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by marty
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "More than a Brother" A H Buck and Edmund Blunden
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: "More than a Brother" A H Buck and Edmund Blunden

This is part of why I'm so pissed off with Poulton in particular. Several friends were instantly expelled from CH by Poulton for being caught having sex, and treated to patronising sermons about it. The entire school even had to endure one cringe inducing lecture in Big School where he talked about...
by marty
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

richardb wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:00 am
Incidentally, I don't believe that Reid's exhortations were written by him. They will have been very carefully scripted from above.
And (without wanting to denigrate your profession Richard) almost certainly with input from a lawyer..
by marty
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

Hearing finished at 12.42. No news reports online yet that I can see.
by marty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

postwarblue wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 am
See today's Daily Telegraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/famil ... has-never/
That is a devastatingly sad story.
by marty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

jakew wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:58 pm
As it happens I know someone who boarded at Downside during the relevant period. In order to safely uphold the family tradition, he has resorted to the rather drastic - in my view - action of moving to Somerset, so that his kids don't have to board.
What’s wrong with Wells?! 😂
by marty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

Yep. Whoever put it all on there has stuck to known facts, presumably so the school cannot object to its inclusion.
by marty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

Observer wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Can CH claim to have 'A refreshing openness and honesty about the place these days'?
Er, no. Unfortunately.
by marty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

The Good Schools Guide says about CH: "The pupils know they're lucky to be here. For every student who gets in, four or five are turned away. Most pupils love to sing and the cathartic feeling of their voices joined together, soaring past the frescoes in the chapel is one of the moments they squirre...
by marty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

Ampleforth is currently described as below on its Wikipedia page:

Ampleforth College is a disgraced, coeducational independent day and boarding school

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampleforth_College
by marty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1252

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

J.R. wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:02 am
marty wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 am
Cairncross is pretty active on Twitter. Maybe you could try asking her for comment on there?

Do you really mean twitter, Marty?

(It's all in the name. Transpose the W for an A. That'll do it !)
Taitter? Or do you mean transpose the I?
by marty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1252

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

Cairncross is pretty active on Twitter. Maybe you could try asking her for comment on there?
by marty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3296

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Is that the sound of Richard B’s quill being sharpened before another letter to the AG?
by marty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3296

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

by marty
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: A comment from a Sexual Abuse Victim from CH

Robert Firstly, you have my greatest admiration for coming forward. I hope it also gives strength and encouragement to those who have hitherto felt unable to do the same. I do not share the view that because it was the ‘norm’ it was ok. If anyone has put forward that opinion on the forum I, like you...
by marty
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 21
Views: 1191

Re: Dobbie's departure

Interesting wording from the then head of Shrewsbury School when announcing that Dobbie had “decided to retire”...I think not!

Paragraph 4

https://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/sites/def ... ep2016.pdf