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by scrub
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 110
Views: 3344

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Cairncross visited ThA once, but that was in the middle of the night due to a riot. Don't recall this, unless it was in '96 - near the end of the year? No it was my UF so 93-94. It was instigated by the Grecians and we were all just caught up in the rush of rebelliousness. For what’s its worth, i r...
by scrub
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 38
Views: 797

Re: Attitudes to sports

OK, so from memory, during my time you had house level comps for rugby and cricket plus hockey(?) and football. At the junior house level it was just a round robin thing, everyone played but I don't remember it meaning much. When you got into a senior house sport got split into two leagues/levels, o...
by scrub
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 110
Views: 3344

Re: All this is incredibly sad

graham wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Cairncross visited ThA once, but that was in the middle of the night due to a riot.
Don't recall this, unless it was in '96 - near the end of the year?
by scrub
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 110
Views: 3344

Re: All this is incredibly sad

As I alluded to, I would suggest the Headmaster spends more time in the houses. :lol: :lol: Sorry, I was just thinking about what Dickie P's reaction to that suggestion would have been. I don't think he would have gone for it, and on the remote chance he did, someone would have given the house in q...
by scrub
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: NICE PIC, PITY ABOUT THE JEANS
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: NICE PIC, PITY ABOUT THE JEANS

I got away with wearing shortened tracksuit bottoms every now and then when coming/going to breakfast, dinner and Sundays, but I don't think anyone would have just worn jeans and hoped no-one would have noticed :lol:
Especially not when getting a picture taken!
by scrub
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 110
Views: 3344

Re: All this is incredibly sad

... don't underestimate just having some privacy and a secure space. That was something that got to me too. Was made a bit worse by having my own space during LE then going back to communal dorms for UF and GE. We got separate studies during GE which helped a lot and only shared a room with one or ...
by scrub
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 110
Views: 3344

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Regarding the above submission, I still find it astonishing that people are agonising over their time at CH by trying to balance the abuse with the good times they remember. Not trying to balance anything mate, nor have I ever said in any post that the abuses, and the subsequent silent treatment of...
by scrub
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 110
Views: 3344

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Despite this, I’d never said a bad word about the school until recent months, now my memories of CH seem a farce. I understand what you mean about the memories but for me the happy memories I have are still there, although the bad memories definitely have a darker subtext to them now. There is defi...
by scrub
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Old Blue Scientists???
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Old Blue Scientists???

And anyway, what's the point, when someone with a chemistry degree will probably waste all that knowledge and insight into the fundamental structure of life, the universe and everything, by becoming an accountant. From my view, I wouldn't say it's wasted, at the very least you end up with a lot mor...
by scrub
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1086

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

It makes me mad that we were forced to specialize at such a young age. Agreed, although at the time I didn't think much of it and it wasn't till I migrated to Australia and went to uni that I properly noticed it. A large chunk of my 1st year was spent rehashing A-level knowledge so I just fell into...
by scrub
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 2654

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

The only restrictions I remember we had were that you couldn't play music during prep times, so headphones if you were in the common room or at a very low level in your study. Oh, and for some reason 2nd form couldn't have a Walkman or stereo, though that may have been a house rule like only X and a...
by scrub
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Annoying car man
Replies: 21
Views: 748

Re: Annoying car man

Could also just be a mental tic the guy has. I know a few people with ... erm ... interesting psychological quirks (to put it gently) and some behaviours make no sense whatsoever until you find out when they started. Maybe the guy used to live on your street and in his mind his car isn't safely park...
by scrub
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2334

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Golfer wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Was Howard Holdsworth housemaster of any house apart from Peele A. I don't think so.
Maine B. A poster on another thread remembers him well.

The point I was trying to convey was that staff moving between houses (or moving out but staying at the school) was not unusual.
by scrub
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 38
Views: 2334

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

I don't recall Housemasters ever moving house before (not sure if he had a gap). I wonder if there was a specific reason for that? Staff moved around a fair bit during my time, as I remember it anyway, not any specific reason as far as I can recall. The Endacott's, Holdsworth's, Flemming's, for exa...
by scrub
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 5680

Re: Dobbie's departure

I was wondering whether a teacher would have been asked to leave by a manager or superior teacher (or the headmaster) or whether he or she would have submitted their resignation to move on (if that is what happened in such a circumstance). Does anyone know? It's been pointed out before, but just to...