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by blueeyedboy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 156
Views: 5514

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 156
Views: 5514

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 156
Views: 5514

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 21
Views: 1238

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6695

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: 1338

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: 1745

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6695

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6695

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6695

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: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 2864

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....
by blueeyedboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6695

Re: Who Knew What?

Being a Governor doesn't make you one of the Illuminati, believe me; but I think I'm still on the list; and I am going to attend the next Governors meeting if invited to ask this very question (among others). Anyone fellow Governors here for whom enough has become more than enough please PM me if yo...
by blueeyedboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 137
Views: 6695

Re: Who Knew What?

And I'm sorry to drag this up again but I simply cannot comprehend how the school could decide to bury Webb's previous conviction rather than realise there would inevitably be other victims. There was a clear choice: protect the school, or be part of the solution. This was 2015 for goodness sake, th...
by blueeyedboy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 62
Views: 3221

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

One CH Lodge (Votum), two Chapters (Royal Arch and Rose Croix) - no idea of the difference between a Lodge and a Chapter, but they used to be listed in the back of The Blue in the 70s with David McLean (Head of the Royal Mathematical School) listed as one of the contacts. Sillett still listed as an ...
by blueeyedboy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1246

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

Nick Plumley. Late summer term 1973 post exam lesson in Prep Library. Sun streaming through windows; I've just been promoted to 2A. Plumley goes round the class asking each of us what we want to be. Me, no idea, say an engineer. Plumley: Interesting, I think you could go to Trinity Hall to read Law....