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by richardb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I remember four different doors to the outside plus the tube led straight up into the boarding houses.

Ridiculous absence of security. We could have been abused in our beds. Sadly some were.
by richardb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

There was a road out on Big Side onto Three Mile Ash (?). It wasn't that far to the Bax from there.

I remember being told that a the gates were locked one day a year to prevent the school roads becoming a public highway. I am sure that day was Christmas Day.
by AMP
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Same in my day, 1985 to 1992. No doors ever locked, and no boundary security of any sort, except the mythical “night watchman” Haha, that brings back memories, the night watchman with 1200 acres to patrol. Ridiculous really, but I suppose it ticked a box in the insurance. Masters could drive their ...
by J.R.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I agree with both Julian and Richard.
by jtaylor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Same in my day, 1985 to 1992.
No doors ever locked, and no boundary security of any sort, except the mythical “night watchman”
by richardb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

If memory is corrected, none of the house doors were locked at night. The mind boggles at who had access to where.
by AMP
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

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 to...
by bakunin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

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 richardb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

In principle the answer is yes, but I doubt any police force would release such information to a member of the public.
by Janey Jam-Jar
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

So would Gloucestershire Police be able to say whether Christ's Hospital or an individual connected had written a letter of support for Ball?
by richardb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

As he is dead he can't be prosecuted, but the investigation may have been kept open in case anyone else came forward.
by J.R.
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Case never closed if more information comes to light. All down to the CPS.
by Janey Jam-Jar
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I watched both programmes last night. 2) Whether CH was one of the schools who sent a character reference/letter of support? A brief glimpse of a letter from Cranleigh appears at 53.00 minutes in episode 1. I'm wondering if Gloucestershire Police would disclose this sort of information if you reque...
by marty
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I watched both programmes last night. 2) Whether CH was one of the schools who sent a character reference/letter of support? A brief glimpse of a letter from Cranleigh appears at 53.00 minutes in episode 1. I'm wondering if Gloucestershire Police would disclose this sort of information if you reque...
by Janey Jam-Jar
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2835

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I watched both programmes last night.

I'd be interested to know:

1) Who was the contact who first invited or enabled an invitation to be made to Ball for him to become involved at CH?

2) Whether CH was one of the schools who sent a character reference/letter of support?