Who Knew What?

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:20 pm

I can imagine the uproar if that letter was made public.

No wonder Webb's victim was so disgusted.

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Great Plum » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:33 pm

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Were there any mentions in the Blue in Summer 1996 of Dobbie leaving? Or did he quietly disappear?

Why was he demoted in 1993 to Assistant Chaplain, being replaced by A. Mitra? We could even find A. Mitra and ask him...

Are the Blue archives available online?
My memory of this is that Dobbie was senior chaplain and stood down from that role as he became housemaster.
Munna and Nicola Mitra came as chaplains to the school on my UF - 1995. A bit of a step change from then on. (Rev Powell had left in 94/95)
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Observer » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:37 pm

Segueing back to DazedndConfused's rereading of some earlier copies of The Blue:

The Blue does make interesting reading. I thought I would flick through the most recent copy of online; a fabulously glossy and beautifully designed document. Congratulations to the graphic design team.

Reading the outgoing Headmaster, John Franklin's annual review directed my attention to his appreciation of an 'acting' head of department which usually means there has been an unexpected departure. This could of course be for a variety of reasons, some requiring discretion and sensitivity. Nevertheless, courtesy and compassion would demand acknowledgement of a job well done, etc., in, if necessary, a carefully worded valediction.

However, turning to staff departures I could see nothing - no mention of this important figure in the school.

Unless I have missed something this omission seems downright discourteous and does seem to invite, particularly in the light of events, unwanted and possibly scurrilous speculation.

I note this individual (who I have not named) has found employment in another school, so I guess I am probably putting two and two together and making five. Interesting though.

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:38 pm

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The letter Craig refers to is a remarkable document. The school told parents a complete pack of lies. There is no other way to put it.

This isn't going to get better for the school.
Who were in the SMT at that time? 1984 wasn’t it? So before Poulton.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:43 pm

The lies are signed by Baker.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Great Plum » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:43 pm

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The letter Craig refers to is a remarkable document. The school told parents a complete pack of lies. There is no other way to put it.

This isn't going to get better for the school.
Who were in the SMT at that time? 1984 wasn’t it? So before Poulton.
Baker would have been the head then - Poulton came in 87 I think
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:48 pm

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Baker would have been the head then - Poulton cane in 87 I think
Thanks. Unfortunate typo Matthew!
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 pm

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Baker would have been the head then - Poulton cane in 87 I think
Thanks. Unfortunate typo Matthew!
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:19 pm

I can see that letter costing the school a lot of money.

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:29 pm

richardb wrote:
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The lies are signed by Baker.
I didn’t realise when I asked my question above is that there is a list of headmasters here:

http://www.chmuseum.org.uk/authenticate ... eadmasters

What is REALLY shocking is that Baker is also listed as being an Old Blue
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:34 pm

Why is that really shocking?

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:40 pm

I guess I thought having being a pupil himself he might have displayed a bit of empathy.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:43 pm

He wasn't a pupil when Webb was there so he won't have been abused by him. Why would he empathise?

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:44 pm

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He wasn't a pupil when Webb was there so he won't have been abused by him. Why would he empathise?
Because I would have
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:49 pm

But you wouldn't have written all the lies that Baker did, would you?

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