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by Avon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

jhopgood wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:57 am
I feel sure that in the past, especially in the so called "lower classes", prejudices were not as rampant as they now seem to be.
You've used the 'c' word. Someone will be along shortly to tell you how wrong you are, but also how preposterous it is that you are wrong...
by Avon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 372
Views: 27645

Re: Politics

There have been a couple of occasions in the past when I've deleted my own stuff but usually when I've put something up after two or three glasses of wine and then thought: "Um, I'm not sure that was a good idea." Mind you, considering some of the rambling, incoherent old cobblers that turns up on ...
by Avon
Wed May 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: The Remaining Trials.

peter2095 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:49 am
I wonder if Poulton, Cairncross and Sillett will have to give evidence at this one also
If it’s a repeat demonstration of how incompetent and uncaring they were, we could probably be spared that.

Actually, buggrit, let’s see the execrable individuals again.
by Avon
Thu May 24, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: The Remaining Trials.

The Church.
by Avon
Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: The Remaining Trials.

J.R. wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:08 pm
Avon wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 pm
I have it on good authority that the media are VERY interested in one of the trials and a certain organisation is fully ramping up its damage limitation team.
Would you care to enlarge slightly, Ed ?
Pick from Royal, Religious, or Ancient.
by Avon
Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: The Remaining Trials.

I have it on good authority that the media are VERY interested in one of the trials and a certain organisation is fully ramping up its damage limitation team.
by Avon
Mon May 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1017

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

The cool kids don’t join facebook and my generation is slowly drifting away from it too. Even instagram is levelling off.
by Avon
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2411

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Corporal punishment may have been par for the course at that time but I agree with Michael Scuffil that some housemasters seemed to take a vicarious pleasure in laying it on while others hardly beat at all. I date from an age when many people in authority seemed to subscribe to the Christian doctri...
by Avon
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2318

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 pm
...and unwordly doziness from some of the pupils.
Is that what you think of the victims of Karim?
by Avon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2318

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I remember Karim. He was a vain and arrogant man, but ultimately a weak one - he sided with the cooler kids against the weaker ones and was swift to belittle those others didn’t like. In such regards he wasn’t unique - but he made significant capital of his refugee status. In retrospect and now havi...
by Avon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2318

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I for one am not remotely surprised.
by Avon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2411

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I think Karim was an ‘unofficial’ house tutor of LHB under Sillett.
by Avon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2411

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Ah, don’t get me wrong - I think the merger was a great idea. What I think was poorly handled was the transition; three headmasters, one disinterested, one ancient and stentorian, and one weak and vaccilating. There was also a tranche of sneering or arkward staff who couldn’t handle the girls being ...
by Avon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2411

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Excuse my ignorance Avon, but what's an SMC? Also, you say insufficient thought was given to the merger leading to some of what we are seeing here, but surely Webb and Burr at least, committed their crimes some time before the merger took place. Ah, sorry - typo. I meant SMT - which was senior mana...
by Avon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2411

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I tried to get the Police interested in a certain ex-Master for his over-zealous use of corporal punishment/assault when as a junior house master, yet the b*stard has got away with it as corporal punishment wasn't illegal until 1998. How the hell he was rewarded in a New Years Honours for "his work...