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by Elvie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.
Replies: 17
Views: 1308

Re: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.

congratulations! Occasional poster here again I don’t hold the teaching community collectively responsible for the abuses committed at CH, do you? I must add that I appreciate the work you do in helping maintain the forum, and I agree with the vast majority of your posts, so when the occasional one ...
by Elvie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.
Replies: 17
Views: 1308

Re: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.

I’m bl**dy glad we’ve got moderators watching out for any comments which step over the line, otherwise who knows what racist tripe could get posted on here
by Elvie
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2305

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: 445

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: 475

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: 7206

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: 7492

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: 7492

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: 772

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: 772

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: 772

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: 9673

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: 1619

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: 6704

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.
by Elvie
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 3095

Re: Did anyone know?

Clearly there is a difference between rumour and fact. Being at CH between the late 80s to mid 90’s, i can add the following; We knew about teachers and those who were over 16. However when they became public knowledge the teachers moved on e.g. Husband, as well as another teacher who left the schoo...