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by rockfreak
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10485

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Some very interesting points of view TMF and quite right in my view. As one of the people who tried to locate the CH punishment books years ago and was unable to even establish their original existence, I also wondered at the extensive archives of CH documentation. I think someone at the time refer...
by rockfreak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1261

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

So about half a million. Not insignificant, but not a great deal in the broader scheme of things (about 2% of total expenditure, unless I have overlooked something). However, the report makes the point that VAT is not charged on fees because the foundation is not a 'business'. This is the crucial p...
by rockfreak
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1261

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

They worried themselves about pensions,
But of fairness there was nairy a mention.
Only seven percent
To the private schools went
But this fact just escaped their attention.
by rockfreak
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10485

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

? Capital punishment California style is death by boredom? I have often wondered whether it is a worse punishment to be in prison fo the rest of your natural life, or a "quick" exit by way of execution. The waiting for the inevitable, in either circumstance, must be "hell". I once interviewed someo...
by rockfreak
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

"The Small Faces and Lynsey de Paul (New Seekers) hated him and others feared him." Pedantic I know rockfreak, but I think you have Lyn Paul and Lyndsey de Paul confused. 😊 It's nice to be old enough to get confused !! (Nurse !! It's medication time again.) Well done Gingerbeard, I do believe you'r...
by rockfreak
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

The 50s generation would never have understood how everything morphed into rock'n'roll in the 60s. But RIP Fish anyway.
by rockfreak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6747

Re: All this is incredibly sad

...like the deranged woman who accused Neil and Christina Hamilton of rape... Such a shame that fell through. In that case, and others, I value their disgrace and disappearance far more than I value the actual truth. They joined the UKIP cause didn't they? Which was about the only place left for th...
by rockfreak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

Don Arden was more my sort of chap. You always knew where you were with him - usually hanging out of a window. I think it was Robert Stigwood (Cream, the Bee Gees) who was trying to persuade one of Arden's bands to sign with him. Arden himself had a good track record in taking other people's bands ...
by rockfreak
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6747

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I watched quite a bit of the US Senate hearing as well, yesterday. I found it hard to get my head round it all. I have to say, I found her testimony along the lines of her '5 minutes of fame. Cruel, I know and probably wrong. However the Americans do love their theatre though. I don't know how you ...
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: University Challenge.

J.R. wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:08 am
Some people just have a natural mathematical brain. Col B certainly had one during my time. Freaky will remember him I'm sure.
Not the proverbial Dicko?
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10485

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

. No corporal punishment now but has hooliganism and bad behaviour got any worse as a result since we were there? . As you rightly point out, we certainly know about some of the abusive behaviour of the teachers. In answer to your question I reckon the answer is yes. Not necessarily in terms of num...
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

Late 50s/early 60s rock 'n' roll in the UK is fabulously and humourously remembered in one of those BBC2 Arena documentaries on Joe Meek ('Telstar' and other hits). Also the book 'Brown Sauce' which is Joe Brown's hilarious take on some of the figures of that era. As well as his own hits with The Br...
by rockfreak
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10485

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Corporal punishment was rife in my day. And it was administered in a way that was not required for basic 'chastisement' as I was told by the former Chair of the Council Guy Perricone. It was brutal and savage and often for pure sexual gratification. Newsome was renowned for it. Bob Sillett, that's ...
by rockfreak
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

In reply to Sejintenej, my memory of seeing Col A doing morning PT was when the Juniors were being taken by "Elvis" Carter. Carter was a rock 'n' roll fan and always had an enviable supply of the latest chart singles which our guys in Col B would sometimes borrow. On this occasion he had clearly got...
by rockfreak
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

Yes, my recollection of Fish is that he was rather a kindly man. I remember his patience when teaching me to swim. His son Simon was my generation in Prep and Upper. Perhaps I remember kindly people from back then because they weren't all!