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by Elvie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 45
Views: 2796

Re: Vikki Askew

I’m guessing golfer is just trying to contain himself given the insensitive prick who made a snidey comment about his wife and the public education system. A lady who he clearly adored and has now sadly passed.
by Elvie
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A
Replies: 43
Views: 4470

Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Damaging?

Maybe have a look at some posts related to the bloke!
by Elvie
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 856

CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Writing this will make me feel like a grumpy old ******, so apologies if that’s how it reads. In the last few years there has been a lot of information from CH about pupils fundraising for various global charities. I am sure it is all part of being compassionate and worldly, and good for the pupils ...
by Elvie
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2941

Re: The Old Blue 2018

I am delighted that CH has managed to foster a culture where it is possible to celebrate a particular group, whether it be ethnic, religious, LGBT(..and some others), without anyone in the immediate environment finding it offensive, racist, condascending.
by Elvie
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Wikipedia Entry?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Wikipedia Entry?

"The section is not significant to the history of the school"!

nothing to see here folks, don't the band sound good?
by Elvie
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: Vegetarians

Day 1, 1988, a fellow secondformer says to the master on duty in dining hall "Sir, I'm Vegetarian"

master replies "OK, well, don't eat the meat"

I think it gradually improved from then on
by Elvie
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 47
Views: 8486

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

We had some crazy nights in that Sharpenhurst chamber. Candles, music, singing, drinking, smoking.....

We probably also used some incorrect grammar, but I’ll save those tales!
by Elvie
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8912

Re: All this is incredibly sad

The Thorne A Riot, legendary stuff. Presume Cairncross only visited because she lived across the road and it disturbed her?

Thorne A went on to great things after that, the Thorne A Heritage anyone?
by Elvie
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8912

Re: All this is incredibly sad

What damage can be done by this speculation? It’s perfectly understandable that pupils with parents as teachers TYPICALLY had a level of protection from the worst of what occurred at CH. And I don’t think it’s unreasonable, if I were that teacher I couldn’t stand by and tolerate a child of mine bein...
by Elvie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections

I totally agree. But I also remember being delighted that MJP had let his hair down, he completely deserved it. And if it was a case of mis-diagnosis, and he did in fact have a bug that he'd treated with a pungent local remedy, and which cleared up after a quiet morning, then I hope wherever he is h...
by Elvie
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections

Definitely not! And I must point out that it wasn't quite as debaucherous as my post suggests, we did a lot of great work, we learnt masses about working in communities and the local culture. I distinctly remember us learning that some of the British people we met there were not doing anything nearl...
by Elvie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Community Service/Action Romania Recollections

My trip to Romania was incredible, it played a large part in shaping my career choices and taught me a great deal about life in general. I’ll never forget the raw pigs fat on bread for breakfast, nor the time the family I stayed with cooked chips and then poured the cooking oil all over my serving a...
by Elvie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 11270

Re: Roger Martin

To me this suggests that the authorities referenced are the Senior Management team, rather than the police. I guess that is how the chain of reporting should have worked in any organisation, and harry's not obliged to comment on their actions or in-actions if they aren't prepared to speak for themse...
by Elvie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Address to the Governing Council help please
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: Address to the Governing Council help please

My thoughts are very much with you and the other victims. i know that is a statement that is easily made but please be assured that there hasn't been a day in the last few months where i haven't thought about the abuse which was endured and the pain you must have been through to bring these ********...
by Elvie
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 7698

Re: Dobbie's departure

Couldn’t the school report a crime and let the police determine the next steps? They called in the police to look for drugs a few times while I was there.