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by Mid A 15
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4675

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...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Michael Scuffil
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: RIP Michael Scuffil

I am very sad to read this. Michael had an excellent memory and recall and could vividly transport us back 50 years or more. His contributions to this forum as a social history of CH are invaluable as well as so much more on other subjects. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP Micha...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday JR
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Happy Birthday JR

richardb wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:05 am
A very happy birthday to our very own JR, our moderator extraordinaire.

Have a good day John.
Have a good one John! :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers:

Many thanks to you, Julian and Richard for your efforts 'behind the scenes' of the Forum.
by Mid A 15
Fri May 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: John Saunders
Replies: 1
Views: 427

John Saunders

I have seen the latest CHOBA newsletter and noticed that John Saunders is included amongst those 'no longer with us.'

John posted on here intermittently over the years on a variety of subjects.

RIP and condolences to his family and friends should any happen to see this.
by Mid A 15
Tue May 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue County cricketers
Replies: 33
Views: 6682

Re: Old Blue County cricketers

He took 6 wickets in a warm-up 50 0ver match v Glamorgan. He then had an abdominal tear, was nearly recovered then tore it again. Hopefully he is nearly back to full fitness. He is very frustrated! Thank you Howard. Let's hope he recovers properly this time and then gets an early opportunity to sho...
by Mid A 15
Mon May 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue County cricketers
Replies: 33
Views: 6682

Re: Old Blue County cricketers

I've not followed Gloucestershire's matches religiously this season but I don't recall seeing Stuart Whittingham's name.

Is he injured or suffering the same pecking order problems as at Sussex does anybody (Howard) know?
by Mid A 15
Sat May 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 4023

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

People might wish to know that Sheila Higgins appears to have attended both of Gary Dobbie's trial to provide a character reference on his behalf. At the second trial he was of course already a convicted sex offender. Sheila Higgins who taught at CH for many years, is now an 'Assistant Priest' at a...
by Mid A 15
Fri May 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15079

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Day 2 report from The Mirror. Unpleasant reading. I understand from Leeautemps that the Court is not sitting today. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/private-school-chaplain-molested-pupil-14574436 Unpleasant reading indeed. Much as we may want to, we must remember to resist the temptation to c...
by Mid A 15
Thu May 02, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 7469

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Just read the whole thread and realised that I haven't commented. In short there were times I hated being at CH and felt very alone but equally there were times I loved it too. Bit like life generally really I feel so not peculiar to CH. As for Rockfreak's comments I think if you scratched the surfa...
by Mid A 15
Thu May 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Do You Tell People That You Went To Public School?

No.

As may be the case possibly with AMP, I find it easier to listen rather than talk so the situation rarely if ever arises. Most people enjoy talking about themselves which suits me just fine.
by Mid A 15
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 15079

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Day 2 report from The Mirror. Unpleasant reading. I understand from Leeautemps that the Court is not sitting today. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/private-school-chaplain-molested-pupil-14574436 Unpleasant reading indeed. Much as we may want to, we must remember to resist the temptation to c...
by Mid A 15
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 7469

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

... rock climbing and snow and ice mountaineering ... Well, that explains the user name. There was I thinking you were an early headbanger... :rock: Am I the only one who can't help forming a mental image of other posters? In my head (and possibly my nightmares) rockfreak has einsteinian hair, Prof...
by Mid A 15
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cricket coach ?
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Cricket coach ?

I hate doing this, Andy, but time has blurred your memory. On the preceding Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Cambridge University had played away at Aldershot v Combined Services. They came to stay at C.H. at the behest of new Head Master, David Newsome - he had known Majid and others previously from h...
by Mid A 15
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cricket coach ?
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Cricket coach ?

The CH Bob Clarke inherited the nickname "Nobby" from his predecessor at Northants. He was a fine coach, a fearsome competitor and a highly dedicated groundsman. I have many, many fond memories of him and a whole raft of anecdotes about him. I believe he also played left-half for West Brom. Howard'...