, and all that !!
by J.R.
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 10089

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Well !!!!

COVID19 really does show just how ridiculous the British class system is.
Viruses don't differentiate between classes.
by J.R.
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 5366

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

"...are not 'town planner' and 'Milton Keynes' mutually exclusive?" It was only meant as a joke - please don't take it seriously. David :shock: It's an interesting point isn't it, this business of planned versus unplanned. A grid system or a system that evolves organically? Or maybe just ...
by J.R.
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 10089

Re: Now it reaches Eton

sejintenej wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:53 pm
J.R. wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Fitzsadou wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 am I’m thick, so I don’t understand Sejintenej’s aphorism at the end of his contribution. Please explain? Thanks. TB
I think I'll leave it to David to explain !!

:rock:
a collection of crows is called a murder. Don't ask me why
Thank you David.
I didn't want to steal your thunder.