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by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 21
Views: 804

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

I had an awful lot of respect for David Elliot - he had a great sense of justice and fair play, and although I was never in the band or taught directly by him, he knew me and was always quick with a kind positive word, good sincere eye contact, and a great band master from what I could see. I recall...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: The Blue

CH Publications:- https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/information/publications/ 2017 Blue:- http://issuu.com/aapublishing/docs/ch_for_web?e=3516018/54180484 The long and complex journey of “The Blue”, “The Old Blue” and the newsletters as means of comms to Old Blues has been highly controversial as ...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Rap, recent convictions
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Housey Rap, recent convictions

That’s very conspiracy-ish. I think the lyrics, language etc were pretty out of order, particularly in a time when you could get punished for swearing (and quite right too)...so it’s as simple as that why distribution was prevented. Fair enough I think? I think any school today would strive pretty h...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 21
Views: 804

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

Sean Mason: An excellent physics teacher, who could explain complex subject-matter simply, and who was honest enough to say when he didn’t know something, and made me realise that the best teachers are confident enough in their own abilities to acknowledge they don’t know everything about their subj...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 21
Views: 804

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

John Stilwell: An amazing ‘cellist and ‘cello teacher, and conductor of the in der-appreciated orchestra. Was a hard task-master, pushing me to practice, and inspiring me to achieve the best I could. After I left, he continued to support me. I have a huge amount to thank him for. He didn’t like, and...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 38
Views: 1131

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

McClain I believe, and yes I recall he was a high up mason too, and must have been fairly open about it for us to know.
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: CH videos

Hah... depends on how your memories of your time there were. The parts where Poulton appeared got me swearing at the screen. I mainly enjoyed seeing and hearing old school friends, who are prominent in the video. I was in LHA with Nick Atkinson and Steve Maddocks, and seeing Ed Blake, Bradley Quirk...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: CH videos

Wow - I’d never seen those videos, and lots of friends and memories on them, which is fantastic! And yes - I do believe that’s me in the cloisters - how you spotted that, I’ve no idea - nearly missed it myself, and don’t remember being filmed. A timely reminder of the genuinely great things the scho...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 2746

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

David - re petition - what you’re doing is called “cross-posting” - posting effectively the same post on every available topic, and this leads to topics getting hijacked with a single message. This is regarded as showing poor etiquette in a forum - like passing the port to the right. You’ve created ...
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

I would suggest that, whilst there are still ongoing police investigations, a further recent charge, and the school/council I guess are already engaged with the police and the local authority, the last thing they need is another petition AT THIS POINT distracting them from dealing with the contact f...
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHERE IS CHOBA?
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: WHERE IS CHOBA?

David - you’re excellent at volunteering other people for things, but as I’ve made clear in other posts I’m more than absorbed, and not appropriate to lead this. No matter how many times you suggest I lead it, it won’t make that position change!
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 46
Views: 1942

Re: How far did the rot spread?

David - why don’t you lead this?
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 56
Views: 2737

Re: Who Knew What?

Speaking for myself as founder and moderator, I can’t take this on - too much history with CH organisations already, and the running of the forum is taking up enough time as it is, particularly the (very) few wayward posters we get from time to time, who take up a disproportionate amount of our volu...
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NEW DRUM
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: NEW DRUM

Needed an update when I implemented TapaTalk, as old image resolution was too small.
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the attraction?
Replies: 29
Views: 965

Re: What was the attraction?

A very interesting informed perspective David - thank you for adding to this - particularly, as you say, there’s a risk of viewing everything with 2018 attitudes, rather than understanding the cultural and accepted norms of the era.