Who Knew What?

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 pm

Highly doubt it!
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by richardb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:53 pm

Right answer!!

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by marty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:54 pm

Thanks. When do I start as Headmaster?
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by scrub » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:08 am

blueeyedboy wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Being a Governor doesn't make you one of the Illuminati, believe me;
That's just what an Illuminatus would say :lol:

I don't think I'd be the only person here who'd be very interested in the school's response to a Governor's questions, if you're able to share that is.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by J.R. » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:46 pm

Great Plum wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 pm
marty wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:48 pm
Great Plum wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:43 pm

Baker would have been the head then - Poulton cane in 87 I think
Thanks. Unfortunate typo Matthew!
Whoops!

I have corrected the original typo, but it still doesn't sound too good given the context of the thread. John R.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Foureyes » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 pm

Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back.
He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerable ill-feeling, but I do not know why.
Some years later I attended a dinner as a guest, and unbeknown to many of those present, DB had also been invited. I understood that it was his first C.H. function since leaving the headship. On his appearance in the middle of pre-dinner drinks, at least two people expressed outrage and walked out, never to return. As I say, I was a guest so not in a position to ask what that was all about, but his presence put something of a damper on proceedings. An odd incident which I remember to this day.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Great Plum » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:21 pm

J.R. wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Great Plum wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 pm
marty wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:48 pm


Thanks. Unfortunate typo Matthew!
Whoops!

I have corrected the original typo, but it still doesn't sound too good given the context of the thread. John R.
Maybe I should have said ‘arrived’...
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Great Plum » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:22 pm

Foureyes wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back.
He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerable ill-feeling, but I do not know why.
Some years later I attended a dinner as a guest, and unbeknown to many of those present, DB had also been invited. I understood that it was his first C.H. function since leaving the headship. On his appearance in the middle of pre-dinner drinks, at least two people expressed outrage and walked out, never to return. As I say, I was a guest so not in a position to ask what that was all about, but his presence put something of a damper on proceedings. An odd incident which I remember to this day.
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I think he fell out with the almoners of the time...
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Foureyes » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:45 pm

The Almoners would have been the only body in a position to remove him, so in that sense he fell out with them. However, I believe that the reason for which he was removed lay within the school.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Janey Jam-Jar » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:10 pm

Didn't Baker oppose the merger which is why he was removed from post and Hansford drafted in to oversee the conjoining of the schools with the headmistress of Hertford?

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by DazedandConfused » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:57 pm

Foureyes wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Derek Baker was an Old Blue (Lamb A 1943-50) and Head Master 1979-85. He died some years back.
He left the headship suddenly and under something of a cloud, amid considerable ill-feeling, but I do not know why.
Some years later I attended a dinner as a guest, and unbeknown to many of those present, DB had also been invited. I understood that it was his first C.H. function since leaving the headship. On his appearance in the middle of pre-dinner drinks, at least two people expressed outrage and walked out, never to return. As I say, I was a guest so not in a position to ask what that was all about, but his presence put something of a damper on proceedings. An odd incident which I remember to this day.
David
Baker’s daughter was still at the school when I joined. There was noticeable bad blood between her and the children of CVS as apparently CVS was considered the ring leader amongst the staff in pushing for Baker’s exit.

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by Avon » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:05 pm

Who is CVS?

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by bakunin » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:08 pm

Christopher (?) Vincent-Smith, I presume.
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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by DazedandConfused » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 pm

bakunin wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Christopher (?) Vincent-Smith, I presume.
Yep

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Re: Who Knew What?

Post by blueeyedboy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:20 pm

aka 'Ping'. A generally honourable but quirky sort of a chap, and not an obvious ringleader. Must have been a bad situation indeed to get his dander up.
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