Punishments at CH

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by time please » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:29 pm

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time please wrote: Not sure about the bring back flogging bit.
I seem to have spent hours waiting outside various headmasters/housemasters studies in the sixties/seventies waitng for the cane or slipper. Did no use at all. I think that sometimes I got into trouble just to irritate them. One of the few teachers I had respect for was Bob Hailey. Used his brain instead of his brawn.
I remember getting canned by Newsome and thinking "I am bigger and stronger than you and you know it you can do me no harm and definetly no good" After that canning I thanked him and said that I will probably be back in here again soon. Not surprisingly he got in touch with my parents and suggested I should leave at the end of the term. Now that was good news.
If it were not for naming Newsome (who wasn't around at the time) I could name the miscreant in Peele who could write almost the same.

The important thing is whether, in later life, you were naughty enough to become a guest of HM. (don't answer that). If you were not such then perhaps the assaults on your posterior had some beneficial effect.

Edit; I see you were canned rather than caned; if you had stayed just a little bit longer ..................... :wink:
Ha Ha! Got canned at CH as well!

Strange thing is last night had some guests at home ( home being abroad) they asked me about being at CH. I spoke about the place for over 20 minutes and was positive the whole time!!!! I hated the place but I am very proud to have been there.

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:03 pm

sejintenej wrote:
time please wrote: Not sure about the bring back flogging bit.
I seem to have spent hours waiting outside various headmasters/housemasters studies in the sixties/seventies waitng for the cane or slipper. Did no use at all. I think that sometimes I got into trouble just to irritate them. One of the few teachers I had respect for was Bob Hailey. Used his brain instead of his brawn.
I remember getting canned by Newsome and thinking "I am bigger and stronger than you and you know it you can do me no harm and definetly no good" After that canning I thanked him and said that I will probably be back in here again soon. Not surprisingly he got in touch with my parents and suggested I should leave at the end of the term. Now that was good news.
If it were not for naming Newsome (who wasn't around at the time) I could name the miscreant in Peele who could write almost the same.

The important thing is whether, in later life, you were naughty enough to become a guest of HM. (don't answer that). If you were not such then perhaps the assaults on your posterior had some beneficial effect.

Edit; I see you were canned rather than caned; if you had stayed just a little bit longer ..................... :wink:

One of 57 different varieties of punishment ????
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by Fertii » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:21 am

Using a skeleton key and taking wine from the staffroom resulted in a few nights at the now infamous Peter Ball's house down near the coast.

Just glad I wasn't among the boys who are now all over the news having spent time with him and his 'special friends'....

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by J.R. » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:17 pm

Fertii wrote:Using a skeleton key and taking wine from the staffroom resulted in a few nights at the now infamous Peter Ball's house down near the coast.

Just glad I wasn't among the boys who are now all over the news having spent time with him and his 'special friends'....

I must have missed this snippet of gossip.

Please enlighten me, by PM, if too salacious for the forum !
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by postwarblue » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:38 pm

In my time there was an Essex vicar's son who was slung out for stealing booze from the Common Room. His papa put it about that the boy was sacked for climbing trees.
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by Fertii » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:13 am

J.R. wrote:
Fertii wrote:Using a skeleton key and taking wine from the staffroom resulted in a few nights at the now infamous Peter Ball's house down near the coast.

Just glad I wasn't among the boys who are now all over the news having spent time with him and his 'special friends'....

I must have missed this snippet of gossip.

Please enlighten me, by PM, if too salacious for the forum !
Myself and three others helped ourselves to some wine and beans from the kitchen and staffroom.

Geordie decided to go and wake Mr Gunning...who was far from pleased.

We were quintessentially expelled apart from being back to do our A'levels.

I stayed with Peter Ball for a few nights due to sickness in my family.

I have since been involved, albeit slightly, with this case against him due to something he said to me. I haven't had to go to court luckily, but several boys who were in his care have been left wounded for life sadly. The metropolitan police were contemplating paying for my ticket back to the UK to go to court, but nothing has come of that. Google him...you'll see - he's nothing but a downright pervert with a thing for boys.

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by J.R. » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:04 am

Thnks for that - I'll check it out later.

Maybe if he'd been a B.B.C. D.J. of the 60's or 70's....................Who knows ????
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by Kit Bartlett » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:04 pm

The Essex Vicar's son was in Lamb A and despite special pleading from his father who visited the school and appealed directly to A.L. Johnstone, his senior House Master, his expulsion was not rescinded. It did not seem to have affected his post CH career and he had a successful career. He became a member of the CH Club and is listed in the 1996 edition of Who's Blue.
His crime was to steal drink from the Masters' Common Room and hide it in the Scout Hut.

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by J.R. » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:30 pm

Fertii wrote:
J.R. wrote:
Fertii wrote:Using a skeleton key and taking wine from the staffroom resulted in a few nights at the now infamous Peter Ball's house down near the coast.

Just glad I wasn't among the boys who are now all over the news having spent time with him and his 'special friends'....

I must have missed this snippet of gossip.

Please enlighten me, by PM, if too salacious for the forum !
Google him...you'll see - he's nothing but a downright pervert with a thing for boys.

Just done a 'Google' search !

WOW !!!
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by Fertii » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:01 pm

J.R. wrote:Thnks for that - I'll check it out later.

Maybe if he'd been a B.B.C. D.J. of the 60's or 70's....................Who knows ????
Well.....

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by jhopgood » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:04 pm

Can someone explain how the connection between Peter Ball and CH came about?
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by Kit Bartlett » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:15 pm

As Suffragan Bishop of Lewes would he not have taken the Confirmation Service in lieu of the Bishop of Chichester sometimes?

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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by michael scuffil » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:58 pm

The confirmation service was taken by the Bishop of Lewes during the sedes vacans between bishops Bell and Wilson. This will have been the confirmation of 1959.
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by sejintenej » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:01 pm

michael scuffil wrote:The confirmation service was taken by the Bishop of Lewes during the sedes vacans between bishops Bell and Wilson. This will have been the confirmation of 1959.
Ouch; that is a bit close to home having been confirmed at about that time. Interesting that in this region Cathar Perfects (close to priests) had to go to Armenia to be consecrated. If the consecrating bishop subsequently broke the rules then every perfect consecrated by him had to go and be reconsecrated by another bishop. At least I don't need reconfirmation - I hope.

More relevant to this case one boy tried it on me at CH but quickly realised his ideas were not to my taste (what an unintended pun). Worse, a doctor of medicine who was authorised to take me out really tried it on very hard. A pillar of the community, I couldn't say anything. I had always been suspicious since he "retired" to invent improbable devices when he was in his forties (but he had a really beautiful daughter who was too old for me :( :( :( :-( ).
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Re: Punishments at CH

Post by michael scuffil » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:08 am

Don't worry, Peter Ball was too young to have been the bp. of Lewes in 1959. He was bishop there from 77 to 92.
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