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by postwarblue
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 23
Views: 880

Re: Roger Martin

richardb wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 pm
I am not commenting on Roger Martin but I agree with you Rob that there are more to come. Lots more.

Do you mean more victims or more perpetrators please?
by postwarblue
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 24
Views: 1516

Re: CH and flu

I remember a condition of going to CH was that one had to have been vaccinated against smallpox.
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

Perhaps the lawyers for these three have counselled them to keep quiet?
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3238

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Making the first sentences concurrent seems to me to be wrong and shows insufficient respect for those victims, but I suppose there are legal reasons for this? In my view Karim should atone for each victim in turn (and with a longer stretch for each). Out in five (or a bit less) and back to being th...
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1324

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

I swobbed for the Col B House Captain, Herbert Winter, 1947-8. It w s always clear that swobbing was voluntary and certainly did not include illegal missions or peremptory ones - the duties were clear, bed, shoes and study fire as I remember. I met my own swob at an OB Day years later and he seemed ...
by postwarblue
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5185

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I can't seem to see the 1960 photo (or ANY of Lieberman's) but if it's a very small cup it is probably the Meek Pancake Cup given by Miss Meek, Mrs Ritches' prdecessor as Coleridge matron, for the Col A vs Col B Shrove Tuesday pancake race.
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5185

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I had a different version Richard, having been in Col B at the time. A 13-year-old friend of mine told me that he had been reticent about going back for the start of the summer term in 1956 and his mother dragged out of him why this was the case. He was one of those to whom Buck paid particular att...
by postwarblue
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 151
Views: 5185

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Richard,

a propos paras 2, 5 and 9 re references, I would be tempted to ask for the actual texts, and who signed them.
by postwarblue
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6571

Re: Who Knew What?

Trevor Hoskins was in Col B about six years ahead of me. He left 1949 IIRC.
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 37
Views: 5145

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

:D Oh dear, I'm extremely sorry for my incorrect grammar. What is "correct" grammar? I am in constant touch with many authors, mainly US nationals, and this is the subject of constant argument. They seem to have at least three schools of thought of which The Chicago School get a lot of column inche...
by postwarblue
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2836

Re: What was the food chain?

I was in Prep B for the school year 1946-7 and had no idea that Mr Pink was anything but an ordinary schoolmaster. I do remember being taught map reading very well by him in geography. He had a small rubber doggy bone that he sued as a missile towards the inattentive whose weird shape produced unexp...
by postwarblue
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 229
Views: 43170

Re: Favourite teacher

Boom McNutt took me through Herodotus in UF and it was plod plod plod as I remember although I liked Herodotus in translation later in life. He sat at his desk I suppose composing his Ximines crosswords for the Observer while I, unnoticed, wrote out all the Greek propositions on the cover of my Gree...
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2836

Re: What was the food chain?

As I seem to remember, the food was supposed to have ' improved ' under the tenure of a new school physician, Dr. ' Tommy ' Scott. All I can remember from my first week in 1958 is that it was edible, ( just ). There was no choice, so it was a case of eat or starve. However, I'm drifting off topic. ...
by postwarblue
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 4169

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Sticking with the C of E, press reports today that Carey withheld letters from the police. I would like to think that 'obstructing' charges could follow from that.