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by Mid A 15
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3155

Re: Letter to Head Master

Thanks Rob, vey interesting Does anyone know Hayden's full name, dates etc. When did he leave CH and did he teach elsewhere? Is he still alive. Who is Reverend Atkinson? Were these trips before or after Burr left CH? Did people know why he had left? We have talked on the forum about Webb's departur...
by Mid A 15
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3155

Re: Letter to Head Master

Ok just one answer tonight and the other tomorrow - that's a good deal as I am knackered. In the early 1970's (pre Mich term 1972) a master was 'removed' or suddenly left the school. He drove a white jag. This was Hayden. The reason was (and there does not have to be a discussion as I now know it i...
by Mid A 15
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3155

Re: Letter to Head Master

I hope it’s in some way therapeutic for you to focus like this, I guess it gives you an outlet to channel your anger and frustration towards. I don’t understand the reference to Hayden- who is he? And can you share what about the boats came up at Martin’s trial? I don’t want to step into territory ...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: Why does Eton make headlines....?

I am always surprised when Eton gets singled out as the place for top people's children and for subsequent alumni cohesion. In my experience Harrow, Charterhouse and Winchester are in the same league, but are seldom picked on in the same way. Indeed, Wykhamists, in particular, look after each other...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3155

Re: Letter to Head Master

Robert,

You have my utmost respect for the way you have conducted, and continue to conduct, yourself both on your own behalf and in support of others.

I take my metaphorical hat off to you.
by Mid A 15
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17547

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Maybe I am on my own here but I don't like the tag team baiting Vilified has been subject to at all. He has answered some rigorous questions fully and expressed contrition. It should stop there. People rightly want transparency regarding the awful abuse that has blighted CH and to know why it was al...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When did masters become teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: When did masters become teachers?

I notice a number of people on this forum use the word “masters” to describe teachers in general, not just house staff. I attended school in the 90s and this term was never, ever used (except in compound words like headmaster, housemaster and bandmaster). When did the phase-out of “master” occur to...
by Mid A 15
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 17547

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Like others I find this one hard to comprehend. Roger Martin taught me when I was a junior and he was one of my favourite teachers so it comes as a shock. I always regarded him as one of the good guys. That said exploitation of a vulnerable child when in a position of trust is beyond contempt and I ...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Bishop Peter Ball

As they say in football parlance doubtless it will 'all go quiet over there' now he has gone.
by Mid A 15
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 1968 and all that
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: 1968 and all that

That 'raft of expulsions' was in Newsom's time, wasn't it? I was there for one term with him. It all seems to have fallen apart just after I left! Yes Clarrie finished in the summer of 1970. The expulsions were definitely in Newsome's time if we are thinking of the same ones! I have a very vague me...
by Mid A 15
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6852

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I'm sure I've mentioned previously on here that Ron Lorimer used to invite us into his study to watch Match of The Day and often offer us a beer to go with it.

No ulterior motives whatsoever and a little comfort I and others were grateful to receive in those pre Grecians Club days.
by Mid A 15
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3928

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

The disgusting female Chaplain that ignored that poor girl is even worse. Is it now established who this is? She was the only teacher/staff member I straight up hated, of all my 3 schools. You know how you remember having certain teachers you really disliked, you thought you "hated" them, but when ...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3928

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

So.my word as a former pupil and a teacher for 27 years at CH following a headship is worth nothing to you? What is this concrete evidence you are seeking? See my previous post for examples of possible concrete evidence. The fact that Dobbie et al got away with so much for so many years, without be...
by Mid A 15
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4545

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

In the light of comparable crimes such as the football coach this sentence does seem derisory to me. I assume no account has been taken of the position of trust a teacher / chaplain holds given that he will serve only 6 years effectively. My understanding is that paedophiles remain a danger well int...