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by blueeyedboy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

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

I bow in considerable respect rockfreak, that must have been some party. It was always reputed to be the Small Faces that Stigwood was trying to appropriate; Arden also threatened Allen Klein with the window treatment, and Klein wasn't exactly a pushover - as forcing Richard Ashcroft to sign over th...
by blueeyedboy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

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.
by blueeyedboy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

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

Indian Brave was originally by The Outlaws (the UK band, not the US one), which included on guitar one Richie Blackmore. In the mid 70s Blackmore covered Apache on a Shadows tribute album called Twang.

Time for my medication nurse.....
by blueeyedboy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2675

Re: Did anyone know?

If the lady officer you are trying to call is the one who was originally assigned to the case, I believe she is on maternity leave. But her number will be answered, hopefully by the same male officer I spoke to who was professional, well briefed, engaged and entirely objective. A credit to the force...
by blueeyedboy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 8103

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I do indeed. Equally the expurgation of history on the Facebook site immediately after the latest guilty verdicts means either 1) moderators with less strength than those we are lucky to have here, 2) guidance from the School, or 3) a mix of both. In any event the result is the same - the only place...
by blueeyedboy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 8103

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I like to think I'm a reasonable sort of a chap Richard. The Facebook group fiasco was a really bad crisis PR response; I am trying to give the School a clue about how they might change tack and do the right thing when there can be no further prevarication on legal grounds (deferring as always to yo...
by blueeyedboy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 8103

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Just seen the CHOBA News which arrived overnight; no mention of any convictions, presumably as the trials and sentencing are still ongoing. Once we get to a point when the legal processes are all completed, or at least an appropriate pause, I would very much hope that, for the benefit of the majorit...
by blueeyedboy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 6052

Re: Dobbie's departure

From the bottom of my heart I hope that all those convicted of sexual crimes against children in their care at CH saw the light on leaving and reformed their lives completely. The very first subsequent conviction that shows that they didn't would heap such utter shame on the school's management for ...
by blueeyedboy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 10477

Re: Who Knew What?

Think I posted this before, but Burr called the woodburning stove on The Empress of Blandings 'The Very Sod' (as in, 'Heat was in the very sod' from Good King Wenceslas).

Looks grimly ironic now
by blueeyedboy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1632

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

Well you and I wouldn't be the ones to ask would we Richard! The way Ron Lorimer ran things really wasn't my bag, and there were much more interesting things to do than supervise Late Trades. Some monitors were thoroughly decent, others definitely filled Shakespeare's description of 'man, proud man,...
by blueeyedboy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St

Spent 15 years working just to the east of St Paul's untill quite recently so the first aerial photo is very interesting. The garden at Christ Church was revamped a year or so back and is indeed in very good heart and a nice spot to have your sandwich at lunchtime. Demolishing the east end of the na...
by blueeyedboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 10477

Re: Who Knew What?

Sorry, being too cryptic. Burr, two years, awful teacher quite apart from other awfulness.
by blueeyedboy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 10477

Re: Who Knew What?

Sadly Elvie my own Physics teacher failed fairly comprehensively on both counts... (the more dots, the better at this juncture).
by blueeyedboy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 10477

Re: Who Knew What?

aka 'Ping'. A generally honourable but quirky sort of a chap, and not an obvious ringleader. Must have been a bad situation indeed to get his dander up.
by blueeyedboy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: What was the food chain?

But bringing the two strains back together momentarily, Founders Day Dinner on 5th October anyone? Invite has just landed in my mailbox. Now that might just be an interesting evening....